Designing for Work

By JD Dillon | Exploring the use of design + design thinking at work ...

Personas and their jobs

The usage of personas has always been controversial amongst designers and professionals within the industry. But lately a few practitioners in the …

Clay Christensen: The "Job" of a McDonald's Milkshake

Design Thinking Is B.S.

In a recent talk at the School of Visual Arts, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen argues against the cult of design thinking.<p><i>This article was adapted with permission from a talk Pentagram partner Natasha Jen gave for the MA Design Research, Writing, and Criticism Department at the School of Visual Arts</i> …

Design

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Emotional Intelligence

50 meticulous style guides every startup should see before launching – Learn

<i>All good brands have a great style guide.</i><p>Creating a simple booklet that catalogues the specific colors, type, logos, imagery, patterns, taglines, …

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design

Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.<p>Every web developer inevitably runs into situations where they need to make visual design …

9 of the best graphic design books to read in 2018

With so many new graphic design books published all the time, it can be tough to know which ones you need on your bookshelf – and which ones probably …

MockUPhone

MockUPhone - Free and simple<br>screenshots device mockups generator<p>Wrap your design in mobile devices in a few clicks!<p>Check out new mockups!<p>Get started …

When Learning Games Go Small: The Four Principles of Design

The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile games are the dominant force within this market. Newzoo provides the insights for the …

Stop Designing For Only 85% Of Users: Nailing Accessibility In Design

As designers, we like to think we are solution-based. But whereas we wouldn’t hesitate to call out a museum made inaccessible by a lack of wheelchair …

Three easy hacks to make your presentations look more professional

No matter how good your content might be, if it doesn’t look good you’re going to put your audience off even before you’ve started speaking. Here are …

In praise of PowerPoint – it’s had a bad rap in recent years, but if done well, there’s still nothing to beat it

Summoned to give a presentation last Monday at a conference in Kuala Lumpur on services trade, the organisers gave me a courageous and controversial …

3 Easy Ways to Cut Text And Upgrade Your Slides

Reading your slides is public enemy #1 when it comes to presenting and your audience hates it more than anything! And if you do it because you want …

10 reasons why creatives should start working with a pen and paper

Have you thought about the effect technology has on your creative work? Maybe you should. Over the years, as agencies connected our desktops to the …

The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow

If you’re looking for the best design blogs to follow… you’re in the right place.Get your RSS reader warmed up and subscribe to these blogs for daily …

Designing for Human Attention

Although the design is perceived by our senses (vision, touch, hearing), it is immediately processed by our brain. As designers, we have to …

UI Design

Bring Designs To Life With The InVision Power-Up

Designers, developers, and product managers unite and bring prototypes to life with the InVision Power-Up for Trello!<i> Tweet this</i>

Jeff Johnson: "Designing with the Mind in Mind" | Talks at Google

Free Design

These mockup tools make it easy for you to showcase your designs on a mobile device or in the context of a realistic environment. Either way, you’re …

How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples

Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Infographics

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 …