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79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

The best pomodoro app for Mac and iOS

There are a lot of great options available for a digital implementation of the pomodoro method, but we believe that none of them offer the simple …

HBO scraps Jon Stewart's new show

Jon Stewart's highly anticipated new HBO show has been scrapped.<p>In a joint statement, Stewart and the network said they have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project due to "technical issues."<p>"We all thought the project had great potential but there were technical issues in …

User-Centered Design: An Introduction

We live in a world where everything changes extremely fast; new products, new degrees, new careers, new methodologies. It is somewhat scary to …

Dad's Simple But Powerful Bullying Lesson for His Son Has a Lot to Teach Parents, Too

Standing "O" of the day goes to this Arizona dad who really, truly gets it when it comes to helping, well, basically everyone cope with bullying.<p>A dad's simple message to his son about bullying is going viral because of the sweet yet sorta revolutionary way he handled an incident that upset the …

How Badly Is Your UX Hurting Your SEO? (It Could Be Worse Than You Think)

It might surprise you, but that amazing website design and user experience you spent months putting together might just be damaging your SEO efforts and negatively impacting your search rank.<p>If you're not careful, UX and SEO can come into serious conflict. I want to explain how to avoid this …

How To Design With Discipline: UX Lessons From 3M

The 3M Health Care Business Group follows a strict UX design process that allows for complexity–but isn’t overly complex.<p>With $30 billion in revenue and 90,000 employees worldwide, 3M has built a thriving business over the past 100-plus years on one core principle: applying science in collaborative …

Thinking Beyond The Interface

Designers have largely shifted their skill sets toward interface design, prototyping, and code. Are writing and art direction getting left behind?<p>Around 2010, designers the world over proclaimed Photoshop was dead in web design. We moved away from static comps, learned to prototype, and invested …

How to Make Real Money From Virtual Things | Inc.com

Just a decade ago, few would have guessed that virtual goods could create a real market. Then the smartphone age sparked a whole new universe of ephemeral, yet lucrative, commerce. "People have gotten much more comfortable with the idea of paying for things that are virtual," says Joost van …

In-App Purchases

30+ Inspirational ECommerce Website Designs

For e-commerce websites the design and layout of the site can have a huge impact on sales because of usability, in addition to just the importance of …

Example UX docs and deliverables - UXM

Following on from my article about how to create great UX documents, I thought that it would be useful to collate some example UX documents and …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

Top 10: the best beach hotels in Italy

A guide to the top 10 beach and seaside holiday hotels in Italy for 2017, including the best spots for families, watersports and relaxation, in destinations such as Sicily, Tuscany, Sardinia, Puglia and Ischia.<p>Hotel Il Pellicano<p>Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Set up in the …

Italy

My “UX” Reading List — 2015

Today I was asked by someone for a good reading list for Interaction Designers, Design Researchers, Information Architects, Usability Professionals …

Color vs. Contrast — Which makes you click?

This is not another “use red instead of blue” article. We have heard that one time too many.<p>Applying colors to designs is a delicate process that …

UI Design

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<i>This project was a collaboration between 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). The team was led by Mollie Ruskin (USDS) and Julia Elman (18F) and</i> …

UX Design

From zero to 1 million: How to acquire users fast

Hitting the million-user milestone isn’t a sure sign your startup will be successful, but it is an important one.<p>Facebook, now a billion-user behemoth, hit the milestone in 10 months. Pocket, which lets you save web articles to read later, hit 20 million users when it had just 20 employees. …

Measuring Success at JotForm

Learn how we measure user behavior to improve our product and how you can do the same for your web app or website.<p>As a JotForm developer, my goal is …

Analytics

Ten Tips For New Product Managers

Starting off as a product manager for the first time is an exciting and challenging experience. New product managers can easily be overwhelmed with the position, with so many different responsibilities to learn all at once. This presentation covers ten helpful tips for new product managers, …

3 lessons on switching from bootstrapped to VC-funded

Every entrepreneur must choose whether to bootstrap a company or use venture capital to fuel it. I’ve traveled these two drastically different paths. I spent more than a decade building a bootstrapped, profitable cash flow business, only to put all my chips back on the table with two venture-backed …

Profit

Create an Excel Dashboard - Excel Dashboards for Business Intelligence

Create Excel Dashboards<p>Excel Dashboard Design for Data Visualization and Business Intelligence, by <i>Jon Wittwer</i><p><b>Excel dashboards</b> have become a popular …

How to connect after a difficult period

Q: How does a busy working mom rebuild a fun and loving relationship with her very bright, sensitive, high-functioning autistic 5-year-old son? He has felt to her more like a “project” than a child the past few years with all the therapies, appointments, challenges and tantrums, and now he’s …

5 Ways Faith in Something Bigger Than Yourself Can Lead to Startup Success | Inc.com

When you're starting a business, you face many challenges. Whether it's startup capital (and it always is), developing a product from conception to market, or leading a talented group of people, the experience can drain even the most optimistic innovator, no matter how inspiring her product might …

Introducing Office UI Fabric—your key to designing add-ins for Office

Today we are announcing the general availability of Office UI Fabric on GitHub. Office UI Fabric is a responsive, mobile-first, front-end framework …

The Rise Of Orange Wine

Why the world’s oldest winemaking technique is making a comeback.<p>For years, I’ve been going to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit family, and for years, I have tried to secure a dinner reservation at FIG. The James Beard award-winning restaurant helped spark a gustatory revolution in that …

4 Design Skills Every Product Manager Should Have

The importance of design is a common refrain these days in the tech industry — to the point of almost being a cliche. Whether in the consumer …

Summer Parenting Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to summer parenting, it can be a whole different game plan than during the school year. So I asked you on my facebook fanpage, what are …

Need Invents, Usability Re-Invents - What Separates Timeless Products From the Rest

I still remember what my professor told us on our first day at college — ‘Design is everything’. Society is made up of multiple design elements — …