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Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose. Billed as a set of tools for innovation, design thinking has been enthusiastically and, to some extent, uncritically adopted by firms and universities alike as an approach for the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. …

Design Thinking

The 10 most useful job sites and what they offer

1. Indeed<p>Finding a job is almost just as hard as getting a job. Here are the top 10 sites for your job hunt.<p>Indeed is one of the most popular job …

Employment

5 marketing certifications that matter to recruiters

You’re looking to kick-start your career in marketing—as are thousands of others—so you must find a way to stand out.<p>Set yourself apart by earning …

Marketing

Fabulous: Motivating App Engagement

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more …

UI Design

The Anti-Smart Home Disconnects When You’re In A Great Conversation

Skylar Jessen is fed up with the lack of nuance in the apps and devices he uses everyday. So he’s designing new ones.<p>Our digital lives take place on platforms designed to be universally usable, simple, and lightweight. But the interaction design student Skylar Jessen sees them as lacking nuance and …

10 best graphic design tools for May

Whether you’re looking to speed up your creative process or take your career as a graphic designer up a level, we’ve collected the month’s best …

Memorable Design Portfolios That Double As Incredible, One-Of-A-Kind UIs

Image via Nick Jones and featured with permission<p><b>Designers are constantly</b> on the lookout for fresh, unconventional ways to showcase their work. An …

Graphic Design

Can design change the world? Design Week Portland: Part 1

Design Week Portland is not simply a design festival. In its four years, the organization has understood its importance in not only furthering the …

The Problem With Snap's Attitude Towards User Experience

The Snapchat operator's first-quarter numbers weren't so great. Two Fools dig into the details from the company's earnings call.<p>A full transcript …

How to Conduct Research That Drives A/B Testing

A/B testing is one tool in the arsenal of a conversion rate optimizer, and its primary purpose is to measure the economic impact of a change. While …

UX Design

One Of The 20th Century’s Coolest Art Movements Gets The GIF Treatment

Founded in Netherlands in 1917 and active until about 1927, the De Stijl movement preached simplicity and abstraction, encompassing paintings, sculpture, architecture, and typography. Its artists and designers reduced forms to their most basic shapes and preferred to use primary colors to express …

Leo Burnett Office

Universally considered as one of the pillars of the modern Ad agency, Leo Burnett embodies a rich lineage of contemporary creative thinking infused with age-old heritage and values. Situated in a free plan space on the 2nd floor of a recently restored conservation building, the journey forms a …

Design Experience That Matters: Four Design Principles that Turned a Prototype into a Bestselling Product

...and why customer insights are crucial<p>Design that Matters uses the power of human-centered design (HCD) to solve problems for and with the poor in …

How Facebook will kill the gradient – Muzli - Design Inspiration

A status-update signal fire for design trends<p>If you haven’t made a status update to Facebook recently — <i>because, you know, that’s not really a thing</i> …

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

Useful Tips and Tools for Better UX/UI Design

Most good website-building tools have the necessary features to enable a designer to create an excellent UI and/or UX. Yet, these terms are seldom …

The Essential Mobile UX Design Checklist

13 things to keep in mind<p>Hey!<p>The article is written by Dmytro Puchkov(<b>DMYTRO PUCHKOV</b><b>)</b> — UI/UX Design Lead at Django Stars. Originally published in …

Introducing Sizzy —A tool for developing responsive websites crazy-fast

So, here’s how Sizzy happened.<p>You know the drill. You’re developing an app for a client and you need to make every page and every component work in …

Take An Exclusive Peek Inside One Of The Nation’s Top Design Firms

‘Abstract: The Art Of Design’ May Be The Most Visually Soothing Show On Netflix

If you want to just mellow out and relax this weekend, then I have the perfect watch for you. <i>Planet Earth</i> taught us about the many marvelous wonders …

Documentaries

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

Here’s a Brilliant Way to Organize Your Tabs

Streamlining oftentimes ups productivity (and apparently, so does your personality), and one of the most common problems when you’re trying to get things done on the web is an overflow of tabs. If you’re one of those folks who get anxiety looking at too many open tabs, worry no more. Meet your …

Productivity

Best Approach to UX this 2017

Things come and go with the passage of time, but user experience will always be paramount. The evolution of UI and UX design is something to behold, …