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-Design theory
-Communication writing
-Information design
-Information architecture
-Wayfinding / signage
-Human factors
-Perception & psychology


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Our design work is informed by a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, human factors and visual perception. These booklists (see right) consist of design practice articles that we have read and recommend. Note: If you are looking to purchase these books, some may be out of print.

For business professionals, we recommend:

Visual Function imageVisual Function. An Introduction to Information Design
by Paul Mijksenaar, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997
This book provides a good explanation of information design along with examples showing its value in application. A concise and thoughtfully written reference that is compact enough for taking along while travelling.


For design professionals, we particularly recommend:

Information design imageInformation Design
by Robert Jacobson, editor, Cambridge, MIT Press, 1999
Collection of essays on design from various authors. No pictures, just lots to think about on a design practice level.