In my university days I designed for a hobby, mostly print, but also did some online stuff. Since then, my idea of design evolved thanks to inspiring reads. A classic read I came across in 2007 is Tom Peter’s Essentials (in a sentence, Design is more than fonts and colours), but there’s more.
Over the past 3 months I came across these three reads:
Design Interactions by Bill Moggridge – http://www.paulos.net/teaching/2011/BID/readings/Designing_Interactions.pdf
I am sure there are many more, so if you’ve landed here, feel free to add to the list, via email or comment.