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How WeChat Became China’s App For Everything

A centuries-old tradition gave rise to China’s most valuable company and captured the attention of everyone from teens to Silicon Valley.<p>A little over a year ago, my roommate Mike said something strange. He’s a theater director and was working on a production in China. Mike complained that the …

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Ux Designer Resume Samples

11<p>Sr. Usability Engineer, Ui/ux Designer, & BA<p><i>Identified opportunities to enhance Capital IQ SDLC processes and product offerings</i><p>Solved workflow …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Consciousness

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Alan Turing

40 of the best inspirational and motivational talks for creatives

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration. But without that all-important 10%, there’d be nothing to sweat over.<p>Regularly topping up the …

Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a company’s sole …

Customer Experience

Four UX Design Techniques to Encourage User Engagement

Encouraging users to stay on and use a website doesn’t always involve slimmer code or prettier graphics. Some of the simplest layouts like Reddit …

The science of learning: five classic studies

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

3 Technology Trends That Are Transforming The Customer Experience

To stay ahead of the competition, it’s important for marketing leaders to have an eye on trends that have the potential to accelerate—or …

Banking

Retail Marketing Strategies: Connecting The Dots

As more shoppers turn to their smartphones to do product research, retailers need an all-inclusive mobile marketing strategy to reach consumers at …

Marketing

17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the …

11 Charts that Predict the Future of Marketing

Marketers will be challenged to push the envelope in 2015. Brands are rethinking their agency relationships in favor of more cost-efficient …

Marketing

Things You Need To Know This Week – July 25, 2015

Well, it looks like Shelly’s officially flown the coop. Word on the street (well, on Facebook, anyhow) is she’s having a wonderful holiday and doing …

Marketing

Social Media Marketing In The Digital Age

Founder, Business Buzz<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media marketing has been around a long time, but it has only recently been experiencing an explosion in participation …

Marketing

Google Analytics Reports Every Business Needs to Know

Posted on 7/16/2015<p>A website can be your company’s best sales tool for lead generation, but knowing if and how your site is working is the key to …

Analytics

What Amazon Prime Day Can Teach You About Customer Experience

On July 15, Amazon held its first “Prime Day,” which featured a variety of on-site sales exclusive to members of its Prime service.<p>And a few things …

Customer Experience

UI Design Myths: Users Don’t Scroll

<i>Many business home pages are designed around the idea that users don’t scroll, and all important content should be above the fold — we bust the …

UI Design

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

Wealth and Religion Tied through Time: Was Ancient Religious Morality Spurred by Affluence?

Religion has become associated with having a focus on morality. But that wasn’t always the case, researchers say. Academics have long suspected that …

10 User Experience Testing Tools Marketers Need to Know About

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works!" Steve Jobs said.<p>Each one of us interacts with information …

Marketing

The 12 best open-source tools for designers

In some industries, open-source software is already dominant and leaves little space to proprietary software. In the world of design, it’s harder to …

3D Printing

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Charlie Chaplin

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer

<b>A simple experience that opened my eyes to new possibilities took the form of a 170px smiley face.</b> After a stressful day, I attempted to clear my …

UX Design

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How Your Grandparents’ Lives Affect Your Resilience To Stress

A body of research shows that your DNA may contain a biological memory of the stress your grandparents endured.<p>Can trauma, stress, and even nightmares be passed down from generation to generation?<p>Scientists say yes. A number of research finds that those who have been traumatized around the time of …