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Module Reading List

Design Research, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Professor Alison McKay
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Frayling, Christopher. " Research in art and design ", 1993, ISBN: 1874175551, Royal College of Art       

The projects in this module are designed around the methodologies for design research discussed in this paper.

Designing for the 21st century : interdisciplinary question(s) and insights edited by Tom Inns. ISBN 978-0-566-08737-0, published December 2007, Hardback, 346 pages, £55.

Designing for the 21st century : interdisciplinary methods and findings edited by Tom Inns. ISBN 978-1-4094-0240-4, published January 2010, Hardback, 346 pages, £55.

For Research into Design project  

Ulrich, K. and Eppinger, S., Product design and development, McGraw-Hill, 2008.     

Cooper, R., Winning at new products : accelerating the process from idea to launch, Perseus Group Books, 2001.

Cross, N., Engineering design methods : strategies for product design, Wiley, 1994.

Cagan, J., and Vogel, C.,Creating breakthrough products : innovation from product planning to program approval, Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2002.     

Dym, Clive and P. Little, Engineering design: a project-based introduction, Wiley.

Blanchard, B.S., and Fabrycky, W.J., “Systems engineering and analysis ”, 4th edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA, 2006.

Pugh, S., “Total design: integrated methods for successful product engineering ”, Addison-Wesley, Wokingham, United Kingdom, 1990.     

Valtonen, Anna. Redefining industrial design: changes in the design practice in Finland. Helsinki : University of Art and Design Helsinki, 2007.

Roozenburg, N. F. M., J. Eekels. Product design: fundamentals and methods. Chichester, West Sussex, Eng. ; New York : Wiley, c1994.

Pahl & Beitz

Andreasen, M.M., and Hein, L., “Integrated product development ”, IFS Publications, London, United Kingdom, 1987.     

For Research through design project

"Shape : talking about seeing and doing " George Stiny 2007    

For Research for design project

Checkland and Scholes, “Soft Systems Methodology in Action” Wiley, 1990 ISBN 0-471-92768-6    

This list was last updated on 21/08/2020