PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT, 4th edition or newer
Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger
A whack on the side of the head
Roger von Oech, Third edition, 1998
After 2.009, next steps IP tutorial by Elaine Yang
Ask us! MIT Library's email service
Battery primer (.pdf), 2.009 notes
Casting Silicone and Urethane (video overview, .mov)
Classroom to showroom: After 2.009 by Ming Leong and Geoff Tsai
CRADLE TO CRADLE
William McDonough and Micheal Braungart, (2002)
North Point Press, 19 Union Square West, New York, 10003.
(An alternative view on product development)
Part 1: listening (.pdf)
DESIGN SECRETS: PRODUCTS
Massachusetts, Rockport Publishers, 33 Commercial St. Gloucester, MA 01930, 2001.
Emotional design. How to excite users. Tutorial by Geoff Tsai
ETHICS IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH
Caroline Whitbeck (1998)
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Environmentally conscious mechanical design
Edited by Myer Kutz. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2007.
Barker Library - Stacks | TJ233.E58 2007
Painting and finishing techniques, making things look like plastic (video tutorial, .m4v)
Gantt chart software (open source).
HANDBOOK OF BATTERIES
David Linden and Thomas B. Reddy (2001)
KINKAJOU PROJECT: PRODUCT
DESIGN OF A LOW COST MICROFIM PROJECTOR
This thesis documents the process and techniques used to define the second-generation implementation of the Kinkajou projector.
MATERIALS AND DESIGN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MATERIAL SELECTION IN PRODUCT
Observing users: a tutorial (.pdf), by designer Jeremy Vanhill
Plastics identification: burn
Plastics identification: recycling symbols, typical applications, and properties
Plastics identification (concise); recycling symbols and applications
PRODUCT DESIGN PROCESS: A
This thesis geared toward students unfamiliar with the product development process, teaching the main stages and familiarizing students with working in groups and with deadlines. The material is based on the 2.009 curriculum.
Product naming tutorial by Beth Marcus
Pugh Charts. How do they work?
RULES FOR REACHING CONCENSUS
Steven Saint and James R. Lawson
Pfeiffer and Company
Running a meeting primer
Refworks: A web-based resource designed to help you to organize references and create a bibliography. RefWorks allows you to search, retrieve relevant citations, and build your bibliography. It allows users to create individual or group accounts, and makes it easy write papers, or post your results to web pages.
Surveys: Implementing web-based surveys (forms) hosted in your Athena directory
Technical review demo tips by the 2.009 communication instructors
Ten tips for 2.009 by Doug Vincent
Tips for digital communication in 2.009
Tips for finding information on the Internet
THE DESIGN OF EVERDAY THINGS
Norman, D. (1989)
New York, Doubleday Currency
THE MEASURE OF MAN: HUMAN FACTORS IN DESIGN
Dreyfuss, H. (1967)
New York, Whitney Library of Design, 18 East 50th Street.
THE TEAM BUILDING TOOLKIT
Work safety awards , source unknown
What about creativity? (news article about the importance of creativity in modern engineering practice)