Chris Moser

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The Posthumous Pornification of H. P. Lovecraft

Born 125 years ago today, the massively influential horror author with inexcusable politics has spawned an unlikely sexual empire.<p>The legendary horror author H. P. Lovecraft has been given many titles in the 78 years since he died: "The King of Weird," "The Copernicus of the Horror Story," "The …

Why I Became a Christian Transhumanist

Christians are embracing cyborgs, cryogenics, and radical life extension.<p>A lot of people think of Christianity as a backwards-looking religion, obsessed with protesting gays, being judgmental, and imposing its rules on everyone else. That doesn't sound like a group of people ready to embrace the …

The Father Of Modern Mecha Design Finally Gets His Own Exhibition

There are a few artists that have had quite the same kind of impact as Kunio Okawara. Responsible for penning some of the most successful and influential mecha designs of the last forty years, he recently received an exhibition showing off his very large body of work.<p>While arguably his most widely …

Bukowski on Writing, True Art, and the Courage to Create Outside Society’s Forms of Approval

“Art is its own excuse, and it’s either Art or it’s something else. It’s either a poem or a piece of cheese.”<p><i>“There are contradictory impulses in everything,”</i> Susan Sontag observed in lamenting how our inability to sit with duality makes us fall into perilous polarities. Few creators exorcised …

Architect designs 'floating' pods for London's homeless

LONDON — An architect in the capital has come up with an innovative solution to help the city's homeless population: Floating sleeping pods.<p>James …

Homelessness

3 Ways to Detect Lying Data Visualizations

<b>When it comes to data, a little bit of skepticism goes a long way.</b><p>People are often willing to accept sales performance statistics without thinking …

Five urban design mistakes that create unhealthy and inactive communities

Photograph: Clare Stephenson/Guardian<p>Developers are keen on gates and fences for security reasons, but they often discourage walking and …

Greenspace

The State of UX Design

— thoughts on designing digital products in the year 2015<p><i>User experience design</i> has come a long way since Don Norman coined the term in the 90’s. It …

Messner's sixth mountain museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, opens

The Messner Mountain Museum (MMM) Corones, designed by the renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, is the final instalment in a series of six mountain-top museums curated by Reinhold Messner, the Italian mountaineer known for making the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.<p>…

Study: Fewer than half the world’s cultures engage in romantic kissing

If the sound or sight of people swapping spit makes your stomach churn, don’t worry–it would seem that half the world’s cultures agree.<p>A study published in American Anthropologist shows that of the 168 cultures studied, only 46% partook in “lip-to-lip contact that may or may not be prolonged,” more …

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

Our interfaces lie to shield us from what’s really going on behind the scenes. Are placebo interfaces helpful or harmful?<p>Our interfaces are lying to us. Elevator “close” buttons don’t really close the doors. Software progress bars don’t map to actual progress. Mobile apps like Instagram say they’ve …

Durability of Usability Guidelines

<b>Summary:</b> About 90% of usability guidelines from 1986 are still valid, though several guidelines are less important because they relate to design …

Part 2: Confessions from the Scammy, Underground World of Kindle eBooks

Dear reader,<p>After this post was published it has come to our attention that the book we used, “<i>Untamed Billionaire, Undressed Virgin</i>” has been under …

Space-Time Loops May Explain Black Holes

Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, …

The 28 Best Map Based Strategy Board Games You've Probably Never Played

If you like board games and you like maps, you’ve almost certainly played Risk and have likely also played such classics as Diplomacy and Settlers of …

Street Artist Revamps Abandoned Buildings With Creepy Baroque Imagery

What's scarier than happening upon a lonely, 17th century-esque painting hanging out in an abandoned building?<p>"I have always been drawn to the old masters, a time when art was all about beauty," artist Ted Pim explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "Every painting, every sculpture, every …

Art

Stefano Bonazzi’s Surreal Digital Art

A fine selection of surreal digital artworks and photo manipulations by Italian artist Stefano Bonazzi.<p>Stefano Bonazzi was born in Ferrara, Italy, …

Digital Art

UX Design for Passwords and Registration Forms

Image: Mike Licht<p>Forms are a crucial part of the web design in 2015 – particularly since the rise of mobile has forced us to concentrate that much …

How Form Usability Can Increase Your E-commerce Conversions

This post is from guest author Giles Thomas, founder of AcquireConvert. Enjoy!<p>According to a MarketingSherpa study, the more often you conduct …

A Wide Perspective for Designing User Experience

<i>The UX diagram above is the clearest one I’ve ever seen on the web. The overlapping cases give the whole UX design idea.</i><p><i>Image Source:</i></i> …

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

The 50 Best Web Design Books Worth Reading in 2017

Learning is constant. As web design professionals, you have to be constantly in the know about the latest trends and technologies in web design. …

5 UX mistakes that make users feel stupid

Building any website that users will fall in love with requires a few very important things.<p>It must be easy to find. It must know who it exists to serve. It must anticipate and address their questions. It must be their guide. It must help them solve their problem. It must provide ways to connect …

Boost Your UX Design with Neuromarketing Research

The field of neuromarketing is something that many have either (a) never heard of (b) think it’s akin to astrology, or (c) understand <i>what</i> it is, but …

What Is Conversion Rate Optimization?

Imagine you’re trying to sell your chief marketing officer on SEO, but he’s hesitant. “I understand SEO has the potential to drive a lot of traffic, but how do we know it’s the right kind of traffic?” he asks. “How do we know that traffic will turn into revenue? The CEO doesn’t give me high-fives …