Ben Wong

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11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

How to tackle uncertainty with design

Our journey of collaboration between product, UX, editorial and engineering to find out the jobs our apps are doing for their users, and work out how to improve their experience<p><b>A product strategy discovery in practice</b><p>A few months ago in the Guardian apps team, we realised we needed better …

Design

Using Gradients the right way – Muzli -Design Inspiration

I couldn’t agree more with one of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers. And, why shouldn’t I? Design is a universal language, and there are …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Digital 20/20: Helping companies set the stage for their digital future

March 16, 2018 – How does a performing-arts organization expand its audience without changing its physical space? What is the best way for a bank to …

This tiny apartment was designed for two people, 51 cats

Chinese firm FANAF Architects transformed the 330-square-foot living space for a reality TV show<p>Yes, there’s a growing trend for high-design cat furniture. But high-design cat <i>apartments</i>? That may come as a bit of a surprise.<p>But behold, this 330-square-foot pad in Shanghai was created especially for …

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Relationships

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Owning the Role of the Front-End Developer

When I started working as a web developer in 2009, I spent most of my time crafting HTML/CSS layouts from design comps. My work was the final step of …

UX Design

The numbers: why we pay the price for a good night’s sleep

Bedtime is phonetime. A global survey this month concluded that 89 per cent of us look at our phone in the first hour of the day, 81 per cent check …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes | Inc.com

There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if any real work at all. We're overworked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable to burnout.<p>We all crave a …

Meditation

How to Control Unapproved Smart Home Gadgets with Apple’s HomeKit

Apple’s Home app makes it easy to control all your smart home tech right from your iPhone, but because this is Apple we’re dealing with, it also …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

How to Finally Beat Procrastination | The Art of Manliness

Procrastination. We’ve all done it and we tell ourselves we’ll never do it again. So we come up with an elaborate time management system to get us on …

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

Information architecture is a task often shared by designers, developers, and content strategists. But regardless of who takes on the task, IA is a …

UX Design

What Is Atomic Web Design and Do I Need It?

Web designers may use a number of techniques, approaches and philosophies while creating compelling and engaging digital interfaces. Each designer …

Web Design

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

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are…Continue …

UI Design

Babbage: Conversational computers

Economics

Master web development with these 9,985 weird tricks

Ladies and gentleman, I would like to introduce you to Know It All, a tool to help you discover what you don’t yet know about web development.<p>A few …

World Wildlife Fund

Insisting on Core Development Principles

The web community talks a lot about best practices in design and development: methodologies that are key to reaching and retaining users, considerate …

Web Design

How can you search for time travellers?

As well as being a staple of science fiction, time travel is also the inspiration for serious (or at least semi-serious) speculation by theorists. …

Prisoner Workout: Bodyweight Workouts | The Art of Manliness

Besides a few brief stints of freedom, notorious British criminal and troublemaker Charles Salvador (better known as Charles Bronson) has been …

Workouts

An Interactive 3D Version of a Classic Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip by Bill Waterson

Paris, France graphic designer Gabriel de Laubier recently created an interactive 3D version of a classic <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> comic strip, originally …

Calvin and Hobbes

Pocket Guide to Writing SVG

Thank You!<p>I would like to take this entire section to give a special “Thank you so much!” to:<p>CSS-Tricks<br>• Lincoln Loop<br>• Designmodo<br>• Tahoe Partners<br>• Una …

Taiwanese Couple Puts a Hilarious Twist on Famous “Follow Me” Travel Photos

In 2013, photographer Murad Osmann found a creative way to document his travels with <i>Follow Me To</i>, a multi-year series in which his girlfriend (now wife) extended her hand and led him around the world. This unique point of view inspired others to snap their own photos in the same manner, often …

Travel

An Intro to Google Tag Manager

<i>The following is a guest post by David Attard. I only recently became aware that Google Tag Manager was a thing, but didn't know exactly what it was,</i> …

Analytics