What are the best design books?

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    #1Designing Interactions

    Designing Interactions

    Designing Interactions is a book by Bill Moggridge, he is an award-winning designer of the first laptop. In this book, he shares how he explored the world of design to push through his greatest innovation. 

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    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is the type of book that would either be interesting or boring to most with very few in between. It summarizes the industry history very well and answers a lot of questions that others may have had. The book gets very dry in the end, I would recommend if you are interested in the industry but not otherwise."
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    #2The Design of Everyday Things

    The Design of Everyday Things

     The Design of Everyday Things is a book by Donald Norman that tells how designs of objects have an effect towards the decision making of the people who can see the design.

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    Roger Freeman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Design of Everyday Things seeks to explore the newest frontier in business which is smart design. I found his insights to be fresh and different and they helped me to look at things in a new way. If you're looking for a fresh perspective, you should give this book a try."
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    #3The Non-designer's Design Book

    The Non-designer's Design Book

    The Non-designer's Design Book is a book by Robin Williams that teaches non-designers how to make their design look professionally made with just four easy steps.  She provided a step-by-step guide so people will easily learn from her book.  

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    Daniel May
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I wanted to find a good design book and found The Non-designer's Design Book. This book was an award winner and has a nice take on how to better your designs. It also seems to be easy to follow and for beginners, which is nice. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to get better at design. "
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    #4Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist

    Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
    Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist is a nonfiction book by Stephen Rogers Peck which is a manual for students to know more information about the human anatomy and other unique features. 
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    Ajay Jayaraman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist is nonfiction and shows students more about anatomy and human features. Good reference for any student."
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    #5Anatomy for the Artist

    Anatomy for the Artist

    Anatomy for the Artist is a nonfiction book by Sarah Simblet which serves as an illustrated guidebook to drawing the human anatomy for most professors. 

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    Ralph Allen
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is for drawing human bodies. I think they are looking for graphic design books. This is a bad fit."
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    #6Human Anatomy for Artists

    Human Anatomy for Artists
    Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form is written by Eliot Goldfinger which will provide an analytical work on the anatomy of the human figure to artists to help them improve their skills. 
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    Adam Carr
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Very smart read"
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    #7Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy

    Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy
    Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy is written by Christopher Hart is a new approach to teach on how to draw the anatomy of the human body based on the point of view of a cartoonist or illustrator. 
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    Shirley Martin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is great for getting the basics of anatomy. It is a must-have for artists who have trouble drawing the human form like I do. It even helped me learn to draw feet that don't look like weird flippers. The detail and designs of this book are amazing. I would recommend it to any artist. "
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    #8The Human Figure

    The Human Figure

    The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists is written by David K. Rubins which is a guide and reference for artists on how to construct the appearance of the male and female figures. 

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    Janet Gray
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book will help you with learning about anatomy, there are many different sketches that one can use to learn about drawing. I found that it can help if your into drawing people and want to have some detailed drawings, the book won't really help with design related materials though. I do like that the book has many angles for this type of art though, it would be worth checking out if your wanting to improve on your art work, otherwise this book won't be of much use to you. "
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    #9The Anatomy of Style

    The Anatomy of Style
    The Anatomy of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques is written by Patrick J. Jones wherein he shares his unique teaching methods in drawing and illustrating the human body for the next generation artists. 
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    Deborah Snyder
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This design book is very helpful for anatomy drawing techniques.It has been very useful to me, and with the help of this book i have a better performance. I recommend it to all persons who need this skill improved immediately. "
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    #10The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy

    The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy
    The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy is an illustration book written by Gottfried Bammes which shares and demonstrates techniques on novice artists on how to illustrate and draw the human anatomy. 
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    Alexander Bishop
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "For a very specific area of design, this is a great book to have handy. But, most designers really will NOT need this kind of book and it is NOT at all a design book per se. For that narrow niche though, it's certainly a good guide."
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    #11Anatomy and Drawing

    Anatomy and Drawing

    Anatomy and Drawing is written by Victor Perard which is an instruction book on the anatomical structures of the human body for the beginning artists as it explains in simple terms a series of dynamic illustrations.  

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    Dennis Schneider
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I recently realized my 12 year old son had a knack for sketch drawing. I decided to buy him a few books to help him practice and develop his artistic abilities. Out of the books I bought this was my personal favorite as the directions and pictures are straightforward. He is really enjoying it as well!"

Summary

Best What are the best design books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Designing InteractionsBooks 5 Paid
2The Design of Everyday ThingsBooks 2 Paid
3The Non-designer's Design BookBooks 1 Paid
4Atlas of Human Anatomy for the ArtistBooks 0 Paid
5Anatomy for the ArtistBooks 0 Paid
6Human Anatomy for ArtistsBooks 0 Paid
7Human Anatomy Made Amazingly EasyBooks 0 Paid
8The Human FigureBooks 0 Paid
9The Anatomy of StyleBooks 0 Paid
10The Artist's Guide to Human AnatomyBooks 0 Paid
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