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Designing for everyone

Last year I had the opportunity of working with a <b>government</b> organisation at the other side of the world to redesign their current portal. I was a …

This Company Wants You To Forget Your Passwords Forever

WiActs is a company based out of San Francisco, California, and they are trying to achieve 100% eradication of password rage in the near future. How? They're getting rid of passwords.<p>Do you suffer from password rage? It is a condition that afflicts people who have too many passwords, frequently …

LendUp Scores $150M For A Credit Card That Won’t Screw You Over

Banks are so greedy that LendUp can undercut them, help people avoid debt, and still make a profit on its payday loans and credit card. Not only is software eating finance, but morality is too. LendUp’s slogan is “Ladders Not Chutes”. Building a business that doesn’t try to exploit everyone has not …

5 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Needs

As I'm sure you're all aware (aka tired of hearing about it) -- I'm self-employed and loving it. Being my own boss has been both super fulfilling and super stressful, and I'm still learning how to keep it all balanced. Sometimes it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day and I'm …

Google's Material Design animation examples

Google launched a design guideline for Android Lollipop called <b>Material Design</b> at the Google I/O conference on June 2014. They created a visual …

60 ways to understand user needs that aren't focus groups or surveys

People new to user research often think of surveys and focus groups as the main ways to get insights into customer needs. Here are 60 alternative …

Research

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible future Google is creating

Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group is easily one of the most exciting divisions we know about at Google. The teams there are …

The Sex Robot Of The Future Is Here And We're A Little Scared

There are people out there who spend a whole lot of money on sex dolls. The more money, the more realistic. And now, a new element is being developed …

Blackened timber extension by Fraher Architects provides a new kitchen for a keen cook

Strips of black-stained timber give a charred appearance to this extension to a north-west London flat, designed by Fraher Architects to create a …

Striking Orange Staircase Visible from Outside of Modern Home

When you first glance at the <i>Casa Blanca</i> home in Lima, Peru, one thing immediately stands out. It has a striking orange staircase! Architect Martin Dulanto Sangalli designed this gorgeous, modern home with the bold structural feature visible from the outside.<p>The house has three levels – a basement, …

50 Websites Your Startup Needs to Succeed in 2015

Can 50 websites really ensure your startup's success in 2015? Maybe--assuming they're the right websites.<p>For entrepreneurs, everything you need for great success is at your fingertips, and you don't even need to leave your home office to secure your spot as a bona fide entrepreneur. The year might …

Small Business

How To Go From Idea To Prototype In One Day

We spoke with a maker, a developer, and a designer to learn how to go from idea to prototype in one day.<p>While waiting for her family to return with ice cream after an early-morning bicycle ride down Huntington Beach in Orange County, Sally Dunne noticed a gentleman ride by with a double cup holder …

The Biggest Barrier to Innovation

“Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.” Will SmithMaybe it’s because I have been listening to “motivational speeches” on …

Motivation

Tesla's Newly-Announced "Powerwall" Home Battery Already Sold Out Through Mid 2016

On April 30, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the Powerwall home battery system, his company's newest and highly anticipated product. It charges by using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your house in the evening. The response to the Powerwall was …

Tesla

New Amazon Program Delivers Packages Directly to Your Audi's Trunk, Without You Being Present

Can they do it on-the-fly, with drones?<p>There are two benefits to ordering something heavy, like a washing machine, on Amazon. The first is that you …

Washing Machines

What Is Design Thinking?

Customer-centric design is about looking out from the inside—rather than outside in.<p>Today’s organizations face multifaceted problems that are part of increasingly complex business models. Continued expansion of global transactions, supported by partnerships that can span large ecosystems, create …

Wrap’s Plan To Reinvent The Mobile Web: Flipbooks

Eric Greenberg and Mark Rolston think HTML5 flipbooks are the future of mobile content. Are they right?<p>Mark Rolston, the legendary ex-chief creative officer of Frog and the head of Argodesign, is betting big on flipbooks. Along with several other Silicon Valley veterans, he’s working on a new …

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …

The 3 Principle Sources of Funding Every Startup Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many founders, raising money is the single most stressful part of getting their startups off the ground.<p>After all, a multi-billion dollar idea doesn’t become a multi-billion dollar company without the funds needed to purchase capital, …

Startups

CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.<p>Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least$70,000 annually in the next three years.<p>…

Employment

3 Ways To Get Early Users

One of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur is getting early tractions. Here are a few hacks to help you get there.<p>Getting people to use your product is tough. The odds are stacked against you. People are bombarded with new apps and gadgets to try all the time that finding a way to the buyer …

Post-it Brand Digitizes Collaboration With Innovative New Post-it® Plus App

I’m a chronic list-maker and a Post-it® Note junky. Just ask my monitor, who wears a necklace of colorful Post-it Notes with reminders, to-do items, …

10 Great UX/UI Design Cheat Sheets

Everyone needs a little help sometimes, even the pros. It’s hard to remember every single little detail. Every once in a while you end up searching …

Airbnb Guerilla Usability Testing

I ran a usability test with the goal of uncovering pain points in Airbnb’s rental booking process.<p><b>Objective</b><p>Identify pain points in Airbnb’s current …

These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And Lamps

U.K.-based company Full Grown offers a simpler, more eco-friendly way to manufacture wooden furniture with their forest of chairs and tables.<p>Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into …