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The State of UX Agile Development

<b>Summary:</b> New research shows UX making strides in infusing user-centered design approaches into Agile development processes.<br>Agile product-development …

Agile Development

10 Principles For Design In The Age Of AI

Yves Béhar shares a new kind of design manifesto.<p>We’re on the cusp of a new era of design. Beyond the two-dimensional focus on graphics and the three-dimensional focus on products, we’re now in an era where designers are increasingly focusing on time and space, guided by technological advances in …

The Anti-iPhone Of The Future

Since the first iPhone, every smartphone is now a tiny tablet. Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet demonstrate how that could change with AI.<p>In 2014, on stage at a <i>Fast Company</i> event, I asked Google’s then-head of Android Matías Duarte if there was a “next iPhone” around the corner–something the …

White fear of demographic change is a powerful psychological force

Increasing diversity could make America a more hostile place.<p>In August 2008, the Census Bureau released a report that predicted a seismic shift in American demographics: By 2050, minorities would make up more than 50 percent of the population and become the majority.<p>When Yale psychologist Jennifer …

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: Great Design Gets the ‘Chef’s Table’ Treatment in Intimate Netflix Series

From shoes to New Yorker covers, the power of a strong visual aesthetic is at the center of this beautiful documentary series.<p>Despite its title, …

Film Festivals

This Abstract Short Film Imagines a Rock with Consciousness

Ryan Harding and Winston Duke’s short film ‘Moss’ follows the migration of living rock.<p>By preserving the fossils of things that previously existed, rocks have played a huge role in shaping humanity’s understanding of life on earth. In an abstract science fiction short, filmmaker Ryan Harding and …

What Agile Concepts Are Being Used Outside of Product Development?

<i>What are some examples of Agile concepts being successfully used outside of IT/software product development? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alex Cowan, Faculty at UVA Darden & Partner at</b> …

Product Management

Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Process optimization can transform user experience. <i>Rethinking</i> process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model.<p>One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed …

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Infographics

I'm Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp, and This Is How I Work

Basecamp is a web-based project management tool, and like so many other software tools and startups before it, the creators of Basecamp made it for …

Productivity

15 Must-See Expert Speeches for UI/UX Designers

The year is counting its last days. As we could see in the article devoted to design trends in 2016, it’s been a bright, dynamic and diverse year for …

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

This creepy iPhone accessory lets you kiss someone over the internet

With all the ridiculous crap that’s transpired in 2016, you had to know the day would come when people would start making out with their iPhones. …

Automile raises $7.5 million for fleet vehicle management software

Automile, a fleet logistics and management startup, has closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by SaaStr with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Niklas Zennstrom, Dawn Capital and Point Nine Capital.<p>Automile provides customers with a box to install under the vehicle’s dashboard to track …

Chatbots Are The New Skeuomorphism. How Do We Find Another Way?

Building robots to mimic human behavior dissolves users’ trust. One company called Intercom has another solution.<p>Pop culture these days is awash in tales of AI run amok, from machines that act like humans to humans in love with machines. The reason seems clear enough: We’re anxious about a world in …

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

Wireframing

Study suggests a half-billion gesture-tracking devices by 2021

Juniper Research has released a new study with a bold prediction about the future of human interaction with technology. It found that “gesture and motion control will become vital for certain forms of human-computer interaction in the coming years.”<p>The study found that by the end of 2016 there will …

3tags.org is coming soon

A Visual Guide to the 12 Most Popular Pasta Shapes and What to Make With Them

A favorite among college bros and four-star chefs alike, pasta is the great equalizer of foods. While there’s not much variation in taste when it …

Italian Food

Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.<p>Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A …

BBC builds a 'holographic' TV to see how we may watch shows in the future

The BBC has created an experimental ‘holographic’ TV to bring to life some of its archive footage. It produced striking footage to show how …

Entire San Francisco High School Football Team Kneels For National Anthem

Following the lead of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, every member of a high school football team in San Francisco took a knee during the …

Graphic and Colorful Illustrations by Ray Oranges

Déja connu pour avoir illustrer la couverture de la <i>Norme e Tributi MESE Il Sole 24 Ore</i>, Ray Oranges est un illustrateur basé à Florence en Italie. …

Microsoft buys AI scheduling tool Genee to make Office 365 smarter

Microsoft has picked up another productivity app — announcing the acquisition of AI-powered scheduling tool Genee. In a blog post today the software giant said it will be plugging Genee into its cloud productivity suite, Office 365. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>“As we continue to build new …

Apps

How to Hire a UX Designer | Vitamin T

<i>We chatted with UX Director David Krovitz to find out what he looks for in a bona fide UXer and how other companies can follow his lead.</i><p><i>Currently the</i> …

UX Design

This Guy Is Painting Over Ugly Graffiti To Make It Legible

Graffiti can be beautiful or ugly, but when it comes to tagging - most people would probably agree that it's the most hideous type of street art. And …

Incredibly Detailed Pencil Carvings by Artist Cindy Chinn – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Nebraska-based fine artist Cindy Chinn carves detailed sculptures out of pencils. For this scene of a family of elephants walking across the …