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Prototyping and modelmaking for product design

Prototyping and modelmaking for product design


by Bjarki Hallgrimsson
24th September, 2012

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Building prototypes and models is an essential component of any design activity. Modern product development is a multi-disciplinary effort that relies on prototyping in order to explore new ideas and test them sufficiently before they become actual products.

Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Designers illustrates how prototypes are used to help designers understand problems better, explore more imaginative solutions, investigate human interaction more fully and test functionality so as to de-risk the design process. Following an introduction on the purpose of prototyping, specific materials, tools and techniques are examined in detail, with step-by-step tutorials and industry examples of real and successful products illustrating how prototypes are used to help solve design problems. Workflow is also discussed, using a mixture of hands-on and digital tools.

A comprehensive modern prototyping approach is crucial to making informed design decisions, and forms a strategic part of a successful designer's toolkit.

Details & Specs

Author: Bjarki Hallgrimsson


Publisher: Laurence King Publishing


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781856698764


Publication Date: 24th September, 2012


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 17 mm


Notes: ill. (chiefly col.)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 7 days


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