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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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!"