We meet entrepreneurs of all kinds, some are tech geniuses but with no design background, others are business oriented but have no understanding of the intricacies of user experience and interfaces and vice versa. But let’s focus on the former – people can make software do almost anything if they understand how to code, but design can seem difficult, subjective, mis-conceived and inaccessible sometimes.
Hack Design compiles some of the world’s best designers to curate useful blogs, books, games, videos and tutorials that they used to help learn the essentials of great design. Integrated into smartly planned lesson plans, the intention is to provide hackers a new set of tools to add visual beauty to their own projects.
Each week you will be sent to your inbox a design lesson hand crafted by a “design pro”. You’ll find useful takeaways from the likes of Kerem Suer whom has designed with teams on Pinterest, Fitbit and Zendesk; you’ll also hear from Marc Edwards who is the founder of Bjango and occasional writer for Smashing Magazine, and many more.
We always share with others that design isn’t something you’re just born with; it’s a process of learning, reading, exploring, and playing. You have to test your skills and discover possibilities but the hardest part is just getting started and making it a part of a routine. One tip we always have for hackers whom are about to tackle design is to start to read Smashing Magazine everyday, in fact start from their archives two years ago, their info, details and insights help build a strong foundation that compliments very well with what which you’ll get out of Hack Design.