Nick Mercier

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7 Habits That Transformed My Own Happiness

If I reflect back on my life over the last four years, the one thing that has been the most positive change is the new habits that I have created. I …

Designing Men

At Sotheby’s New York this November, the world will get a unique tutorial from two masters of design. Collaborating for the first time, Apple’s Jonathan Ive and his chum, the equally acclaimed Marc Newson, have selected or made more than 40 objects for an auction to benefit Bono’s Product (Red) …

How to find locations for your next camping trip

Singing around the campfire, making s’mores, and hiking leisurely through gorgeous scenery are just a few of the reasons that people enjoy camping. …

4 Aesthetic Concepts Every Non-Designer Should Know

Most non-designers know when a design is aesthetically pleasing, but have a hard time explaining why. Non-designers often approve the final design of …

Cheat Sheet: Graphic Design Words Everyone Should Know (Infographic)

What's the difference between fonts and typography? Margins and padding? Check out this guide.<p>Companies like Herman-Miller, Nike, Starbucks and Apple have all made a great case as to why businesses should care about design. These and 10 other design-minded companies grew 299 percent between 2003 …

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

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Top 10 Holiday Gift ideas For campers and outdoor enthusiasts - Camping Gear, Gift Ideas

Today we bring you the coolest gear to take with you on your next outdoor adventure. Whether hiking through rugged mountains or camping on a lake – …

6 Articles on Design Theory to Help You Create Beautiful Landing Pages

Good landing page design isn’t just about pretty pictures – it’s about structuring your page to guide users toward the goal. Image by Baldiri via …

How To Reduce Friction With Good Design

Anders Toxboe, designer for Bonnier Interactive, cites motivation as the force that opposes friction in the realm of interaction design. A properly motivated user will be willing to withstand more friction and still have a positive experience. A poorly motivated user will, on the other hand, give …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …