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All the concepts you'll ever refer to,
This review is from: Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design (Hardcover)
This is a compendium of concepts, ideas, movements, buzzwords, that cover an enormous range - from Occam's Razor to the 80/20 rule - but which all contribute to design thinking. Depending on where you're coming from you'll find some of the content very familiar and obvious, but other parts will have you saying "Ah, so that's where that comes from" while others will be concepts you've never come across before. The joy of it is that everyone will find different principles familar, interesting, new, relevant, etc.
The book is beautifully produced, easy to refer back to and a pleasure to read.
It would be fun to see a linked web site that solicited ideas for inclusion in a second volume. My personal vote would go to Pattern Languages, inexplicably missing from the original. This is my only point of argument with this lovely book.