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6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

UX Design

5 Design & Development Skills to Learn This Summer

Summertime is here – at least in the northern hemisphere. And while our thoughts often turn to vacations and outdoor activities, this time of year is …

UI Design

7 tips to create awesome mobile app designs

Yelp is a good example of intuitive mobile interaction design. The app is very clean, with nice, big buttons that state their purpose. The buttons’ clear labels are easily understood by just about any user. Much more than that, the app uses some common mobile UI patterns, like the toolbar at the …

UI Design

‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Camping

So what exactly defines an entrepreneur? It’s not about coming up with ideas

I just received a thank-you note from a student who attended a fireside chat I held. Something I said seemed to have inspired her:<p><i>“I always thought</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Mind-bending new screen technology uses ‘magic pixel’ to display different content to multiple people

Walking through the airport, you look up at the big screen to find your gate. But this is no ordinary public display. Rather than a list of arrivals …

Augmented Reality

Not Being a Lousy Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will spend literally billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen their high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

Leadership

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Motivation

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

Employees Say This 1 Thing Would Make Them Work Harder (And 6 Reasons Why Managers Won't Do It)

Letting employees know that you appreciate them is far more crucial than you think.<p>Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator.<p>81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's <i>Employee Appreciation Survey</i> said they're motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their …

Employment

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

9 money mistakes to avoid in your 40s

Your 20s were all about setting up your financial foundation and establishing good habits. Your 30s were about life changes like getting married, having kids, and building your career.<p>In your 40s, everything is amplified even more. You've got growing kids and aging parents — and what you <i>don't</i> have …

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based Tarpon Solar‘s photovoltaic canvas. The company’s flexible …

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

Public Speaking

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.<p>If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They …

workimprovement

Explore Easter Island's Lesser Known Natural Wonders

From extinct volcanoes to idyllic islets, discover four stunning landscapes across the Chilean territory.<p>Although Easter Island is known for its mysterious <i>moai</i> statues, the remote Polynesian island has much more to explore. About 42 percent of this island is Rapa Nui National Park, a World Heritage …

Why Do So Many Bosses Fail or Quit? Here's the Whole Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

One thing good leaders don't do is drive their people like cattle.<p>Increasingly over the years, I have witnessed more companies racking their collective HR brains trying to figure out how to best engage their employees to perform at a high level.<p>Well, put the foosball tables, climbing walls, and nap …

Logging

Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days or weeks. It’s a marketplace that helps you scale your workforce for a product launch, peak season and …

Startups

Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a question for you...where does your business appear in search engine results?<p>First page? Second page? Even further back?<p>The fact of the matter is, where your business lands in search engine results matters, quite a bit …

Mobile Devices

Why You Must Learn to Work With Difficult People

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Self-help

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How

Thousands of startups around the world finally have access to the world's most powerful startup accelerator.<p>Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners …

Startups

UXPin is introducing Design Systems for Designers

UXPin is introducing Design Systems, a tool to fix our design inconsistencies. We all have experienced within a project, the back-and-forth between …

15th century

7 Newsletters Online Entrepreneurs Should Subscribe to

Getting to the next level in your business may be only a few quick shifts or tweaks away.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No business is built in isolation or in a vacuum. Many entrepreneurs have coaches and mentors who lead the way and guide them along the …

Entrepreneurship

Interaction Design & UI/UX: InSymbiosis Website

And yet another Interaction Design & UI/UX for you guys today. This time is the work from Phoenix the Creative Studio based in Montreal, QC for …

14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List

Staying up to date is a key to success whetherThe post 14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List appeared first on iamwire.

The Advantage Chicago Has Over Silicon Valley

A look at why Silicon Valley is losing its mojo and how Chicago might take over as the center for innovation.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit in Chicago has never been more alive. Over the last 3 to 5 years, there's been a growing buzz in Chicago's technology community. As a Chicago native and tech …

Silicon Valley

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

You’re ready to make a career move, up to a higher level or into a different industry or an entirely new field. But your current title doesn’t match the titles on the job postings that most excite you. How do you avoid your applications getting tossed by HR or automated filters? How do you use your …

Management

This guy fixed his teeth by 3D printing his own plastic braces for $60

Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn't wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back.<p>He didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a whole new round of braces, so the digital-design major decided to make his own.<p>On his blog, Dudley wrote that he …

How to Design Snap Fit Components

Up your 3D printing game using these crucial tips, calculations and features<p>Designing components with snap fits can save you time and money in …

Elasticity