Kelly Pickering

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We don’t just draw, we enhance user engagement, influence human emotion, and build trust.

Often spoken about, rarely understood - visual design and its multitude of disciplines, are an after-thought in the UX design process.<p>As …

UX Design

These Are the 8 Characteristics Shared by People Who Have Survived Disasters

Surviving a disaster doesn't just come down to fight or flight. Circumventing danger is more complicated than that. However, there may be one way to …

Psychology

The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method Promises Stress-Free Productivity

"The most effective way to do it is to do it," said Amelia Earhart. That's basically the methodology behind the aptly named Getting Things Done (GTD) …

Time Management

4 Ways to Avoid Creating Content That No One Will Ever Read | Inc.com

Plenty of marketers would love to see their content go viral and reach new audiences. Unfortunately, it doesn't usually just work out that way.<p>Unless you're using the right content marketing tools and going after a small, highly targeted audience, you can't realistically expect everyone in your …

Marketing

This Is How Elon Musk Can Learn and Master Anything Quickly

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>It's no secret that our obsession with and …

Tesla

Is Negativity Bias Sabotaging Your Success?

My daughter Maddy often reminds me of the time I was late for her pre-school dance recital. Admittedly I should have left home sooner. I should also have factored in that the car park would be full. But I didn’t. By the time I parked two blocks away, unbuckled my two younger sons (aged one and two …

Happiness

THE FIVE DEADLY SINS OF PRESENTING CREATIVE WORK

In 600 AD, Pope Gregory proclaimed there were seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. Had His Holiness run an …

Wayne Gretzky

Don't start from scratch

We all want to leverage our time and effort. That’s why ideas like the 80/20 rule are so popular. Work on something until it’s good enough, then move …

Graphics

What are Micro-Apps and Why You Should Know About Them

There is no question about it: the mobile app marketThe post What are Micro-Apps and Why You Should Know About Them appeared first on iamwire.

Apps

Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam

Deutsche Bank among western institutions that processed billions of dollars in cash of ‘criminal origin’ through Latvia<p>The German bank that loaned $300m (£260m) to Donald Trump played a prominent role in a money laundering scandal run by Russian criminals with ties to the Kremlin, the Guardian can …

Corruption

You Gotta Try DIY Virtual Reality, Even if You Make Hideous Things

I have zero virtual-reality skills. I don’t know how to work in Unity, the graphics software engine often used to make immersive worlds. I have …

Analytics

How to Validate Your Business Ideas Without Spending a Dime

Here are two extremely cheap (read: free) ways to test ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the …

AdWords

18 Premium Web Design Tools and Services for 2017

There are many new web tools and services for designers and developers launched every month, but how do you know which are the most useful? Which …

Web Design

3 Steps to Build Your Resilience

Cut yourself slack on the results you're getting and celebrate how hard you're working it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success of any kind takes time, consistent effort, failure and resilience. Take the late Louis L’Amour, for example. He’s regarded as America’s …

Motivation

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

UX Trends to keep in mind for Designing in 2016

June 23, 2016User experience (UX) design has evolved significantly over the last several years. In the past, UX and web design could almost be used …

UX Design

10 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew in My 20s | Inc.com

Time speeds up the older I get. I'm in my late 30s and looking back, there are a lot of things I may have done differently had I known what I know now. With experience comes wisdom, and I could have used some of that wisdom when I was in my 20s.<p>But I have to put the "coulda, woulda, shoulda" in the …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management
Productivity

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

Count me in

DOES marital bliss depend on an active sex life? It sounds like a bears-in-woods and papal-religious-affiliation sort of question, yet around half of …

Psychology

My 5 Essential Tips for Selling Anything to Anyone

Most people don’t realize how important selling is—unless your paycheck depends on it! Every time I mention selling, I always hear, “It’s not for …

Idea Drop helps organisations generate and capture new ideas

In spite of my aversion to the word “ideation,” I can’t argue against software designed to help an organisation solicit ideas from its people. The best ideas can — and often do — come from anyone, regardless of job title or hierarchy. Enter Idea Drop, a London-headquartered startup that offers what …

Brainstorming

What's new in Adobe Creative Cloud 2017

Adobe CC 2017 is out! And if you are one of the millions of creative users, you probably have one question: what’s going to help me the most in the …

Tutorials

How to design responsive and device-agnostic forms

Whether it is a signup flow or a multi-view stepper, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design – so you need to design …

Web Development

23 Best Books Every Designer Must Read

Add them to your reading list to stay industry savvy<p>Staying up-to-date on your design knowledge is a big part of continuously improving your career. …

UX Design