Bootstrapping Design has left for that big dusty bookshelf up in the sky.
It's no longer for sale.
But now there is a better way for you to learn about design. The book has found new life in a higher form.
Bootstrapping Design was a decent book, or at least many of the thousands of people who bought it said they liked it.
But ultimately it was not enough. 5 years of conversations with readers taught me that Bootstrapping Design really only scratched the surface of common challenges in learning design.
In the book I wrote that to become good at design you need to practice. I wrote that design is more about skill than knowledge. And then, I proceeded to provide only knowledge.
To truly learn design and make good design, you need more than a book. You need more than tips, theories, and information.
You need experience, advice, and mentorship.
That's why I have cannibalized Bootstrapping Design, and made a better way for you to learn and practice design.
To replace Bootstrapping Design, I am writing a design course called TheorySprints. This course includes all the principles I taught in Bootstrapping Design, but also builds upon the ebook by teaching in more depth and then showing how to use the principles in video demonstrations.
TheorySprints also includes Portfolio Builder Project Briefs to guide you in practicing what you learn, because, as I wrote in Bootstrapping Design, practice is the most important part of learning design.
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—Jarrod Drysdale, author of Bootstrapping Design