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Top Design Resources for Non-Designers

So you aren't a professional designer but still want to create beautiful presentations -- don't worry, that's the majority of us. Without having to shell out thousands of dollars in years of training or outsourcing, there are some resources that can help you hone your eye (and ability) for great …

Royal Caribbean uses 80-inch HDTVs to create 'virtual balcony staterooms'

Every cruise-goer wants the ability to recreate the Jack and Rose experience of "flying" on the bow of the ship from their room, but unless you book a window suite early, getting that experience can pose a Titanic-sized challenge. For latecomers who want the waterside experience, Royal Caribbean is …

How CEO Mark Parker Runs Nike To Keep Pace With Rapid Change

“The World’s Most Creative CEO” says Nike’s culture is perfectly suited for the new, unpredictable age of business.<p>“The last thing we want,” says Nike CEO Mark Parker, “is to be a big dumb company that feels we can put a swoosh on something and people will buy that.”<p>I first met Parker three years …

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …

8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various …

Innovate or Die: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Share<p><b>By HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes</b> <i><br>This post was originally published by</i> <i>HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes on the LinkedIn Influencer blog.</i> <i><br>Follow Ryan on</i> …

Trumaker is Part Lyft, Part Avon, and All About Fit

Bonobos alums aim to dust off the direct sales model with a made-to-measure menswear startup that hopes to be a source for shirts–and extra cash.<p>Guys who like shopping: Stop reading; this is not a story for you. That is, unless you’re a guy who likes to help other people shop, appreciates an extra …

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The Role of Augmented Reality in the Future of Retail

Technological advancements are impacting every industry in a profound way. Some of these advancements are felt more in some sectors than others. One …

Department store chain Nordstrom is contemplating putting iPads in dressing rooms to elevate its customer experience and allow it to be more …

Retail’s Top 10 Priorities in Digital

It’s no longer a question of whether digital is imperative to retailers — we don’t need to go over once again how retailers like Circuit City and …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …

Showrooming doesn’t mean the end of brick-and-mortar retail

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: MJTH<p>For brick-and-mortar retailers, smartphones are often viewed as the enemy. The fear is that consumers will find a …

Essential Elements for Brand Identity: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands

The book suggestion of this week is about branding, the title is Essential Elements for Brand Identity: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and …

Millennial males seek work-life balance too

Many younger professionals aren’t just looking for jobs. They’re looking for a better quality of life—and are tailoring their careers accordingly.<p>“My …

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

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Top Trade Show Booth Designs of 2012

Industry trade shows can be an excellent way to present a new side of your organization directly to a market of interested consumers. By …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …