Read about two design process models from the Delft Design Guide – known by most students as the IDE Bible (treat it accordingly). We assume you have bought this book for Design Project 1, we suggest reading these two pages (and optionally the spread before and after it) to get an idea of the formalisation of design from the IDE TU Delft perspective.
Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need.
Another excerpt from the Delft Design Guide. Only the synectics spread is mandatory material, but also take a look at the other spreads in the enriching section.
The entire Design for Real World. You can read chapter 1 as enriching material.
Chapter 6 from John Heskett’s book Industrial Design. This excerpt is from the Dutch translation and covers the rise of industrial design as a profession. Pay attention to the industrial, technological and economic context in which the profession arose. Enjoy, but don’t worry about all the examples.
A book by John Thackara about how to design a world in which we rely less on stuff, and more on people.