Online Resources:

Color palette generator:
http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/
http://kuler.adobe.com/


Color Scheme Designer
This tool generates color schemes that can be used in limiting color choices in designing multimedia content. This is a great tool to introduce students to the science of color theory.

References:

Cannon, T. (2010, December). An introduction to color theory for web designers Retrieved June 16 from
http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/design-theory/an-introduction-to-color-theory-for-web-designers/

Entry Level (especially non-artists):

Williams, Robin. Non-Designer's Design Book, The, 3rd Edition. Published Feb 12, 2008. Peachpit Press.

Williams, Robin. Non-Designer's Type Book, The, 2nd Edition. Published Sep 22, 2005. Peachpit Press.

Williams, Robin. Non-Designer's Design and Type Books, Deluxe Edition, The. Published Oct 15, 2007. Peachpit Press.

Williams, Robin. Non-Designer's Presentation Book, The. Published Oct 15, 2009. Peachpit Press.

Beginner

Samara, Timothy., Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual. April 1, 2007. Rockport Publishers;

Macario, Joyce. Graphic Design Essentials: Skills, Software and Creative Solutions. January 2, 2009. Prentice Hall.

Evans, Poppy & Mark A. Thomas. Exploring the Elements of Design, 2 edition. August 15, 2007. Delmar Cengage Learning.

More in depth look at the field of Design and Communication:

Ryan, William E & Theodore E. Conover., Graphic Communications Today, 4E. December 24, 2003. Delmar Cengage Learning.


Links:

Artist Toolkit, The. Elements & Principles Interactive Experience.

Avotins,Girts. Elements of Art.

Engle, Chad. Lost Principles of Design.

Getty Museum, The J. Paul. Understanding Formal Analysis.

McClurg-Genevese, Joshua David. Principles of Design.

National Gallery of Art, The. The Elements of Art.

Pikuet, K. Elements & Principles of Art Slideshow.

Wegenast. Elements & Principles of Design Handout.