2.00B | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate
Toy Product Design

Readings

Almost Required Readings

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York, NY: Harper Paperbacks, 1994. ISBN: 9780060976255.

Norman, Donald. Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Every Day Things. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2005. ISBN: 9780465051366.

Ulrich, Karl T., and Steven D. Eppinger. Product Design and Development. 3rd ed. Boston, Mass: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2003. ISBN: 9780072471465.

Suggested Readings

Ashby, Michael, and Kara Johnson. Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design. Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002. ISBN: 9780750655545.

Sutton-Smith, Brian. Toys as Culture. New York, NY: Gardner Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780898761054.

Bee, Helen L., and Denise Roberts Boyd. The Developing Child. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2003. ISBN: 9780205340989.

Reference Documents

Toys for Children Birth to Age 5 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Toys for Children 6-12 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF)

Characteristics of Boys’ and Girls’ Toys - Judith Blakemore and Renee E. Centers

Child Ergonomics - TU Delft (Dutch)

National Health and Safety Performance Standards

Transmedia Storytelling - Geoffrey Long

The Value of Play - Fiona Rowlands

Miller, Carolyn Handler. “Tackling Projects for Children.” Chapter 9 in Digital Storytelling: A Creator’s Guide to Interactive Entertainment. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780240805108. (Paperback)

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