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10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

50 Free Resources for Web Designers from July 2015

The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth …

The State of UX Design

— thoughts on designing digital products in the year 2015<p><i>User experience design</i> has come a long way since Don Norman coined the term in the 90’s. It …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O'Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

University of Florida

5 roles every great designer must play

As Whitney Hess points out, UX designers can’t rely on only themselves. Designing based on personal preferences with no reference to usability studies, demographic data, or business goals is ineffectual. Great designers understand their users, and not simply from their instincts or “born talent.”<p>To …

UX Design

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

Our interfaces lie to shield us from what’s really going on behind the scenes. Are placebo interfaces helpful or harmful?<p>Our interfaces are lying to us. Elevator “close” buttons don’t really close the doors. Software progress bars don’t map to actual progress. Mobile apps like Instagram say they’ve …

You Can Cut The Bottom Off A Hanger, Then Easily Transform It To An Incredible Storage Solution

by Tahlea Jankoski 6/23/2015<p>Over the years of living in a home, it can be difficult to stay organized around the house. All of the "stuff" you own …

Christmas Ornaments

The future of cards in Web design

According to The Complete Guide to an Effective Card-Style Interface Design: “The best card design is simple. It also features a rich content experience. For a successful card-style project, both of these elements must be present. But there are plenty of other design techniques that can add to …

The Ultimate Programming Cheat Sheet List For Web Designers And Developers

There are so many <b>cheat sheets</b> around these days, and the same goes for programming languages. <b>Cheat sheets</b> are basically a set of notes to allow …

Programming

5 More Great iPhone 6 Photography Accessories

The iPhone is the most popular camera on many photo sharing sites like Flickr or Facebook’s photos. Apple’s latest model, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, …

How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 1)

Apple knew it had something special to share with the world when it released iPhoto in 2002: in addition to printing 20″ by 30″ poster-sized photos, the original iPhoto’s “most stunning feature” (according to Apple) was a page layout tool that quickly turned digital photo collections into printed …

Framing

The best way to photograph fireworks with your iPhone

The best part about the Fourth of July is the fireworks, but the worst part is all of the mediocre pictures of fireworks that end up flooding your Instagram feed.<p>If you scroll back far enough back in your pictures, you can probably find a subpar fireworks picture you took from last year.<p>Nothing …

How to design for human behaviour: 5 pro tips

Our two-volume series Interaction Design Best Practices delves into the details of the art of interaction design: how different interaction elements …

Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

If you work in design, you’ve probably noticed by now the wave of “UX writer” jobs being posted online over …<p>Perhaps more than any other designer in …

Creating Backscreened Prints in Lightroom

<b>Excerpted from Chapter 13 of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers</b>For all the wonderful things Lightroom’s Print module …

Tutorials

Facebook's new photo app won't launch in Europe because of facial recognition

Google has also had to restrict use of the technology to the US<p>Earlier this week, Facebook launched Moments, a new photo-sharing app that uses facial recognition technology to dig up forgotten snaps of friends from your camera roll. It's a neat trick, but not one that Facebook's European users will …

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers

3-D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3-D printing technology, called bioprinting. As a …

3D Printing

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

These machines can capture a new source of clean energy—evaporating water

A lot of water is evaporated every day on Earth (by one calculation some 1,000 trillion liters). And that evaporation is a clean source of solar energy that—until now—has been untapped.<p>Researchers at Columbia University have developed a new technology that can capture at least some of that …

Solar Panels

Scientists just created the coldest substance on Earth, and it has some really weird properties

Scientists have created such superchilled atoms, these are the coldest molecules (which are two or more atoms chemically connected) ever created, the scientists said. The achievement could reveal the wacky physics thought to occur at jaw-droppingly cold temperatures.<p>At normal everyday temperatures, …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

PocketSkater2 – The 1lb Camera Dolly That Fits In Your Pocket

I am a naturally skeptical person. So, it was only natural that, when I first saw the PocketSkater2, I was a wee bit skeptical. There are numerous …

A new, game-changing technology can put electronics directly into the brain

All of these technologies are made possible by brain implants: electrical devices inserted into or attached to the brain. These implants have sensors or electrodes that can monitor activity, block or electrically stimulate processes in the neural network.<p>Applying these technologies to …

The Brain

This Is The Best iPhone Battery Case You Can Buy

We’ve spent more than 140 hours testing 21 different battery cases (18 for the iPhone 6 and three for the iPhone 6 Plus), and we think the best battery case for most people is Anker’s Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case. It provides an above-average 117 percent of a full charge to the iPhone 6—one …

Tech Trends

Japanese robot cat Doraemon helps ease diplomatic tensions with China

Just a few months ago, Chinese media denounced him as a counter-revolutionary.<p>Now, though, Doraemon – Japan’s beloved robot cat – is easing diplomatic tensions between Tokyo and Beijing, and breaking box-office records in the process.<p>The 3D animated film Stand By Me Doraemon brought in 30m yuan …

China

The Real Reason Republicans Don't Have A Contingency Plan For Obamacare

If you want to know about the Republican Party’s priorities for health care, pay close attention to what transpired -- and what didn’t transpire -- on Capitol Hill Tuesday.<p>The House Ways and Means Committee held a session to consider a number of health care-related measures. In theory, it would …

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

Growing up in New Jersey, photographer Ben Canales didn't have a lot of stars to look at. Now, however, he spends many nights out in the cold with …