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Symbol Design

(1993).Symbol Design. New York, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1059 Third Ave., NY 10021

  AIGA Symbol Designs

Industrial Design (2001).Design Secrets: Products.Massachusetts, Rockport Publishers, 33 Commercial St. Gloucester, MA 01930.
  (1979) Tjalve, E. A Short Course in Industrial Design. London-Boston, Newnes-Butterworths.
  (1983) Flurscheim, C. H. Industrial Design in Engineering: a marriage of techniques. The Design Council, London, Springer-Verlag

Human Factors Dreyfuss, H. (1967). The Measure of Man: Human Factors in Design. New York, Whitney Library of Design, 18 East 50th Street.
  Woodson, W. E. (1981). Human Factors Design Handbook. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  Norman, D. (1989). The Design of Everday Things. New York, Doubleday Currency
 

Ten usability heuristics

 

Tufte materials on visual communication

  Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design
  Examples of bad human factors design
  Essays on design from Don Norman (author of The Design of Everyday Things)
  Principles of interaction design
  Human error rates in cognitive processes
  Golden Rules for Bad User Interfaces (software-centric)

Universal Design Universal design, Boston Museum of Science
  Accessible exhibit design guidelines
  ADA standards for accessible design, US Justice Department
  Lighthouse International — Guidlines for making text legible
   
Form Giving Hurlburt, A. (1989). Layout: the design of the printed page. New York, Watson-Guptil Publications.
  Le Corbusier. (1954). Le Modulor. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press.
  Le Corbusier. (1958). Modulor 2. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press.
  Wallace, D. R. (1991). A Computer Model of Aesthetic Industrial Design. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sketching and Marker Rendering Powell, D. (1985). Design Rendering Techniques. London, Orbis Publishing Limited.
  Sketching in 3D
  See the video tutorials.

Color Chijiiwa, H. (1987). Color harmony. Rockport, MA, Rockport Publishers.
Shibukawa, I and Takahashi, Y (1990). Designer’s guide to color 5. San Fransico, CA, Chronicle Books.
Walch, M and Hope, A (1995). Living Colors. San Fransico, CA, Chronicle Books.