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How Designers Think

How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews...

Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design

Reading Images (2nd ed.)

The Grammar of Visual Design

Routledge (2005)

A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings...

What Designers Know

Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the...

Design: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2005)

This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily...

Design History: A Students' Handbook

Design History

A Students' Handbook


Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and...

Design: The Key Concepts

This is the essential student’s guide to Design – its practice, its theory and its history....

Global Design History

Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ‘networks’ or ‘flows’ and usually in...

Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice

Design and Ethics

Reflections on Practice

Emma Felton, Oksana Zelenko and 1 more...

The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is...

Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives

Integral Sustainable Design

Transformative Perspectives


This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and...

Designing To Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Designing To Avoid Disaster

The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design


Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil...