Ten Laws To Design By compiled by Ross Johnson is a great read for designers, marketers and developers. The article offers a nice summary of both aesthetic and functional design rules which help your design connect with users, including standard practices that help make products more intuitive and informational media more effective.

The breakdown includes:

  1. Hick’s Law
  2. The Pareto Principle
    80/20 Rule
  3. The Rule of Thirds
  4. Proximity
  5. Feedback
  6. Fitts’ Law
  7. The Golden Ratio
    Though I’m critical of those who find Phi in everything, it has been the inspiration for a number of important design decisions.
  8. Occam’s Razor
  9. Fibonacci Sequence
  10. Mental Models

Read on!

via robynchell