Darren Odden

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Story Map

<b>Rise from pixel-pusher to a product visionary with a new type of design document called a “story map.”</b><p>What is a story map?<p>A <b>story map</b> is a new type of …

The OverDrive app now features a dyslexic font option - OverDrive Blogs

Last week we released the most recent version of the OverDrive app with a number of enhancements including the option to select a dyslexic font when …

The Golden Ratio: Design’s Biggest Myth

The golden ratio is total nonsense in design. Here’s why.<p>In the world of art, architecture, and design, the golden ratio has earned a tremendous reputation. Greats like Le Corbusier and Salvador Dalí have used the number in their work. The Parthenon, the Pyramids at Giza, the paintings of …

A brief history of web design for designers. Explained with animations

My interest in coding my designs was lost at the the moment I realized how much trickery had to be done to make it happen. Seemingly simple issues …

Dear web designer, let's stop breaking the affordance of scrolling

Big picture + arrow down = lazy design<p>We’ve all seen it. You get on a website and there it is: a massive edge-to-edge picture, and it's beautiful… …

UI Design

Nordic Appeal Brings Sustainable Scandinavian Design to the Desk

Scandinavian design is already renown as unfussy, respective of natural finishes and material, and gracefully modern. All these adjectives are …

The Top UX Predictions for 2015

<b>As we mentioned last week when we gave you the top UX trends of 2014, it's been a big year for experience design.</b> 2015 shows all signs of being an …

Design Thinking and The Lean Start Up

<i>Editors note: While some may consider Design Thinking and the Lean Start Up methodology competing, in my view they compliment each other quite well.</i> …

Beyond the Open Office: A New Kind of Workspace

Minimal Viable Purpose: The New Minimum Viable Product?

<b>3 ways to outline your Minimal Viable Purpose and be interesting</b><p>In wake of Peter Thiel's rant about the lean startup and Minimum Viable Product …