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General Design

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    Consumed

    The need for collective change; colonialism, climate change & consumerism

    by Aja Barber ...
    Narrated by Aja Barber ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    Aja Barber wants change.In the 'learning' first half of the book, she will expose you to the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and the uncomfortable history of the textile industry; one which brokered slavery, racism and today's wealth inequality. And how these oppressive systems have bled into the fashion industry and its lack of diversity and equality. She will also reveal how we ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Design of Everyday Things

    Revised and Expanded Edition

    by Don Norman ...
    Narrated by Neil Hellegers ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 39 min

    Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics.Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door.The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Secret Lives of Colour

    Narrated by Kassia St Clair ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.'Simon GarfieldThe Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde</st... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

    Narrated by Cassandra Harwood ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 21 min

    Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this full-scale biography we finally discover the history of the incredible woman who created the way we look now.Coco Chanel was an extraordinary inventor - she conjured up the little black dress, bobbed hair, trousers for women, contemporary chic, ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mismatch

    How Inclusion Shapes Design

    by Kat Holmes ...
    Narrated by Kat Holmes ...
    series Design, Technology, Business, Life

    Unabridged

    3 hours 47 min

    Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. These mismatches are the building blocks of exclusion. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how design can also remedy ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

    The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

    Narrated by Lucy Adlington ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    The powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps.At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp - mainly Jewish women and girls - were selected to design, cut, and sew ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fry's Ties

    Discover the life and ties of Stephen Fry

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Narrated by Stephen Fry, Juliet Stevenson ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 6 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Every single one of Stephen Fry's ties - whether floral, fluorescent, football themed; striped or spotty, outrageous or simply debonair - tells an intimate tale about a moment in Stephen's life.Inspired by Stephen's hugely popular Instagram posts, this book will celebrate his expansive collection of man's greatest clothing companion: The Tie, in all it's sophisticated ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Enhance Your Creativity Bundle, 3 in 1 Bundle

    Creative Thinking, Creative You, and Product Creation Blueprint

    Unabridged

    1 hour 15 min

    Enhance Your Creativity Bundle, 3 in 1 Bundle: Creative Thinking, Creative You, and Product Creation BlueprintSome people think creativity is solely about artistic creativity. But creativity is actually about being able to find new ways to think or solve problems and new ways to approach situations. Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality and it comes in many forms. ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Creating Things That Matter

    The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

    by David Edwards ...
    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 15 min

    Most things we create will not matter. This audiobook is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards―world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    User Friendly

    How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of User Friendly by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant.USER FRIENDLY is a must-read for anyone who loves well-designed products—and for the innovators aspiring to make them.It seems like magic when some new gadget seems to know what we want before we know ourselves. But why does some design feel intrinsically good, and why do some designs last f... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sacred Space

    Clearing and Enhancing the Energy of Your Home

    by Denise Linn ...
    Narrated by Laural Merlington ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 34 min

    "Our homes are mirrors of ourselves. Through them we can interface with the universe." Everything in the universe is composed of constantly changing energy, including your home and its contents. This energy can profoundly influence your ability to be healthy, loving, creative and abundant. By clearing and enhancing this energy you can transform your home into a sanctuary which radiates positive ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Glossy Years

    Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs

    Narrated by Nicholas Coleridge ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 35 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Over his thirty-year career at Condé Nast, Nicholas Coleridge has witnessed it all. From the anxieties of the Princess of Wales to the blazing fury of Mohamed Al-Fayed, his story is also the story of the people who populate the glamorous world of glossy magazines. With relish and astonishing candour, he offers the inside scoop on Tina Brown and Anna Wintour, David Bowie ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Design Like Apple

    Seven Principles For Creating Insanely Great Products, Services, and Experiences

    by John Edson ...
    Narrated by John Edson, Erik Synnestvedt ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 37 min

    From his earliest days at Apple, Steve Jobs set the standard that all products should be "insanely great." Apple sees design as a tool for creating beautiful experiences that surprise and delight, but also convey a point of view down to the smallest detail-from the tactile feedback of a keyboard to the out-of-the-box experience of an iPhone package. This is no accident; the entire Apple ... Read more

    $41.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Find Your Extraordinary

    Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

    Narrated by Jessica Herrin ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 6 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Find Your Extraordinary , written and read by Jessica Herrin.Jessica Herrin has cracked the code for how to balance a wildly successful career with a full, rich life. In Find Your Extraordinary, she shows how any woman can create a fulfilling and successful career in a flexible way.This book is #GIRLBOSS for the older set. It will ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Design Makes The World

    by Scott Berkun ...
    Narrated by Keith McCarthy ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 34 min

    Everything you use, from your home to your smartphone, from highways to supermarkets, was designed by someone. What did they get right? Where did they go wrong? And what can we learn from how these experts think that can help us improve our own lives?In How Design Makes The World, bestselling author and designer Scott Berkun reveals how designers, from software engineers to city planners, have ... Read more

    $14.60 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Trust Manifesto

    What you Need to do to Create a Better Internet

    Unabridged

    6 hours 54 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From the moment we wake up and unlock our phones, we're producing data. We offer up our unique fingerprint to the online world, scan our route to work, listen to a guided meditation or favourite playlist, slide money around, share documents and update our social media accounts. We reach for our phones up to 200 times a day, not knowing which companies are storing, using, ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Start at the End

    How to Build Products That Create Change

    by Matt Wallaert ...
    Narrated by Matt Wallaert ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 40 min

    Nudge meets Hooked in a practical approach to designing products and services that change behavior, from what we buy to how we work.Deciding what to create at modern companies often looks like an episode of Mad Men: people throw ideas around until one sounds sexy enough to execute and then they scale it to everyone. The result? Companies overspend on marketing to drive engagement with products and ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Chiffon Trenches

    Narrated by Andre Leon Talley ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    ‘Honestly and candidly captures fifty sublime years of fashion’ Manolo BlahnikDiscover what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion in this detailed, storied memoir from style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director André Leon Talley.During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Design Thinking For Dummies

    Unabridged

    10 hours 21 min

    - Develop your unique design thinking mindset - Build a creative toolbox that inspires new ideas - Examine how design thinking applies across industries - Challenge your creativity methods Design thinking is not just the property of graphic designers. This approach to creating solutions by thinking from the customer perspective can lead to new and innovative ideas that old methods could not ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The World Is Round

    Unabridged

    2 hours 5 min

    Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd.Written in her unique prose style, Gertrude Stein's The World Is Round chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Rose—a whimsical tale that delights in wordplay and sound while exploring the ideas of personal identity and individuality. This ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Creative Selection

    Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

    by Ken Kocienda ...
    Narrated by Ken Kocienda ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.'If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in a hotbed of innovation, you’ll enjoy this inside view of life at Apple. Ken Kocienda pioneered the iPhone keyboard, and this book gives a play-by-play of their creative process –from generating ideas to doing a demo for Steve Jobs.'Adam GrantHundreds of millions ... Read more

    $18.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How To

    Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd

    Narrated by Wil Wheaton ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 15 min

    The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling*What If?* and Thing Explainer.For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe

    by Angela Kelly ...
    Narrated by Angela Kelly ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 36 min

    ‘Full of gems … Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown’Daily Telegraph‘Entertaining and beautifully illustrated’The Sunday Times‘For real intel, [The Crown] can’t come close to The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly’The New York Times‘Fascinating book’HELLO!‘The book is a trove of warm and insightful anecdotes’Daily Mail‘Angela Kelly shares fascinating and char... ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Info We Trust

    How to Inspire the World with Data

    by RJ Andrews ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 7 min

    Info We Trust celebrates data storytelling, as explained by one of the field's most talented creators. Both engineer and artist, RJ Andrews draws on disciplines from across the human experience to show how to create new ways of seeing the world. And most importantly, to build powerful data-driven information that is worthy of trust. Maps, charts, and diagrams are the artifacts we use to picture ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial