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Furniture Design, Industrial Design and Product Design

Find information on furniture design, industrial design and product design

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  • Combine your keywords with AND to find all search terms. 

  • Use OR to find any words or synonyms. 

  • Find “exact phrases” with quotation marks. 

  • Add an asterisk to part of a word to find different endings and plurals. 

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Search terms

Try these keywords and subject headings to search for relevant books and e-books:

 

Furniture design 


Industrial design 

  • Architecture human factors 

  • Automobiles design 

  • Computer aided design 

  • Decorative arts 

  • Design - Industrial 

  • Design management 

  • Drawing 

  • Engineering design 

  • Environmental engineering 

  • Furniture design 

  • Graphic arts 

  • Human engineering - ergonomics 

  • Industrial engineering 

  • Industrial safety 

  • Manufacturing processes 

  • Materials 

  • Materials - standards 

  • New products 

  • Plastics 

  • Product life cycle 

  • Product management 

  • Production engineering 

  • Production management 

  • Robots - design and construction 

  • Robots, Industrial 


Product design 

  • Aesthetics 

  • Design material 

  • Ergonomics 

  • Interface design 

  • Product design 

  • Sustainable design 

  • Usability testing 

  • Visual design 

Browse the shelves

You can browse the shelves using the following call numbers: 

 

Furniture design 

  • 604.2: Technical drawing  

  • 670: Manufacturing  

  • 674: Timber processing  

  • 684.1: Furniture manufacture  

  • 684.18: Outdoor furniture  

  • 691:​ Building materials  

  • 741.2: Drawing techniques  

  • 745.4: Design theory  

  • 747: Interior design  

  • 749: Furniture design  


Industrial design 

  • 600: How things work  

  • 604.2: Mechanical drawing  

  • 608: Inventions 

  • 620.0042: Engineering design 

  • 620.11: Engineering materials  

  • 620.82: Human engineering (Ergonomics) 

  • 621.381: Electronics 

  • 624.1821: Construction of materials 

  • 628: Environmental engineering 

  • 629.23: Automobile design 

  • 658.575: Product planning 

  • 658.827: Product management 

  • 670: Manufacturing 

  • 671-679: Manufacture of products for specific materials 

  • 680: Manufacture of products for specific uses 

  • 683: Hardware and household appliances 

  • 691: Building materials 

  • 745.2: Industrial design 

  • 749: Furniture 


Product design 

  • 745.2: Industrial design 

  • 604.2: Technical drawing 

  • 620.0042: Computer-aided design 

  • 668.4: Plastics 

  • 670: Manufacture (planning, design and fabrication of products) 

  • 741.6: Graphic design 

  • 742: Perspective 

  • 745.4: Design theory 


Design history 

  • 069: Museology (Museum history) 

  • 701: Art -- Philosophy and theory  

  • 704.042: Feminism and art 

  • 709: Art -- History 

  • 720.82: Feminism and architecture 

  • 720.9: Architectural history 

  • 720.994: Architectural history -- Australia 

  • 745: Decorative Arts 

  • 745.44: Design -- History 

  • 749: Furniture design 

e-books

See the Library’s e-book guide for tips on using e-books.

Fred Ward, Standard Chair No EAD CS2, 1959, RMIT Design Archives