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This startup’s technology relies on hand gestures to monitor eating and drinking behaviors

Through its technology for the Apple Watch, Klue can track how much and how quickly a consumer is eating and drinking, as well as offer up occasional …

Health Care

Will Amazon Offer The Best Digital Checking Account Ever?

Amazon is planning to offer a co-branded digital checking account in conjunction with large U.S. banks that could end up with 70 million …

Banking

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

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Forget PokéMon Go, Red Cross Augmented Reality App Brings War to You

<b>Nairobi:</b> Thousands of people are using their smartphones to experience the devastation of urban conflict through an augmented reality (AR) app which …

Middle East

The new Google News app has arrived: Here's what you need to know

The AI-powered app is now on iOS.<p>The brand-new Google News app introduced at last week's opening keynote of Google I/O has arrived on iPhones in the US. The app, which replaces the Google Play Newsstand app on iOS and Android, is continuing to roll out to users across 127 different countries. So, …

Google News

Microsoft is quietly changing the way we work, again

With a series of new announcements, Microsoft is continuing to distinguish itself through inclusivity.<p>Spellcheck is one of the greatest technologies of the Microsoft Word era, an automated way for us to look less ideodic, er, idiotic. If you want a single indicator of how much design has changed …

Disability

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

Want to Be More Successful? 4 Hot Skills to Sharpen Now

Get your startup skills in shape this summer.<p>Been out of school for a while? Thinking about graduate programs? As yet another school year comes to an end, some of you may be thinking about going back to school. With skills and job-needs changing every year, it may not be a bad idea to keep your …

Artificial Intelligence

The future of branding? The third dimension

Hey Helvetica, why don’t you slap on this stereoscopic headset?<p>That’s a nice typeface. Does it come in three dimensions?<p>As fonts make their way into augmented and virtual worlds, designers are posed with creating type that doesn’t just live in the X and Y world, but in Z-space, too. At least that’s …

Graphic Design

Exclusive: Airbnb’s new font holds the secret to design’s future

With Cereal, Airbnb’s custom font that spans everything from billboards to buttons, the company is rethinking how marketing is done.<p>For a company like Airbnb whose growth hasn’t depended on traditional marketing, its products are its brand. A Super Bowl commercial isn’t as important in spreading …

Typography

An Evolutionary Theory For Why You Love Glossy Things

People’s taste for shiny stuff might be rooted in a very basic instinct.<p>The evidence that people are drawn to shiny things is all around us: from the pages of lifestyle magazines to the page stock of lifestyle magazines. One logical explanation for this cultural affection is that we’ve come to …

Psychology

5 Tips To Help You To Discover Your Maximum Potential

<b>“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Don’t doubt yourself. You are …

Self-improvement

The Building Blocks of Visual Design

Visual design is about creating and making the general aesthetics of a product consistent. To create the aesthetic style of a website or app, we work …

Visual Design

The Airplane Saddle Is A Standing Seat For Super-Economy Flights

Howdy, pardner, please buckle your seatbelt and put your phone on airplane mode.<p>There’s nothing inherently bad about the design of the Skyrider 2.0, a new compact seat that allows airlines to fit more passengers in less space with a hypothetical super-economy class. Engineered by Italian aerospace …

Flying

People who are delusional, dogmatic, or religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news

The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed.<p>People prone to psychosis are also more likely to believe fake news. Is there a certain …

Fake News

The Playful Corporation

The BCG Henderson Institute is The Boston Consulting Group’s internal think tank, dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from …

Boston Consulting Group

What Happens When Moms Design A Lactation Room

Three Perkins+Will mothers conceptualize the pumping room of their dreams.<p>The Affordable Care Act requires that most employers provide a private space for new mothers to pump milk–that’s not just a bathroom stall. But in the eight years since the law came into effect, some companies have decided to …

How data analytics enhances the experience of air travel

Company providing in-flight entertainment technology uses AI and machine learning to help airlines improve services.<p><i>Video: How tech will</i> …

Big Data

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

Tech Needs Architects

Fintech, in particular, could learn from the complexity of architecture and the built environment, writes Anthemis Group partner David Galbraith.<p>What can fintech learn from architectural design ? Surprisingly, quite a lot. I started my career in architecture, working for Norman Foster (architect of …

UX Design

The Rise Of Green UX

The web’s carbon footprint is skyrocketing. Enter sustainable UX.<p>How healthy–or sick–is the web?<p>That’s the question Mozilla attempts to answer in its annual Internet Health Report. The 2018 edition, released this week in a multipart interactive story, finds plenty to be optimistic about, like …

10 retailers leading the way in AR

<b>Furniture: Ikea, Anthropologie and Lowe's</b><p>Ikea made a name for itself as one of the early adopters of AR app technology. The company worked with …

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Public Speaking

Want A Purpose-Driven Business? Know The Difference Between Mission And Purpose

Young people want to work for purpose-driven businesses–but your purpose has to be something more than just rephrasing your business model.<p>Over the past decade, leaders in business, education, and the social sector have become more interested in the development of purpose. Leading social …

Facebook Redesigns Its Entire Settings Menu Following User Data Breach

Image via Facebook Newsroom<br>In a bid to prove its remorse over the Cambridge Analytica crisis, Facebook has stepped up to announce an overhaul of its …

Apps

The Death of the Standalone App and What Comes Next

Just a few years ago, having a mobile app seemed like a strong mobile strategy; users actively downloaded and used mobile apps. But things have …

Clear Furniture Is the Answer to a Clutter-Free Small Room

The perks of (nearly) invisible seating and surfaces<p>When it comes to decorating a small room, you only get to add so many pieces before visual clutter sets in. Our favorite way to prevent that (without just, um, getting rid of everything you own) is to swap in a piece of clear furniture, whether …