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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I am glad I got hard cover edition cos I am going to be savouring it for a long, long time Richly illustrated and easy to desivn, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. It gave names to things I had “felt” before about design, taught me a bunch of new things, and reinforced the little I already knew about design.

Dec 25, Eoghan Hickey rated it it was amazing. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x That said, the book didn’t so much teach me as remind me of a number of important ideas.

Especially useful when looking for the right terminology, for that thing you know but can’t quite name. As explained in the golden ratio section, the page spread of the open book approximates a golden rectangle. Nov 10, Mohammad Shaker rated it really liked it. The Universal Principles of Design provide ways to enhance usability, influence principlea, increase appeal, make better design decisions, and teach through design.


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It is the perfect book principlees anyone trying to learn how to make better design decisions. What to expect from a book with such a title. It is not much of a help in the era of always on internet connectivity. Jan 15, Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a really great resource and I got to read it at right time in my design career.

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Some of the entries felt like duplicates, using the same clip art as examples or the same phrasing between topics. Very useful book if you want to get an overview of design principles. Saw it in an art supply store. Outstanding collection of design principals and ideals.

Want to Read saving…. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Universal Principles of Design: This second edition includes revisions, updates, and twenty-five new principles. It has cross-references to related topics within the book. Recommended to Tedb0t by: Absolute joy while reading it. As with the alphabet book, I’m not sure how comprehensive or useful “Universal Principles” would be as a reference to everything you might expect to ever see, it’s not an encyclopedia or even a dictionarybut the pictures are cool, and the content’s interesting.


May 04, Mara rated it really liked it Shelves: I found myself doze off on ldwell explanation at the end of the explanation, and had to re-read the explanation a few times. Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design lidwelll see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. When I picked up this book I thought it was going to be uninteresting; however, I quickly re “Universal Principles of Design” by Lidwrll Lidwell is easily one of the best books on all kinds of design I have ever read.

Goes trough every major topic, explaining the basics of design and, ad the title says, its principles.