Design in Technology is the ‘leitmotiv’ of John Maeda. Here are the slideshares of the last 3 reports and a few books he has published. A great read for designers, business people and the curious digital mind.
Here to the website of The Laws of simplicity
For people who have absolutely no time to read a book (also if it is only 100 pages), here is a Mindmap with the essence of the book:
Creative Code was the first book I have read about generative design. This was even before processing.org was invented/developed.
There is a very nice article about Yves Behar and his 7 Principles of Holistic Product Design on TriplePundit’s coverage of the 2011 Opportunity Green Conference in Los Angeles, California.
Here is the first one:
1. Start with questions, not answers.
Instead of trying to design a product from a detailed client brief that dictates the answers, the design process should start with a few simple questions. For example, Puma asked the question, “What can we do to improve the sustainability of our already very successful shoe box?” This question spurred an in-depth exploration of the company’s logistics, manufacturing, distribution, and customer interactions with the product. see the other 6 and the whole story on Triple Pundit
I also added this principles to the Inspiring principles for design, life and more Mindmap on Mindmeister.com.