8 Best Articles on Industrial Design
The most useful articles on industrial design from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Industrial Design Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on industrial design by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Phaidon Condenses/Updates 3-Volume Series into Single "1000 Design Classics" Book
- The vanishing designer
- leading design in the new industry
- Beauty in the machine: post-industrial design
- Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on industrial design—all under 10 minutes.
Phaidon Condenses/Updates 3-Volume Series into Single "1000 Design Classics" Book
Phaidon's forthcoming 1000 Design Classics really should be called 1000 Industrial Design Classics, as nearly everything in it was mass-produced, but I'll be grateful the book exists rather than…
Beauty in the machine: post-industrial design
Has design become boring? Or is it just harder to notice?
The vanishing designer
Visionary designers have lost their conceptual integrity to an industrial complex optimized for consensus, predictability, and short-term business gain. The rise of data-driven culture cultivated a…
«Specialization is for insects.»
Why great design is timeless
More than a decade ago, Apple introduced the iPhone 4, with its new boxy rectangular design. It was the first time we got to experience the Retina display. Fast forward to today, and the new iPhone…
Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design
Once upon a time, we had products that were colorful, in shapes that were quirky, whimsical, and expressive. Interesting! And then, almost…
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on industrial design.
leading design in the new industry
Is there a need for designers to up their skills and knowledge in the new industrial revolution? Yes, but it comes with it’s own set of…
The anatomy of a design trend
A discussion of the theory of design trends with sample trends in Industrial Design, Interface Design, and User Experience.
Dieter Rams: 10 Timeless commandments for good design
Let’s pay a virtual visit to a famous industrial designer’s workshop. By examining the principles of his winning approach, we can incorporate vital elements into our designs in the “less is more” age.As user experience practitioners, most of us have worked with Nielsen and Molich’s 10 heuristics or rules of thumb and the Eight Golden Rules by Ben Shneiderman. These are user interface principles that we get to learn and apply. They’re part of the human-computer interaction knowledge “package”. Wi
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Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)
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