The resources listed here expand on topics covered or mentioned in each chapter.


How information designers work

AssociationsDesign Management Institute
Design Council
Tools and GuidesAIGA Business & Freelance Resources
Ethical Design Manifesto
MapCI Cards by Sheila Pontis
Deceptive Design
WebsitesEquity-Centered Community Design
ReadingThe Ethical Design Handbook by Trine Falbe, Martin Michael Frederiksen, and Kim Andersen


How we process visual information

WebsitesPerception in Visualization by Christopher G. Healey
The Psychology of Design
The Decision Lab’s Guide to Biases
ReadingCalling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West


How we create meaning

Tools and GuidesThe Genderbread Person by Sam Killerman
The Do No Harm Project
WebsitesUntold Stories, the website of Ruben Pater
ReadingIntercultural Collaboration by Design: Drawing from Differences, Distances, and Disciplines Through Visual Thinking by Kelly Murdoch-Kitt and Denielle Emans


Thinking and working visually

Tools and GuidesGamestorming
Neuland – visual thinking supplies
Visual Frameworks by Dave Gray
ReadingThinking Visually: A Strategy Manual for Problem Solving by Robert H. McKim
Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Customer Alignment Through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams by James Kalbach


Sensemaking for communication

ReadingThe Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy by Ursus Wehrli
How to Make Sense of Any Mess by Abby Covert
“Hats” by Richard Saul Wurman, Design Quarterly 145 (1989): 1-32.
“Abductive thinking and sensemaking: The drivers of design synthesis” by Jon Kolko, Design issues 26, no. 1 (2010): 15-28.
“Organizing Things” by Dave Gray, Medium, April 12, 2017


Designing with clarity

Tools and GuidesW3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
WhoCanUse – color contrast tool for visual impairments
Typewolf – Typography resources
Color & Contrast – an interactive guide to color & contrast
Plain Language Action and Information Network
ReadingFundamentals of Data Visualization by Claus O. Wilke
Storytelling with Data Community – data visualization and storytelling learning community
How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design by Alan M. MacEachren
Grid systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann