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Future-proof Your Brand With The Right Typeface

<i>Steve Matteson is the Creative Type Director for Monotype.</i><p>It has been famously said that the Web design is 95 percent typography. Typography has always been central to any written message – books, manuals, packaging, advertisements – and now the Web.<p>The Web gives brands a new opportunity to …

Spotify Visualizes The Entire Planet As A Neverending Music Festival

As part of Spotify’s artist in residence program, Kyle McDonald animates all the people who are listening to the same song at the same time.<p>Serendipity is what we call a happy coincidence. Serendipitous events can be big life events, like being stood up on a blind date and having the waitress turn …

The Power of Service-Oriented Mobile Design: Lessons in apps that connect with users from we are experience and the Design for Experience awards

<b>Over the past week and a half, we’ve featured a series of articles taking a look at what it takes to be a mobile designer, how iOS 7 has set the</b> …

KidFit: A Wearable Activity Tracker for Children

Wearable technology is increasingly a part of everyday life. From measuring sleep and activity to integrating fully with smartphones via Glass or smartwatches, these gadgets are only set to grow in popularity and sophistication. However, tech accessories for kids are few and far between, and many …

Google's augmented reality turf war, 'Ingress,' arrives on iOS

Google's Niantic Labs grew the potential audience for <i>Ingress</i> in a big way late last year, when it put out the finished Android version of its augmented reality game. Today, the studio is taking the next (if fairly obvious) step toward grabbing more players: it's releasing the long-promised iOS …

Can Starbucks Make 23,000 Coffee Shops Feel Unique?

Years ago, every Starbucks felt exactly the same. Now designers ask, can 23,000 Starbucks feel like 23,000 different coffee shops?<p>At Starbucks’s global headquarters in Seattle, a designer quietly ushers me down a shadowy hallway, tucked behind a room filled with boxes and photocopiers that it …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Digital Grocery Shopping Still Demands a Human Touch

Instacart, a personal food shopping service recently launched in New York City (think TaskRabbit, but for groceries only), has managed to carve out an enthusiastic niche in a market already crowded with delivery options. The secret, according to both the New York Times’ brief introduction to the service and Farhad Manjoo’s more in-depth explanation, is not technological, but human: professional shoppers give clients flexibility in where they want to buy, and can exercise their own judgement, …

The Steam Method of Digital Service Design

Learning about service environments from video gaming’s premier online marketplace.<p><i>by Todd Greco, Interaction Design Director</i><p>When folks talk about …

UX Design

Bic Hopes to Create Universal Font Based on Everyone's Handwriting

Do you write an F with three strokes or two? Are your G's round at the end or squared off? Whatever your style, Pen-maker Bic wants you to write it — so it can compare it to thousands of others and make an "universal typeface" based on handwritten letters.<p>There are already lots of handwriting fonts …

Next-Generation Responsive Web Design Tools: Webflow, Edge Reflow, Macaw

For the record, I’m a front-end developer who hand-codes responsive websites using several frameworks and my own code as a starting point (along with …

My design process of the “Digital Adaptation” book illustrations & layout

Chapter cover illustrations<p>It was my idea from the start to use the book cover design for the chapter cover illustrations. My initial idea was to …

From Frog, How To Collect Consumers’ Data Without Freaking Them Out

Between news of NSA spying and Target hacking, people are warier than ever about sharing their personal info. Theodore Forbath of Frog offers five tips for building consumers’ trust.<p>Personally, I’m having trouble giving it up. By “it,” I mean information about me, details that I’ve worked hard to …

Angela Ahrendts: Fashioning Experience Design At Apple

To rise to prominence in the fashion industry, such as Angela Ahrendts has done, means you have to be very good at experience design: that is, leveraging and maximizing the experience of the consumer as he or she interacts with a product. Here’s how it works in the fashion world:<p><b>Immersive</b> …

Facebook Can Now Spy On Your Surroundings Via Your Phone's Microphone

Today Facebook announced a new feature for its Facebook app that can automatically identify music and TV shows playing in the background as you’re writing a status update. When you activate it, the opt-in feature uses your smartphone’s microphone to scan your surroundings; you’ll see a sound icon …

iPhone in the Car: Get Up Close With Apple CarPlay

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>If your iPhone was built into your car’s dash, you wouldn’t have to get caught texting and driving again. In March, Apple announced CarPlay, which renovates the clunky digital infotainment system interface with the …

How To Build A Bike For SF’s Weird Cycling Culture

The San Francisco design firm Huge considers the challenges of building a bike for riders in an unfathomably hilly city who still like tooling around on fixies.<p>Editor’s Note<p>We’ve partnered with Oregon Manifest‘s The Bike Design Challenge, a competition to create the ultimate urban utility bike. …

How to Build a Tech Ecosystem In Your City

<i>Carlos Eduardo Espinal is a partner at Seedcamp, an early stage mentoring and investment program that engages startups through monthly Seedcamp Events.</i><p>I’m continuously excited when I hear about how many new ecosystems are evolving and growing across Europe and around the world. It truly is an …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

Visualizing Substratum

As part of my internship at Interactive Things, I was offered the opportunity to work on a purely self-directed project. I decided to create a …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

BIG To Create A Massive Labyrinth Inside The National Building Museum

From the Minotaur’s labyrinth of ancient Greece to the fear-inducing warren of hedges in <i>The Shining</i> to Harry Potter’s portkey-bearing Triwizard Tournament labyrinth, mazes have long served as powerful architectural symbols. Now the design firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is putting a contemporary spin …

One Ring To Rule It All... By Bluetooth

Get ready for the Internet of <i>Rings</i>. Today's the last day to jump on the earlybird bandwagon for Ring, which has completely cleaned house over on …

Send Content to Friends Within Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 14, 2014<p>We know the excitement of seeing an article that’s so interesting or funny or cool that you feel compelled to share …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

Facebook Improves Free Voice Calls in Messenger App

Facebook updated its Messenger app Thursday with improvements to the app's voice calling feature.<p>The latest version of the app makes it easier for …

Proactive Experiences and the Future of UX

<b>My sympathies go out to the thousands of passengers who had their flights cancelled because of this past winter’s polar vortex.</b> For most of them, the …

Web Design

Innovate ... or Become Irrelevant: Three Ways to Drive Creativity | Inc.com

Every week CEOs contact me for brain-based techniques to increase their innovation momentum, to expedite product and service development, to streamline customer input in the process of creation. How do we do this? Read on.<p>1. <i>Create a culture of innovation</i><p>The number one problem we see in cultures of …

The Hospital Steve Jobs Would Have Built

If the Apple Store opened a hospital it would look like the Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas.<p>On Thursday the ribbon will be cut and the doors will open on the new $100 million, eight-story full service hospital. Although I have no financial interest in the facility, I do have a keen personal …