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Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Innovation

When did parenting become so fearful?

‘Small Animals: Parenthood in The Age of Fear’ is a new book that attempts to find an answer.<p>Why are Americans so suffocatingly weird about their …

Parenting

6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

Move over, UX. A new movement is here.

The VX movement is accelerating. And now that there’s a name for it, it’s only a matter of time before successful brands and product teams fully …

Exciting UI Design Trends For 2018 That Are Changing The Digital Sphere

You’ve seen the 15 graphic design trends for 2018, now Icons8 brings to you 10 popular UI design trends for 2018, as seen on online design community …

The value of superior UX? Priceless, but awfully hard to measure

With greater attention to user experience (UX) design comes greater debate over its ROI. Can this even be measured?<p>Let's face it -- when it comes to …

Minimalist UI/UX Design for Avaya

Munseong Yeom and Seongmin LEE shared an awesome UI/UX design post on their Behance profile. It is titled Avaya and it includes much more than just …

8 tips for a great dashboard UI – Muzli -Design Inspiration

The technical age we live in today is evolving each day with various brilliant technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business …

5 Ways to Show Your Kids You Care (That Go Beyond Saying "I Love You")

<i>This post written by Mitzi Bockmann was originally posted on Let Your Dreams Begin and YourTango.</i><p><b>Of course, you love them. But have you shown them today?</b><p>We all love our kids. From the moment they are born, we swear that we will do everything in our power to protect them and give them a good …

Parenting

25 Best Free Animation Libraries for Web Developers

Upgrade your CSS animations with some Javascript! These free animation libraries will help web developers save time, create more with less code and …

The future of web design doesn’t involve computers at all

Just phones.<p>Building a website is no easy task. When I sat down to create a site to show off my writing, it took hours of digging around online to find a template that looked similar enough to what I wanted, and hours more to personalize it. Half the time, I wanted to alter some piece of the site’s …

Web Design

RIP, minimalism. Retro logos are back!

The pendulum is swinging away from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Logo Lounge.</i><p>Any time we look at trends, we tend to see a pendulum swinging. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see an evolution from a flat logo to something dimensional or vice …

Graphic Design

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

9 Rules For UX Design

Websites designed with user experience (UX) in mind have much better chances of establishing loyal users and improving conversion rates. In fact, the …

Best headphones 2018: music on the go at every budget

<b>Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, it’s likely you could benefit from a bit of music, or from shutting the world out for a bit of solitude –</b> …

Sling TV has a secret weapon to win over cord-cutters–the humble TV antenna

AirTV brings free over-the-air channels into Sling TV’s streaming apps.<p>Dish Network’s Sling TV has always been one of the best streaming channel bundles for antenna users. While rivals like DirecTV Now and YouTube TV make customers pay for the same broadcast networks they can get over the air for …

New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features

Apple’s new iPhone SE is shaping up to be the biggest upgrade the smallest, most affordable iPhone has seen in years. Alongside more powerful internals, the 4-inch device is expected to come with a tweaked design that makes way for one of iPhone X’s best features.<p>The iPhone SE hasn’t had a proper …

Apple

UX Design Tips To Put Your Best Footer Forward

Terrible puns aside, a website’s footer contributes much more to the user’s experience than most realise. Usually demoted to a last-minute …

6 methods to improve sketching skills in user experience

You might know all the technical stuff, you might have all the Illustrator, Photoshop or Sketch experience to speak at length about your designing …

But first, sketch.

<i>Just wave your magic wand and make it look pretty!</i>I can’t tell you the number of times this has been said to me. Often, people don’t realize that …

Etch A Sketch: How to Use Sketching in User Experience Design

Have you ever wondered how you could convey your design decisions more effectively to your colleagues and users in a timely and cost-efficient …

Sketching

Asking design clients the right questions

Onboarding New Design Clients: Part 1<p>A great designer can be measured by the quality of questions they ask. It’s not the defining characteristic, but</b> …

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

What is Design Strategy?

This term means a many different things to designers nowadays. What design strategy sounds like to one might be completely different to the other.<p>The …

Joana Lehman on Her Predictions for the Future of UX

A thoughtful sit-down with the 2018 Core77 Design Awards Interaction Jury Captain<p><b>For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth</b> …

The Messy Art Of UX Sketching

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

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 …

The Top 5 Product Design Trends in 2018

Ryan Wynia, Chief Practice Officer of MSTQ, gives his unique perspective on the direction of the design industry in 2018.<p>Things move quickly in the digital realm, and frankly, it can be difficult to keep up with the pace. To succeed in the problem-solving role, product designers should be prepared …

A frequent flier reveals the 2 words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

• <b>British author and expat Tilly Bagshawe told Bloomberg she flies about 100,000 miles a year.</b>• <b><br>Bagshawe says she has never paid for an upper-class seat.</b>• <b><br>Instead, she has a tip for using air miles to score an upgrade, and it's to drop two simple words: "revenue management."</b>• <b><br>Bagshawe claims to have</b> …

Virgin Atlantic

The 9 Rules of Design Research

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot more ambient enthusiasm for research among both early stage start-ups and established organizations. Businesses have …