Summer <of> Design

12 lessons of design learning, in your inbox. Work with your copy of Design for Hackers, or just learn from the emails.

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Curriculum

Day 1
Why Design Matters
4
The Purpose of Design
8
Understanding Typography
11
Technology & Culture
15
Proportion
18
Composition & Design Principles
22
Visual Hierarchy
25
Color Science
29
Color Theory
32
Choosing & Pairing Fonts
36
Typographic Etiquette
39
Closing Remarks

Really learn the “whys” behind design

Summer of Design isn’t going to give you a list of “top 10 tricks,” claim to improve your conversions 300% just by changing the color of a button, or teach you about the latest design trends. Summer of Design – like Design for Hackers will teach you the theories behind design, so you can really understand how design works. You’ll see design through new eyes, so you can learn more about design even after the course is over.

Summer of Design is a design course, via email

Summer of Design is a series of 12 emails, each based upon a chapter of the book Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty The “reverse-engineering” approach of the learning material is designed to help developers, hackers, and makers of any kind really understand the “whys” of design.

While the lessons are based upon the book, a book is not required to learn from this course. The lessons are accompanied by and quizzes within the emails.

Summer of Design is taught by David Kadavy

David Kadavy

David Kadavy is the author of Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty, which debuted in the top 20 best-selling books on all of Amazon. You can follow David on Twitter at @kadavy.

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