I recently graduated from college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. And through working, I'm slowly realizing that Mechanical Engineering isn't entirely for me and my interest is more a combination of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design.
At the moment I don't have a lot of knowledge or experience with Industrial Design, but I'm interested in learning more to improve myself and increase my chances of finding employment more related to industrial design.
So I'm wondering:
Are there any skills or knowledge that are not commonly learned in Mechanical Engineer but yet are valuable to industrial designers that I could focus on learning?
Can anyone recommend any books that have solid general knowledge of industrial design to set a good foundation to improve my understanding of Industrial Design?
Does anyone have any other general advice for bridging the gap between mechanical engineering and industrial design; what works, what to avoid, what to know?