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Handy Typography Rules For Creating Better User Experience On Your Website

Image via Grain & Mortar<p><b>Choosing the right</b> typeface for your website, apps and other digital platforms will provide a strong visual connection with …

Typography

14 design hotels with the coolest architecture on the planet

But today, we're judging a book by it's cover, or really 14 hotels by their facades. Fortunately, these hotels are impressive both inside and out; in this slideshow, however, we're taking you on an architectural tour of over a dozen design hotels that are truly one-of-a-kind.

21 of the Most Iconic TV Hairstyles

Keri Russell as Felicity Porter on <i>Felicity</i><p>Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green on <i>Friends</i><p>Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable–Kendall on <i>The Cosby Show</i><p>Sarah …

Celebrity News

8 Days in North Korea

Welcome to the world’s most isolated civilization<p>In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the …

North Korea

How Kraft Used Psychology to Make Its Mac and Cheese Go Viral

Kraft Heinz recently changed its iconic mac and cheese recipe--and didn't tell anyone. Here's why that was a genius move.<p>Question: How do you change an iconic brand to which millions of Americans have an emotional attachment without causing an uproar?<p>Answer: You don't tell them it changed. (Until …

Visual Design and Composition Lessons from 30 Beautiful Maps

The post Visual Design and Composition Lessons from 30 Beautiful Maps appeared first on Design School.

Graphic Design

We're not sure how this bizarrely designed house in Washington is even standing

This Washington house is all about the green, from its mossy green paint color to the lush forest surroundings.<p>At only 1,500 square feet, this small home makes quite a statement with its mismatched multi-level design that its listing describes as "architecturally unique."<p>20 PHOTOS<p>weird architecture …

Architecture

Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

<i>In this post originally published on Metropolis</i><i>, former ArchDaily Managing Editor Vanessa Quirk</i> <i>explores a client's expectations, and how Nicholas</i> …

A-Z living: an inside look at typographer Alan Kitching's home

The rooms in Alan Kitching’s home are arranged like one of his letterpress prints. Some are stacked, some are wedged, some aren’t in the right place. One dominates, while others bow out. But each room, like each letter, makes an impact and has a purpose.<p>From the outside, it’s obvious this isn’t an …

Breast Cancer

5 Practical Tips to Humanize User Experience

A web site with <i>great user experience</i> is like a brick and mortar store with <i>excellent customer service</i>.A store has salespeople who try to identify …

Customer Service

The Celebrity Surgeon Who Used Love, Money, and the Pope to Scam an NBC News Producer

When Benita Alexander fell for celebrated doctor Paolo Macchiarini—while filming a documentary about him—she thought her biggest problem was a breach of journalistic ethics. Then things got really interesting.<p><i>He’s the doctor who does the seemingly impossible, going where no other has yet …

Medical Journals