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Fertility wearable lets you know when it’s go time

There are fertility deities, dances, stones, herbs and masks. Every culture has rites and rituals that try to improve the chances of a woman getting pregnant.<p>Tech culture, too, tries to influence the forces of fertility with gadgets and smartphone apps to create ovulation calculators, period …

Wearable Tech

Tattoo-like electronic health patches are now easy to make

However much you like the idea of a wearable electronic patch monitoring (or improving) your health, it's not all that practical. Making just one patch using current tech can take days, and you'd better believe that the result will be expensive. University of Texas researchers may have licked this …

4 Invisible User Experiences you Never Knew About

Great Design Is Invisible<p><i>*<br>By Michael Wong<br>Join my</i> <b>private design newsletter</b> <i>for more exclusive content. <br>*</i><p>Great Design is Invisible.<p>Airbnb, Disney World, …

The Language of Modular Design

As many of us move away from designing pages toward designing systems, one concept keeps cropping up: modularity. We often hear about the benefits of …

Web Design

How to Create Animated Vector Icons in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingAnimating vector icons and designs is made easy with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Simply create simple flat icons …

Graphics

How psychology can help generate more clicks on your links

In Web design and usability testing, there is no “<i>it just happens</i>” phenomena while studying user interaction. There is always a scientific or psychological explanation that answers the question – “<i>what motivates a visitor to take action?</i>”.<p>Only recently there has occurred a surge in the number of …

UX Design

Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana

Today, a few hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant. Facebook will prompt them to test …

Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate. The designer’s …

Google Wants To Be Your Wireless Carrier

The service would let phones jump between Wi-Fi and 4G<p>Google's been many things to many people: search engine, email service, social network. Now the folks from Mountain View are branching out into a brand-new arena by launching a mobile phone carrier, Project Fi.<p>The cell phone market might seem …

Wireless

Explore the Possibilities of Ultra-Contextual Design

People are creating rich, customized user experiences using the sensors on devices, and you’re eager to join them. You can’t wait to leverage the …

How to Create Hand-Drawn Frames in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you'll use the Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create small portions of designs that are copied, pasted, and rotated to form …

Five Ways the Guy Behind Diapers.com Plans to Challenge Amazon — Again

Jet.com will give you the lowest price on the Web. And then make it even lower.<p>As far as hype goes, Jet.com is near the top in the e-commerce industry right now.<p>Founded by the guy behind Diapers.com, the company has raised $80 million in investments, and it hasn’t even launched yet. Mid-level …