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15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Design Thinking

<i>This article is part of CMO.com’s October series about creativity and design-led thinking. Click here for more.</i><p>So what’s a design-led business anyway?<p>…

Light Or Dark UI? A Usability Perspective

Often, the best way to explain the difference between user experience and user interface to the unfamiliar is through a more relatable analogy. If UI …

How to Make Sure Agile Teams Can Work Together

Increasing volatility, uncertainty, growing complexity, and ambiguous information (VUCA) has created a business environment in which agile collaboration is more critical than ever. Organizations need to be continually on the lookout for new market developments and competitive threats, identifying …

Management

Does Your City Need a Chief Design Officer?

There’s no disputing design’s growing contribution to the evolution of cities. From ambitious public art projects to the rise of the global “design …

These uberAIR ‘Skyport’ designs are beautiful

UberAIR is well on its way, with the plan to start demonstrating the technology in 2020 and start operating the flying taxi service in 2023. In order to get there, it’s going to need what Uber is calling “Skyports” — areas for these electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles to board and …

Unpacking all the references in Childish Gambino's phenomenal new video

After a jam-packed night hosting and performing on <i>SNL</i> with new material, Donald Glover dropped a spectacular and timely new visual, as Childish Gambino, for his return track “This is America” on Saturday night.<p>In the video, we witness a slightly unhinged Gambino tackle the latest dance crazes as …

The Design Career Map – Learn How to Get Ahead in Your Work

Most people put a lot of effort into their work. Unfortunately, they often neglect themselves in the process. Time served is no longer enough to …

This Deck of Cards Will Change the Way You Work

Jimmy O. Yang Is Disrupting Asian Stereotypes On “Silicon Valley”

The comedian just published “How to American,” the book he wishes he could have read as a 13-year-old immigrant new to America.<p>Winning the role of Jian-Yang, <i>Silicon Valley’s</i> quietly calculating entrepreneur from China, completely changed actor and comedian Jimmy O. Yang’s future. But the role is …

Silicon Valley

We predict the most important things that will happen in 2018

Every single festival you go to will be run by a DJ<p>Not so long ago, it seemed festivals were run by a mixture of eccentric farmers, huge live music …

The Rise Of The Omnibots

Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.<p>A bearded man stands before you. He is dressed entirely in black, sporting a polo neck, tight blazer, and a silver chain. He is not, you realize, a Blackpool hypnotist but, in fact, head of innovation at a major …

Chatbots

MoMA’s Design Chief: VR Needs Fewer Gamers, More Castiglioni

Four insights from MoMA’s senior design curator Paola Antonelli about what a much-hyped medium could learn from design.<p>The Museum of Modern Art’s senior design curator is getting into VR. In collaboration with the production company Sibling Rivalry Studio, Paola Antonelli has created a new …

Virtual Reality

Jeff Bezos made 1.2 million times the median Amazon employee in 2017

Last year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s net worth ballooned by $35.1 billion. Also last year, the median Amazon employee made $28,446. Do the math, and Bezos made 1.2 million times his typical employee in 2017.<p>That’s not the ratio Amazon reports in its annual proxy filing, released yesterday. There, the …

Jeff Bezos

A**hole Design Is The Subreddit We Need Now

Finally, a cathartic place to shame the terrible UX and industrial design all around us.<p>I can’t stop laughing at the design work featured on the young subreddit known as r/assholedesign–or imagining the conversations that must have happened between their designers.<p>The site is a place where you can …

Product Design

Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet present gelatinous vision for future smartphone

French designers Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet have proposed a radical concept for the future of smartphones based around holograms and voice …

Amazon Echo

Good UX Is Good Business: How To Reap Its Benefits

User experience (UX) design focuses on enhancing user satisfaction by improving how we interact with the websites, applications and devices in our lives. In other words, UX makes complex things easy to use.<p>While the term “UX” is relatively new, the concept of user-friendly design has been around …

Coworking Is Not About Workspace — It’s About Feeling Less Lonely

Working remotely has many benefits: flexible hours, no commute, and autonomy and control over how you work, to name just a few.<p>But as any remote worker will tell you, there are also considerable challenges. According to a variety of studies, isolation and loneliness are among the biggest …

The Workplace

H&M's pile of unsold clothes grows to a new high

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, better known to shoppers as H&M, says it's increasing markdowns this quarter after accumulating a record …

Advertising

Demystifying Design in the 21st Century

The talk was inspired by a desire to pause and reflect on where the design industry stands today. Over the past few years it has snowballed. On the …

UX Design

The Science-Backed Reasons You Shouldn't Share Your Goals

Useful methods, guides and tools for doing human-centred design

While pondering how to improve design education for kids, I’ve been collecting resources that help us do human-centred design.<p>I’m not here to …

Prototyping

Improving The Color Accessibility For Color-Blind Users

While the following tips aren’t exhaustive, they do cover the majority of problems color-blind people experience when using websites.<p>1. Text …

Japan urged to stop using deforestation-linked wood for Kengo Kuma's Olympic stadium

The Japanese government has been accused of using timber linked to deforestation and human-rights violations to build its Kengo Kuma-designed stadium …

Human Rights

The complicated history of punk rock in Turkey

In 1978, the Turkish rock musician Tünay Akdeniz informed the country’s press – to subsequent horror – that his band were “punk rock.” Akdeniz was mostly sporting a bad boy image to push record sales rather than to make political history (his music was probably closer in style to glam or hard …

Pentagram’s Natasha Jen: “Design is not a monster you ‘unleash’ to fix the world”

Speaking at this year’s Design Indaba, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen makes her feelings on business buzzwords, simplistic flow diagrams and sticky …

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free

Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny.<p>When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that …

Goal Setting

A Wild UI Experiment With The iPhone X’s Front-Facing Camera

That depth sensor is good for more than lame animoji.<p>The notch. Everyone hates it. And what did we get for it? A rooster that sings karaoke. No thanks. But that notch could be more than a camera for silly selfies. It’s a powerful depth sensor, after all. It’s a face-tracking Kinect shrunk down and …

Front-Facing Camera

NYCxDesign 2017: US designers shine thanks to entrepreneurship

<b>(CNN) —</b> Now in its fifth year, NYCxDesign has firmly established itself as a must-do on the design circuit, offering up three whole weeks of design-related exhibitions, events, installations, talks and parties right across city.<p>On my last day, I took in a few of the key shows with CNN Style, …

How to Talk to People When You Have Nothing to Say

No Cutting Corners on the iPhone X

When the iPhone X launched, a lot of designers were put off about the screen shape. Those complaints have mostly died down, but I haven’t seen much …