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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Design Books free online

A selection of design titles available for free from

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While I was at Monash Uni a few years ago, I was delighted to reconnect with books, and specifically learn about design and industrial design through them. I'm rewriting my bike book and wanted to refer my readers to a few of my faves. (Yes, I am a hopeless nerd)

Anyway, a couple came up on . I am yet to fully explore the offerings (it would take a while), but here are some of the ones I liked.

Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda.  Sets out what you should do when designing something, there are things like disentangling the tasks and elements that make up a job.

Design for the real world by Victor Papanek. Explains how design differs from engineering.


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