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9 Tips to Boost Website Conversions by Improving User Experience

Online shopping is no more a niche market, it’s booming. Almost everything, from FMCG products to clothing to gadgets to kid’s essentials, are sold …

COLOR TRENDS: The Colors Everyone Will Be Talking About In 2017!

<b>Color trends</b> are always changing… Rose Quartz and Blue Serenity were the top colors of this year and we can’t wait to know the color trends for 2017! …

6 Essential Elements of Great Homepages

Have we forgotten about homepages? It seems as if every article on web design, content marketing, or CRO focuses on landing pages. While these pages …

Energy-generating ‘smart bricks’ turn ordinary buildings into efficient living machines

A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar …

40 Fantastic Freebies Every Designer MUST Download

Freebies are always loved by designers, whether we’re talking about tools, mockups, fonts, plugins, templates or others. The reason why they are so …

Web Design

Can architecture make people trust cops?

In North Lawndale, Chicago, a public basketball court is changing the way people relate to local police. Built just last October, it’s a half court built right next to the West 10th district police station, and it’s designed to get cops to shoot hoops with young men and women they might otherwise …

Pokémon Go, Amazon Dash, and the Future of User Interaction

Sustainable success requires the right touch; sustainable digital success requires the right touchpoints. Already the fastest-growing mobile game in U.S. history, Pokémon Go’s astonishing popularity highlights how profoundly touchpoints — any interaction between your customer and your offer — …

New Super-Man Is More Than an Official DC Comics Chinese Knockoff

Clark Kent is an aw-shucks Kansas farmboy who can juggle tanks but is modest and humble to a fault. Kenan Kong is no Clark Kent. He’s an asshat who …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases

What the heck is a bumwad?<p>Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like "spatiality," it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most …

Can These Rooftop Cabins Solve Urban Apartment Shortages?

Cabin Spacey wants to convert the tops of Berlin’s buildings into a new source of housing.<p>Like in many other cities, it’s getting harder to find an apartment in Berlin. Rents have gone up almost 60% over the last seven years, and vacancies are so scarce that the city decided to ban Airbnb rentals …

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

It's Hard to Believe These Beautiful Buildings Are Made Out of Garbage

Turns out, recycled materials make for some amazing architecture.<p>It's not easy being green, but it is getting easier to live sustainably. Scientists are getting creative about finding new ways to make green living work — like the team of Australian researchers who recently figured out a way to turn …

What businesses need to understand about chatbots

Liraz Margalit Contributor<p>Liraz Margalit serves as customer experience psychologist for Clicktale, which helps businesses optimize visitor interactions with their websites.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why Pokémon Go captured our imagination — and huge market share<br>• What’s Your Customer’s Online …

Chatbots

New research considers 'growing' drones

<b>Can you chemically "grow" a military drone?</b><p>It sounds like an idea for a science fiction film, but here in the UK scientists and engineers are spending time and money to see if they can do exactly that.<p>British warplanes are already flying with parts made from a 3D printer.<p>Researchers are already …

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

Nanotech

Robotic Spider Dress Powered By Intel Smart Wearable Technology

<b>Smart Spider Dress, powered by Intel Edison, blends fashion with robotics and wearable technology to express the wearer’s emotions and protect their</b> …

Wearable Tech

The Winners for The 2016 Modernism in America Awards Have Been Announced

Docomomo US has announced the winners of its 2016 Modernism in America Awards, which honor projects around the country that highlight and advocate …