I like to read David Report’s Trend Matter section now and then. The most recent report is in fact a small book about making design matter by following 7 rules. Quite interesting. Read more on David report’s website and on makedesignmatter.com
From the website:
Make Design Matter is a little Red Book that presents a pocket size guide to meaningful design. Seven stepping-stones that help you cross the stream of change, and get you to the other side, firm and dry. The guide is an important iterative and strategic approach based on holistic thinking, shared wisdom, and reflective insights, and will help you to make design better – and matter!