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Letter Fountain: The Anatomy of Type
Letter Fountain: The Anatomy of Type
by Joep Pohlen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 37.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Hardocore bible for the typophile, 21 Mar 2013
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A tome of a book. If you get kicks out of letters, you will love this book. A great section on the history of type.


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
by David M Eagleman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 21 Mar 2013
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Although more of a leisure book, I was telling myself: this is not usable ... but such fun to read.


Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork Start the Work That Matters
Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork Start the Work That Matters
by Michael Bungay Stanier
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

2.0 out of 5 stars More about coaching, 21 Mar 2013
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I thought this would be a book about creativity and design, but it was more about coaching managers. It might be great for coaches, but I had a hard time reading it.


Advanced Google AdWords
Advanced Google AdWords
by Brad Geddes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 21.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only book you need, 21 Mar 2013
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This book is hardcore. All the other books just skim the surface, this one is the definitive guide. You don't need any other.


Mobile Usability
Mobile Usability
by Jakob Nielsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.37

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of hands on examples, 21 Mar 2013
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This book is useful, short and it gives examples. It also bases its suggestions on user testing rather than assumptions. A must read for any UX professional.


Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites (Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites)
Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites (Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites)
by Patrick Lynch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.19

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Basic web design stuff, 5 Dec 2011
I would like this book to be my first on web design, being a designer for 13 years it is just too simple to be useful.


Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
by Alina Wheeler
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Corporate view of the branding process, 5 Dec 2011
This is a good book for designing for big clients and big budgets. It is nicely divided into sections of the process plus examples. The process itself is aimed at huge budgets/clients, so if your are designing for smaller companies or startups, buy Logo design love instead.
The book is also very nicely designed and a pleasure to read or even just leaf through.


Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web & Mobile Application Design (Voices That Matter)
Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web & Mobile Application Design (Voices That Matter)
by Robert Hoekman Jr.
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Eureka moment book, 17 Oct 2011
I bought this book a bit by mistake. I usually don't design applications so I was a bit unwilling to start reading. But boy was I mistaken. This book changed the way I look at design, any design. The main takeaway is to not clutter the interface and just get the basics right. How many features do you use in Word? Exactly. It is very well written, to the point and gives you a few procedures to cut the fat out of the design. I would even compare it to Steve Krug's books. Once you read them, you go slap your forehead and say: "That is obvious, why didn't I think of that."


A Technique for Producing Ideas (McGraw-Hill Advertising Classic)
A Technique for Producing Ideas (McGraw-Hill Advertising Classic)
by James Young
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Short and good, 17 Oct 2011
This book is short. Which is a good thing. You will have an aha moment when you read it. It would seem obvious, but don't dismiss it. Just try it. There is a reason it gets reprinted for the last 40 years and that is that it works.
That being said, the typography reminds me of a grammar school text book.


How to Do Better Creative Work (Prentice Hall Business)
How to Do Better Creative Work (Prentice Hall Business)
by Steve Harrison
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars How to run a great agency as well, 17 Oct 2011
This book is a gem. It is well written, funny and concise... and pain useful. I have to place this in my top 10, and that is saying a lot - I read 50 business/design books a year. After reading this book, you will have a better idea how to run your own studio/department as well as how to come up with solid solutions to client problems (ideas + execution). There is a section with case studies which would be worth the money in itself. Steve Harrison knows his subject in and out, and it is refreshing to see someone look for how good the idea is at selling to customers instead how probable is it to get an award. John Hopkins would be proud.
Design-wise the cover paper only seems like recycled paper, it is in fact printed on heavy coated stock which seems unnecessary. The font use is also a bit weird, the headings use a very fat display font more appropriate for a magazine cover.


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