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UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

Artful Innovation: 9 Converted Farmhouses with Modern Architectural Details

Successfully converting old farmhouses (stone barns, stables, manors, and piggeries alike), requires both the sympathy for historic details and the …

The FDA just approved a device that can monitor blood sugar without finger pricks

The device, which is made by Abbott and called the "FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System," continuously monitors a person's glucose level via a sensor that's stuck on the body. It's the first device of its kind that doesn't require users to calibrate the system with a traditional …

Diabetes

This $200 ring is the first activity tracker I actually want to wear all day, every day

When I got back, I checked my phone to find out my distance, calories burned, minutes active, and heart rate.<p>"You ran 23 active minutes," my phone displayed across the screen. "Only 20 active minutes left today."<p>This was possible thanks to the Motiv ring, a small metal band that fits on the third …

Wearable Tech

20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week

This week we have prepared a special selection of 20 images of architecture as seen from the sky. This style of image, made possible by the emergence …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Selling

New Atlas

Following the high-profile Southbank by Beulah architecture competition, Melbourne, Australia, is slated to receive a major addition to its skyline. …

Off-grid

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Clean Energy

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …

A Circular House Lets Its Residents Engage The Forest Surroundings

The 360 Villa is an unusual home with a name that pretty much describes the major things that define it. The house is placed in a clearing in a …

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

A Wabi-Sabi Surf Shack Made from Humble Materials

Commissioned to design a house for a young family—a couple who like to surf every morning before getting down to work—architect Takaya Tsuchida and …

This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its product range in narrow fields, it's hard to keep up with it in other areas — like delivery, where the Seattle company offers relatively …

eCommerce

3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that …

How Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk is disrupting farming with 'food revolution'

In early November, Musk and fellow entrepreneur Tobias Peggs launched Square Roots, an urban farming incubator program in Brooklyn, New York.<p>The …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

10 Common Mistakes That Successful People Never Make

Do you ever feel exhausted by your efforts to be successful? Everyone’s idea of success differs, but one theme always remains constant – it’s hard …

Tesla's rechargeable battery can power your home — here's how it works

Tesla unveiled the new and improved version of its at-home battery, Powerwall 2, in October.<p>The at-home battery can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. It fits into Tesla's larger energy ambitions since it acquired SolarCity in November, allowing it to offer solar roof and …

Clean Energy

8 Steps to Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life

Before I took these 8 steps to create my personal brand, I was in a job I hated and my career was going nowhere.<p>Before I invested in my personal brand, I was in a field I no longer liked and working for a company that didn't listen to a single one of my ideas, EVER. I was in a major career slump, …

Public Relations

Clever tiny home fits a family of 6 in Beijing

Featuring movable walls and hideaway steps<p>Hutongs, traditional Chinese housing made up of narrow alleyways and courtyards, continue to be ripe for small living wizardry. The latest example? A 460-square-foot Beijing home that manages to fit in all the necessities—plus a grass-lined play area—for a …

9 Brutal Truths About Innovation No One Wants to Admit

Innovation isn't easy, but having a tough, honest chat about it can help you get there.<p>Everyone sure loves to talk about innovation these days. In fact, it's one of the most frequently discussed terms in today's business environment And yet, in my day job at Firebrand Group I find that there are …

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

The 15 smartest sci-fi movies of all time

Viewers are praising the film's stunning cinematography, the commanding performance of Amy Adams, and off-the-charts entertainment value, but mostly, they are praising the film's intelligence.<p>What's funny about most of the praise for the movie's smarts is that it's usually accompanied by just a …

Science Fiction

Nasa's visions of a new Earth

Here Are Important New Details About Tesla's Solar Roof

Tesla and SolarCity’s big solar roof reveal last week left many, including us, scratching our heads.<p>Yes, the solar shingles that leader Elon Musk …

13 habits you're teaching your kids that could keep them from becoming rich

When I travel the country speaking to high school and college students about exactly what they need to do to become financially successful in life, I always begin my presentation by asking three questions:<p>How many want to be financially successful in life?<p>How many think they will be financially …

Kids

7 Guaranteed Ways to Enrage Your Employees

Avoid these seven pitfalls and the team will be happier and more productive.<p>Much is written about how to keep our employees happy, how to motivate and inspire them, but sometimes we need to remind ourselves about the simple mistakes we make that will really set them off. And of course, send them …

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

I recently tracked down and read William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods," an out-of-print, one-time bestseller from 1929 that's become scarce in …