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3 Ways To Create Documentation Color Scheme

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Recently Ugur Akinci, le maître of technical writing and editing, posted an article about color …

Web Design

7 Great Sources of Free Graphics for Web Designers | Technical Writing Blog

We are often blogging about technical writing, web development, CSS, software documentation and all the technical stuff. Today, we are going to …

Web Design

3 ways to personalize the learning experience

Eric Sheninger believes student agency is one of the most powerful aspects of learning that can be aided by technology. But getting there, and …

Pedagogy

How to Perform “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” on Your Mac

- Jun 5, 2018<p>If you’ve used Windows you know that <b>Ctrl + Alt + Delete</b>—now “<b>Ctrl + Shift + Delete</b>“—is what you do when things aren’t going as expected. …

Apps

How Architecture Affects Learning

Many of today's schools in the U.S. were built 50-60 years ago. These buildings weren't designed for change - they're very static places. This has …

Google is killing off its URL shortener – here are the best alternatives

<b>RIP, goo.gl. You will be missed.</b><p>Google has announced that it’s shutting down its URL shortening service goo.gl, stopping submissions by accounts …

21 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and<i> Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

Teachers weigh in on Apple’s push for more iPads in school

Are iPads better than laptops? The answer depends on who you ask<p>This week, Apple held its education event to introduce a new iPad with stylus support aimed at teachers and students, hoping to take on the popularity of Chromebooks in classrooms over the past few years. As of 2017, Apple is third …

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

UX Design

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

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Google just crippled image search, and people are angry

Google just made two big changes to image search, and you’re not going to like either of them.<p>In addition to killing off the “view image” button, the company has removed the ability to “search by image.”<p>The heartbreaking changes come after a complaint from Getty Images, which wants Google to make …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Every DIYer should know about these apps

Seven essential phone apps for your next project.<p>When you start thinking about your next DIY project, preparation is key: You need good tools, the right quantity of the right materials, and enough know-how to not make a complete mess. Oh, and as you gather your tools, don't forget your …

100 Years, 100 Women: Priya Lakhani OBE

How do you encourage girls into STEM education? My first interview for 100 Years, 100 Women is with Priya Lakhani,

18 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this February

Visit distant planets, conspiracies, and galactic conflicts<p>I’m not really one for New Years resolutions, but according to my Goodreads challenge, I only read 50 books last year — three short of my intended goal. I’ve been working to balance work, life, and reading time over the last couple of …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Four small changes that will improve your career in 2018

Hey, you never know. Maybe 2018 will finally be the year you read 300 books, exercise every single day, or become a world champion of some activity you’ve never tried before. But just in case it’s not, may we suggest that you consider a more realistic (and perhaps more impactful) target for your …

Productivity

5 Elements of a Successful STEM Initiative

By Dr. David Reese<p>Working with a number of school systems around the country, I have witnessed a number of commonalities that lead to successful STEM …

Phil Schiller Says iPad Pro Can Both Supplement and Replace the Mac

Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller believes the iPad Pro can be both a PC replacement and a supplementary device to the Mac.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with <i>T3</i> about the iPad Pro and other Apple products, including the iPhone X, iMac Pro, HomePod, and AirPods, Schiller said the iPad Pro's exact …

The Six Laws of Technology Everyone Should Know

Professor who summarized the impact of technology on society 30 years ago seems prescient now, in the age of smartphones and social media<p>Three decades ago, a historian wrote six laws to explain society’s unease with the power and pervasiveness of technology. Though based on historical examples …

Social Media

Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn

Until recently, I was like Jane, but with technology. I used tech tools all day with little knowledge of their workings. And, despite my interactions …

Teaching

You now see colors that once didn’t exist

Industrialization changed the world’s palette, adding an array of synthetic hues to the universal, more natural, color scheme. This shifted human vision and experience, literally adding shades to how we see the world as cultures created more objects in ever more tones.<p>Still, there’s something …

National Academy of Sciences

How to use Apple’s terrific document scanner in iOS 11

You don’t need a separate app anymore<p>One of the most useful tricks in Apple’s iOS 11 update is found inside the Notes app: it’s a document scanner. If there’s a business card, receipt, or any other document you want to save or mark up, this tool makes getting it on your iPhone or iPad dead simple. …

Apps

50 Instructional Design Acronyms You Need To Know For Your Instructional Design Career

Top 50 Instructional Design Acronyms You Should Know<p>As is the case with any career path, <b>Instructional Designers</b> must learn the lingo in order to pave …

Education Technology

3 Things You Should Do Regularly to Be the Best in Your Field

Malcolm Gladwell cited the 10,000-hour rule to be the best at anything. But what should you do in those 10,000 hours? It's not just practice.<p>The research that Gladwell referred to in his book <i>Outliers</i> was done by Anders Ericsson, Ralf Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Romer in Germany, and focused on violin …

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How to Use the iPad's New Flick Keyboard in iOS 11

The QuickType keyboard on the iPad has been updated in iOS 11 to introduce a super handy new Flick feature designed to let you enter numbers and symbols without the shift key.<p>When you upgrade to iOS 11 and take a look at the keyboard on the iPad, you'll notice that all of the keys now display …

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

Apple may have unintentionally solved smartphone addiction

Fall, each year, signals the arrival of a new iPhone. And now that Apple’s annual event has come to pass, we’re left to reflect, albeit briefly, before the rumor mill begins picking up steam for next year.<p>This year we’ll see two new iPhone models: the iPhone 8/8 Plus, and Apple’s newest flagship, …

Social Media

Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key

Design thinking awakens creativity and activates innovation.<p>Moura Quayle has had an amazing career as a landscape architect, urban-systems designer, a strategic-design scholar, senior leader in government, university dean, and co-founder of UBC Sauder School of Business d.studio. Quayle draws from …

uxdesign

Beginner's Guide to the Principle of Alignment in Graphic Design

One of the principles of design, alignment refers to lining up the top, bottom, sides, or middle of text or graphic elements on a page.<p>Horizontal …

Graphic Design