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This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.

Good reference book for those that in Design. Despite prlnciples fact that I hate math, the book actually managed to grab my interest. Nov 16, Oliver Leventhal rated it it was amazing.


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Nov 12, Anthoney rated it it was amazing. From web developers to architects, this book truly has something for everyone. Expecting to be bored out of my mind, I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself absorbed.

If I were to change one thing, I would add more detail per concept. Jul 04, Beth rated it it was amazing. These key principles are articulated in two books: Recommended to Tedb0t by: Open Preview See a Problem? The page gave me an understanding of what the golden ratio is, famous examples of how it is used, and how I can use it in my own designs. Universal Principles of Design is the first cross-disciplinary reference of design. The goal is to support critical thinking about design, facilitate discovery of patterns of success and failure across products, and enable readers to apply lessons learned to their own design work.

Universal Principles of Design: Writing is a bit clinical and could use an update or rewrite with a more conversational tone. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work-until now.

However, giving a list of tools in the hands of a person does not help in utilising them in a meaningful manner in the process of creating a solution. One of the only textbooks to ever hold my attention so tightly that I almost missed my trainstop reading it.


Each definition includes a description of the principle, guidelines on how it is applied, and picture based examples of the principle in action.

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Wi Finally finish this book after abandoning it for so long! Fantastic reference for all designers to keep on their desk.

Must read for all designers. However, some of the explanation of these principles are hard to understand for me.

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