Architect Bookshelf: Universal Principles of Design

by on July 14, 2008

I've been meaning to start a section here on books I own that I would recommend to other Architects. I figured the best way would be to post a short review of each as I add them. I'll also be aggregating the reviews on the BOOKSHELF page for future reference. Here's my first review:


Universal Principles of Design by WIlliam Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jim Butler

This is a great first book for designers. It contains 100 common design concepts that everyone should know - things like the 80/20 Rule, Ockam's Razor, and Fitts' Law. If you're a code slinger, this may not the book for you. But if you do design in any capacity, this book has something for you that I guarantee will help refine your craft. It's a beautiful book and the explanations and examples are dead on.