My Library

Here some of the best books I’ve ever read. If you are a designer, you can not miss them.

The first one:

Design of everyday things, by Don Norman.

A complet guide, abut how a product has to be designed and carried out, and how can you make it useful, without mistakes.

Design a products, is complex, and is easy to made mistakes. Don Norman explain us how to create the perfect design, giving us hundreds of examples of bad and good designs, easy to recognise it in the book, but, would have you been able to avoid this mistakes?

If you are a product designer you can not miss it.

Building Blocks for product sketches, by Koen Terra

Drawing is not always easy, some people can do it easily, they have this talent, some others, have to learn, that is my case. Draw in perspective, understanding shadows, project with the correct proportions, adding color, EVERYTHING is in this book.
A complete guide for industrial sketching, step by step, since the very beginning to the more complex figures.

We live in a world when the new technologies are increasing every day, but the ability to draw and express your ideas instantly with a pencil and piece of paper never will be replaced.

We live in a world when the new technologies are increasing every day, but the ability to draw and express your ideas instantly with a pencil and piece of paper never will be replaced.

How to design a Light, by Design Museum and Lighting design Basics by Mark Karlen

That is not the book that everyone is interested in but for me, and in my personal opinion, the light is something that fascinates me, so these books are important in my library.


How to design light is very inspiring, with plenty of examples, images, and explanations about how the light works. The design of the light is very much complex than you can thing. Avoid the glare of the bulb, make it useful, pretty and reliable. The book shows us some examples and explanations about the design.


Lighting design basics
is more like a manual for light. This one is not based on a “beautiful design” point of view, it is more than a manual about how to light a room, a building or any space.
Since how the light influences in the space and how do you perceive the room, to the number of light that you have to use or the kind of more appropriate bulbs.

Hooked, by Nir Eyal

Yes, this book is refereed to APP and IT products, but, is so interesting, and you can catch some ideas about human behavior, that for sure will be useful in normal products.

Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?

The Hook Model is a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.

Very recommended

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