Short design books I recommend

Some design books are too long. Here are the books I recommend that are 200 pages or fewer.

  1. Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything, Alan Moore (93 pages)
  2. The Tao of User Experience, Robert Hoekman Jr (100 pages)
  3. The Vignelli Canon, Massimo Vignelli (112 pages)
  4. Envisioning Information, Edward R. Tufte (128 pages)
  5. Conversational Design, Erika Hall (130 pages)
  6. The Shape of Design, Frank Chimero (142 pages)
  7. On Web Typography, Jason Santa Maria (142 pages)
  8. Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, Austin Kleon (144 pages)
  9. Design is a Job, Mike Monteiro (149 pages)
  10. Laws of UX: Using Psychology to Design Better Products & Services, Jon Yablonski (150 pages)
  11. Picture This: How Pictures Work, Molly Bang (152 pages)
  12. Less But Better, Dieter Rams (155 pages)
  13. User Interface Design for Programmers, Joel Spolsky and Dave Winer (159 pages)
  14. Accessibility for Everyone, Laura Kalbag (166 pages)
  15. Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems, Steve Krug (168 pages)
  16. How to Make Sense of Any Mess, Abby Covert (174 pages)
  17. Simplicity: A Matter of Design, Per Mollerup (192 pages)
  18. The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond, Jesse James Garrett (192 pages)
  19. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug (200 pages)