This article is a collection of links to design resources not typically associated with game design - photo archives, design essays, etc. This is a work in progress and will be expanding over time as more items are found that would be suitable for this collection.
abandoned-places.com - This is a photo resource filled with pictures of abandoned buildings, hospitals, and factories. This is great source material for anyone working on a factory setting, or for those who need examples of buildings left to ruin. The Links section contains links to other fine examples of modern ruined settings.
gettyimages.com - Awesome photo resource site. Excellent for web and level design inspiration.
istockphoto.com - Also a great image resource site -- especially for using images that you need to purchase for use in work, as the images are really cheap.
Delusion by Design - Architecture and Manipulation at Walt Disney World. Originally seen on BoingBoing, this essay covers manipulative design techniques used at Walt Disney World and their application to real world design. These techniques can also be used in game design to manipulate the player's perspective of the world.
This article was originally published on the Valve Editing Resource Collective (VERC). TWHL only archives articles from defunct websites. For more information on TWHL's archiving efforts, please visit the TWHL Archiving Project page.