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20 great articles to learn graphic design theory

Being a designer, you might have gone through designing several creative designs in Photoshop and sliced them with CSS styles but have you ever …

Solving the UX Designer Problem

How to find the right people for UX design<p>User experience is the future, according to Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott. He’s right. According to his …

UX Design

Comparing Four Popular, Page–Based, Interactive Prototyping Tools

<b>I recently had an opportunity to research prototyping tools for my company, Smule.</b> We make a slew of mobile music apps that let users create their …

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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 …

UX Design: the user is not enough

For a successful project the focus on the user is not enough: Design leaders are also product experts who deeply understand the business challenges …

UX Design

5 Great Blogs for UX and UI Inspiration

The great thing about being a UX or UI designer is there are always new challenges to face and new things to learn. The web, and specifically the …

Experience design is shaping our future

Design aligns humans and technology, it aligns business and engineering, it aligns digital and physical, and it aligns business needs and user needs. …

What Schools Can Learn From Google, IDEO, and Pixar

The country’s strongest innovators embrace creativity, play, and collaboration — values that also inform their physical spaces.<p>A community about to build or rehab a school often creates checklists of best practices, looks for furniture that matches its mascot, and orders shiny new lockers to line …

Design

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping

What Is Low-Fidelity Prototyping And Why Will It Improve The Way You Work?<p>Have you ever spent an overwhelming amount of time and resources designing …

Creating digital portraits with algorithms

Mike Brondbjerg is creative director at Brondbjerg Design and Development. He explains how he uses Processing.js, algorithmic trickery and some SVG …

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Let Ideo’s Top Brass Show You How To Solve Problems Like A Designer

Ideo.org’s new Design Kit aims to teach everyone, from CEOs to activists to ministers, the principles of human-centered design.<p>Last month, Ideo.org–the nonprofit spinoff of global design and innovation firm Ideo–launched an online guide to the practice of human-centered design. A creative approach …

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We're Designing Apps Wrong for Huge Smartphones

As smartphones continue to get larger but our hands don't, what kinds of design solutions can ensure mobile interactions remain comfortable, quick, …