Thursday, September 21, 2006

Two Good Books on Design

Looking for a simple guide to getting started with design? Simplest and best is "The Non Designer's Design Book," by Robin Williams at Peachpit Press. With just four simple rules, she can demolish and rebuild everything you've ever put on paper. The rules? Consistency, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity. I'm sure there's an easy acronym in there somewhere. More on these later.

The second book worth checking out is a bit more substantial. Written by Australian David Whitbread, "The Design Manual" (UNSW PRESS) is a huge and very thorough manual written in an easily accessible style, and loaded with examples.

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