References for Chapter 11
Steve Krug, Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (New Riders: 2nd ed., 2006)
A very popular book on usability, which includes material on visual design. The message is in the title.
Greg Berryman, Notes on Graphic Design and Visual Communication (Course Technology: Revised ed., 1990)
Only 46 pages, without colour, and by no means new, this dense text produced in uppercase “handwriting” is nevertheless still one of the best and most popular introductions to fundamental visual design principles, and therefore more worthwhile than many longer or more flashy books.
David Crow, Visible Signs (AVA Publishing: 2003)
Large format highly visual introduction to semiotics. A useful and interesting guide to this important subject, with lots of practical examples for the visually oriented.
Carolyn Knight and Jessica Glaser, The Graphic Designer's Guide to Effective Visual Communication (RotoVision: 2005)
Subtitled “Creating Hierarchies with Type Image, and Color”, this hardcover book is entirely about creating visual hierarchies and includes lots of examples from the (print) industry as well as practical exercises. Only for serious graphic designers.