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11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

The best design conferences and events to plan for in 2016

Compared to other industry events, expectations are sky-high at design conferences. “Dentists, physicists, sociologists, taxidermists all meet to find out what’s new in their specialties. So do designers, but they are not happy about it,” Ralph Caplan former director of the Aspen International …

Graphic Design

An architect wants to turn New York's busiest avenue into an enormous park

If the Perkins Eastman Architects plan goes through, Broadway would transform into a street exclusively for pedestrians. The proposed park would be one of the largest urban redesigns in the city's history.<p>"The center spine of Manhattan is not a vehicle destination any longer," the firm's principal …

Urban Design

16 Web & Graphic Design Trends To Watch In 2016

<i>This just in! Check the</i> <i>all-new Web & Graphic Design Trends post for 2017</i><i>!</i><p>As a web & graphic design agency with an accent in visual storytelling, my …

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But there's no need to spend the majority of your time on the …

Learning

Pope Francis Preaches Urban Planning

On Friday, Pope Francis’ tour of Africa took him to Kangemi, one of Nairobi’s many densely packed and impoverished slums. There, he criticized the …

Urban Design

Why I Hate Apps

I’m not big on apps. That may sound like an odd statement coming from a Silicon Valley techie, but it’s true. Why? It mostly comes down to two things: I only need a few apps to do my job and, beyond that, I have better things to do with my life.<p>Don’t get me wrong; I’m not talking about necessities …

Google’s latest app tells friends when you're free to do something

Who’s Down app for Android and iPhone acts as virtual notice board for friends to signal when they’re free for an impromptu meet up, activity or gaming session<p>Is talking to people to tell them that you’re available to socialise too much effort for you? There’s an app for that.<p>Google’s new Who’s …

Apps

3 next-generation design tools you need to know

Designers were never meant to code. That's not what I signed up for. That's not what you signed up for. Then why have we been furiously trying to …