The Grey Lit Café

Learning to become design literate: a key resource

September 01, 2022 Anthony Haynes Season 2 Episode 16
The Grey Lit Café
Learning to become design literate: a key resource
Show Notes

Anthony Haynes writes: Many of us who aren't designers need to know something about design.

It may be that we have to design something - documents, for example -- ourselves.

Or it may be that we need to work with designers: we need to know how, for example, to brief a designer or to assess and respond to draft work.

That's where Robin Williams' wonderful book, The non-designer's design book (Peachpit), comes in.

This episode reviews this resource, outlining its scope and indicating key aspects of its content.

Further listening

This is the second episode in our occasional series of reviews. If you enjoyed listening to this, you may enjoy our first review, which is of the Redefining Communications podcast.


  • Sound production: Bart Hallmark
  • Music: from Handel's Water Music, courtesy of the United States Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra

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