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20 underrated tools for graphic designers

So you're a graphic designer? Got the latest version of Adobe Photoshop? Illustrator? InDesign? Of course you have - these are now the common, almost …

Frog Predicts: Flexible Displays Will Soon Change The World

The influential design studio’s chief creative officer talks to Co.Design about the greatest, nearest innovation that most of us don’t even see coming.<p>I’m talking to Frog’s Chief Creative Officer, Mark Rolston, about the iWatch. He’s riffing on the future of wearable technology and user interface, …

An Ingenious Cookbook Uses Infographics Instead Of Words

Ever get lost in a cookbook’s long narrative of instructions? Us too. One illustrator boiled 50 recipes down to simple sketches.<p>How do you make lasagna? Even though it’s not that complex of a dish, to spell out the methodology–the specific ingredients and the many small, easy steps of prep work–it …

Augmented Reality and a Better User Experience

After decades on the periphery, augmented reality finally appears poised to explode into the mainstream. Consumers will soon be dazzled by products …

Augmented Reality

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …

Eyes-on: MIT Media Lab's Smarter Objects can map a user interface onto... anything (video)

While patrolling the halls of the CHI 2013 Human Factors in Computing conference in Paris, we spied a research project from MIT's Media Lab called "Smarter Objects" that turns <i>Minority Report</i> tech on its head. The researchers figured out a way to map software functionality onto tangible objects like …

Google Glass: Let the evil commence

Glass has now been 'jailbroken' with a well-documented exploit. So what can you (or others) do with a hacked headset? Apparently, a whole lot.<p>I was …

Google Glass

New adverts 'could track your eyes' in supermarkets

<b>An advertising system which is able to track your eye movements while you shop has been created by researchers based at Lancaster University.</b><p>The Sideways project uses software to locate faces and eye movements of shoppers captured on camera.<p>It could allow for video screens which change adverts …

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Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps | Inc.com

Most concede the power of core values in business. Jim Collins made a great case in <i>Built to Last</i>. But it's difficult to accurately create or accept core values for your company if your own personal core values are unclear.<p>Many claim to understand their own values, but I maintain you don't really …

AdWords Keyword Planner Explained: How to Use Keyword Planner

Are you familar with Keyword Planner? The AdWords Keyword Planner is an incredibly useful and powerful keyword research tool, built into the AdWords …

Jan Chipchase On Mapping The Lives Of Your Users

Following users throughout their day and identifying touchpoints can unearth unmet needs or new ways to tailor products.<p><b>The following is an excerpt from Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow’s Customers by Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt (Harper Business).</b><p>You …

Let's Design Services!

<i>Continuing our journey through Design @ Your Service, the article below is a contribution from service thinker Luis Alt (founder of live|work in</i> …

UX Design

How To Maintain Hierarchy Through Content Choreography

<i>The figure above shows three columns of content. The lines below the two right columns indicate that each will drop below the main content as the</i> …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be Apple

Everybody wants to be Apple. But they can’t be, and, Brian Millar argues, that’s not such a bad thing.<p>In 2011, struggling department store chain J.C. Penney hired the guy who was behind the Apple stores. He applied the same principles that had made Apple’s geek chic boutiques some of the most …

VIDEO: The Future Of Wearable Technology

Google Glass — the glasses with a computer, Internet and camera built in — is only the latest version of wearable technology. The wristwatch was one of the first.<p>Off Book, a Web video series from PBS, explorers the future of wearable technology — from devices that help you figure out why you can't …

Introducing “The Customer Journey to Online Purchase" — interactive insights on multi-channel marketing

article<p>en_US<p>https://analytics.googleblog.com/2013/04/introducing-customer-journey-to-online.html<p>Analytics …

Scenario planning process

<b> <br>Step 1. State the focal issue or decision facing the enterprise.</b><p>Scenario planning works best when it proceeds from the "inside out" rather than the …

Management

How to use Force Field Analysis

Force field analysis is a change management technique which was originally conceived by the psychologist Kurt Lewin for use in social situations. It …

Brainstorming

Kurt Lewin

<b>Kurt Lewin</b> (September 9, 1890 – February 12, 1947) was a German-American psychologist, known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational, …

Action research

For the British charity formerly named Action Research, see Action Medical Research. For the academic journal titled Action Research, see Action …

BJ Fogg's Behavior Model

<i>Mobile Persuasion: 20 Perspectives on the Future of Behavior Change.</i><p>What Causes Behavior Change?<p>The Fogg Behavior Model shows that three elements …

UX Design

Nike+ FuelBand App Update Adds Facebook Photo Sharing

Nike updated its Nike+ FuelBand app Tuesday to include the ability to share more information about a workout with Facebook friends.<p>Users can now …