The Ordinary Things We Use Every Day and the Not-so-ordinary Ways They Came to BeBook - 2010
Describes the histories and designs of a number of everyday objects, such as toilets, toasters, and cameras, and includes activity suggestions. A great introduction to lots of satisfying careers, to the pioneers, and to the principles of good design. Author Rona Arato focuses on familiar household items - the toaster, the toilet, the bathtub, the camera - and asks readers to be the judge. Does it do what it's supposed to? (function) It big enough, small enough, light enough for the person using it? (usability) Is it safe and comfortable to handle? (ergonomics) Is it eco-friendly? Equal parts fascinating history and eye-opening facts, "Design It" makes for great reading and a useful resource for those who are beginning to think about careers.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Tundra Books ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c2010
Description: 71 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Branch Call Number: j745.2 Ara