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24 of the Best PowerPoint Presentation Examples Every Marketer Should See

Digital Marketing

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

Customer Experience

An Easy Hack for Finding the Free Stock Photos You Need

Did you know you can use those expensive stock photo sites even if your budget is totally busted? Many designers and developers are limited by small …

Genealogy

Fontjoy – Helpful Font Pairing Tools For Designers

<b>Choosing fonts to use in a design project</b> isn’t exactly a cakewalk. If the fonts are too similar to one another, they’ll be hard to distinguish. …

Typography

Is Your Design Toolkit Overflowing Yet?

One of my favorite things about the training and speaking I do is all the great stuff I learn from the audience. There is nothing better than when …

Design

The Complete Guide to Using Stock Photos in Your Marketing

When you hear the term ‘stock photo’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?<p>My hunch is it’s probably a photo of a group of friends awkwardly …

Tutorials

Working Through the 5 Steps of Design Thinking

In the Product Design program at Stanford, seniors have the opportunity to walk through the entire design process, from conception to execution, over the course of six months. Design thinking is an approach to creative problem-solving that uses a framework that begins with building empathy. The …

Free Flat Infographic Elements for PowerPoint

<b>Free Flat Infographic Elements for PowerPoint</b>. The free slides use flat icons, shapes, and 100% vectors in PowerPoint. This flat design PowerPoint …

30 Beautiful Color Gradients For Your Next Design Project

Looking for cool background gradients for your UI? Software and design company Itmeo has created a useful online tool called WebGradients – a free …

Papua New Guinea

Storyframes before wireframes: starting designs in the text editor

Browsing through a well-crafted interface is like reading a great story (or flipping through a great comic book). As designers, why are we not …

UX Design

5 Lifesaving PowerPoint Hacks

I grant you, PowerPoint may not be the obvious choice for a piece of design software. However, (as I have learnt over the last few months) it’s …

Lifehacks

Learning Experience Design: An Overview and 11 of the Best Resources

LXD is a rapidly emerging discipline in the domain of instructional design, and it is already redefining how learning should take place. Read more in …

Learning

Think your slides are great? Ask the audience

Picture this: You’re running a meeting. You project a Word document onto the wall and basically lead a read-along session. What would everyone …

Storytelling

Mockup Your Designs The Smart Way

Not too often do I recommend a design tool to my audience, but this amazing mockup design app blew me away, and I JUST had to share it with</i> …

Mockups

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157 Tips on Improving eLearning Design

This eBook, 157 Tips on Improving eLearning Design, is a collection of different perspectives on improving eLearning design from members of The …

Learning

The Ultimate Color Combinations Cheat Sheet

Finding a correct color combination is one of the most important steps in designing a stylish and holistic look. This is why we’re offering you this …

Interior Design

21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy stock images of people in suits …

Graphics

UX Myths

UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true. And you don't have to take our word for it, …

UX Design

Know Your File Types: JPEG, GIF, and PNG

Digital images are a standard part of our everyday lives. You can’t scroll though Twitter without seeing a GIF, Instagram is made for sharing JPEGs, …

Graphics

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

You've probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?<p>Here's the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: <b>Bullet</b> …

18 Hand-Picked Links for Startup Founders Wanting to Learn Design Basics

The value of design in business is being more pronounced than ever before. Uber just redesigned their logo to help reposition their company. Google …

Startups

The state of UX in 2016

We have seen big investments to buy, build or bolt-on design programmes in recent years. A few events stand out in my mind: IBM's announcement it …

UX Design

5 tips for making the best use of space in presentations

Here are 5 tips on making the best use of space in visual presentations. This can be applied to PowerPoint presentations, web design, and more.

Delighting Users — Adding magic to everyday interactions

Delighting users is a concept that is often talked and blogged about in UX / UI circles. Whilst ‘user delight’ is a slippery concept it’s widely …

UX Design
Uber

Roadmap poison: voting for features

The limitations of using feature votes to inform your product roadmap<p>Voting is frequently used as a method for determining which features & …

Product Management

Agile Scenarios and Storyboards

User stories are great at capturing product functionality. But they are less suited to describe the user interaction in more detail. This is where …

UX Design