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It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …

Why Design?

Whether you’re ready to make the big decision of where you will spend your life buckled up in a dorm room or you’re already there and looking forward …

365 Days of Drawing

A Retrospective<p><i>To learn how to do your own 365 day project, check out my Skillshare class on “</i><i>How To Start (And Finish!) Your Very Own 365 Day …

Time I

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

UI Design

So you wanna learn how to design? Here are 7 things you can do right now to get started

All you’ll need is 20 minutes<p>In the last couple of weeks, a few of my friends have asked me how they can get started learning design—specifically, …

UX Design

Programmer’s dilemma

Recently I interviewed tens of candidates for a kernel programmer’s position. These candidates are from big, good companies, which are famous for …

Profit

The Programmer’s Price

Want to hire a coding superstar? Call the agent.<p>Not long ago, Stephen Bradley, a New York tech entrepreneur, was looking to expand his company, AuthorBee, which aggregates tweets and Instagram posts and puts them together in story form. Instead of following people, readers can follow their …

Why your code is so hard to understand

“What the hell was I thinking?!?”<p>It’s 1:30AM and I am staring at a piece of code I wrote no more than a month ago. At the time it seemed like a work …

Inventions

The Ninja Skill for UX Designers

Earning Your Whiteboard Belt<p>We’ve seen one big trend in how startups interview UX designers: <i>companies want to know how designers think through a</i> …

Hardware by the Numbers (Part 1: Team + Prototyping)

<i>This is part 1 of a series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like. Read</i> <i>part 2</i><i>,</i> <i>part</i> <i>3, and</i> <i>part 4</i><i>. Written by</i> <i>@BenEinstein</i><i>.</i><p>Part 1: Team …

Prototyping

R.Y.E. (not D.R.Y.)

There’s a running joke on the GameChanger engineering team that our early code-base valued the little-known software engineering principle of R.Y.E …

Innovation

The Three Laws of Interaction Design

<i>Design Rules to Live By</i><p>TL;DR<p>A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.<br>• A computer shall not waste your …

UX Design

How to make your deck not suck.

Until you get a designer.<p>I know you’re thinking, “Who cares? An investor doesn’t care about my ugly deck.” While that may be true to an extent, why …

Graphic Design

I’m dying.

Just like you.<p>There. I said it. Not so bad. Say it with me:<p>I’m not going to exist 70 years from now.<p>At first thought, this isn’t too surprising. …

Bill Gates

8 Things Every Design Firm Should Know about Running a Business

You have two exit strategies: Death and quitting. Until then, here’s how to make the most of your business.<p>Almost eight years ago, I sat down with my …

Business Strategy

Disable Your Design Ego

When things don’t go according to plan, both in work and life, I flash back to a 6th grade pool party. No rational person would voluntarily retrieve …

Middle School

Understanding Material Design

Part II: Authentic Motion<p><i>This post is part of a series I’m working on. The first part, “Material is the metaphor”, can be</i> <i>found here</i><i>.</i><p>Undoubtedly, the …

UI Design

The End of Design As We Know It

It’s foolhardy to predict more than a few years into the future. Much unforeseen can happen between then and now. That being said, in 30 years, give …

From zero to iOS prototype hero

I found out that making this first step to create something that will entertain millions(in reality: my parents and dog) of users with iOS devices is …

iOS Programming

Good Design Isn’t About Being Clever

What I learned by breaking expectations.<p>Imagine you’re a race-car driver, and it’s the first day your team is testing the new season’s car. Upon your …

App Store

Coding Principles Every Engineer Should Know

Throughout my engineering career, I’ve had the opportunity work alongside and learn from many incredibly talented people, solve some serious …

33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer

Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it. Nobody would talk to me for more than thirty …

Moving Code Forward

Myo Thein & Dan Lee<p>Everybody loves a good rewrite. It feels great to throw away a crusty, years-old codebase and replace it with something shiny and …

Software Development

Poop Like a Caveman

And some other, more forward-looking ways to improve your morning bathroom routine<p><b>By Kevin Roose</b><i><br>Illustrations by Giacomo Gambineri</i><p><b>Of all the</b> rooms in …

13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations

…and one weird trick you won’t believe works every time.<p>The hardest part of design is presenting work. You can’t even argue about this. I’ve seen …

Four Steps to Google, Without a Degree

Since publishing ABC: Always Be Coding - How to Land an Engineering Job, many have asked how I got an engineering job at Google without a college …

7 Reasons to No-Hire a Product Designer (Part I)

Imagine I walk into your house one sunny afternoon with a plate of cookies and a box of tea for our Sherlock marathon (hey, no judging.) You're not …

The Art of Asking: Or, How to Ask and Get What You Want

If you don’t ask, the answer is already no.<p><b>Note:</b> After publishing this essay in 2013, I was startled by the response that it got — it’s been …