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These Keto Fat Bombs Will Make You Totally Forget You're on a Diet

When it comes to trying a new diet, you may go into it already dreading the things you assume you'll have to to give up. Luckily with the ketogenic diet, dessert is not one of them. Even though the keto diet is known for being low-carb, there are still plenty of options to help you get your sweet …

Ice Cream

HEIMPLANET’s Bags Are for Whenever, Wherever, and Forever

It seems only natural that a company that makes some of the most innovative and resilient outdoor equipment should build a stunningly capable bag …

Sewing

DixonBaxi creates branding for Tour de France television coverage

Road markings, race jerseys and crests informed the new visual identity for Eurosport's cycling coverage, designed by creative agency DixonBaxi.<p>The …

Cycling

Weekly News for Designers № 446 - Font Playground, Teutonic CSS, Popbox.js Modal Windows, Complicated Grids Using CSS Grid

Dark UX Patterns in Advertising – Unsavory tactics marketers are using to get your click.<p>Font Playground – A place to play with variable fonts.<p>CSS: A …

Freebies

New Skift Report: The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events

<i>For Gmail users: If you are using the tabbed inbox, newsletters may be pushed to the 'Promotions' tab. To get updates from Skift direct to your</i> …

Design Thinking

This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent

It’s well-known that the right playlist can help you focus, sleep, and even make you happier in less than 30 seconds, but now, thanks to a team of …

This Fat-Loss Coach Explains the 1 Thing You Need to Do to Lose Weight

Losing weight requires a diligent effort of eating right, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, and managing stress. And while these main tenets of weight loss may seem overwhelming for those just starting out on their weight-loss journey, fat-loss coach Carter Good said there's just one thing that …

Leap Motion’s “Virtual Wearables” May Be The Future Of Computing

“We are on the verge of a new era of human-computer interaction,” says Keiichi Matsuda, Leap Motion’s VP of design and global creative director.<p>I won’t mince words: Despite many advances, today’s VR and AR still suck. The former is cumbersome, requiring absurd hardware setups. The latter suffers …

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …

Facebook’s Design Team Releases Abstract, iOS 11-Inspired iPhone Wallpapers

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image via Facebook Design<p><b>Aside from</b> UI kits, Facebook’s design team has also created some free wallpapers …

Graphic Design

Interface designers — you need to be thinking product

<b>You’re doing more than just “design” — whether you know it or not</b>Photo by Allef ViniciusAs interface designers, our primary focus is on the look and …

Apple's interest in healthcare could bear fruit

The company gave <i>Men's Health</i> an inside look at its testing lab earlier this year, which is loaded with expensive measurement equipment that allows it to collect copious amounts of data.<p>Apple Director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik said the lab has "collected more data on activity …

5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

Science Has Discovered a Dead Simple Formula for Producing Interesting Content

What makes something interesting is simpler (and more timeless) than you imagine.<p>What made everyone go wild for 'the dress' that looked two different colors last year? Why do so many people love Carpool Karaoke? And why do some stories like this crazy popular gem about those annoying drivers who …

Carpool Karaoke

China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i>, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it …

Bitcoin

Blockchain: Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself

We are living in an exponentially expanding trust gap. — Richie Etwaru<p>Blockchain will disrupt every industry. Blockchain is a disruptive technology because of it’s ability to digitize, decentralize, secure and incentivize the validation of transactions. A wide swath of industries are evaluating …

Blockchain

The cofounder of $1.3 billion startup Robinhood explains a 'logical fallacy' in investing

When Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev founded their online brokerage, Robinhood, in 2013, they did so with the intention to give ordinary people a platform with which they could tap into the wealth of Wall Street.<p>Hence the company's name, an homage to the English folk hero who stole from the rich to …

Investing

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Why Today's Designers Are Different

A look into what it means to be a designer in the digital age.<p>What do you think of when you hear the word <i>design</i>?<p>You probably think about finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters that visually explain things.<p>What you might not immediately think of is the kind …

Four tenets of UX strategy

A stellar user experience (UX) strategy is a means to achieving disruption in the marketplace through mental model innovation.<p>Because what’s the …

UX Design

Flow is a typeface built for wireframing

Info<p>Flow is a typeface built for wireframing. It's free and it comes in three weights – circular, rounded, and block.<p>It's not perfect, but neither …

How To Create Colossal Career Success With Design Thinking

What if there was a process for figuring out a career transition or advancement that wasn’t mind-bendingly difficult to understand, or so mystical that you just had to take the plunge with the faith of a saint?<p>In the past, career coaching may have felt that way. But at its best, career coaching is …

UX Design

Poised to overtake bitcoin this year, Ethereum is changing the way we think about cryptocurrency

<i>Alex Tapscott is chief executive of NextBlock Global</i><p>Bitcoin is the mother of all cryptocurrencies, and the most famous of them. Created by a person or people using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, it defined the algorithms that enable the transfer of assets from one party to another without an …

People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it's either the future of funding or a 'bubble'

Over half a billion dollars has been raised through so-called "Initial Coin Offerings" (ICOs) since the start of the year, according to Richard Kastelein, a partner at the Cryptoassets Design Group, a company that helps launch ICOs.<p>It's an incredible amount considering that ICOs were unheard of …

Cryptocurrency

Get a crash course in typography fast and easy

<b>Calligraphy For Everyone: Practice Set</b><br>Features 14 pages of practice worksheets featuring warm-up strokes, lower and uppercase alphabet letters in …

How Ford’s New CEO Plans To Beat Tesla, Uber, And Google

Jim Hackett was raised on Ideo’s brand of design thinking. Can he use it to save the 114-year-old automotive giant?<p>In April 2017, the Ford Motor Company–114 years old, the second largest carmaker in the country behind General Motors, a stalwart of American manufacturing–was suddenly worth less than …

Ivan Tolmachev Shares the Fundamentals of Product Design Every Founder Must Know

The way we work is changing. With rapidly developing technology and the Internet, people are not tied to physical location anymore. Combining work and travel allows people to explore the world while advancing in their career.<p>Today I am talking to Ivan Tolmachev, a Senior Product Designer at …

Here are 3 things you should do if you want to start buying bitcoin

And because a many readers have said they are going to roll up their sleeves and enter the market themselves, we thought we'd offer three simple pieces of advice to bitcoin beginners.<p><b>Start small</b><p>Speaking from personal experience, I highly recommend that folks looking to buy some bitcoin start with …

Bitcoin

User Interface Designs by Balraj Chana

Stunning user interface designs created by Balraj Chana.Balraj Chana is a freelance designer who lives and works in London, UK. With an experience of …

Material Design

Best Free Logo Design Tools That Will Effectively Save You Time And Money

Screenshot via SquareSpace Logo Design<p><b>It’s long been established</b> that creating a good logo design is imperative to a brand’s success and should …