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Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 25 Aug, 2010
Steve DanielsSteve Daniels, IBM Research Social Computing ... (more)
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Basic Principles
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander
  Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Kristina Holden, and Jill Butler
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Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 25 Aug, 2010
Micah AlpernMicah Alpern, I've been the design lead for ... (more)
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To paraphrase Frank Zappa: "talking about UI design is like dancing about architecture."

UI Design as with any good craft comes not just from reading but from doing.  The way it was taught in Randy Pauch's (... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 26 Aug, 2010
Frank YuFrank Yu, i curate the Beijing Startup D... (more)
10 upvotes by Net Jacobsson, Kevin Li, Brad Lauster, (more)
although the books listed by the others are great and I would agree with them, I think that the fundamentals of current game design  can be found in the SCVNGR cards given to its designers and now ... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 25 Aug, 2010
Jason PutortiJason Putorti, Practicing for 17 years
I really don't mean this to sound bad, but I think that if you're thinking about whether or not to make rounded corners, you may be getting bogged down in trivialities. Design at this level should ... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 9 Jan, 2011
Sami NiemeläSami Niemelä, Designer, thinker and an entre... (more)
6 upvotes by Dan Saffer, Sami Köykkä, Ben Bashford, (more)
Like many have said already, for an experienced practitioner, an advanced book in UX would probably be something completely else than "UX".

That being said, Mike Kuniavsky's Smart Things is a pro... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 28 Aug, 2010
Solomon BiskerSolomon Bisker, Growth Engineer @ GoDaddy/Locu
5 upvotes by Phil Jones, Darren Geraghty, Dan Saffer, (more)
Great list so far. I've found that designers of all sorts can dig into Urban Studies for inspiration on how the places we build and inhabit can reflect the type of world we want to live in. (which,... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 22 Feb, 2011
Pascal RaabePascal Raabe, designer, lifehacker, revoluti... (more)
6 upvotes by Céline Forestier, Jon Gold, Quora User, (more)
Universal Principles of Design by Lidwell et al. is a very good book that should be essential reading for any designer, not just Graphic Designers. It's not a book you read in one go but one to tur... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 5 Nov, 2012
Saad Ahmed AnsariSaad Ahmed Ansari, Interaction Designer
Universal Principles of Design: William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler: 9781592530076: Amazon.com: Books


Universal Principles of Design is an incredible reference because it offers up easy-... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 25 Aug, 2010
Nic MusolinoNic Musolino
2 upvotes by Ari Shahdadi and Quora User.
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann is pretty much the gold standard for traditional Graphic Design. But it's not as general as you are probably seeking (I would argue that the... (more)
Books about Design
Answer written about Books about Design. 25 Aug, 2010
Mark SuggittMark Suggitt, Graphics technician since 1989... (more)
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"Marks of Excellence: the history and taxonomy of trademarks" by Per Mollup, 7th edition, Phaidon Press ISBN 0714838381, www.amazon.com/Marks-Excellence-Per-Mollerup/dp/0714838381/ref=sr_1_1?s=book... (more)