||David G. Ullman
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This 4th edition of the book by Ullman combines a good practical overview of the mechanical design process with real-life engineering insights. The publication conveys the "flavor" of design, and addresses traditional engineering topics, the real world issues such as synthesis of ideas, creative thinking, visualization and team work, customer focus, product success factors, financial aspects of various design alternatives, in a very motivating and practical manner. It provides readers with some examples from industry and 20-plus online templates in order to help students prepare consistent and complete assignments in the course of the learning process.