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Thinking: Objects: Contemporary Approaches to Product Design Paperback – Aug 16 2009

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing (Aug. 16 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940373744
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940373741
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.1 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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Very relevant for the product design element of the course ... well illustrated combined with well placed theoretical references to stretch thinking.
Sarah Britten-Jones, Thames Valley University, UK

The book is clearly laid out and represents a thoughtful, diagrammatical approach to reading. Expertly written and crafted, it avoids the 'heavy image' approach of other general design books.
Shea Tillman, Auburn University, USA

A perfect book for all levels on our 3D Design course, especially as it goes into detail about the story behind the product ... Very clean and easy to read.
Kate Christman, University College Falmouth, UK

About the Author

Tim Parsons is a product designer, writer and lecturer on design. He has worked with manufacturers in Britain and Europe and exhibited widely. He has contributed articles to publications including Blueprint and Phaidon's Design Classics. His London studio creates tableware, lighting, accessories, furniture, and more.

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