Design in Action: Real World Examples of the Design Process

I always enjoy reading real world examples of the design process in action. It’s fascinating to see the thought process and choices made in arriving at a certain design.

I especially like 37 Signals’ occasional ‘Design Decisions’ posts where they talk through the process of redesigning an element of one of their web apps.

Here is a collection of the ones that I most enjoyed:

I also highly recommend reading through the comments to each post.

There’s rarely universal agreement with the decisions made, which really highlights how a particular design objective can be approached from many different angles.