Darren Apostolik

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What Every CEO Needs to Know About Design

CEOs who are design thinkers now need to add 'design doing' to their toolkit.<p>"To personalize an experience in the context of the moment--to understand what makes a customer human--Reinventors don't just plumb lots of data, though they do that well. They're design thinkers. They approach problems …

Design

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

Bosch’s Monsters Explained

“Poor is the mind that always uses the inventions of others, and invents nothing itself,” reads the text above a brooding sketch featured in <i>The</i> …

Art

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained<p>About thirty years ago, Apple Computers released the first ever personal …

UX Design

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

UX Design

Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

In 2001, a new approach to technology development was created by a daring group of developers. Called Agile, the process put customers at the center of product development, encouraged rapid prototyping, and dramatically increased corporate speed and agility.<p>While Agile began as a product …

Former Aeronautical Engineer Fills Handmade Notebooks With Detailed Sketches of His Travels

José Naranja is a former aeronautical engineer who decided that he wanted to see the world. So he quit his job and with notebook in hand, set out to …

3 axioms of UX Thinking

<b>How to understand that you are moving in the right direction with UX design.</b>Photo by Mark Duffel on UnsplashEveryone wants to create perfect UX for …

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Becoming A UX Leader

Becoming A UX LeaderBecoming A UX LeaderChristopher Murphy 2018-04-11T12:50:15+02:00 2018-04-28T10:26:01+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) In my …

Here’s everything I’ve learned from designing 10,000+ UI screens as a lead product designer.

Besides: “Yes, that is still misaligned.”<p><b>Quick Note:</b> <i>I learned all of this from amazing designers like you, fantastic mentors, and lots of trial and</i> …

McDonald's

7 UX Deliverables: What will I be making as a UX designer?

What does a UX designer actually produce? Here, we will explore the concept of UX Deliverables, a term that describes the outputs of a UX design …

Progress Step UI Design Patterns: Tips, Freebies & Code Snippets

You're reading Progress Step UI Design Patterns: Tips, Freebies & Code Snippets, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be …

Web Design

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

Shutterstock<p><b>Bernard Roth is a professor of engineering at Stanford and the author of "The Achievement Habit."</b>• <b><br>In the book, he explains how design</b> …

Design

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

UX Design

Top 10 UX Blogs That All Web Designers Should Read

There’s a lot to learn in the world of UX design. There’s so much terminology along with varying workflows that it can take years to master the …

UX Designer’s Framework for Product Development

OverviewUX design has matured as a field over the past decade, overcoming numerous misconceptions and the disregard of logic. Designers have arrived …

The 15 Most Important Graphic Designs You’ve Never Seen

Jens Müller, author of History of Graphic Design. Vol. 1, 1890–1959, offers up a selection of hidden gems in his remarkable new book.<p>The publishing house Taschen has released a tremendous new book on early 20th-century graphic design. <i>History of Graphic Design. Vol. 1, 1890–1959</i> packs more than …

Graphic Design

Standing Ab Workouts to Do Without Getting on the Floor

If you're tired of the same old crunches, this standing ab workout will challenge your core in a whole new way. Standing ab exercises are more …

Make Any Workout Better, Instantly

6 Proven Ways to Do It<p>If you're not making the gains you expected on your current program, it's probably not the program's fault. It's more likely …

A Comprehensive Guide To User Testing

<i>(This is a sponsored article.)</i> With a prototype of your design built, it’s important to start testing it to see if the assumptions you have made are …

3 Principles Disney Uses to Enhance Customer Experience

Photo Credit: Disney Institute<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b>Walt Disney once said, <i>“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well</i> …

Why Facebook's logo is blue — a designer’s guide to color and emotion

We’re able to see different colors because of our retina’s innate ability to differentiate frequencies of light waves.<p>Certain colors or shades evoke different sentiments in people. In this post, I want to give a quick introduction to color theory, ways to combine colors, and tools for designing …

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

UX Design

A Comprehensive Guide To Wireframing And Prototyping

(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) With the big picture established and your user interface considered, it’s time to start building some prototypes. My …

User Experience Is the Most Important Metric You Aren't Measuring

Though critical, user experience is often overlooked in website and app design.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>User experience is often overlooked in website and app design and, indeed, the design of many things. How many times have you felt compelled to push …

UX Design