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Best Index Funds for 2018

Here are some of the best passively managed funds you can add to your portfolio.<p>If you're an investor who doesn't want to focus on individual stocks, …

User Experience Benchmarks for Hotel Websites

Most of the millions of hotel bookings made each year are done online. Despite the proliferation of hotel aggregator websites like Expedia and …

How to improve UX using gestalt principles

An understanding of gestalt principles can help UX designers create websites which influence user behavior and give an intuitive and visually …

UI Design

15 Must-See Expert Speeches for UI/UX Designers

The year is counting its last days. As we could see in the article devoted to design trends in 2016, it’s been a bright, dynamic and diverse year for …

What is user experience strategy?

As digital customer experience has worked its way to the boardroom and into the consciousness of the C-suite, user experience design has established …

How to drop into a lower tax bracket

Tax brackets determine how much income tax you pay on your highest tier of income. Here's how you can reduce your tax bill by sheltering some of your income from taxation.<p>Lowering your tax bill is always a joy. For most taxpayers, it's fairly easy to trim down your tax liability without breaking …

Retirement

Designing the New Flipboard

What’s your passion?<p>Written in large letters along the wall of our office in Palo Alto is the phrase, “Great stories move the world forward.” On the …

6 smart questions to get you the most useful customer feedback

<b>Goal</b>: When someone decided not to use your product, wouldn’t you want to find out why?<p>You may discover that they found another product, your prices were too high, your product was poorly designed, or perhaps they were just kicking the tires around.<p>Armed with this knowledge, you can make changes to …

Top web navigation trends

Over the past year we’ve seen a lot of growth and new trends in the world of web design. In this article, I'll be focusing on website navigation, and …

Web Design

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

UI/UX Wireframe Examples & Design Analysis

There are dozens of ways to build interface wireframes ranging from pencil & paper to a handful of digital tools. But no matter what means you use to …

Wireframing

How the future of the user interface will redefine your job

We are a world who has become obsessed with the graphic user interface. What began as a research project at PARC became a revolution in personal …

Chatbots

How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to …

UI Design

How Stories Solved Instagram’s Biggest Threat: Self-Conscious Users

Likes make users self-conscious in a way that has distorted Instagram’s mission. Here, an exclusive look at how Stories was designed to fix that.<p>Robby Stein remembers when Kevin Systrom was just another startup guy, who’d created a photo sharing app called Instagram. They knew each other working at …

To Solve Major UX Problems, Try A Swarm Session

Clear your schedule for two days. It’s worth it.<p>If you’ve ever gotten stuck on a design problem and couldn’t for the life of you figure out how to solve it, consider holding a swarm session. That’s how Sumo Logic, a Bay Area-based analytics company with more than 250 employees and $161 million in …

How to Make the Most From Real Estate Investments | Investopedia

You’re a real estate investor. You own commercial real estate with all of its rights and responsibilities. But you want to create income without …

My lightbulb moment with modular design

Reducing our design handoff from 30 mockups to just one<p>I’ve recently begun working on a design revamp of Yammer’s Android app, beginning with …

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

Our Product Design Process

<i>We, the Experience Design Department at</i> <i>Perform Group</i><i>, have documented our ideal product design process. This is the process we use to launch and</i> …

UX Design

Modern Digital Strategies for Customer Experience Success

Working at Echidna, a digital eCommerce agency, we are constantly talking to retailers about their online brand strategy and how to help them increase site conversions. So when the team at Mozu came out and said the one word to describe today's retail landscape was <b>transformed</b>, I could not agree …

Customer Experience

Mobile UI/UX Design Patterns: What Type of Menu to Choose for Your App?

While there’s <b>no one way to design your mobile app menu</b> (thankfully so!), here are ideas to get you going in regards to best practices in mobile app …

Apps

How To Improve Your Ecommerce Conversions: 6 Key Elements

In 2016 retail ecommerce sales in the US will total just under $400 billion. By 2020 that number is predicted to grow to as high as nearly $700 billion. To date in 2016 the average US ecommerce conversion rate across all devices is 2.76% But regardless of whether your ecommerce website falls above …

eCommerce

Medium’s Best Design Writing of 2016

Creative, insightful, helpful, and actionable; we’ve curated and categorized 75 of Medium’s best design posts from the past year. Enjoy!<p>See Medium’s …

15 Web Design Books to Put on Your Wish List This Holiday

It’s been a fantastic year for web design books. The following is a greatest hits compilation of the best titles I’ve come across over the last 12 …

Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist | Investopedia

If you’ve taken on the task of mapping out your annual financial plan, you deserve a pat on the back. Ensuring that you’ve covered all of the bases …

Retirement

GE’s Predix Design System

Our first design system at GE, created in 2012, was similar to many design systems you find on the Internet today. It was designed to appeal to and …

Flashback Friday: Best Articles in Product Management This Week (Nov 7-11)

<i></i> REPORT WhatUsersDo <br>Owner 5 items 1 followers 0 votes 0 viewsFlashback Friday: Best Articles in Product Management This Week (Nov 7-11)Listly by …

A Study on Usability: Coffee Meets Bagel, a Dating App for Young Professionals

<i>Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Coffee Meets Bagel. I’m a product designer who aims to improve the matchmaking process on Coffee Meets …

Building A Monthly High-Dividend Stock Portfolio Calendar - Part 3

This is the third and final article in this series which details specific high-dividend stocks you can use to build a monthly dividend income …

Investing