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Animation in Design Systems

Our modern front-end workflow has matured over time to include design systems and component libraries that help us stay organized, improve workflows, …

Icons vs Copy. Visual Perception in UI.

Our eyes are a powerful instrument of getting great deal of information in split seconds. What is more, we do not need to apply too much effort: most …

The 10 Best Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for Designers

Wireframe becomes more and more important as it will make it easier to communicate ideas and cut down project cost. The prototyping tools for designer …

10 Helpful User Experience Tools for Every Designer

User experience designer is the person who responsible for improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between th …

Google Drive

User Stories are bad… M’Kay?

How do you go about setting the context for the feature or capability your product team is going to build? To put it simply, if User Stories are …

26 of the best iPhone tips and tricks, according to Apple

Apple builds countless shortcuts and other hidden tricks into all of its products, especially the iPhone. Although most of the pro-tips are documented in Apple's user manuals, many people don't know about them.<p>If you want to use your iPhone with maximum efficiency, you've got to learn the tricks.<p>So …

Apps

The Agile Design Team Maturity Scale

July 13, 2016I believe that all design teams follow the same journey as they adapt their practice to an agile workflow.Design is historically a …

Web Design

Making And Maintaining Atomic Design Systems With Pattern Lab 2

The benefits of UI design systems are now well known. They lead to more cohesive, consistent user experiences. They speed up your team’s workflow, …

Web Design

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

5 Design Principles You Can Apply to Any Part of Your Company

It's not enough to just think about the design of your products.<p>The appification of everything has made everyone an early adopter.<p>That being the case, companies cannot afford to let the user experience of their apps, services, IT admin portals, their website - or anything else for that matter - …

UX Design

The UX of Hiring for UX Positions

By Dan Maccarone & Sarah Doody<p>“If I were to just see you blind, I’d think ‘Cute kid, next.’”<p>That’s how Emily Rees, Director of Talent at The Stem, …

4 Smart Ways To Plan Your Living Room Layout

How to arrange living room furniture based on the space and your personal style.<p>You've finally overcome the major design challenge of finding a cohesive group of living room furnishings you love. But now you're faced with an equally tricky task: Finding the perfect place to put it all.<p>If arranging …

Home Decorating

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

GDPR

How UI/UX Design Will Map The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai and Artefact team up to show how the driving experience needs to evolve for the future of autonomous vehicles.<p>When Tesla released a software update earlier this month that gave its Model S electric cars a new self-driving AutoPilot mode, Elon Musk cautioned that drivers “should keep their …

Driverless Cars

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Holistic Medicine

Finally! You Can Get To First Base With Your Coffee Cup

Jang WooSeok loves coffee. And he loves kisses. “Whenever I have coffee in the morning, I think that holding warm coffee in my mouth is like a warm kiss,” he writes on Behance. The Suncheon, Korea–based designer laments that while he can get a coffee every morning, a kiss–alas!–is not always within …

Coffee

Google’s New Logo Is Its Biggest Update In 16 Years

Google has a new logo that ditches the old serif look, and reacts to you in all contexts.<p>You will very soon notice that Google has a new logo that’s sleeker, brighter, and for the first time, animated. And then, you probably won’t notice it at all.<p>It’s been a long time since the Google we know has …

Graphic Design

3 Design Trends Hiding In The New Nest Thermostat

What might appear to be a minor product update hides trends in industrial and interactive design to come.<p>Nest has just announced its third-generation thermostat. And at first glance, it’s tough to see how it’s different from the last generation. After all, it’s only about 1mm thinner, and it …

Trends

World Famous Logos Recreated With a Minimalistic Look

How many can you recognize?<p>Think you know your logos? Australian designer Nick Barclay has started a new series of posters that redesigns globally known logos with as much detail as possible removed, only maintaining the bare shape and colors from the original brands’ design. Barclay explains his …