There are a ton of impossibly great design books out there, and it's near impossible to boil them down to a small set. But if you've only got the money or the shelf space for a sacred handful, make them these. Great for gifts too!
How to Make Sense of Any Mess
by Abby Covert
Thinking in Systems
by Donella Meadows
by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft
by Steve Portigal
by Kenya Hara
Shop Class as Soul Craft
Dark Matter and Trojan Horses
by Dan Hill
Design: The Invention of Desire
by Jessica Helfand
The Age of Earthquakes
by Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist
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