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Why Smarter People are Happier with Fewer Friends

If you believe the class genius is a loner because he’s an arrogant know-it-all, or because he’s socially awkward, that’s not (necessarily) the case. …

Marketing

UX in Action: Lyft

Other resources you might like<p>eBook4 Stages of Building and Scaling a UX Team<p>case studyThe UX Research Methodology Guidebook<p>eBook8 Steps to Building …

What is customer experience? 19 industry experts weigh in

Investing in customer experience drives revenue growth and increases customer loyalty. According to Gartner, customer experience will be the main …

Customer Experience

Cognitive psychology for UX: 7 Gestalt principles of visual perception

The human brain is wired to see structure, logic, and patterns. It helps us make sense of the world. For example, what do you see when you look at …

UI Design

Estonian design agency AKU creates versatile design identity for new banking service Pocopay

Estonian design agency AKU has designed a versatile brand identity for new banking app Pocopay. Aiming to revolutionise the way users handle their …

The 3 stages of creating a badass home page

Creating a home page is momentous for any business. You spend weeks carefully crafting every line of copy, every image, every color, every icon.<p>Agencies are hired, opinions are gathered, and budgets are obliterated. This is your brand we’re talking about, right? Everything is on the line.<p><b>Except</b> …

Marketing

The Future Of Tangible Interfaces: 5 Insights Backed By Science

How much do we really know about what makes an interaction pleasurable for a user? These researchers are quantifying the guessing game.<p>Last week, researchers came together in the Dutch city of Eindhoven for the 10th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. The …

Todoist revamps its suite of apps for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch

Todoist, one of the most popular task apps around, just announced a slew of updates for all of its Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, as well as a new Safari extension.<p>iOS is seeing perhaps the most notable updates. Unsurprisingly, the app now supports 3D Touch on the …

Apps

Designers: Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

Designers are in for a period of radical change and must learn to adapt. Those who don’t might as well look for a new line of work.<p>Computers will eventually take our jobs. At least that’s what we’re being told. Machines have been replacing workers for centuries, and intelligent robots will only …

More Than A Beautiful Shell: Rebranding The World’s Most Iconic Building

Sydney Opera House’s new brand attempts to solve a problem unique to the starchitecture age: What happens when your building is too famous?<p>Since construction was completed in 1973, the Sydney Opera House has become one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Over 8 million people a year take a …

“Best book illustration” of the year announced

The Folio Society and House of Illustration have announced Alan Marks as the winner of their annual Book Illustration Competition for his work for …

Make your own piece of hypnotic digital art with FIELD

While each piece of work is generated by the user, the framework behind the art concept traces the features of the new Toyota C-HR Concept car. It’s …

Young Adults Appreciate Flat Design More than Their Parents Do

<b>Summary:</b> 18-to-25-year olds rated flat UIs as slightly more attractive than older adults did. That increased aesthetic appeal may not be worth the …

UI Design

Steal These 2 (Profitable) Ideas And Stay On The Right Side Of The Future…

<b>By the end of this I’ll have given you two ideas on how to stay ahead of the trends that will unlock over $20 billion (maybe more) into our economy</b> …

Al Gore

Studio Output creates identity for BBC Connected Studio

Studio Output has created the identity for the BBC’s Connected Studio, a new initiative for the organisation to develop new features and formats for …

The business of user experience: how good UX directly impacts on company performance

User experience (UX) focuses on enhancing user satisfaction by improving how we interact with the websites, applications and devices in our lives. It …

UX Design

Head of creative at Beggars Group Alison Fielding on designing for the music industry

Alison Fielding is head of creative at independent label Beggars Group and creative director of agency Gas Associates, boasting a portfolio of …

How I Got Here: Gail Bichler, design director of The New York Times Magazine

<i>In the run up to It’s Nice That’s annual symposium, Here 2016, we’ll be introducing each speaker who will appear at the event. We have asked each of</i> …

Jennifer Loeber captures the teens desperate to get into Cannes Film Festival

The glamour of the Cannes Film Festival lures in the glitterati each year but within the crowds of stars and filmmakers are groups of teenage …

Cannes Film Festival

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Robotics

How Envato’s agile UX team works

Envato's Head of UX and Design Chris Thelwell gives us an inside look at his team's process.The post How Envato’s agile UX team works appeared first …

UX Design

Is this the perfect save icon?

The hunt for the perfect save icon<p>Last week at Etch, my friend and colleague <b>Matt Jackson</b> asked me a simple question:<p><i>Is using a floppy disk as a save</i> …

Understanding user experience (UX), part 2: Five ways to create a better design

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann<p>These words couldn’t be more relevant …

UX Design

“Visual adventurer” Sue Doeksen's colourful work masters the abstract and the figurative

Netherlands-based Sue Doeksen describes herself as a “visual adventurer” on her website. When quizzed as to why, she laughs and says" “I just like …

One of the most powerful Internet companies is officially for sale

Yahoo has admitted what everyone already knew — the company is up for sale.<p>And to make sure it's taken seriously, Yahoo is bringing in outsiders to …

A Day In the Life Of: Mo (Shlomo) Goltz, Senior Interaction Designer

<b>Name:</b> Mo (Shlomo) Goltz<b>Location:</b> San Francisco<b>Official title:</b> Senior Interaction Designer<b>Company:</b> UserTestingTell us a bit about your background, and …

UX Design

Uber's Atomic Meltdown

Uber