Below is a list of books and media related to the program and the field of industrial design. Students who wish to add more references to the list below should contact Anna Kim.


Rapid Viz: A New Method for the Rapid Visualization of Ideas
By Kurt Hanks and Larry Belliston
A book providing hands-on instruction on quick sketching skills and techniques that allow you to picture your ideas mentally and then quickly convert those thoughts into visual reality on a piece of paper. This method is designed to help people master visual thinking and communicating.
ISBN 978-1-59863-268-2
Drawing for Designers
By Alan Pipes
A comprehensive guide to 2-D and 3-D drawing for product and industrial designers. This book covers: basic drawing skills, tools and materials, computer systems, concept design, presentation drawings and visuals, from general arrangement drawing to production, exploded/assembly diagrams technical illustration, and the future of design drawing.
ISBN 978-1-85669-533-6
Design Studio Press
A publishing company devoted to design/sketching-related books and media. Plenty of books on conceptual drawing.
Old School Viscom
By Jason White
A book covering old-school approaches to sketching and rendering (mostly automotive), highlighting skills and techniques usable in traditional and digital/new media sketching.
Design Sketching
By Erik Olofsson and Klara Sjolen
A book highlighting the sketching and techniques of 24 students at the Umea Institute of Design.
ISBN 91-631-7394-8
Drawing Human Anatomy
By Giovanni Civardi
A detailed book about drawing the human anatomy, and understanding the bone and muscle structure behind the drawings.
ISBN 0-289-80089-7
By Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur
An excellent book on sketching and rendering techniques, which is now a required resource for First Year Studio.
ISBN 978-90-6369-171-4
ID Sketching
An excellent resource for sketching, including tutorials, weekly design challenges, links, and lots of inspiration!
Advanced Marker Techniques
By Dick Powell and Patricia Monahan
An older book showing traditional marker rendering techniques.
ISBN 0-316-90938-6


Design Research Portal
By Marcio Dupont
The Blogspot covers design research, sustainable design, social design, universal design.
Industrial design magazine and resource.
The Die Line
The most visited website on package design in the world. It promotes the world’s best packaging design in which the community can review, critique, and stay informed on the latest industry trends and design projects being created in the field.
A resource for design and engineers to good design.
A useful site to view and upload creative portfolios as well as design jobs.
Anything: Life at CUID
A space to dump any inspiration and news you’d like to share with others. Anyone can contribute include: Carleton ID undergrads, Carleton ID grad students, students on exchange, students completing their internships and alumni.
Graphic and web design blog with tutorials.
Trendland Magazine
Magazine on leading edge of organic, spontaneous trend information. Categories include: art, culture, design, digitorial, exclusivity, fashion, music, photography.
Fast Co. Design
Articles on popular topics such as: infographics, branding, type design interface design
The 99 Percent
Daily web magazine with interesting articles, tips, videos, and events on best practices that help creative professionals move beyond idea generation to idea execution.
Fuel Your Product Design
An industrial design blog, showcasing trends, news on emerging designs, and discussion of the profession.