One of the things I had while writing the book was an inspiration bookshelf. These were books that not only inspired the content of Design for How People Learn, but also the style of it.
None of these are instructional design books, but they are all books that instructional designers should read.
The Non-designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell
A Theory of Fun by Ralph Koster
This one is more recent, but it’s a great book too:
Seductive Interaction Design by Stephen Anderson
How about you? What’s on your inspiration bookshelf?