I wanted to start this thread or possibly put in a recommendation for a new sub-forum. As a recent graduate of ID I want to continue learning and to improve so I thought I a good place to start would be to build a small library of books that could be helpful in any project I might try to take on. There are a lot of books out there and one thing I learned from school is not all of them are very useful and some might not be the right style for you or show exactly what you are looking for.
I figured searching the forums here would be a good place to start but all I could find was the occasional recommendation scattered through dozens of different posts. There is one collection of sorts in the sketching sub-forum but I was looking for something where people could post any book related to ID or design. From design history and thinking to pattern-making to wood working to business and professional guides. Basically any book that could fit into one of the “Skills” section.
Possibly, if a moderator see’s this, just start a “Book’s” sub-forum in the “Skills” section. It would be similar to the Software and Technology one that already exists and allow for users to start a thread about a specific book and it would let other people post comments about that book. This would keep things organized and allow other people to find a collection of helpful info about a specific book. Also possibly set up a template for posting a book such as:
Personal Review Info:
For Sale URL:
And since this is what started this idea, has anyone bought/read through this book:
The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book