Bookview: Make It New

Make It New: The History of Silicon Valley Design by Barry M. Katz The Bottom Line A book-of-record-ish, design side of the Silicon Valley story that many are not familiar with. Anecdotes guaranteed. Official Summary California’s Silicon Valley is home to the greatest concentration of designers in the world: corporate design offices at flagship technology companies and volunteers at nonprofit NGOs; global design…

Bookview: Design for Hackers

Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty by David Kadavy The Bottom Line A mixed bag of anecdotes, best practices, principles and insights related to design. You can start reading it from any page. Official Summary 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…