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Why Design Thinking is failing and what we should be doing differently

I have and always will be an avid supporter of the design thinking methodology. I have held talks and workshops about Design Thinking & Lean UX on …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

How to Choose the Best Chart for Your Data

The amount of data at our fingers tips today can be overwhelming. How do you know what really matters? Data visualizations can help, but how can you …

Get Free Drawing Lessons from Katsushika Hokusai, Who Famously Painted The Great Wave of Kanagawa: Read His How-To Book, Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawings

Even if you don't know eighteenth and nineteenth century Japanese art, you definitely know the work of eighteenth and nineteenth century Japanese …

7 Steps to Get Started With Macro Photography

Maybe you just read Kafka’s <i>Metamorphosis</i> and completely missed the point. Or maybe landscapes are just too vast and expansive for you. Whatever it …

Macro Photography

Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion

Patrick Hughes is an artist like no other – he doesn't do 'normal' and presides over all conventions to create insanely mind-bending paintings that …

How to Keep a Sketchbook

Ideas for Getting Your Sketchbook Started<p>Keeping a sketchbook is a great way of keeping track of creative ideas and getting in the habit of regular …

The Data Viz That’s Helping Transform A $45 Billion Company

“People told us they had tears in their eyes because they could finally see what was happening.”<p>“Like every proper nerd, I love trains,” says Moritz Stefaner, one of the demigods of contemporary data visualization.<p>A year ago, Stefaner was offered a job by Christian Au, a manager at Deutche Bahn …

Field Macro Photography Tutorial

One of the best ways to shoot macro is in a studio with a flash, which allows you to capture every detail of your subject without distraction. But, …

Macro Photography

7 must-read books for design students

Heading off to uni this year, and looking for recommendations for graphic design books to keep you inspired? Maybe you're already studying and keen …

Graphic Design

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Is Material Design killing the Web?

Material Design is the “it” phrase that many designers are talking about right now. The concept, which was developed by Google for Android devices …

Game-Changing Product Design: Small L16 Camera Replaces an SLR and a Bag Full of Lenses

Diminutive device, disruptive design<p>Market research shows that 50% of folks who own an SLR camera no longer use it. It's simply too bulky to carry …

Poster Illustrations by Le Duo of Agency La Suite

A collection of 12 poster illustrations for ImageRepublic created by Le Duo of Agency La Suite.<p>In their typical flat style, the two illustrators of …

Best Graphic Design of 2014

Just like last year to we are presenting our favorites from the <b>graphic design</b> galleries posted during 2014. In this roundup we have gathered 35 …

Graphic Design

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Boundless Space Typography

I love any project that involves playing with the alphabet. The simplicity of the idea combined with the actual complexity of the execution in such a …

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10 Design Hacks to Increase User Experience of a Product

Technology and people are continuously evolving and there is a need for addressing their changing needs and demands. User Experience, or UX, is that …

A Collection of Inspiring Sitemaps and User Flow Maps

All websites should start with a good plan. Focussing on the design process first may be common for smaller sites. For larger sites, when user …

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Prototyping

How & Why Prototypes Are Mandatory for Good Design

Nothing brings you closer to the functionality of the final product than prototyping. While wireframes sketch out the blueprint and mockups show the …

UX Design

Designing Digital Strategies, Part 2: Connected User Experiences

“A digital strategy is the who, what, when, and where of listening and responding to consumers, bridging brand experiences, iterating offerings, and …

Designing Digital Strategies, Part 1: Cartography

As digital products and services come to comprise an increasingly important part of our everyday life, the division between the digital and the …

5 UX KPIs You Need To Track

You're reading 5 UX KPIs You Need To Track, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

UX Design

The Indispensable Guide to Chart Design and Data Visualization [PART 1]

As a follow up to the article “3 Practical Tips for Effective BI Dashboard Design and Implementation” written a few weeks back, I think it’d be …

Data Visualization

A Guide to Design Mockup Fidelity

<i>This is a guest post by Jerry Cao, coauthor of The Guide to Mockups.</i>In this article, I will discuss the various levels of <b>UI design mockup fidelity</b> to …

Mockups

3 Practical Reasons to Invest in UX Research and Design

Here at UserTesting, we often hear the same question coming from two different angles.<p>Here’s what we hear from <b>CEOs and CMOs</b>: “User experience sounds …