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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explains what happened when employees struggled with a gross milk situation

Employees were opening an eight-ounce carton of milk from the fridge, pouring a splash into their coffee, and leaving behind the opened container so the next person could finish it.<p>But nobody wanted to use milk that might have already spoiled, so the next person would just open a fresh carton, and …

Employment

The Forgotten Genius Of 17th Century Japanese Branding

Hundreds of years ago, Edo period sign designers were using the same principles as today’s brands.<p>When you think of signage in Japan, the country’s famously vibrant neon placards probably come to mind. But Japanese signage of the 16th and 17th centuries was very different, relying purely on …

Kanban

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

Marketing

The Vintage Patagonia Jacket You’ve Always Wanted Is Now Online

And if you buy it, you’re helping save the environment.<p>Six years ago, Patagonia released an ad on Black Friday reading “Don’t Buy This Jacket,” the idea being the the company cared more about the planet than revenue. It sort of backfired: Annual sales grew 40 percent the two years following the ad, …

Patagonia

The 5 questions you should be asking yourself all day, everyday #UX

How Experience Designers can use their superpowers not only when designing interfaces, but on every step of the design process — including …

UX Design

Streamy Awards 2017: The Complete Winners List

Online video’s biggest night raised funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Houston, and Florida<p>“Sugar Pine 7” (Show of the Year) …

Apps

Ecobranding: Famous Corporate Logos, Redesigned To Use Less Ink

You can still recognize the apple and the swoosh, but they’re far more ecologically friendly.<p>If Apple sells 100 million iPhones, that’s also 100 million boxes, on which 100 million Apple logos might be printed. The smallest decisions a mega company makes can have massive impacts–even when it comes …

Graphic Design

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

Infographics

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Books

This Font Makes Graphics Out Of Numbers In Seconds

Inspired by Edward Tufte’s “sparklines,” the typeface turns typed numerals into inline data visualizations.<p>Data is always more accurate and informative in context. Take Hurricane Harvey, for example. Some parts of Houston had more than 50 inches of rain. But it’s hard to understand just how crazy …

Data Visualization

Creator Monetization Report 2017: How Bloggers, Video Creators, and Podcasters Make Money

Are you a blogger, video creator, or podcaster? Are you wondering how creators are making money? Look no further. In the first study of its kind, …

Podcasting

Top 7 Illustration Websites to Get Your Design Inspiration Dose From

The illustration is the art that creates the context ofThe post Top 7 Illustration Websites to Get Your Design Inspiration Dose From appeared first …

Graphic Design

Google Drive's Desktop App Is Now Backup & Sync, Here's What You Need to Know [Updated]

<i>CORRECTION (9/8/17, 10:15am): An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Google was getting rid of Google Drive entirely, rather than</i> …

Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats

If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be.<p>According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—on expats, Portugal has the best quality of life in the world. InterNations, …

Costa Rica

20 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types …

Infographics

Why 6-Second Formats Are Saving Digital Video Ads

Is six seconds the new magic time for ad engagement?<p>The snackable video ad—popularized by the YouTube's non-skippable Bumper—is poised to become one …

Advertising

This Former Marketing Director Quit Her Job After 7 Weeks of Posting Amazing Animations on Instagram

Rachel Ryle's optimistic attitude comes through in her videos, which often revolve around themes of thankfulness, love, celebration and exploration.<p><i>In this series, Instagram Icon,</i> Entrepreneur <i>speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their …

New York City

Here Are The Exact Words To Use On Social Media To Get More Customers | Inc.com

Every month, I consult with a variety of entrepreneurs and brands on their social media strategy. When I first meet with them, they always raise the concern that they are generating likes and followers on social media, but not a high enough percentage of them are actually being converted into …

Customers

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

One of Facebook's First Employees Explains Why Email Marketing Is Better Than Social Media Marketing

How you can take advantage when everyone else is focused on social.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Noah Kagan was the 30th employee at Facebook, so he knows a little about social media. But, he might surprise you, because he doesn't say Facebook is the best way to …

Marketing

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe to rent an Airbnb

Since millions of Europeans have opened their homes to strangers on the website, we've teamed up with Airbnb to find out the European cities with the cheapest rates.<p>Looking at cities with at least 200 listings, Airbnb found bargains all over the continent in the likes of Slovakia and Poland, as …

European Travel

Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content

Playbuzz helps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries.<p>Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets that publishers can embed into their stories, but that’s changing with the launch of Playbuzz’s new Storytelling platform, …

Widgets

200+ Posters From the Golden Age of Graphic Design Are Now Free to Download

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet …

Art

Here Are 10 Fascinating A/B Testing Examples That Will Blow Your Mind

If there’s one thing you need to know about good design practice, it’s that good designers test their work. As a business owner, you should be …

Google Analytics

How to Create a Stellar Social Media Marketing Plan for Under $100

Here are some ways to get the most value out of every penny.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>How big is your social media budget?<p>I’ve heard of companies that spend millions on marketing and others who spend zero (we skew toward the zero side at Buffer).<p>Regardless of how much you spend, you …

Marketing

Microinteractions to Help Improve UX

As your users spend time on your website, they are constantly interacting with its features – and some of those small interactions matter more than …

UI Design

The Reflective Level of Emotional Design

“Few products become iconic in people's lives in the way that, say, the Sony® Walkman® did. The iPod is quickly ascending to that status. Clearly …

Interaction Design

Hierarchy of good service/product/ experience/thing design

So this is actually a pretty simple five-question framework, which upon learning, seems so obvious, but from experience I know this framework is not …

UX Design

Facilitating an Effective Design Studio Workshop

<b>Summary:</b> Design studios are UX workshops that combine ideation and design critique with idea prioritization and help teams collaborate and feel …

Design