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David Kadavy : Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty

Author: David Kadavy
Title: Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Date: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 1119998956
Publisher: Wiley
Weight: 1.6 pounds
Size: 0.75 x 7.4 x 9.3 inches
Edition: 1
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The smash hit introductory design book that debuted at #18 on Amazon
Hackers are able to accomplish so much in so little time because they come from a community that's built upon sharing knowledge. When it comes to programming, they can learn whatever they need to learn by reading manuals, or simply typing in a Google search. But learning design isn't so simple.

Many design books try to teach design through lists of "do's" and "don'ts." But hackers know you need a deeper understanding of something to really do it well. Design for Hackers takes apart design by "reverse-engineering" Impressionist painting, Renaissance sculpture, the Mac OS X Aqua interface, Twitter's web interface, and much more. You'll learn about color theory, typography, proportions, and design principles. This theoretical advice is mixed with concrete, actionable advice such as suggestions for color scheme tools, and a chart of "all of the fonts you'll ever need" (available along with the free design course at

By the end of the book, you'll be seeing design through new eyes.
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