Michael Wu

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How To Be Confident

I count myself incredibly lucky to meet my readers every day.<p>No matter whether I’m in Sloane Square or some far flung beach on a tiny island, every …

Self-help

How Goodyear Hid Evidence Of 'The Worst Tire Made In History' Linked To At Least 9 Deaths

In October 2003, Billy Wayne Woods and his family packed into a luxury $181,000 motorhome for a fun getaway to Florida. Call it a textbook American …

Motorhomes

Optimizing Sketch Files: Lessons Learned In Creating The Reduce App (Case Study)

The First Prototype<p>I had some abstract concepts in mind before drawing any UI. The main goal was to make something that would live right at our …

Web Design

Stay on Track With These 12 Keto-Friendly Valentine’s Day Dinners

Manta — a desktop application for creating invoices with beautiful and customizable templates

Manta is a flexible invoicing desktop app with beautiful & customizable templates.<p>It's geared toward freelancers such as designers, developers, …

Air Lookout Is The Side Project That Changed My Design Process Forever

In February of 2015, I began working on an iOS app called Air Lookout. The goal of the app was to simplify and remove any obfuscation of air quality …

Web Design

How we designed our bank account: NuConta — Part I

<b>Start with why</b><p>Nubank’s core mission is to <b>remove complexity and empower people</b>. The credit card, our first product, has achieved viral growth among …

Retrospective>>bmw, The F1 Gtr & Fia Gt 1997 Pt.2

In his masterpiece, The Waste Land, TS Eliot asserted that "April is the cruellest month". Back in 1997 it must have seemed so to those of us …

Write great user stories

User story format<p>The correct way to write user stories is a hotly debated subject. Throughout this creed, we’ll try and give you some tips and …

Engines with Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing | Feature

From the October 2017 issue<p>Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized …

Engines

Behance

Pilot of the Final Air Berlin Transatlantic Flight is in Hot Water for His Landing Maneuver

oneworld member air berlin filed for bankruptcy in August after Etihad withdrew its support. The German government extended a loan guarantee …

10 Fonts For Architects

Have you ever been stuck for hours obsessing over a font that matched your work? Before starting a project, do you already think about which font you …

One Year Designing at WhatsApp

<i>Thoughts on how WhatsApp and Facebook design at scale</i><p>I’ve been a product designer at Facebook close to four years. I’ve worked on a variety of teams …

This Seafood And Chicken Gumbo Is Gonna Rock Your World

Chef Dennis Bannes can make a MEAN gumbo.<p>¾ cup vegetable oil<p>1 cup flour<p>¾ cup mixed bell peppers, chopped<p>¾ cup celery, chopped<p>2 tablespoons garlic, minced<p>6 cups chicken stock<p>¼ teaspoon dried thyme<p>½ teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>2 bay leaves<p>2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<p>1 pound gumbo crab<p>1 pound king …

Seafood

In Photos: Japan’s Greatest Overlooked Urban Design Feature

From black-bean soda to underwear, photographer Eiji Ohashi captures the millions of vending machines that are a fixture of cities and towns across Japan.<p>Japanese vending machines are magical dispensers of useful, wonderfully weird, and sometimes disturbing objects. From beverages of every …

Designing for a data-heavy platform

Case-study for WebEngage’s marketing automation product design<p>WebEngage is a marketing automation platform that operates out of Mumbai and US. They …

8 Critical Tests to Run Before Launching Your New Website

Drag and drop website builders like Wix and Weebly have many people thinking that publishing a website is as simple as pressing a button and basking …

WordPress

How To Design “Branded” Environments That Don’t Make People Gag

According to designers from Brand Union, Local Projects, and more.<p>When companies try to create “branded” experiences for their consumers, the results can be seriously cringeworthy. Anyone who’s ever stepped inside a company’s corny, hashtag-laden “activation” knows that’s not the way to make your …

Dropbox Gives Life Outside The Box A Try

Silicon Valley’s most subdued brand gets shaken up–literally.<p>One of the most muted, blue and white brands in tech is getting a bold makeover. Dropbox wants to shift its reputation as a tool for productivity to a tool for creativity–and to get there, it’s debuting a new brand that even embraces a …

Writing high performing copy

The story of how a designer learned to get over his fear of writing<p>Writing copy is hard. Really hard. Atlassian prides itself on strong writing and …

Sir David Tang, The Big Interview 44 - Radio

‘The Big Interview’ is back on Monocle 24, featuring in-depth conversations with inspirational names in global politics, business, culture and …

Building UX Teams at Scale: Inside Atlassian’s Bespoke Hiring Process

When you hear the word “Atlas,” you might think of the ancient Greek giant holding the world on his shoulders. The software company Atlassian …

UX Design

What Is a Broiler? And How Do You Maximize Its Crispy, Melty Potential?

By Alex Delany<p>A broiler is the easiest way to make meat crispier, cheese cheesier, and life generally better all around.<p>There aren't any horror movies about broilers. There aren’t any famous, best-selling novels about mysterious broiler happenings in the 1880’s, no podcasts about broiler true …

100 Questions Designers Always Ask

Methodology<p>Design smarter by asking the right questions.<p>Being a designer isn’t just pushing pixels and perfecting gradients. If I’ve learned anything …

Managing Creative People

Creative people are recognized as the primary driving force of world’s innovations. Creatives are those who question our daily grind and are …

Nami is the First Mexican Produced Sake

Ancla Studio has designed the packaging for Nami, the first sake that has been produced in Mexico. ... <b>»</b><b>Read More Packaging & Articles at</b> …

Cider