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March 11, 2013

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

by brainoids

Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design
Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design by William Lidwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t say enough good things about this book. Beautiful and inspirational, it has the reassuring feature that a book on foundational principles of design should be exceptionally well designed itself. Each principle gets a two page spread with just the right depth of summary, narrative and citations on one side, and exceptionally well chosen examples on the other.

The principles bridge graphic design, industrial design and engineering and can greatly aid building a common language of design and better understanding and collaboration in organizations which contain these often not-well-married communities. While the principles themselves might range from pithy to thought provoking, the overall ensemble is very rewarding.

Hands down, 5 stars.

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