Top 5 Design Books

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We’re putting together some ‘Top 5’ lists on SolidSmack. Our first is going to be the Top 5 Design Books! A couple of mine are:

Your favorites?


I have the Prototype and Modeling one too. My other favorite is:

I also like (but not sure if Top 5 worthy):


Stuff Matters is quick, fun read about the importance of ubiquitous materials:

The Craft Reader is a compilation of deep, insightful, sometimes world-shifting points of view on all aspects pertaining to designed objects, economics, means of production, and design philosophy. Very worthwhile food for Big Thoughts.



Oooooooooo, looks fascinating.


Not enough engineering folks have good sketching abilities.