Evan Cariss

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A Portfolio Hiring Managers Can’t Deny

For designers and developers, one thing stands high above résumés, cover letters, and university degrees: the esteemed portfolio. A great portfolio …

Employment

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Working Out At Home Just Got Easier And Better Than Ever

Going to the gym for regular workouts can sometimes be a drag, and working out at home, on your own, can take an entirely new level of motivation. Fortunately, in the last couple of years, technology has been changing the fitness equation in favor of the shortest possible commute – none. It was …

You can now buy Brilliant's light switch smart home hubs

Streamline all your smart devices with one plug-in system.<p>Brilliant debuted its smart home control system at CES back in January, and now it's finally available to buy. Unlike other smart home products, Brilliant's works by plugging directly into your home's existing light switch ports, and from …

Home Automation

9 Best Mind-Mapping Apps for Small Business

Credit: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock<p>Sometimes they're called brainstorming tools; other times they're called mind-mapping apps. Whatever you call them, …

Apps

7 Simple Ways to Get Better Results from Ethnographic Research

<i>The first step in any User Experience or Design Thinking process should involve getting to know your users. When starting a project from scratch or</i> …

Design

3 Tricks to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Presentations

Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in …

Public Speaking

Mobile UI/UX Design: Perfect Recipes App

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to end the week with this UI/UX case study by the folks from Tubik Studio, a kickass digital studio based in …

UX Design

Why Personal Branding Is Key To Career Success -- And How To Create Yours

I once had a client, let’s call him Jim, who came to me with a question: <i>do I need a personal brand to be successful</i>?<p>My answer was a whole-hearted, resounding, yes!<p>Personal branding is crucial to cultivating a successful career. Marketing yourself and your career as a brand is more than just about …

Personal Branding

How to get your resume through an applicant tracking system: 15 tips

Applying for a job takes time and effort, especially when navigating online application software. And sometimes, you may submit your resume only to …

Employment

Design vs. Engineering: Q&A With a Mechanical Engineer on What It's Like to Work With Industrial Designers

"They'll design something impossible, then we'll try to make it reality, then they'll be like 'That's too big….'"<p>It's easy for us industrial …

Product Design

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

<i>No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right.</i> …

UX Design

Web Design & UI/UX: National Geographic World Changing Intuitive Site

We are taking a look at this web design project by Dops Digital, a studio based in Lviv, Ukraine. Their latest project is about either a concept or …

Web Design

The Building Blocks of Visual Design

<i>Visual design is about creating and making the general aesthetics of a product consistent. To create the aesthetic style of a website or app, we work</i> …

UI Design

[Video] How is a Martini livery designed?

<b>What makes</b> a race car an icon? Innovative engineering, sweeping shapes and record-breaking wins? Absolutely! But isn’t it the liveries that really …

Le Mans

Motion Design & UI/UX: Google Home Animations

It's always interesting and inspiring to see what incredible brands like Google is publishing on Behance. Today, we are having a little glimpse at …

Google Home

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Q-Yachts wants to be ‘Tesla of the Seas’, delivers first all-electric day cruiser yacht

Electric propulsion is slowly making its way into bigger boats and much like in the auto industry, it is starting with more premium products – not unlike Tesla.<p>Q-Yachts is jumping onboard with the Q30 all-electric day cruiser yacht. The Finland-based startup says that it aims to become the ‘Tesla …

Tesla

The laws of simplicity

Improvisation is one of the foundations of jazz and to improvise is necessary repertoire, technics and creativity. In practice, this is so difficult …

UX Design

Elkrem is a blockchain dev board for tinkerers

Creators of the 1Sheeld, a tool designed to connect smartphones to Arduino boards, have created something even more interesting. Their latest product, the Elkrem, is a smart kit for creating blockchain IoT devices and they have raised $250,000 from Endure Capital and Consensys to build the …

Blockchain

MIT made an image editing AI that can replace the background in any image

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) just developed an AI-assisted image editing tool that automates object selection. This is the Holy Grail of selection tools — you can behold it in the video below.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site …

Artificial Intelligence

Business of HYPE With jeffstaple, Episode 17: Julia Lang

<i>Business of HYPE</i> is a weekly series brought to you by HYPEBEAST Radio and hosted by jeffstaple. It’s a show about creatives, brand-builders and …

How to Redesign a Website - 2018 Guide | Tech.Co

For businesses the world over, a website is the path to new clients, a better first impression, and a healthier bottom line. Yet, an outdated website …

This Is How Good Leaders Build Trust With Their Teams Every Time They Communicate

Your relationship with your employees translates to their relationship with your customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In case you’re wondering why having a healthy relationship with your employees is important, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Your relationship …

Visual Hierarchy: How to Organize UI Content

Henry Adams once said: “Chaos was the law of nature and order was the dream of man”. People always favor the order because it makes things more …

UI Design

Don't Retire Start A Micro Business

Retirement today is either something that people welcome, or dread. In the UK, the age to qualify for your pension seems to move further away with successive governments. And with no statutory retirement age in the UK, if you want to and your company agrees, you can keep working for as long as you …

Gig Economy

The first design portfolio that’s ever made me laugh

In a good way, that is.<p>These days, most design portfolios have an air of sameness to them–like clone-stamp copies of one another. It’s something Argentinian designer and illustrator Mariano Pascual wanted to change.<p>“I was a little bit bored with my old website, as well as with other online …

The Seven Simple Principles of Conversion Centred Design (CCD) and How to Use Them

Oli Gardner – the Creative Director of Unbounce (a landing page builder for marketers), is an advocate of CCD. He says that deploying CCD makes each …

6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

“The Lean Startup” is an unproductive legend

The only real measure of success for a startup is not to stay a startup. And yet, the gurus of innovation and entrepreneurship admonish us to “innovate continuously, like entrepreneurs do,” “fail forward,” and “fail fast.”<p>These slogans come from an ideology born out of <i>The Lean Startup</i>, which …