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The Golden Age Of UX Won’t Last. Here’s How To Prepare For What’s Next

Great UX abounds. How will UX designers continue to prove their value?<p>When I started the digital design agency AJ&Smart in 2011, UX design was still so misunderstood that I spent the next three years just explaining to my clients what it actually was and why it was valuable (while also defining it …

The Contemporary Renovation Of A 100 Year-Old Home In Australia

Janik Dalecki of Australian architecture firm Dalecki Design, has recently completed the renovation of a 100 year-old heritage listed home that …

House on Ikema Island

Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan<p>Perched on the edge of a cliff on Japan’s remote Ikema Island, this house provides a meditative retreat with expansive views of the East China Sea. To maximize water views and to manage privacy, the structure is divided into two levels: on ground level, a …

House in KANMAKI

House in KANMAK was built for five people in the Nara Prefecture. The neighborhood is an old village however, in recent years development has progressed and tarnished its atmosphere. The plan was aimed at securing privacy and openness at the same time.

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

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9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element …

15 Beautiful Living Rooms That We Came Across Recently

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50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

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The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

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How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>I am morbidly obese.<p>It’s an odd way of phrasing it. Medically, not only am I fat, but, <i>I’m fat enough it could</i> …

How does Facebook decide what to show in my news feed?

<b>Facebook is secretly filtering my news feed? I'm outraged!</b><p>Not so secretly, actually. There is controversy this week over the social network's research project manipulating nearly 700,000 users' news feeds to understand whether it could affect their emotions.<p>But Facebook has been much more open …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why …

9 ways a well-designed site will boost SEO and engagement

While web design is traditionally thought of as an artistic way to show off a brand’s image, its benefits are really much more far-reaching than that. A well-designed website can lend a helping hand to SEO efforts, increase conversion rates, and improve interaction and engagement with site …

Apple poaches Swiss watch exec for iWatch launch

Apple has hired the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer to help with the launch of its new iWatch, as the technology group intend on …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Sample Gallery & Hands-on Impressions: Sony A6000

While Sony's full-frame <b>A7 and A7R</b> have been earning accolades from around the photography world for months, there's a brand-new entry in the …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

Man Creates Transport App That Measures Time In Pints Of Beer

"You have three-and-a-half drinks until the last tram home."<p>Which is the information that we all really want to know.<p>Cheers!

So You're Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.

Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who's dating a designer. Yes, this list isn't for designers themselves, rather it's for the ones who have fallen head over heels in love with an actual designer. Not only has Yoke created some images that go …

Facebook's Demographics Show Why No Other Social Network Can Match Its Potential For Marketers

But digging into the demographic data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it's still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many marketers.<p>In …

Facebook Backdoor Gives Clues To Private Email Addresses

If you forget your Facebook profile name, you can enter your name, email or phone number into a page called Find Your Account to find your Facebook profile and some alternative email addresses, which are partially obscured such as j*******s@yahoo.com.<p>The same technique works if you type in other …

Troy Carter: Fired By Lady Gaga And Loving It

He helped discover and cultivate the megastar for almost seven years. Then Gaga dumped him. Here’s the untold story of how he rolled with it.<p>From behind, Troy Carter looks like a middle schooler. He has the wispy frame of a pretzel stick, wrapped in skinny jeans that bottom out at black Yves Saint …

The Science Behind Upworthy's Miraculous Virality [Slide Deck]

While Buzzfeed and Business Insider took years to build their readerships, Upworthy was able to amass a comparable audience numbering in the millions, in a period of a few months.<p>Most people associate the site's growth with headlines like "Imagine Trying To Pay Bills On Little Money. Then Imagine …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

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Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Apple Skeuomorphism Reconstructed In 3-D

USING PAPER MODELS, A TEAM OF ANIMATION STUDENTS CREATES AN ELEGANT CRITIQUE OF APPLE’S IOS. META!<p>Before the facelift of iOS 7, Apple took a lot of flack–much of it from us–for its cheesy use of skeuomorphism, or the ways it would imitate real world textures, like the wood grain shelving in iBooks …

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

Barley Brings WYSIWYG Web Editor to WordPress

Three months after opening to the public, Barley, the WYSIWYG editor that allows you to add, update, or delete content and images from a Web page without logging in, is now targeting WordPress users with the new Barley for WordPress plugin.<p>Before today, the Barley Editor only worked with Barley’s …