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10 ways to make your magazine cover stand out

In a declining industry plagued with tumbling circulation figures and title closures, designing covers for newsstand magazines has become …

Wolff Olins on the tech-fuelled future of the humancentric rebrand

<i>As many companies rebrand in a way that increasingly seems generic and homogenous, the way we consider branding needs to change, argues Chris Moody,</i> …

Pixel Pioneers returns to Bristol with first-class web design and UX advice

If you're on the hunt for some web design inspiration, look no further. Pixel Pioneers, a one-day conference for web and UX designers as well as …

These Citywide Behavioral Science Experiments Are Paying Off

Cities like New York and Chicago are finding that small nudges in form design or simple text messages can make the city more equitable and run more smoothly.<p>In New York City, a redesigned reminder notice about SNAP food stamp eligibility has reduced the number of people who forget to submit to …

Smart Cities

My Company Realized We Had No Idea How to Explain Our Product. So We Learned to Tell a Story.

Customers buy your product because of the story behind it.<p>7 min read<p>I work as a marketing manager for a business software called Weekdone and, up until a month ago, I probably couldn't give you a straight answer on what exactly our product did. If you asked anyone on our team, each person would …

The ultimate guide to design trends

Love them or hate them, design trends are an international phenomenon that can spread incredibly quickly, and can be hugely influential on style and …

Graphic Design

Designing Findable & Intuitive Products: Craft Better Information Architecture & User Flows

What makes you open Google? Why you use apps on your phone like Airbnb, Duolingo, Twitter, and Quora? Why you open these apps every day?! Actually …

The Scale of Things – Book Design by Praline

From the deepest ocean trench to a T. Rex’s shoe size, The Scale of Things explores facts and phenomena translated into a new graphic visual …

How to Develop Project Ideas for Your UX Portfolio

If you’re trying to launch your UX career, you probably already know that having an amazing portfolio is key to landing your dream job in the field. …

If You Want To Your Next Presentation To Lead To The Decision You Want, Do These 6 Things

How you structure your presentation is just as important as how well you present it. If you do these six things when presenting for decision, you up your odds significantly of getting the decision you want.<p>Whether you work for a start-up and are presenting to Angel investors or a big company …

Function before form: Why UX is anything but easy

Brendan Foley is the director of creative and user experience (UX) at 8 West Consulting.An accomplished leader in digital strategy and UX design with …

Amazon wants developers to build more Echo Button games

When Amazon launched Echo Buttons last year -- the Bluetooth devices that bring a new dimension to games on Alexa -- the general consensus was that they were a cute addition to the ecosystem, but probably weren't going to add anything significant to the Alexa experience. However, Amazon has now …

Microsoft now offers AI courses as a skill for your CV

Here’s something every tech company agrees on: the world needs more AI engineers. Microsoft is the latest firm to try to answer this demand, and this week, it launched a new course on its tech accreditation scheme (known as the Microsoft Professional Program) dedicated to artificial …

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Private Sector

4 Steps to Consistently Deliver Impressive Customer Experiences

Everything you do in your business has the potential to be remarkable, even areas that seem mundane.<p>Customer experiences are on track to become the great differentiator among brands. One research report from Econsultancy found that customer experience will overtake price and product as the key …

Bricks And Clicks: How Instagram Is Changing Physical Retail

Once upon a time, stores were places to store and sell stuff. In a digital age, this is no longer sufficient. Today, stores need to tell stories. And those stories have to be highly visual and immediately shareable. In other words: “grammable.”<p>Macmillan defines “grammable” as “something that’s …

eCommerce

Disruption vs. Innovation: Defining Success

The terms disruption and innovation are almost always used together, but are they really different?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lately, I've seen a lot of discussion around disruption vs. innovation. The question always arises: Are they the same?<p>I believe that …

9 best books for entrepreneurs

With so many workers feeling underpaid, underappreciated and overworked, it’s no wonder so many of us are venturing out on our own and becoming …

Entrepreneurship

7 Website Design Trends for 2018

Imagine a scenario: a client asks what they should do to improve their organic rankings. After a diligent tech audit, market analysis, and a …

UX trends, 2017 highlights, and more UX links this week

The State of UX in 2018 →We have seen quite a lot this year. After curating and sharing 1,926 links with 189,489 designers all over the world, we see …

What is Conversational UI, and Why It’s Important

You're reading What is Conversational UI, and Why It’s Important, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

How to Deal With Bad Design Suggestions

<b>Summary:</b> Gracefully respond to unsolicited design ideas, and prevent them from derailing good design. Turn them into UX learning experiences.<br>An …

Using Gradients the right way

I couldn’t agree more with one of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers. And, why shouldn’t I? Design is a universal language, and there are …

UI Design

The Top Web Design Trends of 2017 (And One for 2018)

In the world of web design, it’s never too early to start looking ahead. However, it’s also important to analyze the past.As 2017 closes, take a look …

Swatches Color Picker iOS App

Swatches, a free color picker app for the real world!Andrew Campoli, an independent iOS developer and designer has recently launched his latest …

How to design an accessible web

Inclusive design is about putting people first. It’s about designing for the needs of people with permanent, temporary, situational or changing …

11 Profitable Strategies for E-Commerce UI Design

Ratings of e-commerce are booming and rocketing. People are getting more and more confident in buying things online. The report by BigCommerce on …

UI Design

Huge Launches Its Newly Redesigned Website

<i>Global Executive Experience Director Derek Fridman on how the agency tackled one of its biggest challenges—designing for itself.</i><p>Today, Huge unveiled …

UX Design

Taking advantage of negative space in web design

Negative space is an often misunderstood and underused idea. It breaks down very simply. Positive space represents the elements of your …

Simple Syrup magazine, issue 4 “The Metamorphosis Issue”

Contributed by Chantal Jahchan<i><br>Photo: Chantal Jahchan. License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>Simple Syrup is a student-run magazine at Washington University …