I spend quite a few bucks on the image assets of my apps and most of the time I spend these bucks at iStockphoto. The site has loads of great content and you can find good quality images for virtually any intended use. There is only one thing I would like them to improve – the preview area for images is way too small.
This review is long overdue. I read the book a while ago and gave it some time to let the information sink in – and it was a lot of information.
It seemed like an odd choice for me to read because I am not a designer. I am a programmer and I wouldn’t be able to produce something beautiful if my life depended on it. Before reading this book, thats what I thought design is all about, beauty. Now I know that there are more aspects to design and the book also helped me to think more abstractly and (try to) derive interaction patterns from hardware devices and translate them to well designed user interfaces.
If you are interested in design – be it industrial, software or any other kind of design – you probably already read it. If not, you should probably read it.
After being a Banksy fan for quite some time and recently hanging up a few prints of his on our living-room walls, I just bought the Banksy book “Wall and Piece“. If you don’t know him or his work, just google around a bit or take a look at the images in this post. [I should note that some of his works may disturb or offend you, but if you like (street) art you may come to love his art.]