Design Thinking

Engineering for Industrial Designers and Inventors


If you have designs for wonderful machines in mind, but aren’t sure how to turn your ideas into real, engineered products that can be manufactured, marketed, and used, this book, Engineering for Industrial Designers and Inventors (OReilly, 2016), is for you.

Engineering professor and veteran maker Tom Ask helps you integrate mechanical engineering concepts into your creative design process by presenting them in a rigorous but largely nonmathematical format.

Superhuman by Design: Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity for Life-Changing Results

Available on December 11, 2020

"Superhuman by Design" talks about the creative core and how it's foundational to a superhuman life.

The superhuman life is all about living to your fullest potential, about doing more and being more — not simply for success, though that will come too, but in order to make life better for those around you. In order to make a difference in the world.

The creative core provides the fuel for living a superhuman life.


In today's world of 3D CAD, rapid prototyping, and glossy vaporware, the power of a simple sketch is still undeniable. A sketch is still the most efficient way to explore, document, and transfer an idea from one person to another. A sketch invites conversation and allows for interpretation. "365 | One Year of Design Sketching Every Day" documents Michael DiTullo as he creates a design concept every day for one year. "365" is great as a present for aspiring designers or an inspirational piece in any designer's library.

Innovation by Design

Why are some organizations more innovative than others? How can we tap into, empower, and leverage the natural innovation within our organizations that is so vital to our future success? Now more than ever, companies and institutions of all types and sizes are determined to create more innovative organizations. In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities.

Patent Drawing Rules:

Patent Drawing Rules is the ideal, concise reference book for patent attorneys, patent agents, patent draftsmen, inventors, libraries, science and invention museums, and people outside of the United States applying for a U.S. patent. The well-illustrated book covers how patent drawings are made; what patent drawings should and must illustrate in applications for nonprovisional and design patents; provisional application for patent drawings; PCT and Hague Agreement international applications; and how to prepare drawings for electronic submission.

Rethinking The Modular:

The modular did not have to be invented: it can be found everywhere. We divide surfaces into grids, spaces into parts, and time into rhythmic units. Modular structures are also increasingly being recognized as a way of communicating, where the aim is not to construct a universal principle, but to facilitate interplay between different systems.