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A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible

Looks like a good primer on design:

This book is for design beginners. If you’re not a designer but sometimes are asked to do design, then this book is for you. If you’ve just started out in design, or are at college or university, then this book is for you, too.

Designing the Invisible

£35.00 for the paperback and digital editions. I have the first book they published, A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web that I frequently pull out for reference, ideas and inspiration.

It’s just too bad that Five Simple Steps, the publisher, doesn’t have a North American distribution because these books get expensive by the time you do the exchange and shipping.

Update: Thanks to a comment from the book’s author, Rob Mills, it looks like I missed the blog post where Five Simple Steps announced their distribution plans in the USA. Thanks for the update Rob!

  1. Hi Chris,

    There have been some changes at Five Simple Steps recently and they do now have a North American distribution centre. Well, they have two in fact. More info on this is on the FSS blog – http://www.fivesimplesteps.com/blogs/five-simple-

    Thanks for posting about my book and if you do buy it, I'd love to know what you think.

    Thanks,

    Rob Mills
    (@RobertMills)

  2. Wow thanks Rob! The book looks great and I posted it here both as a reminder for myself and as a possible August birthday gift idea for any family reading (hint hint!) 🙂

    My book buying budget has been blown (alliteration much?) lately and my reading list is long. Between Five Simple Steps and A Book Apart there's just too many good books coming out lately to keep up with! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note.
    Chris.

  3. Nice hinting 😉

    I agree, there's so many great books out there at the moment. I recently finished, and loved, Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart and next on my list is Design is a Job.

    Happy reading

    Rob.

  4. Design is a Job is the book sitting on my shelf with a bookmark in chapter 6 or 7. The job gets in the way of reading about how to do the job. 🙂

    Chris.

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