David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-seller, Design for Hackers, & host of Love Your Work

Posts from the Design Category

Join “Summer of Design.” Learn from “Design for Hackers” free (for now)

June 07, 2016

To enroll in Summer of Design, head to summerofdesign.com >>

I met a man who had bought my book. Right after he told me how much he loved it, he turned his eyes downward with shame, and started shaking his head “but I haven’t finished it.” keep on reading »

The 10-Year Design Evolution of kadavy.net

May 27, 2014

My blog, kadavy.net, has been my testing sandbox for web design and thought experimentation for nearly 10 years now (May 31st will mark 10 years since my first blog post). During that time, kadavy.net has gotten me new jobs, new clients, and eventually, one blog post turned into a book deal for Design for Hackers. keep on reading »

Design connects brains

January 06, 2014

The thing that has always propelled humanity forward has been the sharing of ideas. Spoken, then written language intensified the pace of innovation. keep on reading »

Learn design in 2014: 12 weeks of “Design for Hackers,” for free

January 01, 2014

The trouble with resolutions is you can’t keep them.

Maybe you think you’ll exercise more this year. So, you join a gym, and you might even come up with a workout plan. keep on reading »

Summer of Design: Learn “Design for Hackers” Week-by-Week

May 23, 2013

Learning new things is so much easier when you have someone coaching you along – and when you have classmates.

That’s why, on June 4th, Summer of Design will start. Be sure to sign up before then, because enrollment will close. (If you already get my emails, you’re already enrolled) keep on reading »

My TEDx Talk: The New Literacy of Design

May 14, 2013

I wrote Design for Hackers to teach hackers about design. But that wasn’t the hokey pokey of it.

That wasn’t what it was “all about.” keep on reading »

2008 vs. 2013: Reverse-Engineering the Redesign of kadavy.net

February 12, 2013

It has been nearly 5 years since I redesigned my blog. I admit it: It was a bit “out-of-date,” or “dated,” as some may put it (especially for someone who wrote a book claiming to dissect every aspect of design). But what does it mean for a design to become “dated?” How is it possible that something that at one time looked “good” starts to look “stale,” or even just plain “bad?” keep on reading »

The “Bicycle for Our Minds” Needs Gears: Restrictive Interfaces

May 10, 2012

Steve Jobs has famously described the computer as a bicycle for our minds. In this video, he eloquently describes exactly what he means by that. keep on reading »

“Design for Hackers” available on Kindle

September 16, 2011

As I was writing Design for Hackers, I didn’t think the Kindle version would really be worthwhile. So, naturally, I didn’t even think about it as I announced that Design for Hackers was available on Amazon. keep on reading »

Design for Hackers (the book) is here!

September 14, 2011

It was less than 10 months ago that I told you that I would be writing Design for Hackers. Less than 10 months, and the book is already available. In fact, I just signed a bunch of books for some of the amazing 138 backers of the Kickstarter campaign, and I’m also packing my bags and going on tour, starting (oxymoronically) with stops in Boston and NYC next week. keep on reading »

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