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Universal Principles of Design by William…
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What to expect from a book with such a title.

I only read about 30 principles, including a few ones that might be helpful.
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  AlexandraWD | May 24, 2016 |
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"Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is actually the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to search through different references and resources to find the information and know-how required to make a design work -- until now. Universal Principles of Design is the first cross-disciplinary reference of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, this book pairs clear explanations of the design concepts featured with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the "80/20 rule" to "chunking," from "baby-face bias" to "Ockham's razor," and from "self-similarity" to "storytelling," readers will expand their knowledge of 100 common design concepts. This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise. Book jacket."--Jacket.
  COREEducation | Jul 16, 2015 |
The subtitle of this book is "100 ways to enhance usability, influence perception, increase appeal, make better design decisions and teach through design" and it is pretty accurate. The principles are drawn from different design disciplines including information architecture, interface design and architecture as well as engineering and (some) marketing. There is a strong bias in favor of human-factors principles dealing with individual perception and cognition. I would imagine that it can serve as a handy reference for interaction designers, particularly in cases concerned with interface design and usability.
  jonas.lowgren | Apr 20, 2011 |
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  tonta | Apr 16, 2009 |
Outstanding collection of design principals and ideals. You will love this book if you understand what the words in the title mean. This is a listing of the widely accepted principals of good design. It is not a how-to, it is not for specific things like ads, websites, and so on. Universal, Principals, Design. If that is what you need, you can't do better than this book. Concise and useful explainations of each principal gives you understanding without having to filter through a 400 page text book. ( )
  ArcticLlama | Feb 4, 2009 |
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Provides the first one-stop reference and resource for designers of all disciplines, pairs descriptive text for common design concepts with illustrated examples of each in practice, and covers the core building blocks of design theory for disciplines ranging from graphic design to architecture to user-interface design.… (more)

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