Chandra Shekhar

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10 Decisions Marketing Leaders Make That Determine the Fate of Their Website Redesign

I’ve launched a few dozen websites over the course of my digital career. Some were small, with minimal budgets and just a few dozen pages, while …

Content Marketing

7 apps to help your business grow on Facebook

With over 1.6 billion monthly active users, there is no doubt that Facebook is the place to be when it comes to looking for platforms to scale your …

Beyond design trends: Timeless user interface techniques

Access to better internet connections and design tools are giving designers more flexibility to use techniques – such as video, custom typography and animation – that were off-limits a few years ago.<p>We are already starting to see some of the tactics that are likely to dominate the design scene, and …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

UX Design

'So You Think You Can Dance' at 10: 10 moments that took our breath away

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 10 years now, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" has stood out as one of the most critically-acclaimed reality series on TV.<p>In recent years -- and days -- it's finally gotten its fair share of Emmy nominations, including some for one of the best TV personalities around, host Cat …

Dancing

Mix Beats And Make Animals Dance With This Perfectly Designed App For Kids

Loopimal is a masterclass in interface design, and a pretty fun way to spend $3.<p>First we had Drawnimal. Then we had Miximal. Now Niels Hoffman and Lucas Zanotto, the coder and hand-animator behind the children’s app studio Yatatoy, is about to release Loopimal, which is both his finest work to …

Diamond nanoparticles and graphene combination adds up to "superlubricity"

Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a new combination material from graphene and diamonds that's …

Nanotech

Airbnb Design Head On Why Designers And MBAs Make Perfect Power Combos

Airbnb head of experience design Kate Dill on uniting business and design, war stories from Airbnb, and the hardest lesson she ever learned<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: What do you think influenced your career path and becoming a designer?</b> <b><br>Katie Dill:</b> Growing up my sister and I were chopping wood, helping to …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

This Is What Happens After A Month With Nintendo's New 3DS XL

Yes, it is true that <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 3D</i> doesn’t fit onto the internal SD card. But memory is pretty cheap these days. I bought a 64GB card for just $10 on Amazon. I’ll admit that it was kind of annoying that I had to unscrew the back plate in order to insert the new card. But I won’t have to …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

UX Design

How one video game could teach Britain about collective cultural bias

Parable of the Polygons is an independent browser experiment that explores how seemingly harmless choices can result in harmful consequences for segregated communities, Joe Donnelly speaks to its creators.<p>A few weeks ago a man in his fifties spat in my face.<p>I was on my way to watch Celtic vs …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Infographic Provides Valuable Career Advice and Income Data

Being familiar with your Myers-Briggs personality type can provide valuable insight into what type of job might be best suited for you. The Career Assessment Site put together a socioeconomic infographic that highlights the test's personality traits, their average household income, and more.<p>There …

Myers-Briggs

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Cleaning

10 Scientific Insights About Happy Families

• Seeing friends and family regularly is worth an extra $97,265 a year. Being close to your family makes you trust strangers less. We watch TV and read …

Siblings

7 Brand New Gadgets for Food Lovers

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, officially kicked off today in Las Vegas. For tech geeks, this is their Super Bowl. The show is simply massive, …

Gear & Gadgets