Joe Hodge

105 Flips | 11 Magazines | 12 Likes | 5 Following | 35 Followers | @JoeHodge_ | Founder of protu. Fond of all things design and AI   

The Neuroscience of Trust

Publication Date: <b>January 01, 2017</b><p>Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement--all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin--shown to facilitate …

Gmail is working on snooze, smart grouping, and a Material Design interface for the web

Do you remember the NEXT Live EMEA 2017 G Suite product roadmap talk where we discovered a small line of text telling us Calendar would get a new web …

The Atlassian Design System: Creating Design Harmony at Scale

When Atlassian expanded their focus on design in 2012, Jürgen Spangl was hired as the new Head of Design. One of the first projects he initiated was …

UX Design

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …

UI Tiles, A Quick and Easy Kit to Layout Websites

If you are passionate about the layout process when it comes to web design than this wireframe resource is definitely for you. Layout your idea …

Web Design

How data analytics startup Alteryx wins over business analysts

Most days, there are very few students to be found in business analytics software startup Alteryx’s training facilities. That actually makes chairman …

100 Free Fonts You Should Be Using In 2015

<i>The perfect font is hard to find.</i>Here at Canva, we know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to search for the perfect fonts every time you …

Typography

Enthusiasts and Skeptics Debate Artificial Intelligence

Kurt Andersen wonders: If the Singularity is near, will it bring about global techno-Nirvana or civilizational ruin?<p><b>THE GREAT SCHISM</b><p>Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere. It’s still what the experts call “soft A.I.,” but it is proliferating like mad. We’re now accustomed to having …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball covered in a criss-cross pattern. “It is beautiful,” he says, when asked to describe it. “It doesn’t look like a piece of technology. We wanted to make something people actually want to put on their bedside …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

Howard Schultz

Branding Matters: Follow These Tips or Your Company Will Fail

Building an extraordinary brand presence is no easy feat. It takes work - and it also takes a lot of guts. There isn't a company worth mentioning …

All Good Logos Are Modernist Logos, Really

Jens Müller is something of a logo detective. The Düsseldorf, Germany-based designer finds logomarks—in old magazines, books on design, sometimes in …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

The 3 Questions on every investor’s mind - in the order they think them

by Jack Delosa<p>There is a real misconception among entrepreneurs when pitching for capital that the number one ingredient an investor wants to see is …

How to make complex icons with only CSS

Coded CSS icons have some significant advantages over icon fonts or static images. CSS icons are a part of the DOM and unless you’re using a CSS icon …

30 Aesthetically Pleasing Color Combinations

A visually-appealing color combination goes a long way in creating a seamless, inviting, and fun output. Regardless if you’re making the perfect …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Centrifuge Font Family from Midwest Type

Centrifuge font family, a geometric typeface that draws inspiration from the industrial-chic of the 19th century.<p>The <b>Centrifuge font family</b> is the …

Typography

World’s Longest and Highest Glass Bottom Bridge to Be Unveiled in Chinese National Park

In July of this year, China's scenic Zhangjiajie National Park will be opening the very first bridge of its kind. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk is set to be the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge, coming in at 1,410 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 984 feet above ground. The glass …

National Parks

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

The book suggestion of this week is about how to create products that got people to use very often. The title of the book is Hooked: How to Build …

Molt – Corporate Identity by Bruno do Nascimento

Molt – Corporate identity design by Bruno do Nascimento aka OldGraphicsDieHard.<p>“Old Graphics Die Hard” is the online alter-ego of Bruno do …

Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or even reasoning machines (yet), but statistical machines …

Bill Gates Says You Should Worry About Artificial Intelligence

Aside from founding Microsoft, Bill Gates is known as an all-around smart guy who has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to saving the world. It would seem that this makes his opinions worth considering when he tells us that he, like fellow brainiac Stephen Hawking and Tesla Motors …

Singularity

Crash Course Astronomy, A Fun and Informative New Educational Series Hosted by Phil Plait

<i>Crash Course Astronomy</i> is a fun and informative new series from Crash Course hosted by astronomer Phil Plait. The series breaks down complicated …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …