Jason Santa Maria's design bibliography. Macon points to it here.
Why would it seem that the older I get, the more important design seems to be? Maybe it's just my perception and forgetfulness, and that it has always been important. But now, with the fires banking and the energy seeming to settle, a good design simply makes it easier to get into a matter, easier to access. I don't have to fight through all the clutter of bad presentation. But for design to be "good" in this respect, it needs to get me to function quickly. Or to meaning. Or to function and meaning. Or maybe function and meaning are the same. I don't know. But good design makes it easier to get there.