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The Art of Arranging: 6 Tips on Creating Stylish Shelf Displays

Aimlessly arrange no more—we're breaking down the basics on how to organize your shelves in a way that highlights and exhibits your favorite items.<p>It sounds so simple and self-explanatory: a bookshelf is, ostensibly, a shelf for books. Yet, arranging objects on a shelf so that each item is both …

Have Designers Lost Control Of Design?

Design is everywhere and more influential than ever. But that power has come at a cost, says designer and technologist Matt Webb.<p>Do designers have an ethical responsibility toward their users? It’s a question that designers struggle with, as the products and interfaces they help bring into the …

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

One Hospital’s Experiments in Virtual Health Care

Few recent trends in health care delivery have more power to improve population health, patient and provider experience, and hospital business models than virtual care. But for an industry reliant on, and in many ways limited by, brick-and-mortar facilities, this movement will mean significant …

How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change

Organizational transformation is notoriously difficult. Twenty years ago, John Kotter pegged the failure rate at 70% and the needle hasn’t moved much since. Major change also takes a long time to implement — between five and seven years on average — and the performance improvements that are …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

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Digital Health: Finding Where Your Worlds Intersect

Photo Courtesy Cook Children’s<p><b>The future of medicine is digital health,</b> but only if you define it properly.<p>I define digital health as the …

Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.<p>Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A …

Brilliant, Low-Tech Design for Pain-Free Injections

Peter Bailey's TickleFlex will change diabetics' lives<p>This is the best of what design has to offer: A simple, presumably inexpensive device that …

Will battery cases save the iPhone headphone jack?

I know, you don’t even own an iPhone 7 yet (or maybe you're in line right now? If so: hey!) and you already miss the headphone jack. It's okay, I understand. I also have some hope for you. Maybe one day there will be a headphone solution for you. Maybe you won’t need the AirPods because you'll have …

America Was 20 Minutes Away From Being French

How French hubris determined the fate of North America.<p>Go there at dawn.<p>The Plains of Abraham are located in what is now downtown Quebec City, …

Designing complex products – Perficient Digital Labs

<b>It’s our responsibility as designers to change the conversation. We need to educate our clients, bosses and teams on how to be successful in a design</b> …

Five Pro Tips To Beat Procrastination Every Time

Experts take aim at our penchant for putting things off and help us get back on a more productive track.<p>The pursuit of productivity in the workplace has become its own national pastime. Success is often synonymous with the ability to squeeze the maximum amount of productivity out of each day. As …

The Book of Gossage – If you want to work in advertising, you need to read this book

<i>The Book of Gossage</i><br>by Howard Luck Gossage and Jeff Goodby<br>Copy Workshop<br>2006, 308 pages, 8 x 10 x 1 inches (softcover)<br>$42-$50 Buy a copy on Amazon<p>Just …

How to Design for Death: OpenIDEO Challenges Designers to Reimagine the End of Life Experience

IDEO Partner Dana Cho and Palliative Care Advocate Dr. BJ Miller discuss the importance of designing for one's final days<p>Of life's taboo topics, …

The Self-Taught Knife Makers of Blenheim Forge

It's amazing where YouTube (and process porn) can take you<p>In today's news: your how-to video binges can pay off. (At least if you also put the IRL …

Tokyo Thrift: that time Marc Newson designed a phone

Along with his Apple colleague Jony Ive, Marc Newson is one of the most famous and influential industrial designers in the world. The Australian has put his name to everything from furniture to aircraft cabins, and his design signature is all over the Apple Watch.<p>But although Newson now spends …

Icons as Part of an Awesome User Experience

Due to the limited screen space, we usually replace text labels with icons wherever possible. Icons take less space, they don’t have to be …

Delightful Design, Deconstructed

What makes design delightful? Four real-world examples<p>Some websites provide us a service, other websites make us smile–but the best ones do both. In the context of web design, delightful designs give us a special feeling that keeps us coming back.<p>But a website that only offers delight–no substance, …

Where is compassionate end-of-life care for the elderly patient?

732 Shares<p>When my 82-year-old uncle had a heart attack in the kitchen of his home, I was on the next plane to the East Coast. No one knew how long …

If you think self-driving cars have a Trolley Problem, you're asking the wrong questions

In my latest Guardian column, The problem with self-driving cars: who controls the code?, I take issue with the "Trolley Problem" as applied to …

Design Thinking Comes To Kids In This Cute Board Game

But should we really teach kids this branded style of problem-solving so young?<p>To critics, design thinking is both flawed and outdated. To evangelists, design thinking has only just begun. But to kids? It’s a new card game on Kickstarter called Khandu ($33), by the studio Seven Thinkers.<p>For those …

3 Simple Ways To Create A Culture Of Design At Any Tech Company

Design-focused companies have outperformed the S&P 500 index by 228% in the last decade—so it pays to get it right.<p>It’s no secret that embracing design is a valuable investment for just about any company.<p>According to the Boston-based Design Management Institute, design-focused companies like Apple …

Suppose Design Office creates spotlit "stage" for chef at Tokyo sushi restaurant

Suppose Design Office has used dim lighting and minimal furnishings to create a theatrical dining space for an intimate sushi restaurant in Tokyo (+ …

Is Design Thinking Rocket Science?

Through storytelling at NASA's JPL, what was once just a robot-centered mission design process is now also human-centered.<p>Get tickets to see Jessie …

50 Design Terms Explained Simply For Non-Designers – Learn

<i>Getting thrown into the world of graphic design can sometimes feel like learning a new language.</i><p>Kerning, tracking, warm colors, cool colors, CMYK, …

How The Digital Health Revolution Will Become A Reality

Beth Seidenberg of Kleiner Perkins recently stated that, “With billions of dollars at stake, the U.S. healthcare system offers entrepreneurs a tremendous opportunity to shake up one of the most complex sectors of the American economy.” In 2014, funding in digital health startups reached $3.5 …

Hand-crafted design from across Ireland shown in Ó Exhibition at Tent London

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland invited more than 20 designers and craftspeople to contribute to its Ó exhibition …