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Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009


universal-principles-of-design   With a title like that you would think you were in for some pretty arduous reading. But this book achieves a solid, broad and well researched overview of the key design principles.

When I review a book I like to see what others say about it. The criticism this book receives, is focused on the layout (typography and quality of illustrations) and the focus it has on US case stories.

However, the core of the book is the text, and it is a well written enormously ambitious work that cites key influencers of design thinking. It crosses the boundaries between design disciplines with ease.

It is essential reading if you are a designer, in education or work with those involved in design.