Resources on Product Design

A personal curated library of resources on product design

Approach

Applied Discovery

by David Cole

Creativity, Inc.

by Ed Catmull

Dao Of Web Design

by John Allsopp

Design Doesn't Scale

by Stanley Wood

Designer Duds Losing Our Seat At The Table

by Mills Baker

Designing In The Borderlands

by Frank Chimero

Getting Real

by Basecamp

How Did You Find Your Identity Through Design?

by Eric Hu

How You Know

by Paul Graham

Learning To See

by Oliver Reichenstein

On Magical Sofware

by Des Traynor

Product Strategy Means Saying No

by Des Traynor

The Art Of Designing With Heart

by Jonas Downey

The Design Of Everyday Things

by Donald Norman

The Two Ways Of Building

by Julie Zhuo

The Webs Grain

by Frank Chimero

Understanding The Role Of Design

by John Zeratsky

Web Design, The First 100 Years

by Maciej Cegłowski

When Good Design Isn't Enough

by Johnnie Manzari

What Screen Wants

by Frank Chimero

Copywriting

5 Principles For Great Interface Copywriting

by Erin Kissane

A Checklist For Content Work

by Erin Kissane

Copywriting Is Interface Design

by Basecamp

Interface Writing

by Nicole Fenton

On Writing Well

by William Zinsser

Reminder, Design Is Still About Words

by Mig Reyes

Style Manual

by Andy Taylor

The Elements Of Style

by William Strunk, Jr.

Typographic Checklist

by Type Studio

Voice & Tone

by Mailchimp

Writing Is Thinking

by Sally Kerrigan

Writing Microcopy

by Joshua Porter

Film

Design & Thinking

by Mu-Ming Tsai

Design Is One

by Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra

Helvetica

by Gary Hustwit

Objectified

by Gary Hustwit

PressPausePlay

by Victor Köhler & David Dworsky

Teaching To See

by Inge Druckrey

To Inform & Delight

by Wendy Keys

Typeface

by Justine Nagan

Grid

Five Simple Steps To Designing Grid Systems Part 1-5

by Mark Boulton

Fluid Grids

by Ethan Marcotte

Grid Systems In Graphic Design

by Josef Muller-Brockmann

On The Grid

by Khoi Vinh

Interaction Design

12 Basic Principles Of Animation

by James Pannafino

A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design

by Bret Victor

A Primer On Bézier Curves

by Mike Kamermans

Designing For The Next Step

by Joshua Porter

From Cartoons To The User Interface

by Bay-Wei Chang & David Ungar

Meaninful Transitions

by Johannes Tonollo

Motion UI Design Principles

by Grant Liddall

Provide Meaning With Motion

by Paul Stamatiou

The Animator's Survival Kit

by Richard Williams

The Illusion of Life

by Ollie Johnston & Frank Thomas

Transitional Interfaces

by Pasquale D'Silva

UI Animation & UX, A Not So Secret Friendship

by Val Head

Interface & Visual Design

A Guide To Color And Conversion Rates

by Jamie Dihiansan

Anticipating Intention

by Jamie Dihiansan

Gestalt Principles

by Christian von Ehrenfels

Information Software & The Graphical Interface

by Bret Victor

Insights On Symbol Design

by Jon Hicks

Interface First

by Basecamp

No To No UI

by Timo Arnall

Optimizing UI Icons For Faster Recognition

by Alla Kholmatova

Peirce's Theory of Signs

by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Teaching To See

by Edward Tufte

The Meaning Of Color

by Cameron Chapman

Three State Solution

by Basecamp

UI & Capability

by Ryan Singer

Why You Should Move That Button 3px To The Left

by Braden Kowitz

iOS Development

Developing iOS7 Apps

by Stanford

Learning Xcode As A Designer

by Meng To

NSHipster

by Mattt Thompson

Objc.io

by Chris Eidhof & Others

Objective-C Programming

by Aaron Hillegass

Subjective-C

by Sam Page

The Swift Programming Language

by Apple Inc.

Mobile

Android Design

by Android

Human Interface Guidelines

by Apple

iOS Design Resources

by Apple

Mobile First

by Luke Wroblewski

Multi-Device Layout Patterns

by Luke Wroblewski

Touch Target Sizes

by Luke Wroblewski

Principles

Design Principles

by Jeremy Keith

Designers Will Code

by David Cole

The Difference

by Richard Feynman

Good Design

by Dieter Rams

Good Design

by Julie Zhuo

Good Design Isn't About Being Clever

by Adam Debreczeni

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

by Simon Sinek

Principles of Form and Design

by Wucius Wong

Product Design

by Wikipedia

Product Design For The Web

by Randy J. Hunt

Responding To An Insult

by Steve Jobs

What Nobody Tells Beginners

by Ira Glass

Work vs Life vs Greatness vs Family

by Ben Pieratt

Process

A Trustworthy Design Process

by Julie Zhuo

Design Is A Path-Dependent Process

by Ryan Singer

Designed For Growth

by Marco Suarez

Embracing Change In Your Workplace

by Diana Mounter

Good Enough

by Cap Watkins

Metrics Versus Experience

by Julie Zhuo

Never Show A Design You Haven’t Tested On Users

by Ida Aalen

Org Design For Design Orgs

by Peter Merholz

Process Is Process

by Henry Modisett

Running Productive Design Critiques

by Gustavs Cirulis

The Golden Mean Of Design & Engineering

by Cathal Horan

The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

by Julie Zhuo

Velocity vs. Quality

by Dan Pupius

Talks

Backwards

by Seth Godin

Dealing With Negativity

by Oliver Reichenstein

Designing With Animation

by Pasquale D'Silva

Design And Tomorrow

by Gentry Underwood

Doing Your Best Work

by Nick Campbell

Empowering Design

by Joe Edelman

From Storytelling To Storylistening

by John Maeda

How Designers Destroyed The World

by Mike Monteiro

Inventing On Principle

by Bret Victor

On Creativity

by Milton Glaser

On Web Typography

by Jason Santa Maria

Play

by Max Temkin

Spatial Interfaces

by Pasquale d'Silva

Stop Drawing Dead Fish

by Bret Victor

The Shape Of Design

by Frank Chimero

Typomaniac

by Erik Spiekermann

When We Build

by Wilson Miner

Typography

A More Modern Scale For Web Typography

by Typecast

Best Practices Of Combining Typefaces

by Douglas Bonneville

Checklist For Better Typography

by Merttol

Fluid Type

by Trent Walton

The Magic Polygon

by Ferdinand Ulrich

My Life In Typefaces

by Matthew Carter

On Web Typography

by Jason Santa Maria

Pocket Guide to Master Every Day’s Typographic Adventures

by Benedikt Lehnert

Practical Typography

by Matthew Butterick

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

by Robert Bringhurst

Thinking With Type

by Ellen Lupton

Typeface Mechanics 001

by Tobias Frere-Jones

Typeface Mechanics 002

by Tobias Frere-Jones

Web Design Is 95% Typography

by Oliver Reichenstein

UX

10 Principles Of UX

by Josh Brewer

Accessibility Guidelines

by Vox Media

A Guide To Research

by John Zeratsky

A Usable Guide To Cognitive Dimensions

by Fabio Muniz

Designing For Colour Blindness

by Si digital

Everybody Scrolls

by Rebecca Gordon

Interviewing Humans

by Erika Hall

Fitt's Law

by Paul Fitts

Onboarding Never Stops

by Ruairí Galavan

Why Bother with Accessibility?

by Laura Kalbag

Web Development

Code Guide

by Mark Otto

CSS Guidelines

by Harry Roberts

Designers Guide To Web Performance Optimization

by Jon Yablonski

Designing With Code

by Jeremy Bell

Designing Open Source

by Jon Gold

Eloquent Javascript

by Marijn Haverbeke

HTML Semantics & Front-end Architecture

by Nicolas Gallagher

Naming UI Components In OOCSS

by Harry Roberts

Performance As Design

by Ethan Marcotte

Reading List

by Adam Morse

Responsive Web Design

by Ethan Marcotte

Sass For Web Designers

by Dan Cederholm

Scalable and Modular Architecture For CSS

by Jonathan Snook

This web page is a library of resources around the topic of product design. It's open-sourced on github if you wish to contribute in any way. Thanks for stopping by.