Out of all of IDEO's innovation efforts have come a number of books, tools, and methodologies about our work. In addition to Tom Kelley, IDEO's published authors include Jane Fulton Suri, leader in human factors, and materials expert Kara Johnson.
is a book by Jane Fulton Suri and IDEO that invites you to notice the subtle and amusing ways that people react to the world around them. Read more
IDEO Method Cards
show fifty-one of the methods we use to inspire great design and keep people at the center of our design process. Each card describes one method and includes a brief story about how and when to use it. Read more
Materials and Design
. Mike Ashby and IDEO's Kara Johnson have written the definitive text on materials and manufacturing processes for the designer. Supported by over one hundred profiles of materials and the ways in which they are shaped, joined, and finished, Materials and Design
is an indispensable guide for product designers everywhere.
The Art of Innovation
, by Tom Kelley, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative and energized company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Read more
IDEO: Masters of Innovation
documents the history, culture, and work product of the world's most successful design consultancy. With more than 200 color photographs and illustrations (some in print for the first time), and essays, interviews, and case studies, IDEO: Masters of Innovation
tells the story and shows the work of the most talked-about design firm ever. Read more
provides an overview of IDEO's work exploring the relationship between people, technology, and three-dimensional space. Out of print
explores the qualities of ElekTex; a lightweight, durable, flexible and cost competitive technology. Its primary goal is to offer a soft alternative to the hard edged character so often a trait of contemporary electronic product design...The ability to dispense with fixed casings, rigid mountings and inflexible substrates opens up radically new possibilities in flexible, user-friendly interfacing. Read more