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Weekly News for Designers (N.382)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.You can …

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

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How to Make Your Car Last Longer in Four Easy Steps

Every driver knows the importance of oil changes and routine maintenance to help keep any car ticking, and air filters clog, brake pads wear out, and serpentine belts stretch as the miles add up. Usually there are warning signs that let you know something is off, but there could be things you’re …

10 Inspiring UX Design Portfolios

Creating a solid portfolio of your user experience credentials is an excellent way to sell yourself to prospective clients and employers. UX …

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

Leading Designers At Square, Dropbox, And Flipboard On How To Land A Dream Job

Six mistakes designers make in interviews with startups, and how to avoid them<p>I continue to be excited by the number of startups that value design and create wonderful environments for designers to learn and grow. At the same time, designers are realizing the right startup can be an amazing place …

Samsung’s patent could make big smartphones easier to use for everyone

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: WIPO<p>I like the idea of big smartphones more than I actually like using them. That’s because, even though I have …

5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

Best Headphones For Frequent Travelers: Bose vs. Sennheiser

I travel a lot, and I know plenty of other people who travel a lot. Some like books, others e-readers. Some bring neck pillows, some don’t. Some drink on planes, other avidly avoid alcohol. They all have their own strategies, but just about every frequent traveler I know has some sort of noise …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Addicted To Your Phone? It’s Your Fault, Wired Says

Wired’s Mat Honan suggests that our inability to disconnect is our fault. I strongly disagree.<p>Our phones are pulling us away from the moments we’re supposed to be living. A Twitter notification might distract us from a spouse at dinner. A perfect Instagram opportunity might filter an otherwise …

Lunar Redesigns The Ice Cream Scoop

A new line of kitchen tools is served, starting with an heirloom-worthy ice cream scoop.<p>What makes an heirloom an heirloom? “Did those people back then put that intention there?” asks Jeff Salazar of Lunar, a design firm whose fingerprint can be found on products from mega-corporations like Oral B …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

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In Response To A Flatter Apple, Google Goes 3-D?

Just when Google unifies its design approach, it switches gears and delivers Android guidelines for new 3-D email icons.<p>In the past few years, Google’s gotten their design together. It’s embraced white space along with typography, and their disparate services have begun to match. They even went so …