Jay Harris

Camp Counselor

Design for Non-Designers from a Non-Designer

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: F


Elegant design requires talent, but talent is not a prerequisite for avoiding bad design. If you lack artistic touch and prefer rules and logic over the ethereal art form, the fundamental tenets of composition can enable you to apply Design as a programming paradigm. Spend an hour with a coder learning the logic of design—hacking pixels instead of bits—and free yourself of your excuse for horrible designs.


That you _didn't_ go to design school. This is a talk for non-designers.

Take Aways

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of design.
  • An introduction to implementing type and color.
  • An introduction to designing for accessibility.
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