Bryan Sattler

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How to Radically Change Your Goals and Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Methods for Using Micro-Interactions on Your Site

When it comes to user experience, micro-interactions drive all interactions. Only a few years ago, when touch screen devices first entered the …

The 21 most innovative startups in tech

Eager to impress our editor's five-year-old son who wants to be wowed by the tech world, Business Insider assembled a list of crazy and unique ways startups want to change the world.<p>We polled investors and entrepreneurs to hear what audacious ideas companies are working. Here are 21 companies will …

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System-Based Product Design: This "Reimagined Lunchbox" Strikes Crowdfunding Gold

The Prepd Pack puts the "app" in "bon appetit"<p>When it comes to product design, you've got your standalone items that provide great utility: Think …

The 3 most powerful heuristics designers can use

We’ve only got so much mental bandwidth, and it seems like we’re always pushing that bandwidth to its limit: multitasking, moving at a breakneck …

The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design

You're reading The New Rules for Scrolling in Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

The head of Silicon Valley's most intense startup factory shares how founders can double their chance of success

A lot of founders get so caught up in the startup lifestyle that they forget to build their product. It's a lesson that applies to all startups, Y Combinator or otherwise.<p>During the three months of the Y Combinator program, Altman writes, the companies grow nicely. Y Combinator has fostered …

3 animation techniques UX designers need to know

If you look five years back, the use of animation and motion in user interfaces was considered a crime rather than a best practice. It was associated …

Waze cofounder tells us how his company's $1 billion sale to Google really went down

The sale was a milestone for Israel's young but huge startup community: The first Israeli consumer-app company to be bought for over $1 billion. In an instant, the whole "Startup Nation" decided to quit aiming for fast exits and build billion-dollar companies instead.<p>Among Israel's tight-knit tech …

Exploring Admin Dashboard UI Design Trends

Most web dashboards are pre-built into CMS engines from WordPress to Drupal. But some projects do require a custom dashboard, and it’s the designer’s …

How to Use Color Psychology To Influence Your Customers

Color psychology is a hot topic that’s been researched, debated, and explored by marketers, psychologists and scientists alike. And it’s not …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

How to spend $100 creating better Facebook ads

Social media has introduced a whole new world of advertising and marketing to real estate agents. But where should you start? Facebook is one of the …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

How Prototyping is Replacing Documentation

<b>Working at a design consultancy, documentation is often the primary deliverable we hand off to clients.</b> When dealing with complex interactions, it’s …

When Traditional Marketing Meets Digital Marketing

Remember when Harry met Sally? Or when the Wolfman met Dracula? Or was it the other way around? Regardless, whenever two entities – who are seemingly different yet alike meet, the results can be interesting, to say the least.<p>In the former’s case, it ended in wedded bliss, although I’m not sure if …

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Data science handbook: 3 tips for becoming a data scientist

The impact of data science continues to reverberate through industry, government, and nonprofits. Employers are hunting data science talent, and a surplus of masters programs have sprung up to serve aspiring data acolytes.<p>But how do you actually enter the field?<p>To get a clearer picture of the state …

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How to Design Better With Remote Usability Tests

Every usability test should start with the question, “What do we want to learn?”<p>For us, we wanted to learn how semi-frequent Yelp users complete very common tasks (to identify what features were most important), and at least one less-common task (to test the intuitiveness of advanced features).<p>We …

Want the Best User Experience? Make it Harder to Add Features

<b>The hamburger menu pattern has gotten a lot of bad press in the design community over the past few months.</b> Most of the negative attention it’s …

Create Vertical Rhythm on Your Webpage

The technical side of typography can be a bit tough to grasp since it means dealing with numbers and proportions. However, it means that you will …

5 Simple Tools That Unleash Meaningful Work

I recently watched a <b>TED</b> talk by Jason Fried of <i>37 Signals</i> entitled Why Work Doesn’t Get Done at Work. The message was right on: The office has become …

Awesome free extension Griddify solves the grid issue in Photoshop

It’s long been accepted that building a solid grid is the foundation of a strong site design. Of course, the grid shouldn’t dictate design decisions, …

Creative & Clever Logo Designs

• 7<br>• 10<br>• 6<br>• 17.6K<br>• 18<br>• 0<br>• 0<p>Few things in life are as challenging to design as a logo. A company logo is often a monumental task, despite the tiny size, because …

Challenging CSS Best Practices

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Killer Responsive Layouts With CSS Regions

9 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

SEO For Responsive Websites

25 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …