Suggested reading


Cooper, T. (2010). Longer Lasting Products: Alternatives to the Throwaway Society. England: Gower Publishing Limited.
[product design, industrial design]

Lindinger, H. (1990). Ulm Design. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
[education, industrial design, history of design]

Maldonado, T. (1972). Design, Nature, and Revolution: Toward a critical ecology. United States of America: Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc.
[product design, industrial design]

Maldonado, T. (1992). Disegno Industriale: un riesame. Italy: Feltrinelli.
[industrial design, politics, economics]

Mari, E. (2002). Autoprogettazione?. Mantova: Corraini.
[product design, instructional manual, politics]

Packard, V. (1960). The Waste Makers. Australia: Penguin Books Ltd.
[planned obsolescence, product design, industrial design, marketing]

Papanek, V. (1985). Design for the real world. London: Thames and Hudson.
[product design, industrial design, politics, marketing, environment]

Rams, D., Burkhardt, F. and Franksen, I. (1981). Design. Berlin (West): Gerhardt.
[industrial design]

Rams, D., Ueki-Polet, K. and Klemp, K. (2009). Less and more. Berlin: Gestalten.
[industrial design]

Slade, G. (2006). Made to break. Cambridge, Mass.:Harvard University Press.
[planned obsolescence, technology, product design, industrial design, environment]

Whiteley, N. (1993). Design for society. London: Reaktion Books.
[product design, industrial design, politics, environment]


Kesting, H. (1958). Ulm 1. Germany: Hochschule fur Gestaltung.
[education, industrial design]

Maldonado, T. (1958). Ulm 2. Germany: Hochschule fur Gestaltung.
[education, industrial design, history of design, politics, economics]


BBC, (2002). The Century Of The Self. [video] Available at: