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MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

Basting Your Fried Eggs Is Cool, But Basting Them in Flavored Butters Is Even Better

Tomato-caper butter? Yes, please.<p>If you don’t know this trick for the greatest fried eggs, let us help you crack the code: Carefully basting your whites with oil from the pan ensures that they set all the way through as the edges crackle and crisp away, and the yolk is left gloriously runny.<p>But …

Easily Build Beautiful, Highly-Functional Websites with Material Design for WordPress

Google’s Material Design is a visual language that aims to utilize the classic principles of design to enable a unified experience across platforms …

California startup predicts retail failure via satellite images

After five years of fighting to increase profits, J.C. Penney is shutting down 130 stores nationwide. For one California startup — and anyone who’s been inside J.C. Penney lately — this didn’t come as a surprise.<p>Orbital Insight, a venture-funded startup in Mountain View, uses satellite imagery to …

Why Designers Love Benjamin Moore's Newest Paint

Century is the paint company's play to the artisanal market. Here's why it's worth it<p>Will our unrelenting craze for the handcrafted artisanal object leave any corner of home decor untouched? It seems unlikely. The latest to hop on the bandwagon: paint. While decorator favorites like Eddy Dankers …

Fake your way to art connoisseur with this 'Shazam for art' app

Have you ever been walking down the grand halls of an art museum, on a date with a person you just met, feeling the immense weight of centuries worth of culture — sweating nervously — dreading the moment when your date realizes you’re not the “art-lover” your Tinder-bio made you out to be. If so, …

Amper is a music-creating AI that doesn’t suck

Ever wanted to see what a computer would come up with if it could compose a symphony? A start-up in New York has created an AI that create original, license-free music on demand.<p>Amper is the brainchild of composers Drew Silverstein, Sam Estes, and Michael Hobe, who have collectively worked on …

Netflix has built a DIY personal trainer that will make you earn your binge-watching

Netflix, the tech company that enabled a generation of couch potatoes to “Netflix and chill,” has released instructions for a Netflix-themed personal trainer that connects to your streaming-video account.<p>The device, which can be made at home, connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth and uses …

Binge-Watching

The NASA 2017-2018 Catalog of Free Software Is Now Available

NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes hundreds of free, royalty-free applications for a wide variety of uses.<p>The …

Software

Ozlo releases a suite of APIs to power your next conversational AI

Building on its promise to give the entrenched a run for their money, conversational AI startup Ozlo is making its meticulously crafted knowledge layer available for purchase today. Ozlo’s new suite of APIs that includes tools for both expressing knowledge and understanding language will help to …

Artificial Intelligence

Starbucks lanserar AI-barista

Tech<p>Kaffekedjan Starbucks hoppar nu på AI-tåget och lanserar en röststyrd virtuell assistent som kan ta emot beställningar via företagets IOS-app. …

Launching a Product Soon? Check out: The Ultimate Product Launch Checklist!

Getting ready to go to market is a crazy, exciting, and stressful time. You’re probably pretty stoked, but almost certainly sleep-deprived and …

The Brief Guide to Testing Mobile Interfaces

Mobile technology and smart devices have already brought up massive and significant changes in human behavior, communication, way of thinking and …

UX Design

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

The ultimate buyer’s guide for cool gadgets.

Behance

Tokyo illustrator Okamura Yuta and his endearing brush-and-ink characters

There are two sides to Tokyo-based illustrator Okamura Yuta’s portfolio. One shows highly detailed monochrome botanical drawings and landscapes, …

Drawing

Editorial Design: The New York Times Redesign Concept

The New York Times Redesign is concept editorial design project shared by Slava Kornilov and Bohdan Kononets on their Behance page. I have to say, I …

Web Design

Wallpaper of the Week - Abstract Geometric Light

Following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for …

Home Decorating

Best Practices for Long Scrolling

<i>The days of “above the fold” are over.</i> Long scrolling and infinitely scrolling sites are becoming more and more common lately, and it’s no mere trend …

Behance

Wolff Olins and zigbee launch the “first open-source brand for the Internet of Things”

Wolff Olins has developed an identity for the zigbee alliance’s <i>dotdot</i>: an open source, wireless language that allows everyday devices to communicate …

Internet of Things

New York-based Axel Peemöller’s design work is clean, bold and confident

New York-based graphic designer Axel Peemöller has a keen eye for creating identities and branding for all sorts of companies and institutions. Some …

Design

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

Apps

Basic about UI design system

When I worked at Atlassian as product designer or Arimo as UI designer, I find that the design system plays a big part to accelerate the iteration …

Basic UI color guide

It is alway a fight when it’s about COLOR. Designer sees it red, CEO sees it blue, CTO sees it #2D88F3, CMO says why not gradient like …

UI Design

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2016

Conversational UI. Design leadership. Invisible design. These were just some of the many UX themes and trends we saw this year.<p>I went back and looked …

Why a Chatbot was the hardest thing I’ve ever designed, Part 1

I’ve been reading about chatbots since the beginning of the year and have been building for the past several months. In that time I’ve built, or …

Chatbots

From Prototype to Product: Ensuring Your Solution is Feasible and Viable

The end goal of a Design Thinking work process is to create a solution that is desirable, feasible, and viable. This means that your product or …

Photos: Dining in outer space with the astronauts of the world

Houston, we have tuna<p>Call it the corned beef incident. In 1965, rookie astronaut John Young smuggled a contraband Reuben sandwich aboard NASA’s …