Zoë Ryan

Curator; Academic; Writer; Editor; Lecturer / Architecture; Product Design / United States / The Art Institute of Chicago

Books Every Product Designer Should Read

As the field of design becomes ever more complex, reaching into increasingly diverse areas of practice, designers are arming themselves with an expanded toolbox of methodologies and approaches in an effort to create projects that defy traditional disciplinary boundaries and more effectively speak to contemporary modes of practice and ways of living. . . . View the complete text
2 books
Alex Coles

Seminal texts such as George Nelson’s 1957 article “Good Design: What Is It For?” as well as more recent writings from critics such as Rick Poynor and Hal Foster make for interesting insights into the contentious relationship between art and design.

Miwon Kwon

This book inspired my interest in temporary and permanent interventions in public space as a forum for activating the city, bringing people together, prompting discovery, and helping to promote understanding and tolerance.

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