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Red Dot Award

With over 4,000 entries from 40 countries, the annual red dot design award ranks among the largest design competitions worldwide. The competition is divided into two sections - product design and communication design - which are staged and adjudicated separately. The coveted trophy in both is the red dot, the international seal of quality for outstanding design. The award winning products are displayed online and published in a yearbook.


Kokuyo Design Award

The Kokuyo Design Award competition was established in 2002, inviting innovative and ingenious ideas that will contribute to the creation of user-oriented products. We have since welcomed a significant number of participants, both from Japan and overseas.


Marksman Design Award


The Marksman Design Award places the emphasis on exclusivity and innovation. The design competition is the initiative of PF Concept International, one of the largest producers of business gifts in Europe, Asia and the USA, to promote international interest in desirable, high-quality business gifts.

IDEASM : Industrial Design Excellence Awards

The Industrial Design Excellence Awards are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy. Winning the IDEA is a distinction like no other that brands your design as the very best in the business, among your peers, among your clients, among consumers around the world.


Next Gen PC Design Award

As Microsoft Windows celebrates its 20th anniversary, Microsoft, IDSA, and ICSID want to envision the future with you in the form of a competition. The challenge is to envision the future of the next-generation of Windows-based PC and share that vision with the community in an open dialogue in The Next-Generation Windows OS PC Design Competition.


IF International Forum Design Award

iF provides a broad range of design-related services. We are internationally known thanks to our iF design award, which has been staged since 1954. Today, this award is regarded as one of the most important design competitions worldwide, attracting over 1,800 entries from 30 different countries every year.


Electrolux Design Award

Electrolux Design Lab is an annual design competition that is open for students from around the world to use their creativityto develop solutions that meet the needs of tomorrow's consumers. It's also an opportunity for students to exchange ideas and discover new possibilities with Electrolux designers.


Anual Design Review

Since 1954, the Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture.

Braun Prize

BraunPrize, internationally recognized design competition, open to young industrial designers who are still studying or who have graduated within the last two years.


Eye for Why - Student Design Competition 2004

An Eye for Why, Dyson's first US student design competition, is a tremendous opportunity for students at any of the NASAD-accredited degree programs or individual student members of IDSA to demonstrate globally, a new and alternative design solution that simply works better.


Good Design Award : G-Mark

The Good Design Award (G-Mark) is the successor to the Good Design Selection System, which was established by the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1957. Since 1998, the Award has been sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, as Japan's only system for assessing and promoting overall design. The Good Design Award is presented for designs that clearly demonstrate merit in the following assessment categories: designs that meet or exceed a certain standard, superior designs, and future-oriented designs.



The mission of this fun-fueled toy- and game-design competition is to motivate kids, especially girls, to pursue science engineering education and careers. A key feature of TOYchallenge 2005 will be the production of a theatrical documentary film that will show engineering in a different light.


CORAM Sustainable Design Award

The Netherlands CORAM Sustainable Design Award.


The Design & Business Catalyst Award

The Design & Business Catalyst Award takes traditional design competitions a step further by recognizing excellence in market and financial performance as well as strategic and social impact. Created by IDSA and BusinessWeek magazine, the competition rewards management's foresight in using the power of design beyond the actual design process. Ravi Sawhney, IDSA, president and CEO, RKS Design, is the initiator of the Catalyst.


Materialica Design Award

The international trade fair for materials applications, surface technology and processes, will present the Materialica Design Award from MunichExpo GmbH. This is now part of a co-operation with the Design Zentrum München (Munich Design Centre).


The Chicago Athenaeum's Good Design Award

The Chicago Athenaeum's Good Design Award was established in 1950 by Edgar J. Kaufman, Jr., and is one of the world's oldest and most celebrated awards programs. The program recognizes designers and manufacturers for advancing new and innovative product concepts that push the envelope beyond what is considered standard product and consumer design.

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Design Research : Methods and Perspectives
The tools of design research, writes Brenda Laurel, will allow designers "to claim and direct the power of their profession." Often neglected in the various curricula of design schools, the new models of design research described in this book help designers to investigate people, form, and process in ways that can make their work more potent and more delightful. "At the very least," Peter Lunenfeld writes in the preface, "design research saves us from reinventing the wheel. At its best, a lively research methodology can reinvigorate the passion that so often fades after designers join the profession." The goal of the book is to introduce designers to the many research tools that can be used to inform design as well as to ideas about how and when to deploy them effectively.

Materials and Design
An especially nicely designed, aesthetically pleasing, concise reference to the role of materials and processes in product design. Includes profiles of the characteristics of materials and processes (shaping, joining, and surfaces) and cases studies, exercises, and material maps. Suitable for students of industrial design and engineering as well as for working designers.

Red Dot Design Award Book
The red dot design yearbook 2006/2007 documents the latest products from major international industries - from furniture and lighting, to automobiles and machinery, wellness products, fashion and accessories.

Industrial Design : Materials and Manufacturing
Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide provides the detailed coverage of materials and manufacturing processes that industrial designers need without the in-depth and overly technical discussions commonly directed toward engineers.

Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things, to include the role emotion plays in consumer purchases. According to Norman, human decision making is dependent on both conscious cognition and affect (conscious or subconscious emotion). This combination is why, for example, a beautiful set of old mechanical drawing instruments greatly appealed to Norman and a colleague: they evoked nostalgia (emotion), even though they both knew the tools were not practical to use (cognition). Human reaction to design exists on three levels: visceral (appearance), behavioral (how the item performs) and reflective. The reflective dimension is what the product evokes in the user in terms of self-image or individual satisfaction.

Design: The History, Theory and Practice of Product Design
Design today is a global instrument. Bernhard Bürdek traces the progress of design from its beginnings in the late 19th century, through the most significant movements of the 20th century up to those recent developments in biological engineering which will shape the 21st century.

Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding
Provides an overview of the design process for injection molded plastic parts. Describes an integrated approach to plastic part design and plastic material selection.

Phaidon Design Classics
Phaidon Design Classics is the first comprehensive and authoritative collection of classic design objects. This beautifully illustrated three-volume set of books presents 999 industrially manufactured products, carefully selected by a group of experts. It is the first definitive illustrated sourcebook on the evolution of design to include such a wide scope of objects in detail.

The Design of Everyday Things
Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans--from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools--must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to use anything created by another human. It could forever change how you experience and interact with your physical surroundings, open your eyes to the perversity of bad design and the desirability of good design, and raise your expectations about how things should be designed.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2007 2008
In the red dot design yearbook 2007/2008 editor Professor Dr. Peter Zec presents many examples of such excellently designed and pioneering products on almost 700 pages. From the most important international industries - from furniture through automobiles to computers - only those products are introduced which are characterised by particularly high design quality and which stand out from the masses.

Design for Manufacturability Handbook
Utilize this exacting blueprint to improve quality and economy of your manufactured product, at every state of manufacturing.

The Human Factor : Revolutionizing the Way People Live With Technology
Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity--from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer goods easier to use. He shows us why we all have a vital stake in reforming the aviation industry, the health industry, and the way we live day-to-day with technology.

Small Things Considered : Why There Is No Perfect Design
"Design can be easy and difficult at the same time, but in the end, it is mostly difficult." So writes engineering professor Petroski (The Evolution of Useful Things, etc.) in his latest effort, a wide-ranging exploration of the history and design of the everyday technologies like supermarket aisles and telephone keypads that are practically invisible in their ubiquity. Petroski emphasizes that these "small things" aren't in fact the results of a smooth and simple design process, but are rather the products of a constellation of oft-conflicting constraints, frequently with unintended consequences (consider the recently redesigned, fat-handled toothbrushes that, while more ergonomic, have rendered millions of traditional toothbrush holders useless).

Priceless : Turning Ordinary Products into Extraordinary Experiences Priceless : Turning Ordinary Products into Extraordinary Experiences
Have you ever bought an item you needed, then discovered something minor you didn't like about it that ruined the whole purchase? Have you purchased something totally frivolous just for fun? The authors contend that consumers are not just looking for things to buy but are searching out a rewarding buying experience. They ask, "Why can't the MasterCard commercial be true and everything we buy lead to something priceless?" This book delves into the elusive qualities that cause customers to perceive value in a product that goes beyond intrinsic worth and usefulness in satisfying intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Cradle to Cradle : Remaking the Way We Make Things Cradle to Cradle : Remaking the Way We Make Things
Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say, edible grocery bags! In Cradle to Cradle, the authors present a manifesto calling for a new industrial revolution, one that would render both traditional manufacturing and traditional environmentalism obsolete. Recycling, for instance, is actually "downcycling," creating hybrids of biological and technical "nutrients" which are then unrecoverable and unusable. The authors, an architect and a chemist, want to eliminate the concept of waste altogether, while preserving commerce and allowing for human nature.

Design Diary 2006

A practical diary with comprehensive information on renowned design offices and manufacturers in Germany and the neighbouring countries, with addresses of the most important design institutions in Germany, selected national and international specialist magazines as well as design trade fairs and design events. A special selection introduces the most important national and international trade fairs as well as holidays. An established almanac in the design scene Elegant clothbound diary with register and beautiful photos of well designed products.

Karim Rashid : Compact Design Portfolio

The newest addition to the successful Compact Design Portfolio series focuses on a designer whose work is as visionary as it is recognizable; Karim Rashid, whose popular designs -- found everywhere from Target to Nambe -- have made him a household name. As with the other titles in the series, this book is written by a renowned design critic and provides a substantial gallery of the designer's works in a handy package. Authoritative, attractive, and supremely affordable, the Compact Design Portfolio is easily the best value design book series on the market.

My Webpage
Is there such a thing as a specifically German design? And will "german design" be able to take over the role of "Made in Germany" as a new national quality standard in international competition? Following these questions, "german design standards" concentrates on illustrating the particular advantages and aesthetic aspects of German industrial products.
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Product Design Forum
Product Design Forums lets the interaction among product designers flourish in both quality and quantity.


Designboom, Italy based design community offering an online design magazine, interviews, auctions, games, a fleamarket.

Core77 Industrial Design Network, design magazine and resource.

IDEA magazine, the digital magazine on strategies, design and research for small concerns.

Instructions for making interesting things.

Make Magazine
Make : Technology on your time


Emmanuel Laffon
On-line portfolio of Emmanuel Laffon de Mazieres, French product designer.

Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck website offers visitors the chance to see and experience Starcks design work, as well as learn about his life, awards, and inspirations.

Bilgi Karan
Online portfolio of Industrial Designer Bilgi Karan. Includes professional and school work along with sketches and resume.

Brook Banham
With a focus towards front end concept design, specialist areas include transport, footwear and industrial design.

still to come ...
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Ergonomija || Blog

Uselog Blog
A weblog about the consumer product usability and usability engineering. Featuring opinions, news and quotes related to the user friendliness of consumer products. Maintained by Jasper van Kuijk, PhD student at Delft University of Technology.

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Human Factors Design Handbook
ractical guidelines for the Ergonomic Design of Products and Facilities Youll find: Key Descisions to make at the conceptual design stage; Diagrams, charts and checklists; Data on cognitive skills, sensory capacities, mobility, strength, and dexterity; Tables of Engineering unit conversions and scientific constants; Designs that "fit the user"; Human Body size, reach, strength, reaction time, environmental stress resistance.

Human Factors In Engineering and Design
Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for practicing professionals, the book combines an emphasis on the empirical research basis of human factors with comprehensive coverage of basic concepts in the field of human factors and ergonomics.

Ergonomics For Beginners : A Quick Reference Guide
A revised and updated edition of a Dutch classic, the Vademecum Ergonomie (originally published in 1963, translated in 1991 by Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen, and subsequently published in 1993 by Taylor & Francis) offers an introduction to workplace ergonomics. Covers basic ergonomics and its social significance; posture and movement; information and operation; environmental factors; work organization; and ergonomic design and acquisition.

Kodaks Ergonomic Design for People at Work
his newly updated, single-volume edition of the most respected and widely used guidelines to ergonomics in the workplace, Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work, offers a concise and straightforward presentation of information, data, and how-to guidelines for implementing solutions to human factors and ergonomics problems in industries worldwide.

Ergonomija || Organizacije

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

Information regarding credentialing in Ergonomics including the requirements for certification, contact information, upcoming exams, application kit and a search feature to locate CPE/CHFP, CEA and AEP/AHFP professionals by name, state, expertise and products.
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