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Best of 2017: Your Favorite Articles and Classes

It’s almost a new year! As we reflect on 2017, we’re filled with gratitude for you, our readers and members, for making it possible for us to …

Even Oregon’s Tourism Ads Have A Detached Sense Of Cool

<b>WHO:</b> Travel Oregon, Wieden+Kennedy Portland<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, is a hipster mecca, with a reputation for all the …

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Wes Anderson’s Graphic Designer Has Some Inspiring Advice for You

Making a living as a graphic designer might sound like a dream come true for many, but for Annie Atkins, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The design and film school graduate’s past projects include <i>The Tudors</i> and <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel —</i> the holy grail of modern film design — and she’s currently …

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

5 of the best interaction design trends of 2015

In the MailChimp example above, the confirmation window is an essential part of the email marketing user flow. Adding a fun graphic and some humorous copy adds some enjoyment at no cost (not to mention undercuts some of the tension of sending a mass email).<p>Here are some quick tips for delightful …

UI Design

The Lean Research Sloppy Joe

Doing design research when you need to ship.<p>I‘ve never met a product team that doesn’t believe user research is important. Actually getting that …

Outdoor Advertising Is The New Black

Big cities like San Francisco and New York are digital meccas, home to many of the world’s largest technology startups — and to hordes of smartphone-toting, app-using consumers. But when it comes to making a name for themselves, many of the companies hoping to influence these techie urbanites are …

MIT’s Weird Snake Bot Could Be The Future Of UI

It shapeshifts into every interface you can think of.<p>Unless you’re a raging Luddite, you probably have electronics pouring out your ears. You have your smartphone, your laptop, your fitness tracker, and God knows what else. But what if one gadget could do it all? That’s what MIT’s Tangible Media …

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

Now That Vertical Video Is Finally Legitimate, Creatives Need to Rethink Everything

It's hip to be vertical. With smartphones held upright rather than sideways, such full-screen video started gaining big buzz last year as a way for …

Why this former exec ditched Facebook to drag ad agencies into the 21st century

Again and again, he noticed that the way they schlepped their varied ad materials — in overflowing folders, or via PDFs attached to emails sent months before — seemed unnecessarily messy.<p>"We'd be going to these giant brands and they'd have these foam-core poster boards with printed out marketing …

The good, the bad and the ugly of pop-up ads

“Don’t miss out on the this week’s industry trends”, “Sign up to receive the latest insights straight into your inbox” and “Don’t leave yet, why not take a look at our blog?” are all common requests that you come across when visiting websites. What are they? If you hadn’t guessed yet, they are …

Digital Advertising

Denver Water’s Outdoor Campaign Gets Even Cooler With These Incredible Handmade Ads

The well of inspiration apparently never runs dry for Denver Water's long-running "Use Only What You Need" campaign. And while Sukle Advertising's …

Artist of the Day: Wolfgang Kahle. See more of his works on Saatchi Art: http://ow.ly/KTt2n #ArtistoftheDay

Artist of the Day: Marijah Bac Cam. See more of her work on Saatchi Art: http://ow.ly/LSCqq #ArtistoftheDay

4 Key Ingredients For Creating An Ideas Incubator

When fostering in-house innovation, companies need to understand exactly what startups thrive on.<p>There’s a crazy game played in Japan that looks like a cross between rugby, wrestling, and capture the flag. It is called “Bo-Taoshi” and the goal is simple: defend your pole while simultaneously …

Why Do Designers Think No One Knows How To Scroll?

It’s time to stop treating users like morons with broken trackpads. Cramming all your content above-the-fold is bad design.<p>Adopting the lingo of the old newspaper days, we say that something is ‘above the fold’ in the digital age if you can see it when a webpage loads without scrolling. …

5 Online Video Trends To Look For In 2015

The online video industry moves quickly. As the year comes to an end, we’re already contemplating what’s in store for online video in 2015. For marketers and publishers alike, the new year creates a tremendous opportunity to shake off the shackles of everyday execution, start thinking big for 2015, …

Madden Game Uses Google to Create Gif Ads in Real Time

EA Sports: It's in the meme. To promote its flagship Madden football game, EA Sports is trying out a new Google advertising program that allows the …

Here Are the 10 Most Innovative Digital Ad Products of 2014

It wasn't long ago when social media advertising just meant Facebook and digital advertising only reached desktop computers. Well, 2014 saw an …

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Jenny Gray’s abstract paintings are inspired by infinitesimal "bits of information" —DNA, cells, microbes— that can play a huge roles in our lives. Come with us inside her studio: http://goo.gl/iT3WkC

“Man’s need for art is absolutely primordial, as strong as, and perhaps stronger than, our need for bread.” –Jean Dubuffet #insidethestudio

"Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.” –Mark Rothko, born today in 1903. Check out our collection of works inspired by his famous color fields: http://goo.gl/ZaLUPj

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic …

David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

The most difficult work many professionals do… | Seth's Blog

is getting someone else to agree with their point of view and take action.<p>The second most difficult work professionals do is developing a point of …

IBM Invests $100 Million To Expand Design Business

In response to growing demand, IBM is spending $100 million to acquire talent and open Interactive Experience labs around the world.<p>User experience is an amorphous, all-encompassing field that’s given companies like Apple and design consultations like Frog and Ideo incredible global influence. Now …

The “Story Button” In Your Brain: Neuroscience Study Sheds Light On Brand/Human Love

Move over focus groups. Neuroscience-based research from Innocean seeks to uncover what people really like (and seemingly reveals that, sometimes, people love brands more than people).<p>In this age of easily shared hyper-hyperbole, where everything is the most amazing, the absolute worst, or the most …

What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …