The term 'hacker' has been redefined to consist of anyone who has an insatiable curiosity as to how things work—and how they can try to make them better. Design for Hackers is aimed at hackers of all skill levels and explains the classical principles and techniques behind beautiful designs by deconstructing those designs in order to understand what makes them so remarkable. Author and designer David Kadavy provides you with the framework for understanding good design and places a special emphasis on interactive mediums.
You'll explore color theory, the role of proportion and geometry in
design, and the relationship between medium and form. Packed with unique
reverse engineering design examples, this book inspires and encourages
you to discover and create new beauty in a variety of formats.
About the author:
David Kadavy is a user interface designer whose clients include
Silicon Valley startups such as oDesk, UserVoice, and PBworks. He led
the design departments at two Silicon Valley startups and an
architecture firm, taught a college course in typography, and studied
ancient typography in Rome. David blogs about design at kadavy.net, and his Twitter handle is @kadavy.