March 8, 2010

Universal Principles of Design

This book explains the concepts at work behind the designs that we see around us every day. In paired explanatory text and images, the authors describe and discuss design principles, concepts and rules and illustrate several examples of their application in familiar visual applications. The concepts covered range from architectural principles to graphic design rules and user-interface design recommendations applied in software development. This book is an excellent reference book for students learning about design as well as experts looking to broaden their understanding of design concepts outside their primary field of study.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design
William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler
NK 1165 .L53 2009