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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 …

Graphic Design

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

UX Design

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 …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

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 …

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, …