Following up on last weeks post, heres’ a selection of articles that challenge our standard notions of what user-centered design is all about.
Ten Design Lessons from Frederick Law Olmsted, the Father of American Landscape Architecture — Matt Linderman
Design touches all aspects of life. Good design is often invisible; bad design makes life difficult and oftentimes miserable. In the inaugural issue you’ll find a wide range of thoughts on design. I’m going to keep this intro short so you can get into the articles.
You can find lists like this one all over the internet, but most include a daunting list of 10-20 books. This is great for anyone already entrenched in UX design, but for the uninitiated it’s a bit heavy handed. So let’s break it down to just three books:
1. The Design of Everyday Things - Donald Norman