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Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>Theranos CEO charged with $700 million fraud, fined just $500k<p>Theranos, which claimed to have developed a revolutionary system for conducting extensive blood tests with a single drop, ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>Review: SteelSeries' Arctis Pro is a gaming headset made for …

We’re getting closer to clothing made entirely by robots

When it comes to stitching together complex garments, dexterous human hands are still far superior to rigid robot arms.<p>Much of the garment production process is already automated, from picking cotton to spinning yarn to cutting clothes. Some specialist machines can even sew buttons or pockets. …

Robotics

Clothing Line Production: Getting It Made

T-shirt Printer<p><b>Starting a clothing line</b> is not hard in thought. However, in reality, it will probably be harder than anticipated without prior …

Sea Level

DIY Mobile Backup Device for Photographers

Backup anxiety syndrome is not a real medical condition, but as a photographer, you might be familiar with the main symptom all too well: the …

Raspberry Pi

A Big Picture Overview of Product Licensing Strategy

Simplicity, market study and testing your ideas<p>Companies are increasingly willing to look for new product ideas beyond their four walls. And why …

Licensing

Ideo, Astro, And Whipsaw: What Every Startup Should Know About Design

For Highway1, a Silicon Valley design accelerator, pros at top consultancies mentored young entrepreneurs. Here’s their best advice.<p>At Highway1, a design accelerator based in San Francisco, startups have four months to transform a prototype into a market-ready product, develop a business plan, …

Design

Comment on The Personal Factory Is Here—and It Will Bring a Wild New Era of Invention by 3D: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

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Emerging Technology

Ideo: The 7 Most Important Hires For Creating A Culture Of Innovation

Sure, founders set a tone. But they aren’t the only ones who shape workplace culture, writes Ideo’s Mollie West.<p>We all fear the job that looks great on paper and is a nightmare in practice. What makes some companies great to work for and others a disaster? The answer: good workplace culture. It’s …

The Workplace

How To Convert Your DSLR to a Full Spectrum Camera | Expert photography blogs, tip, techniques, camera reviews

You see skies of azure… A turquoise surf, and… pink trees? No, that wasn’t a tab of lysergic acid diethylamide in your teacup, these are all symptoms …

IKEA Bets On Movable Walls for Small Spaces

IKEA is reportedly planning to bring transforming small space apartments to the masses. The idea, already popular for individual projects, is what …

Small Spaces

The interfaces that bridge the human-machine divide

First it was toggle switches. And then keyboards, the mouse and other standard interface devices gave us control of computers and the digital world. From the tangible, to hands-free and beyond, the ways in which we control digital systems are expanding. We've collected just a few of the interesting …

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

Photography

Woodworking Not-So-Common Sense

As you can imagine in my line of work, I spend a lot of time helping new woodworkers solve problems. This gives me a unique perspective on the …

Woodworking

The End of Product Failure

Bresslergroup's director of industrial design on three technologies that will take the risk out of product innovation<p>What are the odds a new product …

Prototyping

Read: thoughts, insights and company news

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How I Got Over My Fear of Confrontation and Learned to Speak Up

Years ago, I started a brand new job, and I was contracted on terrible project. There was no real work to do, so instead of technical writing—my …

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Psychology

5 Ways To Get Over Your Perfectionism

Being perfect isn’t always a good thing, your impossibly high standards might be holding you back.<p>Perfectionism may seem at best like a boon to your career and at worst like a slightly annoying personality quirk, but for some people it can be a much more serious problem. These people routinely …

Self-improvement

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Design

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

Silicon Valley

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

5 tips to help you tell the story of your startup

Whether you’re a startup looking to attract venture capitalists, a nonprofit hoping to break your previous funding record, or an established business …

7 Questions Prospective Product Designers Need to Ask at Interviews | Inc.com

<i>Answer by David Cole, Director of Design, on Quora,</i><p>I've interviewed a lot of candidates for design positions at Quora over the last several years, and I've found that very few ask the challenging, important questions that are necessary to distinguish between good design roles and bad ones. These …

Product Management

Researching Products Before Diving Into Design

Steve Jobs once said that “It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want”. While that’s true since you don’t want a committee of customers designing the product, survey results are still helpful as a baseline measurement. They certainly aren’t mandatory for product success, but any insight …