Ricky Holtz

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Top Usability Mistakes in Web Design

High-quality usability has been the center of discussions in the industry in the past ten years, as it becomes more and more important for users. …

Brilliant Words Of Advice From 14 Great Graphic Designers

A new book anthologizes the wisdom of the most influential designers in the world.<p>It’s late in the day, you’ve been working on a project for weeks, and you’re stumped. The client meeting is in hours, and you’ve got tons of ideas, none of which seem to be quite right. Then, self-doubt creeps in: …

Why You Should Stop Googling Your Dates

I grew up with a Hollywood-crafted notion of a first date. It happens in montage form, of course, and in a variety of locales—on a picnic, in a rowboat, as you learn the <i>pachanga</i>—while discovering your random common interests: salami sandwiches, Dickens novels, and whatever else we cannot know since …

If You Pre-Ordered Google Glass, Here’s What To Expect Once Your Number Is Called

If you were one of the people who signed up last year at Google’s I/O conference to be a part of the “Glass Explorer” program, you might be getting your instructions on how to actually…purchase the thing and get it into your geeky little hands.<p>In case you weren’t sure, Google Glass is real, and …

Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly

More and more schools have been ramping up STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — in the classroom. Even the White House has …

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First Look: How The Google Glass UI Really Works

What is Google Glass actually like to use? Finally, we know. And there’s no augmented reality to speak of.<p>Google Glass has arrived like a piece of sci-fi memorabilia sent from the future. But with all the talk about wearing the Internet on your face and whether or not these glasses can ever be …

Facebook Home Breaks The Fourth Wall Of Mobile Design

Facebook Home sets itself apart from Android and Apple by taking full advantage of a layered UI. It’s about time.<p>Inside Apple, Jony Ive is pushing designers to rethink iOS, the software that runs on the iPhone and iPad. Apple’s new direction? Like Microsoft, which has distanced itself from …

Making Scents: A look at Grasse, a hub of perfumery - The Fox Is Black

Monocle takes a look at Grasse in the south of France, a town known for it’s robust creation of perfumes. The video is beautiful, framing the town in …

Redesigning the Save Icon - The Fox Is Black

There’s a really great thread on Branch going on discussing ideas for updating the Save icon. If you’re any kind of designer you’ve probably had that …

Where On the Body is Wearable Technology Going? Plus, a Stylus That Stows On Your Wrist

At a press event yesterday, I was given press materials on the rubber USB bracelet that's becoming <i>de rigueur</i>. Apple's supposedly coming out with an …