Parametric & algorithmic design:
Grasshopper - algorithmic modeling for Rhino, including tutorials
Design fundamentals books:
Wong, Wucius. 1993. Principles of Form and Design. Wiley.
Roberts, Ian. 2007. 2D Composition: Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting. Mastering (North Light Books).
Sherin, Aaris. 2012. Design Elements, Color Fundamentals: A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Color Affects Design. Rockport Publishers.
Luecking, Stephen. 2002. Principles of Three-Dimensional Design: Objects, Space and Meaning. Pearson.
Roth, Richard and Stephen Pentak. 2012. Design Basics: 3D (with Art Design CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card). Cengage Learning.
Lauer, David A. 2011. Design Basics (with CourseMate Printed Access Card). Cengage Learning.
(there are many more resources on these topics...)
General digital fabrication reading:
Griffin, Matthew. 2014. Design and Modeling for 3D Printing. Maker Media, Inc. (will be published at May 22, 2014)
Chua, C. K., Leong, K. F., & Lim, C. S. 2003. Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications. Singapore: World Scientific.
Gershenfeld, N. 2005. FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop - From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication. First chapter. Basic Books.
Lipson, Hod and Melba Kurman. 2013. Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. Wiley.
Beorkrem, Christopher. 2012. Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication. Routledge.
Other designs and digital fabrication resources:
Freedom Of Creation (commercializing 3D printed design products).
Nervous System (a generative design studio).
MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
The MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter group
General product design reading:
Gorman, Carma. 2003. The Industrial Design Reader. Allworth Press.
Norman, D.A. 2002. The Design of Everyday Things, Basic Books.
Product Design and Development by Ulrich and Eppinger
Robertson, Scott. 2013. How to Design: Concept design process, styling, inspiration, and methodology. Design Studio Press,
(and any other book from Concept Design serious by Design Studio Press)
Selected designers for inspiration:
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Gramazio & Kohler & eth zurich architecture