Monographic

Questioning the Edges of Design

Required Reading [Detail]

Required Reading

As an educator I frequently find myself recommending books to others, both within and without academia. The following books – though loosely categorised – focus on core principles that will, I believe, serve any self-respecting designer well, forming the backbone of a comprehensive library.

The books here are listed using Harvard Referencing (naturally), however, in a slightly modified form, listing authors’ full names. All include links, click the titles and you’ll be magically whisked to the relevant pages, thanks to the wonders of the web and hyperlinking.

If I had to recommend just one book, it would be Peter Drucker’s ‘Managing Oneself’. I recommend it to my Masters students and re-read it at least twice a year myself. It’s short, to the point and filled with valuable advice that will you help get the most out of life.

Managing Oneself

Innovation and Idea Generation

Aesthetics

Design Theory

Design Principles

Branding

Typography