Design Thinking


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.

Idea Searching for Design:

The second edition of Idea Searching examines methods of generating and identifying ideas, and teaches you to understand what is being observed and recorded. Using lavish illustrations, concise case studies and practical examples, it explores how different experiences, contexts and references are important in identifying an idea that is appropriate for a particular individual, target audience or culture.

Biomimicry for Designers

The first resource in the emerging field of biomimicry targeted directly at design professionals and students

INNOVATION NATION with Mo Rocca, Season 1

Now you can watch our Emmy Award-Winning program, Innovation Nation, featuring the talent of Mo Rocca, Alie Ward and Adam Yamaguchi as they turn on the light bulb introducing us to adventures in innovation, past and present.  You will meet makers with up-close tours to see what they are doing (with some behind the scenes).