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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- Day 1
- Why Design Matters
- The Purpose of Design
- Understanding Typography (Preview! »)
- Technology & Culture
- Composition & Design Principles
- Visual Hierarchy
- Color Science
- Color Theory
- Choosing & Pairing Fonts
- Typographic Etiquette
- 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 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.