I like the idea, but being a Dribbble designer doesn't make someone any more or less qualified to recommend non-industry books than my next door neighbor.
Some of the books feel out of place.
Thanks for the feedback, Taylor. I agree, but nonetheless, I think non-industry books might have a bigger influence on you as a designer than "regular" design books. That's the reason it was important (for me) to make a list with not only design books (it's a list of books recommended by designers, not a list of design books). Anyway, that's my opinion and I completely understand why some of the books feel out of place.
I agree with Yuval on this. However, it seems like you can zero in on Design books by selecting the "Design" genre on the left nav.
Since when does being popular on dribbble make one a good designer?
Hi Cristian, I appreciate the reply. I guess that a better title would be "Book Recommendations by Dribbble’s Popular Designers"? We didn't say that a popular designer on Dribbble is a good designer.
It's not about the title. I was saying that since being popular on dribbble is in most cases almost the opposite of being a good designer, nobody should take recommendations or advice from these guys.
Is this just pseudo-content masking affiliate links for Amazon?
The first designer recommended book list I've ever seen that doesn't include 'Design of Everyday Things' and 'Don't Make Me Think'.
The title of the article is weird, these aren't recommendations for the article - they've scanned the twitter timelines of some designers and found mentions of books and made it into a post. Cameron Moll doesn't even feature in the Dribbble list of "top designers".
Also in fairness, most of the people listed in the article don't even seem to be on Dribbble but are undoubtedly top designers (Cameron Moll, Jessica Hische etc)
Hi James, thanks! We created a list of around 100-150 designers from the "Popular Designers" page on Dribbble. If you look at the top 10 popular designers on Dribbble, so yeah, Cameron Moll and Jessica Hische aren't there. But you will be able to find them if you scroll a bit down.
Maybe just me, but studying psychology or evolutionary biology as a means to improve one's design skills always gave me an icky feeling.