Tim Balaam

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What You Should Know About The App Design Process

Design is more than just good looks – something all designers should know. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product. Whether it’s a site or …

How Visual Designers Can Stay Relevant In A Post-Screen World

Yes, you’ll have to learn to code. But that’s only the start.<p>This morning, while struggling to manage a stubborn basset hound in one hand and a bag of his poop in the other, I attempted to play the new Green Day record on my iPhone. Pressing the headphone button, I uttered the words I thought I’d …

Why you should take advantage of the psychological practice Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google are teaching their employees

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.<p><b>So what</b> …

Mindfulness

The Formula Startups Use To Make Crores

Share63<p>Tweet<p>Share141<p>+19<p>Shares 213<p>Startups can feel like a magic box: normal people enter and out pop crores. But the startup ecosystem is much like …

Venture Capital

No Music Needs to Accompany This Amazing Mountain Biking Video

Watch mountain biker Bryn Atkinson rip through this awesome trail in Cairns, Australia. It’s refreshing to just hear the bike and surrounding forest …

Why should you care about design exports?

Newly-published data shows design exports are rising, but not fast enough. Here’s why you – and George Osborne – should care.<p>As every economist …

Economics

Warby Parker Windsor Collection

Inspired by the elegant design of classic glasses, the Warby Parker Windsor Collection pays homage to those timeless specs while updating them for …

The Web in 2016: Long live responsive design

More to the point, RWD is the preferred method of making a website more accessible by virtually everyone:<p>Users don’t like dealing with a redirect, and downloading a dedicated app is a hard sell when they’re dealing with limited mobile disk space.<br>• Multiple websites for a single domain become costly …

Web Design

AD Round-Up: 9 Projects That Make Creative Use Of Cor-Ten Steel

One of the most interesting trends in architectural materials of recent years is the increase in use of weathering steel - more commonly referred to …

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

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New documentary casts spotlight on design’s impact on a product’s success

One of the major components in developing an application, platform, or technological service is how it’s built, which is why engineers are often placed on a pedestal. However, it’s not just function that matters – appearance has a tremendous impact on the product’s success.<p>In recognition of this, …

UX Design

Our Brains Trust Brands The Same Way We Trust Our Friends

We look at familiar logos like we look at faces. That’s depressing.<p>We perceive brands the same way we perceive other people’s faces. That’s the conclusion of a study by Anne Lange and Rainer Höger, which tested 18 well-known brand logos to see how trustworthy we find the companies behind them. The …

Coca-Cola

Strategy versus Design Thinking

Underthinking is just as bad as Overthinking<p><i>Kingshuk Das</i><p><i>Reprinted from the Fall 2014 edition of Rotman Management Magazine,<br>published by the</i> …

How Do Independent Magazines Make Money?

A number of independent fashion magazines are leading a so-called ‘print renaissance’ in an increasingly digital world. How are they making it</b> …

Garb: Off Campus

Rogue Territory Jumper Shirt ($175). <br>Apolis Transition Scout Short ($108). <br>Converse Jack Purcell Sneakers ($70). <br>Lotuff Briefcase ($375). <br>1930's …

Micro Cluster Cabins

Building a cabin to house an entire family is easy. Building one that does so while offering plenty of privacy is not. These Micro Cluster Cabins by …

Wintercroft Masks

Whether you're late on your Halloween shopping or simply planning on attending a freaky mask party, Wintercroft Masks have you covered. Instead of …

Apple’s Jonathan Ive in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter

Jonathan Ive

Casio G-Shock GBA-400 G-Mix Watch

Mixing smartwatch functionality with time-tested G-Shock looks, the Casio G-Shock GBA-400 G-Mix Watch is ready to fend off its LCD-bearing …

Badges? We Don’t Need No LinkedIn Badges

The son of a Texan friend of mine decided earlier this year not to go to college, as someone like him would surely have done a few years ago. Instead he dropped out of high school and went off to interview potential employers in San Francisco. A talented programmer, he accepted one of a number of …

The Eight Pillars of Innovation

As we’ve grown to over 26,000 employees in more than 60 offices, we’ve worked hard to maintain the unique spirit that characterized Google way back …

Google

One Billion Dollars

• Documentaries<br>• Board games<br>• Plays<br>• Oculus Rift<br>• Arduino boards<br>• Albums<br>• Art books<br>• Photography exhibits<br>• Public spaces<p>Open source platforms<br>• Comic …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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Media Industry

Lacie Fuel

Not everyone can get by with only 16GB of iPad storage. Or 32, 64, or even 128GB, for that matter. For those people, there's Lacie Fuel. This highly …

Social media transforms the textbook lesson

<b>Forget the blackboard and the chalk. In fact, forget the whiteboard and the markers.</b><p>The exercise books, the textbooks and the stationery can also be packed away. There is no need for any of them in the classroom of the future.<p>A room full of students with a tablet each and a teacher with an …

Teaching

Innovation Programs

Verizon Labs: Where Innovation Happens<p>In our Verizon Labs, humans and machines not only coexist—they thrive. We’re changing the ways in which we …

A naming handbook

This is a naming handbook by Wolff Olins. It gives you the key considerations when choosing a name for your company.<p>Tell us your thoughts too - tweet us @wolffolins and @jemelliot1

The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing C.E.O.

If you’re a billionaire in Silicon Valley, you can wear what you want on your feet. Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, has made numerous public appearances in a hoodie and Adidas slide-on sandals. Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, is not shy about his Vibram FiveFingers barefoot-style …

Psychology