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Product Design: Referencing for Product Design

A guide for Product Design students on finding & referencing high-quality academic books, articles, standards & images, as well as resource suggestions for improving design skills (e.g. CAD, UX, Adobe CS) and sources of design inspiration.

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As Product Design students, you will be asked to use the APA 7th referencing style

Why we reference

 

At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used.

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Useful sections

  • Standards - Section 5.08 (page 85)
  • Patents - Section 5.07 (page 84)
  • Datasets - Section 7.16 (page 109)
  • Websites - Section 3 (page 44)
  • Indigenous materials - Section 8 (page 111)

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Tips: 

  • Infographics & Maps are treated as images (refer to Section 4 - Image)
  • Statistics are treated as either Data sets or an image (if you are including a graph in your assignment) or as the work in which you found the information (a book, report, etc.). 

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