Designing for People

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Allworth Press, 2003 - Design - 284 pages
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From the first answering machine ("the electronic brain") and the Hoover vacuum cleaner to the SS Independence and the Bell telephone, the creations of Henry S. Dreyfuss have shaped the cultural landscape of the 20th century. Written in a robust, fresh style, this book offers an inviting mix of professional advice, case studies, and design history along with historical black-and-white photos and the author's whimsical drawings. In addition, the author's uncompromising commitment to public service, ethics, and design responsibility makes this masterful guide a timely read for today's designers.

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User Review  - jonas.lowgren - LibraryThing

It is striking for an interaction designer how prescient Dreyfuss was in terms of focusing on users and uses in his industrial design practice. I particularly note how he combines a rigorous approach ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandheep Vurukkara - Goodreads

Henry, considered to be one if the founding fathers of ID, he gives a layman intro about human centered aspects of design Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Henry S. Dreyfuss is considered the founding father of industrial design and one of the most prolific designers of the past century. born in New York City in 1904, he authored or inspired countless American design landmarks, including the model 300 Bell telephone, Hoover appliances, the Twentieth Century Limited locomotive, and RCA televisions.

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