Mrs. Unicorn Fancypants Hutchison VII (divadrummer) wrote in naivedesign,
Mrs. Unicorn Fancypants Hutchison VII


Anyone have some favorite design books? Sites? Etc.?

I'm reading a stack, and I like them all, though mostly geared towards usability more than graphic design, so I'm not sure how interested everyone is:
  • Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug. "A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability"
  • "The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman. "Design" is used as a really general word and can apply to everything from industrial design to software engineering and any sort of user interface design. User psychology is interesting :)
  • Designing Web Usability is like "Don't Make Me Think" in many ways, but is a much dryer read and goes into technical constraints and examples more, so far.

I'm also gearing up to read the O'Reilly Information Architecture text and Zeldman's Designing with Web Standards. Those O'Reilly books are really be best tech resources around. (Highly recommend their CSS pocket references, even if you are leet shit and think you know the W3C specs by heart). Also interested in the The Zen of CSS - has anyone read this?
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