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Microinteractions: the secret of great app design

The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product. <i>Details</i> are what keeps them there. And …

The challenges of porting Final Fantasy IX to Android and iOS

When we first played Final Fantasy IX, I don’t think any of us imagined we could one day own the game on our phones.<p>The original PlayStation version, which came out back in 2000, sold over 5.5 million copies. This mobile port, however, opens the classic up to a new generation of fans via a market …

Comment on Loft Apartment in Melbourne, Australia by Radu Stefan Poleac

Hi Dirk,<br>Is so nice your loft…. i suppose its your work….<br>Sombody live there ?<br>I think a lot of things about this in relation with my art works.Hello …

Interior Design

W Chair – the Truly Ergonomic Desk Chair

Price: $336.60If you’re going to sit in a chair for eight hours a day you should be doing it right. Sit more comfortably and healthily with the W …

Ergonomics

The Rise and Fall of Nokia: How One Inventor Left His Mark on Mobile

<i>Christian Kraft</i> <i>recently left his position as Principal Innovation and User Experience expert at Nokia Beijing, having spent 14 years previously as</i> …

Designing objects that tell stories

Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots to discuss some of the iconic objects he's created (the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset). Then he turns …

A UX Designer Explains Which Presidential Candidate Has The Best (And Worst) Website

Spoiler: Donald Trump’s is the worst.<p>We can argue until we’re blue in the face over which presidential candidates have the best plans for health care, the economy, foreign policy, and more. One thing that is not up for debate: the quality of the candidates’ websites. Here, I’ll compare the designs …

Icons as Part of an Awesome User Experience

by Nick Babich<p>Due to the limited screen space, we usually replace text labels with icons wherever possible. Icons take less space, they don’t have to …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

House Tour: A Modern, Minimal Marfa-Inspired Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Nikou and Travis McCarra, their sons, Kian and Zayn, and WIFI the Dog <b><br>Location:</b> Houston, Texas <b><br>Size:</b> 1,550 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years; …

Dining Rooms

Components of Customer Value: How to Build a Waterfall of Needs and Attribute Trees

An easy way to understand Customer Value is to build an attribute tree to illustrate the components of Customer Value. Customer Value normally breaks …

How to create animations that scale for all devices

Animation on the web is particularly nuanced, as we have to adjust our work to take into account bandwidth, code compatibility and product design. In …

UI Design

Don’t design what users want

Too many product designers are in the pattern of simply taking user feedback and implementing it immediately with limited research, questioning, or …

UX Design

Design Thinking Shakes Up The Beige World Of Enterprise Software

Supply-chain management software gets sexy. But should it?<p>Farewell’s website has the familiar look and feel of a startup software launch in the mid-2010s: highly saturated, widescreen colors; slick-as-hell typography and animated infographics; a short promotional film that looks like it was …

10 questions you’ll be asked in a user experience interview

I just landed my first full-time role as a User Experience (UX) designer and officially closed my job search. After more than 40 coffee dates, phone …

10 Ways to Squeeze Furniture Into Small Spaces

These crafty homeowners made the most of what they had.<p>These crafty homeowners made the most of what they had.

Why this $300 ergonomic keyboard might actually be worth the money

When you’ve raised nearly $300,000 on IndieGogo and make claims that you’re the “world’s best ergonomic mechanical keyboard” you’re setting the bar pretty high.<p>When you’re selling an item for $295 that most of us treat as an afterthought, that bar gets even higher.<p>I went into this review with a …

This Stunning Barn Renovation Blends Historic Preservation With Sustainable Design

Several 18th century barns were given new life as a beautiful, eco-friendly home.<p>This is one beautiful and seriously smart barn! Dubbed the "Ancient Party Barn," this stunning barn conversion was designed by London-based architecture studio Liddicoat & Goldhill, which won a prestigious 2015 RIBA …

13 Tips to Incorporate Scandinavian Design into Your Home

Whether it’s croissants from Paris, wine from Tuscany, or accents from British men, Europe knows a thing or two about how to live.<p>So it’s no surprise …

Google introduces Resizer, an interactive web design tool

The newly-announced Resizer by Google allows website creators to test how digital products respond across various screen sizes.<p>Google’s new tool is …

Unexploited design opportunities: Ebooks still suck for studying

Turning paper books into digital ones not only didn’t improve the experience of studying, but it impoverished it.<p>Digital systems have now entered the …

The Best Way to Pack a Pair of Dress Shoes In Your Luggage

When you fly out for a business trip or wedding, you’ll need a nice pair of dress shoes. Here’s how to pack them without scratching or crushing the …

Luggage

This Fashion It Girl Is Selling Her NYC Apartment — and It's Even More Glam Than You Imagine

Fashion It girl and society maven Lauren Santo Domingo just listed her New York City home for $7,250,000, and it's every bit as over-the-top glam as you imagine. The cofounder of Moda Operandi, an online designer retailer, and contributing editor at <b>Vogue</b> lived in the 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath loft in …

Against the Sticker Chart

Priming kids to expect rewards for good behavior can harm their social skills in the long term.<p>After working with thousands of families over my years as a family psychologist, I’ve found that one of the most common predicaments parents face is how to get kids to do what they’re asked. And one of …