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The Design of Everyday Things
by Don Norman ~ Paperback / softback
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Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the prin...

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The Handbook of Operator Fatigue
by P. A. Hancock ~ Hardback
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Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. It is not confined to any one area of activity but enters all situations in which humans have to perform for extended intervals of time. Most problematic are the circumstances in which obligatory action is continuous and the res...

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Essentials
by Randi L. Derakhshani ~ Paperback / softback

Great guide to the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 This Autodesk Official Press guide is just what you need to learn the basics of Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 quickly and easily. Through a series of cool projects like designing an alarm clock, animating a thrown knife, or lighting a scene, you'll ...

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Human Thermal Environments
by Ken Parsons ~ Hardback

In the ten years since the publication of the second edition of Human Thermal Environments: The Effects of Hot, Moderate, and Cold Environments on Human Health, Comfort, and Performance, Third Edition, the world has embraced electronic communications, making international collaboration almost instan...

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Making It, 2nd edition
by Chris Lefteri ~ Paperback / softback

There are many ways in which a product can be manufactured but most designers know only a handful of techniques. Both informative and incredibly easy to use, this bestselling book explains over 100 production methods in detail. With specially commissioned diagrams, case studies and step-by-step ph...

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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required
by Eric Wing ~ Paperback / softback

Go from beginner to guru quickly with the ultimate Revit Architecture 2016 guide Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required is your ultimate hands-on guide for mastering this essential BIM software. With step-by-step instruction and a continuous tutorial approach, this invaluable guide ...

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Patient Safety
by Sidney Dekker ~ Paperback / softback

Increased concern for patient safety has put the issue at the top of the agenda of practitioners, hospitals, and even governments. The risks to patients are many and diverse, and the complexity of the healthcare system that delivers them is huge. Yet the discourse is often oversimplified and underde...

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AutoCAD 2004 For Dummies
by Mark Middlebrook ~ Paperback / softback

Meet AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT and find out where to draw the line Tour AutoCAD's new features, make CAD standards rule, and find the friendlier xref Once upon a time, architectural drawings were created with - gasp -pencils, paper, and T-squares. Then came AutoCAD, with all its capabilities and ...

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AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
by David Byrnes ~ Paperback / softback

AutoCAD is the leading software tool for creating technical and architectural drawings, but it definitely doesn't lead in the "easy to master" category. That's why there's AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies-the perfect way to break a complex topic into bite-size, easy-to-un...

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AutoCAD 2000 For Dummies
by Mark Middlebrook ~ Paperback / softback

With AutoCAD 2000 For Dummies, you'll quickly discover just how easy it is to create professional-quality designs and drawings. Authors Mark Middlebrook and Bud Smith show you how to set up a design, draw and edit lines, add text and dimensions, even incorporate AutoCAD documents into your Web pages...

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AutoCAD 2002 For Dummies
by Mark Middlebrook ~ Paperback / softback

With AutoCAD 2002 For Dummies you can start designing with the world's top drafting software -? no prior knowledge required. This book helps you learn both the menu and toolbar access to commands; maximize productivity by learning how to customize AutoCAD to fit the way you work; and speed up your w...

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AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies
by Bill Fane ~ Paperback / softback

Bring your design vision to life with this full-color guide to AutoCAD 2013! Used by everyone from engineers and architects to interior designers and draftspeople, AutoCAD 2013 is the world?s leading 2D and 3D technical drawing program. But, with so many options and features available, finding you...

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AutoCAD 2005 For Dummies
by Mark Middlebrook ~ Paperback / softback

Shows how to use the leading technical drawing software-AutoCAD-and its less-expensive sister product, AutoCAD LT, in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style Shows first-time AutoCAD users how to create precise and efficient 2-D technical drawings and get started with 3-D technical drawi...

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AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies
by David Byrnes ~ Paperback / softback

AutoCAD 2007 is a premiere computer-aided designing program that lets you organize the objects you draw, their properties, and their files. It also helps you create great-looking models. But it?s not always easy to figure out how to perform these functions, and many users end up missing out on AutoC...

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Introduction to Design
by Arlindo Silva ~ Hardback

This book outlines the design process for freshmore engineering and architecture undergraduates, combining studio learning with a project-based learning environment and highlighting the best of each. It is intended to accompany students in their first full design project-from idea to product-through...

Pre-order - out 11 Jan 2020
Planetary Gear Trains
by Kiril Arnaudov ~ Hardback

This book provides comprehensive information for various planetary gear trains, with practical applications and comprehensive references to technical articles. In the text's chapters, readers can find all the information needed for various types of gear trains, with illustrations and examples. The a...

Pre-order - out 16 Apr 2019
Safety-II in Practice
by Erik Hollnagel ~ Paperback / softback

Safety-I is defined as the freedom from unacceptable harm. The purpose of traditional safety management is therefore to find ways to ensure this `freedom'. But as socio-technical systems steadily have become larger and less tractable, this has become harder to do. Resilience engineering pointed out ...

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Designing Interactions
by Bill Moggridge ~ Hardback

A pioneer in interaction design tells the stories of designers who changed the way people use everyday things in the digital era, interviewing the founders of Google, the creator of The Sims, the inventors and developers of the mouse and the desktop, and many others. Digital technology has changed ...

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AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 No Experience Required
by Donnie Gladfelter ~ Paperback / softback

Hands-on AutoCAD training in a tutorial-driven beginner's guide AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016: No Experience Required is your ultimate beginner's guide to the leading drawing and design software. Using a continuous tutorial approach, this book walks you step-by-step through the entire design proc...

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Porsche 914
by Jurgen Lewandowski ~ Hardback

The Porsche 911's little brother... In 1969 a very special sports car was born. The 914 rose from a marriage of convenience of Volkswagen and Porsche, because both companies wanted a small, modern and affordable sports car in their product range, but for little cost. Thus it was decided to combine ...

Pre-order - out 29 May 2019
Product Design and Sustainability
by Jane Penty ~ Hardback

Whether it is the effects of climate change, the avalanche of electronic and plastic waste or the substandard living and working conditions of billions of our fellow global citizens, our ability to deal with unsustainability will define the 21st Century. Given that most consumption is mediated throu...

Pre-order - out 27 Aug 2019
Inventor 2014 and Inventor LT 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
by Thom Tremblay ~ Paperback / softback

Quickly learn essential inventor tools and techniques This full-color Autodesk Official Press guide will help you quickly learn the powerful manufacturing software's core features and functions. Thom Tremblay, an Autodesk Certified Instructor, uses concise, straightforward explanations and real-wo...

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Essentials
by Eric Chappell ~ Paperback / softback

Learn the leading civil engineering software, fast and in full color If you need to learn the core features and functions of AutoCAD Civil 3D now, this is the book for you. AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials uses full-color screenshots and tutorials based on real workflows to teach you the fundamentals of ...

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The Laws of Simplicity
by John Maeda ~ Hardback

Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more. Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte "read ...

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Fusion 360 for Makers
by Lydia Sloan Cline ~ Paperback / softback

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling cap...

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AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
by Lee Ambrosius ~ Paperback / softback

Nobody ever said AutoCAD was easy, which is why you need AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2009 All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies! These nine minibooks cover all the stuff you need to know to set up AutoCAD for 2D or 3D, create drawings, modify and share them, publish your work, and more. There?s even a mini...

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Designing Power & Sail
by Arthur Edmunds ~ Paperback

This is the only design book available which includes the complete design and engineering process for both power and sail. This book will help you to understand why your boat was designed and built as you see it now. It will explain why your boat has certain handling characteristics, both positive a...

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by Ray Vellinga ~ Paperback / softback

This is a book on how to design, build, and fly hydrofoil boats. It begins with the history and theory of hydrofoils, and continues with an explanation of flight characteristics, such as; stability, control, lift, drag, cavitation, and ventilation. Foil configurations, weight and balance, flying hei...

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Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook
by Bill Buxton ~ Paperback / softback
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Sketching Working Experience: The Workbook provides information about the step-by-step process of the different sketching techniques. It offers methods called design thinking, as a way to think as a user, and sketching, a way to think as a designer. User-experience designers are designers who sketch...

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AutoCAD 2012 For Dummies
by David Byrnes ~ Paperback / softback
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A full-color guide to the #1 architectural drafting program?AutoCAD 2012! AutoCAD is the leading software used to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. Used by engineers, architects, and drafting professionals, it can be complex and is a perfect subject for the tried-and-true For Dummies format. Ful...

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Advances on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Manufacturing II

This book contains the papers presented at the International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (JCM 2018), held on 20-22 June 2018 in Cartagena, Spain. It reports on cutting-edge topics in product design and manufacturing, such as industrial methods for int...

Pre-order - out 6 Jun 2019
Advances in Engineering Design

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering (FLAME 2018). The book covers mechanical design areas such as computational mechanics, finite element modeling, computer aided designing, tribology, fracture mechanics, and vibr...

Pre-order - out 7 May 2019
Using Google SketchUp 8
by Bud E Smith ~ Paperback

Get comfortable with Google Sketchup 8 fast, with this media-rich, customized, hands-on learning experience! * Practical, approachable coverage flattens the Sketchup 8 learning curve * Tightly integrated online video and screencast tutorials: invaluable for mastering 3D modeling * Covers topics othe...

Pre-order - out 25 May 2025
Systems Reliability and Usability for Engineers
by B.S. Dhillon ~ Hardback

Engineering systems are an important element of world economy. Each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems about the globe. The reliability and usability of these systems have become important because of their increasing...

Pre-order - out 10 Apr 2019
Foundations of Safety Science
by Sidney Dekker ~ Paperback / softback

How are today's `hearts and minds' programs linked to a late-19th century definition of human factors as people's moral and mental deficits? What do Heinrich's `unsafe acts' from the 1930's have in common with the Swiss cheese model of the early 1990's? Why was the reinvention of human factors in th...

Pre-order - out 23 Apr 2019
Drift into Failure
by Sidney Dekker ~ Paperback / softback

What does the collapse of sub-prime lending have in common with a broken jackscrew in an airliner's tailplane? Or the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the burn-up of Space Shuttle Columbia? These were systems that drifted into failure. While pursuing success in a dynamic, complex enviro...

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Technologies for economical and functional lightweight design
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This book comprises the proceedings of the conference "Faszination Hybrider Leichtbau 2018", which took place in Wolfsburg. The conference focused on new methods and technologies for the development and production of multifunctional and hybrid lightweight solutions in large-scale vehicle manufactur...

Pre-order - out 17 May 2019
Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design
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'An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design' provides a thorough introduction to the many aspects of passenger car design in one volume. Starting with basic principles, the author builds up analysis procedures for all major aspects of vehicle and component design. Subjects of current interest to the m...

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AutoCAD 2011 - 10 Tutorials
by Frede Uhrskov ~ Paperback / softback

The booklet is addressed to all those who want to learn quickly how to use AutoCAD. The booklet refers to the latest version of the program. The tutorials take you through the most important drawing elements from 2D to 3D and visualising. The tutorials are arranged as step by step exercises and are ...

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Risk Management
by Gerald Mars ~ Paperback / softback

This title was first published in 2000: The International Library of Management is a comprehensive core reference series comprised of the most significant and influential articles by the leading authorities in the management studies field. Volumes in the series include a full-length introduction fr...

Pre-order - out 30 Sep 2019