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A Conversation With Erik Spiekermann

Interesting interview by Om Malik (and with excellent photographs by Cliff Englert):<p><b>Om:</b> If you were to give advice to younger designers, web …


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Tom Blachford's New "Midnight Modern" Photos

Debuting during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 (a 10-day cultural event celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, fashion and culture), photography exhibition "Midnight Modern" captures the sublime essence of lunar illumination. Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Tom Blachford …

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Snapper's decisions: Whatever happened to real photography?

<b>Feature</b> <i>Gradually and quietly, there has been a revolution in photography which has seen traditional film eclipsed by digital techniques. John</i> …

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Success, Reality And The Myth Of “Up And To The Right”

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jeff Richards</i> <i>is a managing partner at</i> <i>GGV Capital</i><i>, a $1.6 billion venture capital firm investing across the US and China. He was on the board of BlueKai and Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce), and led GGV’s investments in Appirio, HotelTonight and Percolate.</i><p>Despite what many are led …

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Instructional Overlays and Coach Marks for Mobile Apps

<b>Summary:</b> Instructions in mobile applications must be designed for optimal scannability, as users tend to dismiss them quickly and do not read …

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You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover.</i><p>Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head …


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Peek Calendar

Only the detail you need<p>Peek is about cutting away the overwhelming features of mobile calendars. It redefines an on the go experience for people to …

Perfecting The Enterprise End User Experience

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Todd McKinnon is CEO of identity management firm Okta. Follow him on Twitter @toddmckinnon.</i><p>Everyone talks about user experience. It’s often referred to in terms of how “sticky” an app is: how easy it is to use, how engaging it is, how relevant it is to what users are doing, etc. All …

Required Reading: The Economist’s Special Report On Tech Startups

It’s not every day we here at TechCrunch just point to someone else’s work and say, “Here, you should go read this.” But today’s an exception, because The Economist has put together a 16-page Special Report on the rise of technology startups around the world.<p>The report, which is written for the …

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