Recommendations for books and training resources covering for Design for Programmers

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Published on 2010-12-29T10:24:01Z Indexed on 2010/12/29 11:01 UTC
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Off the back of one of the answers to this question (currently the second highest scoring), it made me think, what's the best way to get developers up to speed on good basic design principals.

I'm not talking about making them into graphic designers but some developers almost take pride in ugly UIs, seeing them as unimportant next to the functionality.

What primarily interested in are the graphic design elements rather than the usability aspects which is pretty well covered by books such as Don't Make Me Think. Use of white space, emphasis, font selection and a million other things I'm probably not even aware of.

I know people are often seen as artistic or not artistic but surely the basics can be taught and someone has written a book covering this?

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