Design Axioms

The Design Axioms describe the minimal rule set for designing interfaces: the 16 foundational concepts that are required knowledge for engineers and designers to create usable and elegant interfaces. The design of the content (and book) will follow the same tenets outlined within it. Diagrams, screenshots, and pictures (the visual story) dominate the content; text-based descriptions are short and to the point...

Our User Experience lead got a set of these from a conference she recently attended, and I fell in love with the cards so much that she got me a set. This one is my favorite because in no uncertain terms, I hate Gantt Charts. They are terrible, horrible, no good and very bad.1

These guys are very creative. I love that they publish a free iOS app to view the axioms in all their beautiful, phone-sized glory.

Jun 24th, 2013