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The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

airbnb's

New Glowing Dichroic Glass Installations by Chris Wood are Activated by Sunlight | Colossal

<p>British artist Chris Wood (previously) continues to create sculptural dichroic glass installations. The artist forms seemingly spare geometric …

Art

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

Charles Schwab’s Eliel Johnson: Good design builds trust

The Charles Schwab team designs for communicating information about money, but their real product is ultimately trust.The post Charles Schwab’s Eliel …

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

A Stop-Motion Demo Turns Meta as the Characters Gradually Take Over in ‘Stems’ by Ainslie Henderson | Colossal

<p>In this meta animation, animator and director Ainslie Henderson (previously) seamlessly transforms a demonstration of his stop motion practice into …

Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes

No matter your role, if you’ve ever been involved in a digital design project, chances are you’re familiar with wireframes. After all, they’re among …

Web Design

AI and the next step in financial management tools (VB Live)

<b>Today’s consumers want financial wellness tools that help them proactively manage their money. Join this VB Live event to learn how the industry’s most innovative companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to build the kind of financial solutions and apps to attract and</b> …

How to tackle uncertainty with design

Our journey of collaboration between product, UX, editorial and engineering to find out the jobs our apps are doing for their users, and work out how to improve their experience<p>A few months ago in the Guardian apps team, we realised we needed better information to make product decisions and move …

Design

Beyond Tools: How Building A Design System Can Improve How You Work

When high potential projects fall apart, it’s often a failure of collaboration and alignment. The tools, the assumptions, the opportunity, and the …

NASA Space Tourism Posters – Free To Download & Print

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Art<br>• Space<p>These NASA Space Tourism Posters were developed by a creative team of visual strategists inside JPL …

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 …

UX Design

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

How to Boost Revenue by Optimizing the Customer Experience

The customer is always right.I’m sure you’ve heard this before as the golden rule of business.But what this rule doesn’t encompass is the customer …

Artist Recreates People from Grandparents Village as Life-Size Cardboard Sculptures

Six years ago, New York-based artist Warren King travelled to China for the first time, to the village where generations of his family had lived. …

The Evolution Of User Experience Design

(This series of articles is kindly supported by Adobe.) We’re fortunate enough to be working at an incredibly exciting time in our industry. Yes, the …

What AI and voice activation will do for brands in the home

Even when Tamara Dull is home on her own, she is never really alone.<p>Throughout her house are scattered more than 100 home AI devices and controllers …

28 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Is More Powerful Than Technology. It's Even More True Today

For a guy like Steve Jobs, it was a remarkable statement...and it's something we can all put to use in our own lives.<p>Steve Jobs helped create wildly popular products that changed entire industries. (Hello, mobile devices. Howdy, music business.)<p>But while he definitely believed in his own ideas and …

Mobile Devices

Step into these beautiful, mesmeric works of art

The installation is the work of teamLab, a little-known Japanese software and design collective. After years of being shunned by Japan's art scene, …

Art

A Japanese designer makes moving paper ornaments that intertwine like mechanical gears

Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura makes moving ornaments completely out of paper, imitating movements seen in mechanical gears.<p>The self-taught designer has videos that are instructional, showing viewers how they can make their own similar designs. He first creates the designs on the computer before …

UI Inspiration: Some Fresh UI/UX Interactions

Something we should do more often and not enough; getting immerse into a surf on Dribbble. I just had one yesterday night and I was just impressed …

Dribbble

Our 6 Must Reads for Building and Leading a Product Design Team

A well-thought-out design team often accompanies enduring product design. Here are six pieces of advice to help you build and lead a design team from …

6 Ways to Use Design to Make Your Marketing Better

Marketing and design should work hand-in-hand, permeating the entire organization at every stage and every level.<p>Design thinking can transform leadership, remake innovation, and produce more creative and engaged employees. It is, according to an informal poll of chief strategy officers last year, …

Marketing

How a large established company built a digital culture

How one large Malaysian business put customer focus, agile work methods, and design thinking at the core of its digital transformation.<p><b>Going digital</b> …

Innovation

Designing a Gateway For Change: The Meaning of UX For Good

When we think of user experience design, often our thoughts turn to a digital interface and the way a user navigates it. According to Jason Ulaszek, …

How to Create Customer Personas That Breathe Life Into Your Marketing

You can never know your audience too well.<p>In customer-based businesses, the "customer" is not just an abstract idea; they are living, breathing beings that come to the marketplace with all their "stuff". Understanding exactly who they are becomes imperative when discussing a marketing plan that …

UX Design

New Split-View Trash Sculptures by Bordalo II Combine Wood and Colorful Plastics Into Gigantic Animals | Colossal

<p>Bordalo II (previously) has created a series of bisected animals, colorful plastics forming one half of the creature while a combination of wood and …

Art

Artist Sculpts Surreal Ceramic Vessels That Are Half-Pottery Half-Octopus

In her <i>Kitsch Kogei</i> collection, artist Keiko Masumoto crafts ceramic vessels unexpectedly embedded with octopuses. Each piece that composes the sea-inspired series beautifully blends a surreal silhouette with a classic aesthetic, tip-toeing the line between form and function.<p>The ceramic octopus …

Art

25+ Awe-Inspiring Wire Sculptures That Elevate the Art

When it comes to contemporary sculpture, artists work with a range of mediums. In addition to conventional clay and age-old wood, today's avant-garde artists also dabble in paper, soap, and even candy art. Another unexpected material that continues to captivate contemporary sculptors is metal …

Art