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Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

UX Design

How to Make Your Employees More Creative at Work

In every type of job, there is always room for creativity and innovation.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>In every type of job, there is always room for creativity and innovation. It is not only art or technology that needs to be creative and innovative. Even in accounting …

Creativity

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

To Be More Creative, Schedule Your Breaks

Imagine that on a Friday afternoon, before leaving work to start your weekend, you are asked to solve two problems that require creative thinking. Do you:<p>Spend the first half of your time attempting the first problem and the second half of your time attempting the second<br>• Alternate between the two …

Creativity

The Surprising Personality Trait That Massively Improves Decision Making, According to Science | Inc.com

In the personal context, making good decisions is the difference between having the life you want and forever wondering what could have been. In the political one, it's the difference between war and peace, prosperity and want. In the business world, it's what separates seven-figure paydays from …

Self-improvement
Creativity

This 1 Activity Could Make You More Creative Every Day for the Rest of the Year | Inc.com

As another winter comes to an end, you might be thinking about (or procrastinating) sprucing up your home. But you might not want to stop--or start--there. Science has shown that a round of spring cleaning in your office space could help you be more productive, creative, and motivated. Struggling …

Creativity

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

Innovation

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

UI Design

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

How to Dress Like an Ultra-Cool Swedish Minimalist Without Going Broke

Dr. Denim offers up clean lines, plenty of vibes, and prices that won't destroy your bank account.<p>One of the best things that's happened to men's casual style in the past decade—along with the invention of haute athleisure and reissues of every classic sneaker design ever—is the rise of designers …

Clothing

10 web designers’ business cards you'll want to keep

In this interconnected social media age, it’s perhaps surprising that old fashioned paper-based ways to keep in touch and spread your network are …

100+ Best Web Design Tools of 2018

Web Design Tools<p>Featured<p>Logo Design<p>Designevo (Free)<p>Create awesome looking logos with ease<p>Random generation of logos for your company<p>Logo Makr …

Minimalism Mistakes Designers Notice

Think you can avoid all design faux pas by simply decorating your home in minimalist style? The less décor involved, the fewer mistakes I can make! Think again.<p>Despite having fewer moving parts, getting minimalist décor right can be just as challenging as filling a room to its brim. While the goal …

Home Decorating

Your 7-Step Guide To A Minimalist Home

There's no doubt that most of us live busy, stressful, demanding lives. The multiple deadlines, tasks, and expectations we all juggle can make …

15 Best Books on Creativity (So Far)

The old, the new, and the most brilliant ideas.<p>There are thousands of books on creativity and innovation out there. Many are great, some are exceptional, but few stand (or will stand) the test of time. As an author and researcher on innovation myself, I keep a short list of books to recommend to …

Creativity

Things to consider while designing a website

The eye catching and user friendly website needs a lot aspect to consider while designing. The web development company must craft the website that …

Marketing

13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal

A writer friend recently asked me a brief but not-so-simple question: <i>How do you decide where to send your work?</i><p>In other words: Faced with seemingly …

Finding Time to Write When You Have a Busy Life

Like many people, I’ve been calling myself a writer on and off for practically all my life.<p>It’s one of those dreams one develops that seems almost …

Google's new tool helps test your website's speed and mobile-friendliness

Speed testing services seem to be the new thing tech companies are dabbing into on their free time – just weeks after Netflix launched Fast.com, Google has announced its own tool to help you measure your website’s speed and mobile-friendliness.<p>The site takes your URL and measures on a scale of …

SEO

Youth Creativity, Innovation & Sustainable Leadership » Blog Archive » Exercise: Adaptation of the 30 Circles Test

If you’ve seen the video “Tales of Creativity and Play” of a talk by Tim Brown at the 2008 Art Center Design Conference (aka Sound Play) – that is …

2016 Web Design Trend Forecast: Vertical Split Screen

Browsing around articles that predict web design trends for this new year, <b>vertical split screens</b> seem set to soar in popularity. This style of web …

Web Design

Minimalist Color Palettes of 2015

Italian Creative Agency Dumma Branding created this gorgeous Minimalist Color palette collection of most used color of 2015. When you think of …

Posters

8 optical illlusions to improve your mockups

Mockups, themselves, are a lot like illusions. Ideally, in appearance they should be identical to real, working sites, even though the illusion is …

How Minimalist Design Almost Killed Skeuomorphism

Some web design experts opine that the growing popularity of the flat design, otherwise known as the modern minimalist movement brought about by the …

UI Design

20 Ways to Decorate Your Home With the Trendy Textile That Is Mud Cloth

Originally from West Africa, <i>bogolanfini</i> — aka mud cloth — is one of the best known African cloth traditions. It’s a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using fermented mud that dates back to 12th century. The textile tells a story with a pattern of lines, dots and geometric shapes, and although it …

West Africa

Design Leadership: What’s Next?

Design heads at 3M, Intuit, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Philips, and REI highlight 7 areas for future design leaders to consider.<p>The importance of corporate design leadership is growing fast, which makes me curious: what does the future of design leadership look like? Will this upward momentum continue, …

Design