IxD Bibliography



Principles, Concepts, Ideas

From the trenches

Other Books

Web Interface Design

Industrial Design

Product/Industrial Design


Tufte recommended the following works (ignore links for the moment):

  • Interaction of Color by Josef Albers
  • Light and Color in the Outdoors by M. G. J. Minnaert, Len Seymour (Translator), L. Seymour (Translator)
  • Maps & Civilization : Cartography in Culture and Society by Norman J. W. Thrower
  • Mastering the Techniques of Teaching (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  • The Elements of Style by William, Jr. Strunk, E. B. White, Charles Osgood (Afterword), White
  • The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
  • Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

Advanced Readings

  • Cartographic Relief Presentation by Eduard Imhof
  • Graphical Methods for Data Analysis by John M. Chambers
  • Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing by Philip Greenspun
  • The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility: The Ideas Behind the World's Slowest Computer by Stewart Brand
  • The Elements of Graphing Data by William S. Cleveland
  • Web Style Guide : Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites by Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton


  • Videobook of Powers of Ten by Philip Morrison, Phylis Morrison