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A Listmania! list by V. L. Schmid "Jinnie Lee" (Atlanta GA USA)
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The list author says: "I'm an instructional designer by trade, and have a related fondness for other types of design including information/data design, PPT and DOC formatting, websites, logos and branding, visual communication tools (maps, drawings, etc.) as well as fashion and interior design. The first few items on this list are books that I own, and the remainder are on my "get next" list."
The Design of Everyday Things
1.  The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
The list author says:
  "This is a great basic on usability and design for all sorts of items including cars, computing, and lots more.  Kindof a primer for the whole concept of design and usibility and its importance in our life."
Used & New from: $3.24
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Before & After Page Design
2.  Before & After Page Design by John McWade
The list author says:
  "Love Before & After!  Check out their website and sign up for their enewsletter."
Used & New from: $13.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Before and After Graphics for Business
3.  Before and After Graphics for Business by John McWade
The list author says:
  "More completely useful stuff from Before & After."
$30.22   Used & New from: $2.62
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Student Successes With Thinking Maps(R): School-Based Research, Results, and Models for Achievement Using Visual Tools
4.  Student Successes With Thinking Maps(R): School-Based Research, Results, and Models for Achievement Using Visual Tools by David Hyerle
The list author says:
  "Thinking Maps are a great tool that is being implemented in many school systems across the nation.  There are 8 standard maps (visuals) that correspond to 8 thought processes - and the magic is in the right map to the right thought process, across content and time."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Visual Tools for Transforming Information Into Knowledge
5.  Visual Tools for Transforming Information Into Knowledge by David Hyerle
The list author says:
  "This book "leads up" to an explanation of Thinking Maps, by first surveying the science of how the brain processes visuals, then the other visual tools in use (mind maps, graphic organizers) - and then describes Thinking Maps and how they are different and why they are successful.  Also check out www.thinkingmaps.com"
$35.32   Used & New from: $20.06
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
6.  Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things by Ellen Lupton
The list author says:
  "Actually I'm not sure how I feel about this book - the inside has not yet grabbed me as much as the outside / concept.  A series of essays on design and its implication in our lives; I imagine there is some gold in there that I just haven't found yet!"
$9.58   Used & New from: $1.63
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities
7.  Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities by David Airey
The list author says:
  "Here begins my wish list! This guy also has a website that shares lots of his ideas for free - and you can get a free chapter there."
Used & New from: $35.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
8.  The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
The list author says:
  "Can't wait to see this series!"
$18.72   Used & New from: $3.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
9.  The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
Used & New from: $0.51
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Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures
10.  Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures by Dan Roam
$17.16   Used & New from: $2.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Beyond Words: A Guide to Drawing Out Ideas
11.  Beyond Words: A Guide to Drawing Out Ideas by Milly R. Sonneman
$16.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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V. L. Schmid "Jinnie Lee" (Atlanta GA USA)
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Qualifications: Instructional Designer, Facilitator, Trainer, Coach, Public Speaker
Last updated: 3/10/10
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