Ali Molloy

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Plain packets help smokers quit by killing brand identities

Smokers no longer derive a sense of identity from cigarette brands after plain packaging rule was introduced in Australia, helping them to kick the …

Smoking

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Demonstrates a Rattleback

Bees can train each other to use tools

In tests, the insects learned to use tools they would never find in nature.<p>You can now add bees to the rarefied list of tool-using animals, which …

Bees

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Reversing Paralysis

Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.<p><b>“</b>Go, go!” …

Cyborgs

How scientists proved the wrong man was blamed for bringing HIV to the U.S.

The Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the United States and triggering an epidemic that has killed nearly 700,000 people has been exonerated by science, more than 30 years after his death.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers used newly …

HIV

A Rebrand Goes Wrong in a Gentrifying Chicago Neighborhood

First known as “The Gentry,” a new project has residents in the mostly Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago’s Lower West Side feeling anxious.<p>In hindsight, maybe “The Gentry Building” wasn’t such a sensitive way to rebrand an old paint factory on Chicago’s Lower West Side.<p>The five-story red brick …

Housing

The World's Least Efficient Type Machine Takes 30 Minutes To Write A Single "A"

The machine is designer Sooji Lee's attempt to bring craftsmanship back to the age of digital reproduction.<p>Press down a letter on your keyboard, and your computer will fill your screen with it, in any font you want. It's a process we take for granted, says Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sooji …

Design

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

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Personal Data Is Beautiful in this Graphic Designer’s Year-End Reports - Creators

In 2005, graphic designer Nicholas Felton took 3,754 photos. In 2008, he took the subway 545 times. In 2009, he was 73.9% happy. “My Annual Report series is an attempt to graphically retell a year of my life using graphs, maps, and statistics,” he explains. After 10 years of increasingly …

Infographics

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Facebook users were much more engaged with fake election news than real news before the election

10:12 a.m. ET<p>If a protest happens on the National Mall and the president doesn't care, did it really happen? A study from economists at Harvard …

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The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn't mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult—under 25—talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

UX Design

The Search for Our Missing Colors

Each year, a group of experts at Pantone, the company best known for its exacting color-matching system, chooses and promotes a Color of the Year that aims to set the world’s fashion agenda—“a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an …

CES

How Does "Creativity" Translate Across Different Cultures?

A new report shows the variety in attitude and approach to creativity in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, China, and India.<p>What is creativity? What does it mean to be creative? And, assuming you can come up with your own definition, how do you think it differs from others around the …

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Designers and Copywriters

Designers and copywriters have a symbiotic relationship. In our modern, web-based industry, one can’t really exist without the other. Copywriters …

Web Design

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