LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing

LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO's journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure

When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design. But Henry Petroski says we must look beyond design for causes and corrections. Known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures, Petroski here takes his analysis a step further, to consider the larger context in which accidents occur.

Perspective: A new system for designers

A unique development.by a practicing designer for his own use and in the classroom. For designers, a simpler method of visualizing any three-dimensional object accurately and quickly. For students, a comprehensive basic text. For the draftsman, drawing skill is encouraged as the system is mastered.

How to See: A Guide to Reading Our Man-Made Environment

How to See was originally published in 1977. This reedition (2002) is updated and in color. More than a guide to visual appreciation, this is a book about how to recognize, evaluate, and understand the objects and landscape of the man-made world. The pursuit of design is not about the way things appear, but rather about the way things give meaning and relevance to the human experience.

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

"Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it."—James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase

Presentation Techniques

The importance of presenting design ideas with the maximum clarity and precision is the central theme of this manual, which describes the principles of perspective drawing and colouring techniques, with chapters on marker, airbrush and coloured paper rendering and special finishes. All types of line and descriptive drawing are explored, including cutaways and exploded views; and step-by-step drawings show how to build up a product visual, following the entire sequence to the finished drawings.

Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)

Crafting a perfect rendering in 3D software means nailing all the details. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic-looking illumination, shadows and textures depends on your professional lighting and rendering techniques. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar's Jeremy Birn shows you how to:

The Klutz Book of Inventions

The most successful inventions often begin with an impulse of ridiculous and brilliant ideas – but what happened to all the ideas that were just too ridiculous to reveal to the marketplace? The Klutz Book of Inventions has it all. This book encourages people of all ages to engage themselves in the innovation process, sparking the intellect with undeniable, inspirational valor.