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This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.<p>Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that …

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

FLORENCE, N.J. — Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans. It was not, she says, the most stimulating activity. And lifting the bins, which often weigh 25 pounds each, was also tiring over …

A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Sheila James starts her Monday, and the workweek, at 2:15 a.m. This might be normal for a baker or a morning radio host, but Ms. James is a standard American office worker.<p>She is 62 and makes $81,000 a year as a public health adviser for the United States Department of Health and …

Refugees Make Great Neighbors

Over time, refugees outperform native-born citizens academically, use health services less, and are less likely to commit crime. Inviting them into …

Social Issues

This Building Is Redefining What A Homeless Shelter Means

Eva’s Phoenix is a like a city within a city in downtown Toronto.<p>From the outside, Eva’s Phoenix–a new teen homeless shelter in downtown Toronto’s Fashion District–looks like a classic Art Deco brick warehouse. But inside, it’s organized like its own city, complete with a main street, townhouses, …

The Best UX and Design Conferences in 2017

A complete guide for designers who are looking for events and conferences to attend this year, or who are simply planning their next trip…Continue …

UX Design

A Look at London's New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia

With the opening of the new Design Museum in London, the former Commonwealth Institute building designed by RMJM in 1962 has been given a new lease …

Lenovo's Yoga Book is a new kind of tablet

Half screen, half something else<p>Today, Lenovo has announced the all-new Yoga Book, a different kind of tablet. It uses Lenovo’s now-familiar "watchband" hinge to put together two different pieces. The first is the usual touchscreen you’d expect, but the second is something new: it’s a …

Mobile Technology

Learn How to Use the Pen Tool in Adobe XD | Dansky

YouTube

Getting Started: Artboards • Adobe XD Tutorial / Adobe Experience Design Tutorial

Design Tutorials

List of all keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Adobe XD.

XD provides shortcuts to help you quickly work on documents. Many keyboard shortcuts appear next to the command names in menus.<p>Downloadable version …

Tutorials

How To Create Icons In Adobe XD

• Summary<br>• Table of Contents<p>Quick Summary<p>Released in March this year, Adobe Experience Design is a new all-in-one tool that lets you design and prototype …

15 Free Perspective Screen Mockups To Showcase Your App Design

Advertisement<p>So you designed your application and what’s next? Of course share your app design with design industry. Dribbble and Behance are both …

Graphic Design

Minimalist interface design and the data-pixel ratio

The why and how much of minimalist user interface design.<p>“Flat design.” It’s all the rage in the design community these days, what with major mobile …

iOS 7 Icon Grid Blueprint

The Importance of Designing for Readability

What is Readability?<p>We talk about readability a lot when it comes to design. But readability, and readable or legible text, are not quite the same …

Visual Design

How to Conduct Eyetracking Studies | Nielsen Norman Group Report

Determining whether eyetracking research is for you<p>Methodology techniques for generating valid findings and the pitfalls to avoid<p>Recruitment …

UX Design

MeasuringU: The Importance of the First Choice in Website Navigation

How important is the first choice users make when navigating a website?<p>Turns out it’s even more important than we thought.<p>Between 2007 and 2009, Bob …

Demystifying UX Design: Common False Beliefs and Remedies: Part 2

However, if a page is well designed, high information density does <i>not</i> compromise either the reading experience or usability. If anything, a very …

Demystifying UX Design: Common False Beliefs and Their Remedies: Part 1

There’s No Need to Worry About Long Pages<p>Many designers are overly concerned about page length, thinking that long pages impair information …

Glossy and Transparent Elements in Mobile App Interfaces

Transparency – is an effect that works well both on a large and small screens. It is skilled in creating contrast and firm foundation for …

iOS screen recorder available on the App Store for usability professionals

Features<p>Built-in Browser<p>UX Recorder is a tool for performing Web site usability and user experience testing on iOS devices. The app includes a …

iOS

Invest in Optimizing Your App for iOS 7, then Charge For It

These days, it’s hard to see anything unexpected pop out of Apple announcements thanks to rumors and leaks that are almost always accurate. But the one thing that took some developers by surprise? The release of iOS 7’s completely new aesthetic.<p>Several product designers have taken this updated …

The Independent redesigns

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in print.<p>Access our full archive<p>This …

Design thinker Don Norman on his stealth startup, Apple vs. Android vs. Microsoft, and experience design

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Don Norman’s <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is the bible for design thinking and technology. The author and cognitive scientist …

UI Design

The 4 Design Assumptions Costing You Money

Have you ever heard the saying, “when you assume, you make a you-know-what out of “u” and “me?’” It may sound a bit cliché, but it’s actually great …

Should Tech Designers Go With Their Guts — Or the Data?

For many tech companies, design is no longer subjective. Instead, it’s all about the data. Analytics click and hum behind the scenes, measuring the …