The basics of good design – specialist books from the Red Dot Shop

Design is more than just a pretty added extra. A design product must be convincing not just in terms of its appearance, but also with respect to its functionality. It must feel pleasant to the... read more »
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The basics of good design – specialist books from the Red Dot Shop

Design is more than just a pretty added extra. A design product must be convincing not just in terms of its appearance, but also with respect to its functionality. It must feel pleasant to the touch and ideally also be produced sustainably and in an environmentally friendly way. At Red Dot, we are extremely well versed in the quality of design. Every year as part of an internationally recognised competition, our independent jury of experts awards the sought-after Red Dot Award to design products from different fields for their excellent design. But if you are not happy with just looking at the finished designs, you can also order a wide range of authoritative specialist literature and reference works in our original Red Dot Shop that will give you all the information you need on the basics of good design.

What characterises good design?

As already mentioned, truly good design needs more than just a sense of aesthetic appeal and formal design. First of all, a designer has to get involved in the topic in order to gauge the market and determine a need. Functions have to be defined and combined with an exclusive visual appearance. While it is true that individual taste also plays a role, harmony between function and design is an objective criterion that has to be met by good design. For example, you can find interesting inspiration as to how these demands can be met in the book Hall of Fame - Design for a better quality of life, one of the many reference works from the popular Red Dot online shop.

What does good design contribute?

The effort involved in developing a good design is in fact worth it. In specialist books such as Design Value or Designing Success, you can find out how the targeted use of well-executed design also has economic advantages and can advance the development of a company. But of course good design also has benefits for the user directly: can be pleasant to touch, often intuitive to use and will win you over with its superior appearance alone.

Essential for design professionals and aspiring design professionals: reference works

In view of the major role played by good design in business and also for the user, it makes sense for everyone who works in the design industry to acquire the requisite specialist knowledge. The reference works that you can order in the Red Dot online shop are particularly popular with both established and aspiring design professionals, they present well-researched information in a concise and attractive manner. This is why these specialist books are also used at design universities. But the books are also a real treasure for designers and design fans that are already working. Specialist books like Who's Who in Design or German Design Standards can be used to look up important information quickly to save time. The clear structure and intuitive images make it very easy to find the information you are searching for quickly and reliably.

If you want authoritative and clear reference works for the design industry, you will find well-chosen specialist books in the original Red Dot Design Shop that will give you exactly that. Order online from the comfort of your home and get your order of EUR 50 or more delivered free of charge within Germany.

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Women with style – style icons of women’s fashion
Women with style – style icons of women’s fashion
Erleben Sie Damenmode von einer ganz neuen Seite: Das Buch "Frauen mit Stil" aus dem Red Dot Shop führt Sie ein in eine Welt voll Schönheit und Eleganz.
€34.90
Baking Dreams, fresh from the garden | Sweet & spicy
Baking Dreams, fresh from the garden | Sweet &...
Discover the Red Dot Design Shop from its tasty side: the book "Back-Träume" provides you with a great variety of delicious baking ideas!
€24.99
The Language of Fashion and Design: Creative, Multifarious, Global
The Language of Fashion and Design: Creative,...
With essays by Thomas Middelhoff, Emmanuel Siregar, Annett Koeman, Alexandra Hildebrandt, Peter Prix, and Peter Zec - Helmut Merkel/Annett Koeman/Alexandra Hildebrandt (Eds.)
€29.00
Design Value - A strategy for business success
Design Value - A strategy for business success
The innovative work Design Value from the Red Dot Shop sheds light on a long-underestimated aspect of design, namely its contribution to raising the value and the profile of a business. - Peter Zec, Burkhard Jacob
€24.90
Who's Who in Design - The Leading Designers of the World Volume 3
Who's Who in Design - The Leading Designers of...
The book series Who's Who in Design is an international compendium of the design scene. Peter Zec (Ed.)
€69.00
Hall of Fame - Design for a better quality of life, Volume 2
Hall of Fame - Design for a better quality of...
Peter Zec (Ed.) on behalf of Icsid
€19.00 €59.00
The red line. In search of excellence in design
The red line. In search of excellence in design
The case study The Red Line: On the Lookout for Excellence in Design was initiated and published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Design Centre Nord Rhine-Westphalia. - Frank A. Reinhardt, Claudia Wanninger
€19.90
Designing Success - Strategies Concepts Processes
Designing Success - Strategies Concepts Processes
The innovative book Designing Success – Strategies Concepts Processes from the Red Dot Online Shop succeeds in bridging business success to good design. By means of selected examples und stringent reasoning, links are uncovered and...
€10.00