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Industrial Design

A guide to print and electronic resources available at CCA Libraries.


General Electric's GE First Toaster, 1908

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Recommended Websites

Industrial Designers Society of America -

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest and largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, and related design fields.

Industrial Design History -

Developed by Bret Smith, IDSA, Chair of the Design History Section at Auburn University, this website celebrates the industrial design profession. Here you will find stories about the people who design products and systems for production, utility, comfort and beauty.

Smarthistory -

An interactive art history website with lectures, video, and images.

Getty Museum -

The Getty Museum website providing access to the research institute, Getty virtual library, open content program, and current exhibitions.

Metropolitan Museum -

The Metropolitan Museum website with information on exhibitions, collections, and image resources.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History -

This is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. 

Victoria and Albert Museum -

This museum of art and design provides access to information on current and past exhibitions, collections, images, videos, and more.