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Not quite as awesome as you'd be led to believe.,
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This review is from: The Non-Designer's Design Book (Paperback)
I like the concept of this book - a design book that's written for those who aren't essentially designers, but need to use design in everyday life. Based on the idea that you've never studied design before, Williams covers the essential topics and points out the biggest mistakes that beginners make with clear examples, and plenty of "before and after" shots so you not only see why something looks terrible, you also see how simply it can be fixed. It's a short book and it's not difficult to understand. However, I just can't bring myself to give it anything higher than 3 stars because Williams' writing style verges on patronising, and I found it almost TOO basic in places - once you've read it, you'll pretty much never need to refer to it again. If you're a design student, then don't even bother with this. If you're someone who uses design on a casual or non-professional level then you'll benefit from borrowing this book from your local library and reading it cover to cover, but I wouldn't spend any money on it.
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2009 13:23:49 BDT
I don't understand your review. It seems that you expect this book to be more than it claims. It is called the Non-Designers Design Book for a very good reason. The book targets non-designers; not design students or professionals so why criticise it for not catering for these people? So I can't agree with your 3 stars. This is an excellent choice for the target reader.
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