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5 Things Every Author Needs to Understand about Book Cover Design

We all know that books are, in fact, judged by their covers. Because of this, and because the marketplace is so crazy competitive, your cover can make or break your book. But there's a bit of a rub where cover design is concerned, which is that many authors fancy themselves book designers. But …

What If An Autonomous McLaren Could Teach You How To Drive Fast?

McLaren’s Design Director Frank Stephenson believes the future holds shapeshifting chameleon cars and robots that can teach their drivers how to …

The 1-page usability test plan

How to sleep better at night<p>A week or so before a usability test, I often have a least one bad night’s sleep where I wake up worrying that I’ve …

This dog’s hipster photos are most definitely on point

Apparently, hipster-style photography isn’t just for humans anymore. They’re also for pets too! Just ask Aspen the Mountain Pup. Over on Instagram, a …

Aspen

What Makes a Photographer When Everyone Is Taking Pictures?

PBS NewsHour just published this short interview with photographer Ken Van Sickle as a segment in its “Brief But Spectacular” series. It examines the …

Photography

Two College Friends Raise $13 Million To Build India's First High Speed Electric Scooter

Last year, Delhi took the honor of becoming the world’s most polluted city. The number of air pollution-related illnesses globally has been on the rise. In India, the reasons are apparent: cars, industrial fumes, burning of garbage and agricultural waste.<p>Delhi’s traffic is no laughing matter. To …

India

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

The Winners Of The Comedy Wildlife Photo Competition Are Sure To Make You Chuckle

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is a competition that celebrates and curates all the funniest photos of animals on the planet.<p>It all started …

APIs for humans: The rise of developer experience (DX)

User Experience (UX) is a top priority for many consumer-facing software companies. The art of simplifying complex interactions into meaningful user experiences is an important competitive advantage for technology companies.<p>But what if your product is an API and your end-users are developers? How …

Microservices

Only 6% of Cities are Preparing for Driverless Cars

In a study released last month, the National League of Cities found that only 6% of cities’ current long-term transportation plans consider the …

Predictions: Driving enterprise leaders and innovation in 2016

Enterprise innovation is more than just ideas. It needs to be combined with data, design and a culture willing to adopt it for companies to truly …

Iconic Simplicity. The Vital Role of Icons

They are small but vital for the efficiency rate of any application or website. They look simple but take loads of time and effort to feel that way. …

Tips for Shooting Intimate Landscapes

<i>What is Intimate Landscape Photography? –</i> Intimate landscape is borderline with macro photography. These pictures usually represent smaller details …

Landscape Photography

Steve McCurry: Portraits | Photography

This extensive portfolio contains the only comprehensive collection of the unrivalled portraits by Steve McCurry, known and loved the world over for …

This Jealous Dog Photobombed an Engagement Shoot in the BEST Way

Engagement shoots are a great way for soon-to-be-wed couples to showcase their personalities . . . or, in Chris and Megan's case, their pet's personality. When the couple set out to take the perfect Fall engagement portraits with Minneapolis wedding photographer DNK Photography, they brought along …

Pets

We Interview the ‘Godfather of Cat Photography’ Walter Chandoha

People<p>Andy Warhol may have used his photography as the basis for his book on cats.<p>,<p>Photograph from <i>Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer</i> (Aperture, …

Photographing Food

Get expert tips and advice for photographing food with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Food Photography

Photo Booth For Dogs Shows We're All Basically Alike

Only they don't take a bad picture.<p>A pose. A glance. A kiss. A moment of surprise.<p>It was almost almost ten years ago that photographer Lynn Terry …

Pets

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Top 10

Photographer Captures the Amazingly Ornate Ceilings of Roman Churches on an Architectural Pilgrimage

French architect and photographer Florian Pagano spent his honeymoon on an architectural pilgrimage documenting the ornate ceilings of the many churches of Rome. Capturing the overwhelming details and intense colour scope with HDR photographic techniques, Pagano’s images transport viewers straight …

Solar-Powered Floating House Completely Customizable for Endless Design Possibilities

Many people dream of living on the water, and with <i>Floatwing</i>, those fantasies can become a reality. This modular, self-sufficient house created by Friday floats on the water and has endless design possibilities. The mobile residence starts with a fixed width of about 20 feet, and it can have …

Sustainability

Innovative Notebook Features Magnetic Spine for Seamless Paper Removal

Tearing the pages of a journal can be messy and ruin your brilliant thoughts or beautiful drawings. The sleek Rekonect Notebook saves you from this potential distress with an innovative magnetic spine. Each sheet also has a magnetic edge to it, which allows for the easy removal and reattachment of …

Magnetism

Bittersweet Wedding Photo Pays Tribute to 8-Year-Old Son Who Lost Battle with Leukemia

Before her wedding on October 9th, Anna Bozman Thompson knew it would be a day filled with both beautiful and heartbreaking memories. These conflicted emotions came about because Anna and her husband Travis lost their 8-year-old son Lake back in May. Since 2012, the young boy had been battling …

6 Photographers Invited to Photograph 1 Man Reveal the Power of Perspective

Canon performed an experiment called Decoy to explore the power of perspective. This very visual project sought to find out how influential a photographer's outlook can be. Six photographers were invited to participate, each one separately capturing a portrait of a man named Michael. On the day of …

Characters from Classic Paintings Are Inserted into the Modern World

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov unites the past and present by giving characters from classic paintings the chance to explore our modern world. The artist skillfully utilizes Photoshop to insert vintage muses in stores, on buses, on stairwells, and in the midst of urban alleyways for his ongoing …

Art