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Design and Innovation: Books


Recommended Reading

Click on the image of a book to view more details or access eBook if available. 

Design thinking : process and methods manual / Robert Curedale
Design thinking for innovation : research and practice
Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications
Design for Services
Digital Experience Design : Ideas, Industries, Interaction
Strategic design thinking : innovation in products, services, experiences, and beyond
The Pocket Universal Methods of Design : 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions
Design Thinking
Servitization strategy and managerial control / Anna Pistoni, Lucrezia Songini.
Service Design : process & methods / Robert Curedale
Fundamentals of Product Design
Change by design : how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation
Teaching as a design science : building pedagogical patterns for leaning and technology / Diana Laurillard
Fieldwork for design : theory and practice
Research Methods in Education
Team-based learning : a transformative use of small groups in college teaching

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When you find the book you want you’ll see a shelf number for print books, this will help you find it in the library. For ebooks, simply click on the 'Full Text' link to read it online or download it.

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If you know what you're looking for, then use the authors' surname and a word or two from the title: try to choose unique ones.  For instance, type in Curedale design thinking.

Alternatively, you can search using subject words: try starting with product design and use the filter in the left-hand column to narrow down your search.

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Each book that ATU libraries acquire is assigned a Dewey number that identifies its subject matter. This number can be found on the spine of the book. As Dewey is a numerical system the books are arranged on the shelves in numerical order. The following is an outline of the Dewey numbers that are relevant to engineering.

153.35     Imagination, imagery, creativity
658.4       Executive management
745.4       Pure and applied design and decoration
670.285  Computer applications

001-499 & 700-999 are on the Ground Floor
500-699 are on the First Floor

Classification - how books are shelved

Found a book we haven't got that you think should be part of our collection?

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Summary of Collections


Students can borrow these books for one week. Books can be renewed twice (online or at the desk) if they have not been requested by other patrons.

Desk Reserve

For use in the library only: for a maximum of three hours. A fine of 50c per hour or part thereof is incurred if a book is not returned on time, items cannot be renewed.


Reference material is for viewing in the library only. You will find an array of language dictionaries, thesaurus and encyclopaedias in this section.

Government Publications          

Materials in this section are for viewing in the library only. They are boxed according to their prearranged number within alphabetically labelled boxes.

Finding eBooks

We have a large number of ebooks on Design and Innovation when you find one in Search + Find simply click the link provided and log in using your ATU email address and network password.

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We have thousands of books, journal articles and reports in print and online but we don't have access to everything. So, if you find that we don’t hold an item that you need, you can use our Document Supply service. This service provides access to books and journal articles which are held at other libraries in the Ireland and overseas.

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