Jess Dahl

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Ideo and Swarovski reimagine the art of lighting

The 21st-century version of the chandelier opens a portal to infinite dimensions.<p>“Chandeliers are an icon of opulence,” says Courtney Song, a designer at international design firm Ideo.<p>Indeed, hanging from the ceilings of noble palaces and McMansions, chandeliers feel today like a symbol of …

Swarovski

How one woman used intermittent fasting to lose 65 pounds in six months

In January, Janielle Wright went to bed afraid that she wouldn't wake up. Today, she is more than half way to meeting her 100-pound weight loss goal.<p>At 337 lbs, health and beauty influencer Janielle Wright was afraid she would die. Her body was in pain and she had trouble breathing at night.<p>“I was …

Fitness

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Flying

Just How Much Money Do “Influencers” Make?

According to a decade-long study by a professor at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, 96.5 percent of YouTubers don’t make …

7 design tactics to enhance the storytelling on your website

There's more to storytelling—at least on websites—than just words.Your content is important, but the design and layout of your website contribute to …

iOS 11.4.1 tips, tricks, and secrets everyone should know | ZDNet

USB Restricted Mode<p>Apple has added this new security feature to iOS 11.4.1 that makes it harder for hackers - as well as law enforcement and …

App Store

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

Moleskine’s productivity app is as addictive as its notebooks

The legendary notebook maker’s third app is the epitome of simplicity.<p>The infinite descending spiral of chaos that I call “my life” is always in dire need of organization. While I should probably give up and embrace the madness, from time to time I’ve tried different task managers, apps, and tools …

David Bowie

10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Work for Two People (Who Like Leftovers) — Recipes from the Kitchn

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

8 Design Trends to Try Now

Stock photoSometimes, redesigning your whole site or app isn’t on the table. However, there are always small adjustments you can make here and there …

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Gmail’s new confidential mode is finally rolling out. Here’s how to use it

After Google announced its Gmail overhaul late last month, users could enable the new interface immediately but certain features didn’t go live right …

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

Entertainment

How to use imagery more effectively in app design

App design is an exercise in brutally simple, user-centred design. The sweet spot is an interface that's as beautiful as it is functional. It should …

The ‘g’ in Google’s Old Logo Is Really Weird

A tale of two “g”s<p>In a recent study delightfully titled “The Devil’s in the ‘g’-Tails,” researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that most people are unaware of the common form of the lowercase “g” that appears in books. It looks like this: g. If you glossed right over that, notice that the …

Typography

These 9 Plants Will Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t easy. Between late-night distractions, those weird-but-persistent anxieties, and mattresses that are less than top-of-the-line, sleep is sometimes more elusive than we’d like. But good news: There’s a simple fix that can make your bedroom more beautiful and more</i> …

Why The Hamburger Menu Should Disappear For Good

The hamburger menu was initially introduced as a means to obscure secondary navigation items in an effort to maintain a cleaner and more focused web …

The Changing Face of Web Design in 2018

One of the interesting recent developments in web design trends is actually the trend away from trends… or in other word what is happening is a kind …

Web Design

How to Structure Your Portfolio Site to Land a Design Job

Whether you’re just starting to build your first portfolio projects or are getting ready to apply for design jobs, your portfolio is your best chance …

Did You Follow Any Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram Accounts?

Facebook users will soon have a way to determine if they liked or followed any pages or Instagram accounts that were aimed at swaying the results of …

Internet Research Agency

The relationship between design deliverables and presentation skills

How the level of detail of a design deliverable varies depending on the presenter’s storytelling skills.In 13 years working in UX, I have joined a …

Almost Half of Your Visitors Leave Your Website If They See 1 of These 3 Things

Your site is your front door for many of your customers. If old-school web design is holding yours back, follow these tips to make it inviting again.<p>Joey Rubin, a partner in the Los Angeles restaurant Neighbor, had a website for his business. But he realized it wasn't enough. He wanted something …

Web Design

Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta. XD (which was previously known as the Adobe Experience Design tool) …

Wireframing

15 Free Web-Based Apps & Tools For Web Developers

With the right tools you can build a website from scratch in less than a day. This requires some experience, but web development is easier to pick up …

Logitech’s Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses

Logitech’s keyboards have long been my keyboards of choice, thanks to their versatility and focus on good design. But the new Craft keyboard may be my favorite Logitech keyboard of all time — and possibly my favorite keyboard, period. The Craft is being billed as a creative tool thanks to the …

Logitech

What’s the Best UI for Search? No UI At All

Remember when your phone’s voice assistant was a fun, little novelty and you’d ask it to call you some silly name? You know, like, two years ago.<p>Well …

Advertising Industry

UXPin releases free Material Design UI library

The makers of UXPin have released a free Material Design UI kit: a set of 140 handcrafted UI elements and 35 hi-fidelity screens. The kit also …

User-Centered Design: An Introduction

We live in a world where everything changes extremely fast; new products, new degrees, new careers, new methodologies. It is somewhat scary to …