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DESN5153M Design Principles and Applications | Reading List

Design Principles and Applications, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Maria Lonsdale
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Basics of semiotics

Chandler, D. 2007. Semiotics: the Basics. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.

Crow, D. 2010. Visible signs (2nd ed). Lausanne: AVA Publishing.

Hall, S. 2012. This means this, this means that: A user’s guide to semiotics. London: Laurence King.

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Branding Design

Aaker, D. A. 2010. Building strong brands. London: Free.

Ambrose, G. and Harris, P. 2011. Packaging the brand : the relationship between packaging design and brand identity ISBN: 9782940411412 (pbk.) : £35.00; 2940411417 (pbk.) : £35.00.  Lausanne, Worthing: AVA Academia.

Budelmann, K. and Kim, Y. 2013. Essential elements for brand identity : 100 principles for designing logos and building brands ISBN: 9781592537938 £16.99 (pbk.). Beverly: Rockport.

Clifton, R. 2009. Brands and branding (2nd ed.) London: Profile Books.

DuPuis, S. and Silva, J. 2011. Package design workbook : the art and science of successful packaging ISBN: 1592537081 (pbk.); 9781592537082 (pbk.). Beverly: Rockport.

Farrelly, L. 2010. Designers' identities ISBN: 9781856696906 (pbk.); 1856696901 (pbk.). London: Laurence King.

Fog, K. et al. 2016. Storytelling [electronic resource] : branding in practice ISBN: 3540883495; 9783540883494. Copenhagen: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Gobé, M. 2009. Emotional branding : the new paradigm for connecting brands to people ISBN: 9781581156720; 1581156723. New York: Allworth Press.

Grip. 2013. Best practices for graphic designers, packaging : an essential guide for implementing effective package design solutions ISBN: 9781592538133. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Humberstone, F. 2015. How to style your brand : everything you need to know to create a distinctive brand identity ISBN: 9780956454539; 0956454534. London: Copper Beech Press.

Humberstone, F. 2017. Brand Brilliance : Elevate Your Brand, Enchant Your Audience ISBN: 9780956454546. London: Copper Beech Press.

Kapferer, J. 2012. The new strategic brand management: advanced insights and strategic thinking (5th ed.). London: Kogan Page.

Kirkpatrick, J. 2009. New packaging design ISBN: 9781856696135 (pbk.) : £24.95; 1856696138 (pbk.) : £24.95. London: Laurence King.

Klimchuk, M. R. and Krasovec, S. 2012. Packaging design: successful product branding from concept to shelf (2nd ed). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Neumeier, M. 2005. The brand gap: how to bridge the distance between business strategy and design: a whiteboard overview (Aiga Design Press) (2nd ed.). London: New Riders Publications (Pearson Education).

Olins, W. 2003. On b[r]and ISBN: 0500285152 (pbk); 0500511454. London: Thames & Hudson.

Olins, W. 2008. Wally Olins : the brand handbook ISBN: 9780500514085 (hbk.) : £9.95; 0500514089 (hbk.) : £9.95. London: Thames & Hudson.

Olins, W. 2014. Wally Olins: Brand new : the shape of brands to come ISBN: 9780500291399 (pbk.). London: Thames & Hudson.

Onaindia, C. M. and Resnick, R. 2013. Designing B2B brands : lessons from Deloitte and 195,000 brand managers ISBN: 9781118457474 (hbk.) : £33.99. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Slade-Brooking, C. 2016. Creating a brand identity : a guide for designers ISBN: 9781780675626 (pbk.) : £19.95. London: Laurence King.

Spies, Marco. 2015. Branded interactions : creating the digital experience ISBN: 9780500518175 (hbk.) : £40.00. London: Thames & Hudson.

Van Den Bergh, J. and Behrer, M. 2016. How cool brands stay hot: branding to generation Y & Z (3rd ed.). London: Kogan Page.

Wheeler, A. 2012. Designing brand identity [electronic resource] : an essential guide for the whole branding team ISBN: 1118418743; 9781118418741. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Colour Design

Adams, S. 2017. Color design workbook : a real-world guide to using color in graphic design. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

DeLong, M. and Martison, B. 2012. Color and design ISBN: 9781847889522 (hbk.) : £55.00; 1847889522 (hbk.) : £55.00; 9781847889515 (pbk.) : £19.99; 1847889514 (pbk.) : £19.99. New York:  Berg Publishers

Dorosz, C and Watson, J. R. 2011. Designing with color : concepts and applications ISBN: 9781563678592 (pbk.) : £60.00; 1563678594 (pbk.) : £60.00. New York: Fairchild Books.

Feisnr, E. A. and Reed, R. 2014. Color studies (3rd ed.). New York: Fairchild Books.

Holtzschue, L. 2011. Understanding color: An introduction for designers (5th ed). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Hornung, D. 2012. Colour : a workshop for artists and designers ISBN: 1856694194 (2nd ed). London: Laurence King.

Krause, J. 2015. Color for designers : ninety-five things you need to know when choosing and using colors for layouts and illustrations ISBN: 9780321968142 (paperback); 032196814X (paperback). Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

Opara, E. and Cantwell, J. 2013. Color works : an essential guide to understanding and applying color design principles. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Sherin, A. 2012. Design elements, color fundamentals : a graphic style manual for understanding how color impacts design ISBN: 9781592537198; 1592537197; 9781610581899 (Digital ed.); 161058189X (Digital ed.). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Triedman, K. 2015. Colour : the professional's guide : understanding, appreciating and mastering colour in art and design and culture. London: Ilex Press.

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Digital and Interactive Design

Allanwood, G. and Beare, P. 2014. Basics interactive design: User experience design : creating designs users really love ISBN: 9782940496136 (PB : alk. paper); 2940496137 (PB : alk. paper); 9782940447695 (ePDF). London: Bloomsbury.

Anderson, S. P. 2011. Seductive interaction design : creating playful, fun, and effective user experiences ISBN: 9780321725523 (pbk.) : $34.99; 0321725522 (pbk.) : $34.99; 9780132118637 (ebook). London: New Riders Publications.

Banga, C. and Weinhold, J. 2014. Essential mobile interaction design : perfecting interface design in mobile apps ISBN: 9780321961570 (pbk.) : £24.99; 0321961579 (pbk.) : £24.99. Indiana: Addison-Wesley (Pearson Education).

Boulton, J. 2014. 100 ideas that changed the web ISBN: 9781780673707 paperback. London: Laurence King.

Cooper, A. et al. About face : the essentials of interaction design ISBN: 9781118766576 (pbk.); 1118766571 (pbk.) (4th ed). Indianapolis: John Wiley & Sons.

Colborne, G. Simple and usable web, mobile, and interaction design. London: New Riders Publications (Pearson Education). 

Dawson, A. 2011. Distinctive design : a practical guide to a useful, beautiful web ISBN: 9781119992981 (pbk.) : £22.99; 1119992982 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9781119993247 (ebook). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

DiMarco, J. 2010. Digital design for print and web : an introduction to theory, principles, and techniques ISBN: 9780470398364 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0470398361 (pbk. : alk. paper). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Dutson, F. 2014. Responsive mobile design : designing for every device ISBN: 9780133888218 (paperback); 0133888215 (paperback); 9780133888249 (ebook); 013388824X (ebook). Indiana: Addison-Wesley (Pearson Education).

Garrett, J. J. 2011. The elements of user experience. User-entred design for the web and beyond (2nd ed.). London: New Riders Publications.

Ginsburg, S. 2011. Designing the iPhone user experience : a user-centered approach to sketching and prototyping iPhone apps. Boston: Addison Wesley (Pearson Education).

Hartson, R and Pyla, P. S. 2012. The UX Book : process and guidelines for ensuring a quality user experience. Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufman.

Krug, S. Don’t make me think: a common sense approach to web and mobile usability (3rd ed.). Berkely: New Riders.

Lal, R. 2013. Digital design essentials : 100 ways to design better desktop, web, and mobile interfaces ISBN: 9781592538034; 1592538037; 9781610587860 (digital edition). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Lynch, P. J. and Horton, S. 2008. Web style guide. Basic design principles for creating web sites (3rd ed.). US: Yale University.

McNeil, P. 2013. Mobile web designer's idea book : the ultimate guide to trends, themes and styles in mobile web design. Ohio: How Books.

McNeil, P. 2014. Web designer's idea book : inspiration from the best web design trends, themes and styles. Volume 4. Ohio: How Books.

Miller, B. 2011. Above the fold : understanding the principles of successful Web site design ISBN: 9781440308420 (pbk.) : £19.99; 144030842X (pbk.) : £19.99; 9781440328794 (ebk.). Ohio: How Books.

Nahai, N. 2012. Webs of influence : the psychology of online persuasion : the secret strategies that make us click ISBN: 9780273772958 paperback; 0273772953 paperback. London: Pearson.

Pratte, A. and Nunes, J. 2012. Interactive design : an introduction to the theory and application of user-centered design ISBN: 9781592537808 £30.00 (pbk.); 1592537804 £30.00 (pbk.); 9781610586375 (digital edition). Beverly: Rockport.

Salmond, M and Ambrse, G. 2013. The fundamentals of interactive design ISBN: 9782940411863 (pbk.); 2940411867 (pbk.); 9782940447480 (ebook). Lausanne, Worthing: AVA Academia.

Soto, D. 2014. Know your onions. Web design. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. 

Spies, M. 2015. Branded interactions : creating the digital experience ISBN: 9780500518175 (hbk.) : £40.00. London: Thames & Hudson.

Steane, J. 2013. The principles & processes of interactive design ISBN: 9782940496112 (pbk.); 2940496110 (pbk.); 9782940447664 (ePDF). London: Bloomsbury.

Tselentis, J. The graphic designer's electronic-media manual : how to apply visual design principles to engage users on desktop, tablet, and mobile websites ISBN: 9781592537785 (pbk.); 1592537782 (pbk.); 9781610584012 (digital ed.). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

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Graphic Design

Ambrose, G. and Harris, P. 2009. The fundamentals of graphic design ISBN: 9782940373826 (pbk.) : £22.50; 2940373825 (pbk.) : £22.50. New York: Bloomsbury.

Armstrong, H. 2009. Graphic design theory : readings from the field ISBN: 9781568987729 (alk. paper). New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Arntson, A. 2012. Graphic design basics (6th ed.) Belmont, California: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Baldwin, J. and Roberts, L. 2006. Visual communication : from theory to practice ISBN: 9782940373093 : £24.95; 2940373094 : £24.95. Lausanne: AVA Publishing.

Barnard, M. 2005. Graphic design as communication ISBN: 0415278139 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415278120. Oxon: Routledge.

Bennett, B. 2006. Design studies : theory and research in graphic design ISBN: 1568985975 (hardcover : alk. paper); 156898586X (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781568985978; 9781568985862. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Crow, David. 2015. Visible signs (3rd ed). Lausanne: AVA Publishing

Davis, M. 2012. Graphic design theory ISBN: 9780500290491 (pbk.) : £22.50; 0500290490 (pbk.) : £22.50 (graphic design in context). London: Thames and Hudson.

Golombisky, K. and Hagen, R. 2016. White space is not your enemy : a beginner's guide to communicating visually through graphic, web & multimedia design ISBN: 9781138804647 (alk. paper) (3rd ed). Florida: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group).

Gomez-Palacio, B. and Vit, A. 2009. Graphic design referenced : a visual guide to the language, applications, and history of graphic design ISBN: 9781592537426 paperback; 1592537421 paperback. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Heller, S. and Anderson, J. 2016. The graphic design idea book : inspiration from 50 masters ISBN: 9781780677569 paperback; 1780677561 paperback. London: Laurence King.

Heller, S and Vienne, V. 2012. 100 ideas that changed graphic design ISBN: 9781856697941; 1856697940. London: Laurence King.

Keller, M. et al. 2012. Design matters : an essential primer ISBN: 9781592537389 (pbk.) : $40.00; 1592537383 (pbk.); 9781610581622 (Digital edition). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Landa, R. 2014. Graphic design solutions ISBN: 9781285085180 (pbk.) : £51.99; 1285085183 (pbk.) : £51.99 (5th ed, international ed). Belmont, California: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Lewis, A. 2016. So you want to publish a magazine? ISBN: 9781786270986 (electronic bk.); 1786270986 (electronic bk.); 9781780677545; 1780677545 London: Laurence King.

Lidwell, W. 2010. Universal principles of design: 125 ways to enhance usability, influence perception, increase appeal, make better design decisions, and teach through design. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Lupton, E. 2011. Graphic design thinking : beyond brainstorming ISBN: 9781568989792 (pbk.) : £16.99; 1568989792 (pbk.) : £16.99. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Lupton, E. and Phillips, J. C. 2015. Graphic design the new basics (2nd ed.). New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Marshall, M. and Meachem, L. 2014. How to use images ISBN: 9781856696586 (pbk.); 1856696588 (pbk.) (Portfolio skills). London: Laurence King.

McAlhone, B., Stuart, D. and Quinton, G. 2016. A smile in the mind: Witty thinking in graphic design. London: Phaidon Press.

Poulin, R. 2012. The language of graphic design : an illustrated handbook for understanding fundamental design principles ISBN: 9781592536764; 159253676X; 9781610580359; 9781592538256; 1592538258. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Puhalla, D. M. 2011. Design elements: form and space. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Resnick, E. 2013. Design for communication : conceptual graphic design basics ISBN: 0471418293 (pbk.); 9780471418290 (pbk.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Samara, T. 2014. Design elements : understanding the rules and knowing when to break them (2nd ed.). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.

Santoro, S. 2015. Guide to graphic design ISBN: 9780132300704 (pbk.); 0132300702 (pbk.). London: Pearson.

Shaughnessy, A and Bierut, M. 2009. Graphic design : a user's manual ISBN: 9781856695916 (pbk.); 1856695913 (pbk.). London: Laurence King.

Soto, D. 2015. Know your onions : graphic design ISBN: 9789063692582; 9063692587 (6th ed.). Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

Tolley, S. 2016. MIN : the new simplicity in graphic design ISBN: 0500292191 (paperback); 9780500292198 (paperback). London: Thames & Hudson.

Williams, R. 2015. The non-designer's design book : design and typographic principles for the visual novice ISBN: 9780133966152 (pbk.); 0133966151 (pbk.) (4th ed.). London: Pearson.

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Information Design

Abdullah, R. and Hubner, R. 2006. Pictograms, icons & signs : a guide to information graphics ISBN: 9780500286357 (pbk.); 0500286353 (pbk.). London: Thames & Hudson.

Baer, K. 2010. Information design workbook : graphic approaches, solutions, and inspiration + 30 case studies ISBN: 9781592534104; 1592534104. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Black, A. et al. (eds). 2017. Information design : research and practice ISBN: 9781472430700 (hardback); 1472430700 (hardback); 9781315585680 (ebook). London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

Cairo, A. 2013. The functional art : an introduction to information graphics and visualization. US: New Riders.

Cairo, A. 2016. The truthful art : data, charts, and maps for communication ISBN: 9780321934079; 0321934075. US: New Riders.

Calori, C. and Vanden-Eynden, D. 2015. Signage and wayfinding design : a complete guide to creating environmental graphic design systems. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Coates, K. and Ellison, A. 2014. An introduction to information design ISBN: 1780673388; 9781780673387 (back cover : pbk.) : £19.95; 9781780673257 (t.p. verso : pbk.). London: Laurence King.

Crook, I. and Beare, P. 2015. Motion graphics : principles and practices from the ground up ISBN: 9781472569004 (pbk.). London: Bloomsbury.

Finke T. and Manger, S. 2012. Informotion : animated infographics ISBN: 9783899554151; 3899554159.Berlin: Gestalten.

Frascara, J. 2006. Designing effective communications : creating contexts for clarity and meaning ISBN: 9781581154498 (pbk.); 1581154496 (pbk.). New York: Allworth Press.

Feeman, H. D. 2016. The moving image workshop : introducing animation, motion graphics and visual effects in 45 practical projects ISBN: 9781472572004 paperback; 1472572009 paperback; 9781472571991 ePDF; 1472571991 ePDF. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Heller, S. and Landers, R. 2014. Raw data : infographic designers' sketchbooks ISBN: 9780500517451 hardcover; 0500517452 hardcover. London: Thames & Hudson.

Lankow, J. 2012. Infographics : the power of visual storytelling ISBN: 9781118314043 (pbk.); 1118314042 (pbk.); 9781118420065 (ebk). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Lipton, R. 2004. Information graphics and visual clues : communicating information through graphic design ISBN: 1592530516 (pbk) : £16.99. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Lipton, R. 2007. The practical guide to information design ISBN: 9780471662952 (hbk.); 047166295X (hbk.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Katz, J. 2012. Designing information : human factors and common sense in information design ISBN: 9781118341971 (hardback); 9781118420096 (ebook). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Krasner, J. 2013. Motion graphic design : applied history and aesthetics ISBN: 9780240821139 (paperback); 9780240824703 (ebook) (3rd ed.). London: Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Krum, R. 2014. Cool infographics : effective communication with data visualization and design. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Meirelles, I. 2013. Design for information : an introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind effective information visualizations ISBN: 9781592538065 (pbk.) : £30.00. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

O’Grady. J. V. and O’Grady, K. V. 2008. The information design handbook ISBN: 9782940361915 (pbk.); 2940361916 (pbk.). Hove: RotoVision.

Petterson, R. 2010. Information design: Principles and guidelines. Journal of Visual Literacy, 29.2, 167-182. - Available online:

Petterson, R. 2015. Information design 1: Message design. Tullinge: Institute for Infology. - Available online:

Petterson, R. 2015. Information design 2: Text design. Tullinge: Institute for Infology. - Available online:

Petterson, R. 2015. Information design 3: Image design. Tullinge: Institute for Infology. - Available online:

Petterson, R. 2015. Information design 4: Graphic design. Tullinge: Institute for Infology. - Available online:

Petterson, R. 2015. Information design 5: Cognition. Tullinge: Institute for Infology. - Available online:

Petterson, R. 2015. Information design 6: Predecessors and Pioneers. Tullinge: Institute for Infology. - Available online:

Schriver, K.A. 1997. Dynamics in document design : creating text for readers ISBN: 0471306363 (pbk. : alk. paper). New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Shaw, A. 2015. Design for motion : motion design techniques & fundamentals ISBN: 9781138812093 paperback; 1138812099 paperback; 9781315749006 electronic book; 1315749009 electronic book; 9781317607762; 9781317607779; 9781317607755. London: Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Smiciklas, M. 2012. The power of infographics : using pictures to communicate and connect with your audience. US: QUE.

Stones, C. and Gent, M. 2016. The 7 graphic principles of public health Infographic Design. AHRC. - Available online:

Taylor, A. 2011. Design essentials for the motion media artist : a practical guide to principles & techniques. London: Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Uebele, A. 2009. Signage systems & information graphics : a professional sourcebook ISBN: 9780500288481 (pbk.) : £24.95; 0500288488 (pbk.) : £24.95. London: Thames & Hudson.

Ware, C. 2013. Information visualization. Perception for design. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann.

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Instructional Design

Dirksen, J. 2016. Design for how people learn. Berkeley: New Riders.

Dreher, M. J. 1992. Searching for Information in Textbooks. The journal of reading. ISSN: 0022-4103, 35.5: 364-371.

Gagné, R. et al. 2005. Principles of instructional design (5th ed). Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.

Horton, W. 2011. e-Learning by Design (2nd ed.). CA: Pfeiffer (Wiley).

Hartley J. 1994. Designing instructional text. London: Kogan Page.

Hartley, J. 2004. Designing Instructional and informational text. In Jonassen, D. H. (ed), Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (2nd ed). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 917-947.

Hartley, J. and P. Burnhill. 1977a. Fifty guide-lines for improving instructional text. Programmed learning & educational technology : journal of the Association for Programmed Learning. ISSN: 0033-0396 0033-0396, 14.1, 65-73.

Hartley, J. and P. Burnhill. 1977b. Understanding instructional text: typography, layout and design. In M. Howe (ed) Adult learning : psychological research and applications ISBN: 0471994588. London: John Wiley and Sons, 223-247.

Hartley, J. and M. Trueman. 1981. The effects of changes in layout and changes in wording on preferences for instructional text. Visible language. ISSN: 0022-2224, 15.1, 13-31. - Available online:

Li, D. et al. 2011. Product instructions in the digital age. In: Coelho, D. A. (ed). Industrial design: new frontiers. InTech, 39-52. - Available online:

Li, D. et al. 2013. The Design of Product Instructions. In: Coelho, D. A. (ed). Advances in industrial design engineering. InTech, 101-114. - Available online:

Lonsdale, M. 2014. The effect of text layout on performance: a comparison between types of question that require different reading processes. Information design journal. ISSN: 0142-5471, 21.3.

Lonsdale, M 2016. The typographic features of text and how they contribute to the legibility of academic reading materials: an empirical study. Visible language. ISSN: 0022-2224, 50.1.

Mijksenaar, P. and Westendorp, P. 1999. Open here : the art of instructional design ISBN: 050028170X (pbk). London: Thames & Hudson.

Morrison, G. et al. 2013. Designing effective instruction (7th ed). New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Peters, D. 2014. Interface design for learning : design strategies for learning experiences ISBN: 9780321903044 (pbk.) : £25.99; 0321903048 (pbk.) : £25.99; 9780133365511 (ebk.). Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

Piskurich, G.M. 2015. Rapid instructional design : learning ID fast and right ISBN: 0787947210 (acid-free paper) (3rd wd). New Jersey: Wiley

Redish, J. 2009. Forms that work : designing Web forms for usability ISBN: 9781558607101 (pbk.) : £22.99; 1558607102 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9780080948485 (ebk). Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Schwesinger, B. 2010. The form book : best practice in creating forms for business and online use. London: Thames & Hudson.

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Service Design

Brown, T. and Katz, B. 2009. Change by design : how design thinking can transform organizations and inspires innovation. New York: Harper Business. 

Klaar, J. M. 2014. How to have your cake and eat it too : an introduction to service design. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. 

Kimbell, L. 2014. The service innovation handbook : action-oriented creative thinking toolkit for service orgainizations ; templates - cases - capabilities. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. 

Macintyre, M. et al. (eds). 2011. Service design and delivery [electronic resource] ISBN: 144198321x; 9781441983213; 144198321x. London: Springer.

Osterwalder, A. et al. 2014. Value proposition design ISBN: 9781118968055 (cloth); 1118968050 (cloth); 9781118968079 (ebk); 9781118968062 (ebk); 9781118973103 (ebk). How to create products and services customers want. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Reason, B. et al. 2016. Service design for business : a practical guide to optimizing the customer experience ISBN: 9781118988923 (cloth); 1118988922 (cloth). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Stickdorn, M. and Schneider, J. 2011. This is service design thinking : basics, tools, cases.. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

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Typographic Design

Ambrose, G. and Harris, P. 2015. The layout book (2nd ed). Lausanne, Worthing: AVA Academia.

Beier, S. 2012. Reading letters : designing for legibility ISBN: 9789063692711 (hbk.) : £34.00; 9063692714 (hbk.) : £34.00. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

Beier, S. 2017. Type tricks : your personal guide to type design ISBN: 9789063694586 (pbk.) : No price. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. 

Caldwell, C. and Zappaterra, Y. Editorial design : digital and print ISBN: 9781780671642 (pbk.) : £19.95.London: Laurence King Publishing.

Carter, R. et al. 2015. Typographic design: form and communication (6th ed). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. 

Crisp, D.G. 2012. Typography ISBN: 9780500290507 (pbk.); 0500290504 (pbk.) (graphic design in context). London: Thames and Hudson.

Dopress Books. 2014. Amazing layout design ISBN: 9781908175496 (paperback); 1908175494 (paperback). Harrow Middlesex: CYPI Press.

Dyson, M. 2004. How physical text layout affects reading from screen. Behaviour & information technology. ISSN: 0144-929X, 23. 6, 377–393.

Felker, D. B. et al. 1981. Guidelines for document designers. Washington: American Institutes for Research. - Available online:

Graver, A. and Jura, B. 2012. Best practices for graphic designers : grids and page layouts : an essential guide for understanding & applying page design principles ISBN: 9781592537853 (pbk.) : £27.50; 1592537855 (pbk.) : £27.50. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Kullan, K. 2007. Layout workbook : a real-world guide to building pages in graphic design ISBN: 9781592533527 (pbk); 1592533523 (pbk). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Lonsdale, M. 2014. Typographic features of text: Outcomes from research and practice. Visible language. ISSN: 0022-2224, 48.3, 28-67.

Lupton, E. 2010. Thinking with type: A critical guide for designers, writers, developers, & students. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Lupton, E. 2014. Type on screen : a guide for designers, developers, writers, and students. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Samara, T. 2005. Making and breaking the grid : a layout design workshop (2nd ed, updated and expanded). Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Schriver K.A. 1997. Dynamics in document design : creating text for readers ISBN: 0471306363 (pbk. : alk. paper). New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Strizver, I. 2015. Type rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Tondreau, B. Layout essentials : 100 design principles for using grids ISBN: 9781592537075 (pbk.) : £16.99; 1592537073 (pbk.) : £16.99. Beverly, Massachusetts: Rockport. 

Tselentis, J. et al. 2012. Typography, referenced : a comprehensive visual guide to the language, history and practice of typography ISBN: 9781592537020; 1592537022. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Woolman, M. 2005. Type in motion 2 ISBN: 0500512434. London: Thames and Hudson.

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Human-centred Design

Armstrong, H. and Stojmirovic, Z. 2011. Participate : designing with user-generated content. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Beyer, H. and Holtzblatt, K. 1998. Contextual design : defining customer-centered systems ISBN: 1558604111 (pbk). San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann.

Buxton, W. 2007. Sketching user experience : getting the design right and the right design ISBN: 9780123740373 (pbk.) : £24.99; 0123740371 (pbk.) : £24.99. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann. 

Dragt, E. 2017. How to research trends : move beyond trend watching to kick start innovation. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. 

Norman, D. 2007. Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things ISBN: 0465051367 (pbk); 0465051359. Boston: MIT Press.

Norman, D. 2013. The design of everyday things ISBN: 0262640376 (pbk). Boston: MIT Press.

O’Grady, J. V. and O’Grady, K. V. 2017. A designer's research manual : succeed in design by knowing your clients and what they really need (2nd ed). Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport.

Senova, M. 2017. This human : how To be the Person Designing for Other People ISBN: 9789063694609. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. 

Shea, A. 2012. Designing for social change : strategies for community-based graphic design ISBN: 9781616890476; 1616890479. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Simmons, C. H. C. 2011. Just design: socially conscious design for critical causes ISBN: 9781440323249 (e-book). Ohio: How Design Books.

van Gorp, T. and Adams, E. 2012. Design for emotion [electronic resource] ISBN: 9780123865328 (electronic bk.); 0123865328 (electronic bk.); 9780123865311; 012386531X. Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufman.

van Osch, H. 2016. Different brains, different approach : successful neuro advertising for both genders - male and female  Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

Weinschenk, S. M. 2008. Neuro web design : what makes them click? ISBN: 9780321603609 (pbk.); 0321603605 (pbk.) Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

Weinschenk, S. M. 2011. 100 things every designer needs to know about people ISBN: 9780321767530 (pbk.); 0321767535 (pbk.). Berkeley, CA: New Riders.

Weinschenk, S. M. 2016. 100 more things every designer needs to know about people ISBN: 9780134196039 (pbk.) : £18.99; 9780134196138 (ebook). Berkeley, CA: New Riders. 

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Scientific journals

Design studies. ISSN: 0142-694x ( )

Design issues. ISSN: 0747-9360; 1531-4790 ( )

International journal of design ISSN: 1991-3761; 1994-036x ( )

Information design journal. ISSN: 0142-5471 (

The design journal. ISSN: 1460-6925; 1756-3062 ( )

Visible language. ISSN: 0022-2224 (

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Design Council ( )

D&AD – Design & Art Direction ( )

How Design ( )

International Council of Design ( )

InfoDesign ( )

Red dot ( )

Simplification Centre ( )

Nielsen Norman Group ( )

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Baseline ISSN: 1541-3004 (

Blueprint. ISSN: 0268-4926 (

Creative review. ISSN: 0262-1037 (

Design Observer ( )

Design week. ISSN: 0950-3676 (

Eye. ISSN: 0960-779x (

Grafik. ISSN: 1479-7534 (

UX Magazine ( )

Wallpaper. ISSN: 1364-4475 (

This list was last updated on 11/11/2017