Alex Frangiamore

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Best Practices for Horizontal Lists in Mobile – UX Collective

Many Android and iOS apps have horizontal scrolling lists. Maybe it’s also combined inside a vertical list. But is it necessary? Even assuming it is, …

Organizing a UX team to complement your development team

In order to provide customers with a good experience when using your product, UX needs to be a consideration during development.<p>UX serves two …

UX Design

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

How blockchain will transform the e-commerce industry over the next few years

Blockchain technology should be considered the most disruptive technology invention of the fourth industrial revolution. The world has never seen a technology as powerful as blockchain technology and it could potentially impact all sectors of the economy complete will transforming it through top …

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed and angel …

Investing

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

UX Design

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Design Thinking Is Not A Process, It's A Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In recent times, we have seen this term -design thinking- being heavily talked about. Many advertising agencies, consulting firms, UX studios and …

Design

Google and Amazon are slowly killing the gadget as we know it

The tablet-refresh cycle isn't much shorter than that, to Apple's eternal chagrin. Even iPhone sales have started to taper off, partly because people are keeping their phones longer or choosing cheaper Android phones.<p>What's happening is pretty simple. The hardware and the software running on any …

Amazon Echo

6 Simple User Interface Design Tweaks to Take Your App from “Meh” to Amazing

You’ve created your mobile app prototype to specs, but something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe it doesn’t flow as smoothly as you want it to, or …

UI Design

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

Startups Don't Fail On Ideas, They Fail On Execution

Young companies don’t fail on good or bad ideas. They fail on execution. Yet many young startups make the mistake of focusing on the big idea or the high concept rather than the art and science of turning business plans into thriving businesses.<p>In a candid conversation with Yossi Vardi, an icon of …

Startups

15 inspiring quotes from some of the world's greatest graphic designers

Over the past 12 months, I’ve had the great fortune of working with some of the best creatives in the graphic design industry, as prominent guest …

What Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and 13 other highly successful tech people were doing at age 25

At the time, many were already founding or making deals with multimillion-dollar companies, or simply dreaming up how they could make their dent in the universe.<p>In other words, it varied from tech titan to tech titan, and it all goes to show that there's no one path to success.<p>To underscore that …

Bill Gates

Google cofounder Sergey Brin says these 2 books most influenced him

On his personalized Stanford site from those early days, he wrote, "Research on the Web seems to be fashionable these days and I guess I'm no exception. "<p>Today, Google is the primary subsidiary of Alphabet, Brin and Page's monolithic tech company with a market cap of more than $480 billion. Aside …

How to track App Store sales and iTunes price drops

While I don’t ever mind paying for amazing apps by great developers, who doesn’t like App Store sales — or even better, sales on iTunes movies and music? A few months ago I stumbled on an app called CheapCharts and I’ve been using it ever since to monitor App Store sales on apps I want to keep an …

Apps

30 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read : startups

The Lean Startup<p>Written by Eric Ries, this is sort of the bible for new business ventures. Regardless of the business you build, this will teach you …

4 Things You Should Invest In Right Now

A bit more than a decade ago, I was denied what I truly thought to be my “dream job” for one reason and one reason only. I was told I didn’t take enough initiative.<p>At the time, I was an intern working for free, and I laboriously waited eight, free, long months to hear that sentence from my …

Here's how to respond to weird interview questions you may hear from major companies like Google and Apple

But they're also notorious for asking bizarre interview questions.<p>Tomas Ondrejka explains in a recent blog post on Kickresume.com that employers tend to throw curveballs like "One a scale of one to 10, how weird are you?" to determine the job seeker's analytical thinking skills; to see how the …

Employment

The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots

What's next? Robots.<p>But not the way you think.<p>The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around asking questions in a creepy little-girl voice, like I saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That might be a part of it, but a small …

CES

Medium accounts every designer must know

via Muzli design inspiration<p><b>User Experience Design (UX)</b><i><br>Usability, UX Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design and whatnot. Brought to you</i> …

These are the coding skills you need to have if you want to build your own websites

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Mclek, ShutterStock With sites like Wordpress, SquareSpace, and Wix available to the public, it's never been easier to create and host …

Web Design

Style Guide Best Practices at Beyond Tellerrand

Last month I was in beautiful Berlin for the wonderful Beyond Tellerrand conference, where I had the opportunity to talk about style guide best …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

How The iPad Pro Fits In With My Other Devices

I’ve decided to keep this iPad Pro after all, and that decision has mainly come down to the joy of note-taking with the Pencil. It really is that good, and I like the simplicity of placing one device into my bag that will act as a writing machine + notebook. This iPad Pro’s screen is also large …

iOS From Scratch With Swift: Creating Your First iOS Application

Even though we've already learned quite a bit in this series on iOS development, I'm sure you are eager to start building iOS applications that do …

iOS Programming

Here’s What Technologies Are Overhyped And Underhyped, Say Startup Founders

The results will surprise you.<p>If you’re one of those naysayers who likes to attend cocktail parties and talk about how we’re in a tech bubble–(one that’s about to burst at any time!)–you’re in good company.<p>Here’s What the Bubble Looks Like<p>Two-thirds of startup founders agree that we’re in a bubble, …

Apple open sources its Swift programming language

Apple today open sourced its Swift programming language. Swift is available under the Apache license at GitHub.<p>Apple first unveiled Swift for writing Mac and iOS apps at its WWDC 2014 developer conference. The language works in Apple’s Xcode integrated development environment (IDE) and its Cocoa …

Programming