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Mono App Design

Mono is a lightweight, gesture-based mobile app. We created it with a single purpose: to get one thing - no matter what happens - done each day. …

Lettersmith – Letterpress Design Kit

Lettersmith, a letterpress design kit that includes a hand drawn font and countless vector elements, cotton paper textures, and Adobe Photoshop …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

Customer Experience

User Flow Patterns

Designing mobile applications is much more than beautiful pictures, it goes from a clear understanding of the problem to the constraints users might …

Sites of the Week: MetaLab, Hoarrd, Maaemo and more

Awesome illustrations and photos are the design base for almost all the sites featured today! To see that take a special look at Hoarrd, Edmodo and …

Designing for Web in 2015

Every beginning of a new year we make our resolutions, we set plans and as if everything starts from the ground up, we talk about trends for the new …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

Is Your Business Ready for the World's Emerging Middle Class?

Is it time for us to rethink how we perceive the global middle class? Currently, more than half of the world's middle class population can be found in the Western world. However, recent reports and studies have consistently shown that the global share of the middle class is shifting.<p><b>Global</b> …

How to train yourself to speak like a leader

When it comes to leadership, your voice matters. Deeper-voiced male politicians are more appealing to voters, and deeper-voiced male CEOs run larger companies, stay in charge longer, and make more money.<p>UCLA acoustic scientist Rosario Signorello has researched how to fine tune the vocal chords of …

Marketing & Sales vs. Product: Steve Jobs on Why Giants Fall (cc: Tim Cook & Co.)

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch double launch may have put some minds at rest, but Apple is undeniably still struggling to shake off lingering pessimism …

Everything You Need To Know About Building Your Email List

<i>This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>In both his election campaigns, President Obama’s team relied heavily on email marketing to raise funds. In 2012 for instance, email fundraising was responsible for nearly $690 million in donations.<p>To raise this kind of money through email …

What Happened When Ideo Tried To Teach Us How To Be Better Listeners

Is it possible to listen like an Ideo researcher? We find out.<p>“I think our world has gotten less and less good at listening.”<p>Much of your life is trying to tune out the world as much as possible. That’s a lost design opportunity.<p>That’s Fred Dust, a partner at Ideo, talking, and he’s walking us …

The Grid Is The Website Of The Future: It Builds Itself

GSS is an open source project which has been getting a good amount of traffic and recognition on its own recently. The description from the product …

Aguda Font Family from Graviton

The Aguda font family, a modular and geometric typeface from foundry Graviton.<p>Pablo Balcells, a type designer from Argentina has created the <b>Aguda</b> …

Organizing Made Easier: Furniture Designs for Tool-Free Assembly

While some people are dismissive of those who have problems assembling IKEA furniture, I know <i>plenty</i> of otherwise competent and intelligent end users …

How to Turn Any Image Into an Illustration in Photoshop

Photoshop is an amazing Tool that can help you with more than just Retouching photographs; it can be used to create illustrations as well! In today’s …

How to Create Better App Icons, 6 Tips from Apple.

This is a guest post by Martin LeBlanc, the founder of IconFinder, a search engine for icons. You can follow him on twitter here<p>Shortly after the WWDC event in San Francisco in June, a plethora of iOS7 resources became available on the web. Throughout the hundreds of sessions, speakers and …

11 Secrets to a Great Photo Website

How is your portfolio website like a car door? Give up? At PhotoShelter, we like to use this analogy to explain how people perceive the experience of …

Facebook's company trip to Africa leads to more efficient Android app

Facebook recently rolled out an update for Android devices that's supposed to speed things up for users. If that update delivered on its promise, then you've got the company's trip to Africa to thank -- that's how Facebook's engineers got a taste of how slow the app can be on low-end phones with …