This book explores principles of beautiful design, covering color theory, medium and form, classical principles and techniques, culture and context, the importance, purpose and constraints of design, fonts, scale and proportion, and even ancient graffiti, Monet, the iPhone, and much more.
Discover the techniques behind beautiful design by deconstructing designs to understand them
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. This book 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.
By the end of this book, you'll be able to apply the featured design principles to your own web designs, mobile apps, or other digital work.