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Books on Creativity, Innovation

Recommended list of essential books:






Product Design
. Automobile Design 
. Toy Design
Ergonomics 



  



  


Inspiration:

Aha! : 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas
by Jordan E. Ayan

Jump Start Your Brain
by Doug Hall

Creativity:
Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Conceptual Blockbusting
by James Adams


Lateral Thinking
by Edward De Bono

The Inventor's Notebook

by Fred Grissom & David Pressman

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired

by Nature by Janine Benyus

Cats Paws and Catapults

by Steven Vogel

The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention
by David Noble


Weird Ideas that Work
by Robert Sutton

Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen
by Alan Robinson



The Art of Innovation
- Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
by Tom Kelley

'Great stories behing IDEO's innovative approch to problem solving'
Amazon.com


Creating Breakthrough Products: Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval
by Jonathan Cagan

The Discoverers : A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
by Daniel J. Boorstin



Creating Breakthrough Products:
Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval
by Jonathan Cagan, Craig M. Vogel
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall; 1st edition (January 15, 2002)

'identify the key factors associated with successful products - a revolutionary approach to building tomorrow's great products.
Amazon.com


Creating Breakthrough Ideas: The Collaboration of Anthropologists and
Designers in the Product Development Industry
by Susan Squires (Editor), Bryan Byrne (Editor)
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey, 2002

'Brings out the importance of ethnographic research for product design'
Amazon.com



 
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