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20 Lessons Of Design

Once upon a time, design was considered unimportant among most top business leaders, a secondary realm prowled by precious egotists and aesthetes.<p>At best, design was an afterthought, like slapping a coat of paint on an already-built house or adding a cool tail fin to a finished product.<p>No more. …

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

The Best UX Visuals Follow These 2 Rules

Design details send all sorts of cues to users. Make sure you know what your visuals are saying.<p>This is the second in a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>David …

UI Design

The Next Big Thing In Design? Less Choice

In the future, the design around us will sweat the small stuff, writes Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro.<p>Choice is overrated.<p>Recently, I decided to buy Monopoly to play with my son. What I was sure would be a quick decision on Amazon turned into a learning experience for both of us. Did you know there are …

Amazon Announces Unlimited Photo Storage for Just $12 a Year

Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store …

Cloud Computing

A Rare Interview With Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli

From 2006, the late designer shares the story behind his infamous New York subway map and why typographic elegance will prevail.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Can you talk about the map you designed for the New York subway system in the ’70s?</b><br>Such a controversial thing. It’s funny, but I realized the other day the …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

6 Exercises to Give You Runway-Model Legs

All you need is a pair of tights.<p>Yes, the longest-legged models get those assets from their genes. But certain exercises can tone anyone's leg muscles for a longer, leaner look.<p>Start with the moves below from Rachel Piskin, co-founder of ChaiseFitness in Manhattan. They're demoed by pro model …

5 Signs To Spot A Cool Logo Design

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>A unique logo design is powerful tool for businesses when it comes to drawing customers’ attention. This is the reason …

Graphic Design

10 Product Design and Brand Collaboration Tips from Moleskine

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Moleskine notebooks are the lifeblood of many a creative person — from …

8 Ridiculously Hard Butt Moves

To whip your butt into shape.<p>Easy lower-body exercises may make your workout a breeze, but they don't help you firm, lift, or sculpt an enviable butt.<p>Instead of half-assing it, beat your butt into submission with a harder-than-it-looks workout designed by fitness trainer, health coach, and fitness …

Spotlight: Digital Designer Adam Skalecki

MagMaker / January 26, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Adam Skalecki and I’m a Senior Digital Designer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. <b>My love of</b> making things is fueled …

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Wildest Design Yet For Google’s Project Ara Phone

Russian design firm Lapka tells us that everyone behind Project Ara may be missing the point.<p>Google’s Project Ara is one of the company’s most ambitious projects. It’s a modular phone, in which users could snap in new cameras, batteries, or processors as quickly as snapping together Lego.<p>Thus far, …