Alex Huitink

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15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

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Apple Watch: Designing The Next Generation of UX

The Apple Watch was announced back in September 2014, and will be available to test and pre-order April 10, two weeks before its release on the 24th. …

Corporations' Newest Productivity Hack: Meditation

Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?<p>Since I started meditating two years ago, my practice has been shamefully sporadic. When I do manage to stop what I’m doing and sit down, device-free, I find …

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The Essential Guide to Integrating User Experience and Usability Testing in Agile

Over the past years, User Experience practitioners have expressed how challenging it is to run usability testing within an Agile project. However, …

10 Predictions For Web Design Trends in 2015

The beginning of each year is marked by intense discussions about <b>future web design trends</b>: everyone shares its assumptions. It has become a …

The A to Z of Typography

Whichever software programme you’re using, and whether you’re designing for print or online, typography will no doubt play a large part in the …

7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the World

In preparing to deliver the closing lecture to Hofstra University's Model United Nations Conference, I realized that I knew seven sustainability secrets that could save the world that I wanted to share with attendees. I came up with these secrets after reading almost every national sustainability …

7 Apps to Make You Happier

These tech tools promise to deliver everything from a calmer mind to more good karma.<p>The things you can accomplish with an app these days are truly impressive. With a couple of taps on your smartphone, a taxi will pull up at your door, a tasty dinner appear on your table, or your dirty socks …