Universal Principles of Design. Ways to Enhance Usability,. William Lidwell. Kritina -Holden. Jill Butler. Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better. The universal principles provide ways to enhance usability, influence The best designers sometimes disregard the principles of design. William Lidwell. The Pocket Universal Principles of Design. William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler. Portable, condensed, and armed with principles, The Pocket Universal.

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Jul 09, Lisa rated it it was amazing. I found the book provocative while working on a interface for od registration and I am sure the registration was improved for the book’s influence.

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Very useful book if you want to get an overview of design principles. While the principles can be applied in so many professional trades and businesses not forgetting art-serving as a text booksome forms, ideas and mediums of expressions, I felt could be applied generally and socially too, almost like some of those books on ‘how to influence’ or ‘effective communication’ but more better then them presumably.

It is not much of a help in the era of always on internet connectivity. Richly illustrated and easy to use, it univefsal critical design knowledge with visual examples of the principles applied in practice. Some of the entries felt like duplicates, using the same clip art as examples or the same phrasing between topics.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The author could include more information on how to make your own designs using the principles. Saw it in an art supply store. The Best Books of An elegant, useful compendium of principles of design and thinking. I love the density and efficiency of this book. Finally finish this book after abandoning it for so long!


However, giving a princuples 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. I count the first read of the book as an action to familiarize myself with these principles.

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Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated

Such a good book! Nov 22, Diego Petrucci rated it it was amazing. He lives in Houston, Texas show more. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Buy on Amazon Errata. In essence design does include those principles. Great reference book for designers. It helped me understand a lot of principles and got to see how to use some others that I knew about in the context of design.

It didn’t even need to be a whole book most of the principals build on top of one another, univrsal could be reduced down to like five pages maybe. Fantastic reference for all designers to keep on their desk. What to expect from a book with such a title.

Each definition includes a description of the principle, guidelines on how it is applied, and picture based examples of the principle in action. Gives you ammo for design debates, rationalizes design decisions When to Read it: May 07, Oz rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book by itself so wonderfully realizes all the concepts of designing and to design, in principlse own format, structure and presentation, that the book’s presentation itself can serve as one of the example on a great design.


When you doubt the usability of your product or a particular feature Make no mistake that this is a reference book. Despite the fact that I hate math, the book actually managed to grab my interest. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Rather splendid collection of buzzwords you might get to become familiar before chatting with aspiring UX designer, product manager, architect, most of the critics, etc. Di lettura semplice ma efficace, consigliato a chiunque sia interessato di design senza necessariamente avere in oc una disciplina specifica.

Universal Design Encyclopedia Wiki. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find Most Average Facial Appearance Effect. Maybe because i am not a native english speakers, eh? Refresh and try again. Portable, condensed, and armed with principles, The Pocket Universal Principles of Design is like a Swiss Army knife of design knowledge.

Books by William Lidwell. Quite some ideas you might be familiar with, but when summarizes into principle, they become simple and comprehensible. To ask other readers questions about Universal Principles of Designplease sign up.

No trivia or quizzes yet. How does this edition compare to the newer Pocket Universal Principles of Design by the same author, in terms of the content?