Design & UX Reads

By Ali Dark | Gems on design for digital. Ali Dark is studying design in Brisbane Australia, always loving the intersection of design, usefulness and business. www.AliDark.com, @alidark3000

20 Years of Research on Experience Design

An interview with experience expert Christian Jantzen<p>Christian Jantzen is a professor of Experience Design, at Aalborg University, in Denmark. He has …

UX Design

What matters for the Design Practice

<b>Design jobs are not Design Practice</b><p>A quick experiment. Go to any job search website [there are many like linkedin.com/jobs, glassdoor.com and …

Design Thinking

Best Practices for Flat Design

Flat design can be seen as the more sophisticated cousin of minimalism —all design elements are centered on idea of simplicity. However, the …

Digital Design

Leaving Our Mark

we are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of …

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

Medium’s Best Design Writing of 2016

Creative, insightful, helpful, and actionable; we’ve curated and categorized 75 of Medium’s best design posts from the past year. Enjoy!<p>See Medium’s …

Why Every Software Team Needs an Anthropologist

Short answer: Understanding people, users, is key to building better product<p>A few months ago I had the honor to appear on Design Details with hosts …

The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever

The past 30 years have set the stage for technological and cultural change at an unprecedented scale. The rise of Personal Computing, Internet as …

Introducing Gomix

Build the app or bot of your dreams, in minutes.<p>Everybody has good ideas of things we want to make on the Internet. But honestly, it’s gotten too …

I Sat Through Hours of User Testing Sessions. Here’s What I Learned.

It can be challenging to get good feedback from your customers. User testing sometimes feels like a daunting and costly task. But the pay off is a …

What HealthCare.Gov Can Teach Us About Urban Design

Over the past several years, the civic technology movement has begun to change the relationship between governments and the public. As new models …

User Experience and the reason I’m an idiot

User-centered design. UX experts. Design Thinking. All the freaking portfolio… and you still can’t get your stakeholders or your team to walk a mile …

The Irrational User – Startup Grind – Medium

The human mind is a wonderfully complex thinking machine. We’ve developed written language, built skyscrapers, and discovered quantum physics through …

The New Revolution Will Be Physical, Not Digital

Most Popular<p>Every company, brand, agency and individual wants to talk "digital" and be perceived as digital. Digital is the new normal. Yet, the most …

Know & understand the bloody brief

As one of the first assignments in «Creativity and Design» at Hyper Island’s master program we are to document our process through the entire course …

Design Thinking

Why Business Strategy and Design Need To Work in Tandem.

Many companies treat business strategy and design like the baton handoff in a relay. Instead, it should be a sustained collaboration.

UX Design

Tackling the Top Challenges for Creative Teams

Agile can protect creative minds from tedium while building results-driven marketing organizations<p>37.2% of Marketers say their biggest challenge is …

Marketing

Design Dogs – Furry Thoughts

It all started with two words that would make a great name for a design firm, possibly even my future, hypothetical firm… “design dogs.”<p>The more I …

Design

How Board Games Became Fun

A new exhibit examines how board games transformed from upper class educational tools to fun pursuits for everyone.<p>Board games are hotter than ever. In the past four years, U.S. board games sales have risen, on average, between 25% and 40%, and there are more people designing and playing board …

Logo Design: Creative Stages.

Logos are perhaps as vital and crucial for marketing success of a brand or company as appearance is important for the first meeting with a client or …

NYC Government x Design

Dear Design Community,<p>It's time.<p>NYC is a global hub for innovation and design expertise. Through Government x Design, the City is ready to work with …

Design

The Rise of the Hand-Written Typography Trend on the Web

First impressions are often lasting ones. This applies to the world of web design just as much as it does to our “real” world. A hero image on a …

Web Design

Pattern brings focused and simple design drawing to the iPad

Since its inception, the iPad has always been marketed as the perfect digital device for illustration. Thanks to apps like Paper, and the recent addition of the Apple Pencil to its accessories, it’s become a popular device for digital artists.<p>However, most of these apps focus on creative drawing …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Bad Design

<i>From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you.</i><p><b>By Lena Groeger</b><p>Earlier this summer, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was …

10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money

I hope everyone had a good summer. It’s hard to believe it’s over, yet here we are. Still feeling the summer breeze of warm ocean wind. Still …

How No Man's Sky Is Like Reading

It’s all about the transitions.<p>Here’s what I did on my way to the alien monolith:<p>I bought a PlayStation 4, set it up, heard the game I wanted to play had been delayed, put it away. A year later, I set it up again, preordered the game, downloaded it overnight, and woke up early on Tuesday, August 9, …

Gaming