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Graphic Design Inspiration on Instagram

There is a constant, running debate regarding the affects of social media on us all. Does it harm us, hurt us… Does it connect us or disconnect us? …

Graphic Design

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

Graphic Design

How drones will change the world in the next 5 years

The fast-growing global drone industry has not sat back waiting for government policy to be hammered out before pouring investment and effort into opening up this all-new hardware and computing market.<p>A growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors is already catering to a long list of …

Drones

Fixing business models by design

We live in a time of new business models, exponential technologies and digital native customers. Businesses are being challenged and looking for innovation. Some designers who design products and services today are the creators of new organisations and businesses tomorrow. Let me share some of the …

eCommerce Usability: 4 Navigation Best Practices

A seamless navigation is an important part of the user experience of a website. It is more than that, it’s mission critical. Without proper …

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Los Angeles

Can Atomic Be Google Docs For Designers?

Atomic is a powerful web-based platform that allows designers to collaboratively prototype beautiful apps for any platform.<p>It seems insane, but Photoshop is still the starting point for a lot of app and web designers. But when you start your design in a static tool that doesn’t do interaction, or …

Crazy Apple fans tried to sell their kidneys for iPhone 6s

How much do you want an iPhone 6s? Probably not as much as the two men in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province who reportedly attempted to sell their kidneys to buy Apple’s latest must-have handset.<p>The bizarre story claims that friends Wu and Huang decided to sell a kidney each to get the money for an …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The 13 Inspiring Winners Of Our 2015 Innovation By Design Awards

In the eyes of our esteemed judges, these projects represent the year’s best design.<p><b>Entries open for the 2016 Innovation By Design Awards on February 23. Check back soon for details.</b><p>After hundreds of hours mulling over the best design work in the world, <i>Fast Company</i> is proud to announce the winners …

Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

Africa

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Apple updates Boot Camp so you can run Windows 10 on your Mac

Two weeks after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public, Apple has updated Boot Camp with support for the latest and greatest OS.<p>Boot Camp is a multi-boot utility in OS X that lets you install Windows on Intel-based Macs. It handles disk partitioning, installation of Windows device drivers, and …

Articles about around world modern architecture 7 continents on Dwell.com - Dwell

According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, minimalism can be summed up in a single sentence:...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>With their stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, …

Los Angeles

How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …

The 10 Best Photos from National Geographic's Earth Photo Contest

Revolutionary Smart Shoe Allows Artists and Performers to Express Themselves On-The-Go

<i>Orphe</i> is a revolutionary smart shoe that allows artists to express themselves with vivid lights and music. The shoe's sole features an audio-visual controller, motion sensors, and over 100 colored LEDs, which can be managed and customized using smartphone applications. Not only can this pair of …

Audio-visual

6 Tips for Designing Happiness

The secret to consumer loyalty? It’s less about the moment of interaction and more about what comes before and after, says Lippincott.<p>For decades, companies have taken for granted the notion that focusing relentlessly on improving customer interactions will lead to greater loyalty from the people …

Meet Flic: the wireless Smart Button

Don’t you think that life be more fun with more buttons, preferably the big red unlabelled kind that would make your house look more like a supervillain’s layer? Enter Flic, a wireless button that you can stick anywhere and that communicates with your smartphone to perform a variety of tasks.<p>The …

Home Automation

Why Aren’t We Performing Risk Management Well?

Whenever a project is being planned, risk management has to be part of the equation – things rarely go smoothly or completely as expected, and there …

Project Management

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed investment advisory decisions. Join ThinkAdvisor.com now!<p>Free unlimited access to …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Maria Wood | May 28, 2018<p>She wonders how a salesperson can actually identify “the best annuity” for the client.<p>Max Nisen | May 28, 2018<p>Desperate …

Health Care Gray Areas: How to Know What Your Insurance Covers

Do you know what procedures or services your health plan covers? Before you receive any type of health care treatment, it’s always a good idea to …

15 Things You Need To Know About Buying Auto Insurance

<i>This is the first in a multipart “How To Not Suck…” series on insurance. Upcoming installments will cover homeowner’s, life, long-term care, and</i> …

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The apps Mark Cuban loves — and those he doesn't

The method mentioned in Hacker News takes advantage of a workaround inside the Google Play app store that allows you to see the recent rating activity of users by pasting their publicly-accessible Google ID into a default link that brings up that person's activity page, which many choose not to …

Apps