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Design patterns: an interview with Andrew Coyle, lead designer at Flexport

<i>Following up our report on</i> <i>the State of UX in 2017</i><i>, we are interviewing designers who are big thinkers for each one of these</i> <i>important themes for the</i> …

Best local multiplayer games of 2016

Because Mario Party isn’t enough to ruin your friendships<p>2016 saw a slew of great online multiplayer games like <i>Overwatch</i>, <i>Titanfall 2</i> and <i>Battlefield 1</i>. But this year's offline, local multiplayer games are the real unsung heroes. Sure, it may be easier to just wear a headset and play with friends …

Things to Remember when Starting a Design Business

Have you been thinking about starting a design business? With all the outstanding reasons to do so, we can certainly see why. You might be drawn by …

Cinemaware’s Year in the Desert

The last year of the 1980s was also the last that the Commodore Amiga would enjoy as the ultimate American game machine. Even as the low-end …

39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

Hypersport Ltd.’s Debut Album ‘Product 1.0’ is the Soundtrack to an Imaginary Video Game

Bunny Intonamorous was inspired by the OSTs of games including ‘Wipeout’ and ‘Killer Instinct.’<p>Photo courtesy of the artist<p>Usually known for making cacophonous grime under his Partisan alias, UK producer Bunny Intonamorous is back with a new project under the Hypersport Ltd. alias <i>Product</i> …

UX Design to Make Your Product Viral

No matter what sort of product is created, producers, designers, developers and marketers are all united with one wish - to make it loved and …

Luigi's Mansion Arcade: Inside Nintendo's Wonderfully Spooky Arcade Game

The younger Mario brother ain’t afraid of no ghosts… oh, who are we kidding.<p>Luigi’s Mansion Arcade is a first-person on-rails shooter based off of …

Retrogaming

7 new browser-based tools for designers

Whether you work as an illustrator or graphic designer, web developer or 3D modeller, new design tools are being released all the time, many of them …

Top 10 UX Design Articles for the Past Month

We’ve observed nearly 1,300 articles posted about UX Design in July 2016 and picked the top 10 articles.<p><b>User Experience (UX)</b> design is the process of …

How to implement SVG icons

Things have come a long way from the days when we used plain vector art images as icons. Yet there are still a number of accessibility issues when it …

The Hamburger Icon. To Kill or Not to Kill?

by Nick Babich<p>The hamburger icon — three little bars used to indicate a link to a menu. It is easily scaleable and it fits cleanly into a pixel grid. …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Top 10 Ways to Fix Your Terrible Posture

Good posture isn’t just about looks. How we sit, stand, and walk affect both our health and our moods. So stop slouching and get centered with these …

Yoga

How to Teach Someone a Boardgame in 6 Easy Steps

<i>by Brian Benoit</i><p>I love to learn new games. I love it. Except when I don’t. As a matter of fact, my initial like or dislike for a new game is based …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Design

I played every game by the worst video game company ever

LJN specialized in turning blockbuster movies into unrelated, unplayable video games, and is often considered to be the worst of all time. We made a …

The overlooked games of 2015 — Odallus: The Dark Call

“Retro” is no longer a selling point.<p>The market is now flooded with games that capitalize on nostalgia for the humble pixel, so you need to make something special to get noticed. Shovel Knight is perhaps the prime example of modern retro done right, but it also sold itself with its unique evolution …

The Best Digital Interior Design Sites to Help You Create Your Dream Home

Imagine if you could hire someone to scour your Pinterest boards and translate your pins into a perfectly decorated room in your home. That’s the gist of digital interior design, a personalized online decorating service gaining momentum in both the tech sphere and the oft-insular world of home …

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

UI Design

Remarkable Colored Tattoos by Artist Sasha Unisex

Tattoo artist Sasha Unisex produces beautiful paintings that happen to be on human skin. The St. Petersburg-based artist uses vibrant inks to etch portraits of animals, bouquets of flowers, and nautical scenes onto her clients' bodies. The eye-catching images use shades of purples, blues, and …

Lighten up family time with 20 board games they’ll be begging to play again

In case you missed it, board games have gotten really good recently. With so much of our lives mediated through screens, it’s refreshing and …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

18 Vintage Video Game Ads That Would Never Fly Today

"The most fun since I created the earth." —God

A Great Library for Redesigns Case Studies

A lot of artist and designers around the globe love to make redesign concepts for the most used apps and websites, and most of these jobs are very …

UI Design

Look At This Gorgeous Super Nintendo Book

It’s a good time to be alive if you like books about consoles from the 90s. Sega fans got an amazing Genesis/Mega Drive coffee table book last year, …

Retrogaming

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Review: Loot & Legends

I had a roommate in college who played this card constantly.<p>When Card Hunter debuted on PC to rave reviews, I deployed the wisdom of experience and …

This is what the posters for your favorite movies look like in other countries

Years later, many of the best ones can end up becoming collector's items.<p>Sometimes, movies will switch up the posters when going overseas. Some take a lot of creative liberties, and others might even manage to create something even better than their American counterparts.<p>This is what the posters …