Design Book Dive
Last year, I dedicated a few weeks to a focused poker study. During this period I exclusively consumed books, articles, and podcasts about poker. I dropped all other topics until I felt I’d leveled up in the game.
This full-immersion learning in just one topic lead to some of my fastest learning outside of school (not to mention the most fun I’d had in a while). I formalized the process a bit and am starting this year with a three-month design study including personal projects, books, podcasts, and more.
I’ll be reading the following books, publishing my notes on my site, and incorporating the lessons into my projects.
- The Design of Everyday Things
- Change by Design
- Creative Confidence
- Don’t Make Me Think
- The Inmates are Running the Asylum
- Making and Breaking the Grid
- The Best Interface is No Interface
- Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
- Universal Principles of Design
- Visual Display of Quantitative Information
- Grid Systems in Graphic Design
- Thinking with Type
- Atomic Design
- Intercom on Jobs-To-Be-Done
If you’re also reading any of these or have a recommendation for what I could add to this list, drop me a note! I’d love to chat and discuss what we’ve learned.
Outside of books, I’m (finally) starting the Design Details podcast and 99% Invisible podcast. I’ll be sharing my projects on Dribbble and on my new portfolio site (coming soon!)