I got this book as a gift. I gotta say it is one of the better ones out there.
It covers design like a dictionary would. Just page after page of terms and concepts being broken down. This may sound boring but if you are into the psychology behind design this will be right up your alley. I’m not sure how it was written to be read but I read it front to back, making notes of the the terms I had not heard before. Now I have a condensed list of unfamiliar terms that I can whittle down as I review them.


  • Influence over perceived design
  • Teaching with design
  • Enhancing Usability
  • Increasing Appeal
  • Making Design Decisions

Audience: For the person that wants to know the science behind the design.

Avoid if: You are looking for a bunch of pretty pictures.