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3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important. <b></b>Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

Motivation

We talked with the Adidas designer behind the year's coolest sneaker about his collaboration with Kanye West

Sneakerheads embraced the first run. After selling out in retail, they're going for between $300 and $400 on eBay. They arrived at the right cultural moment: "athleisure" has become the number one trend in apparel, and the NMD takes that trend in a street-smart direction.<p>More variants of the NMD …

Boost your productivity by improving your “sleep hygiene”

Don’t do this. (Peter Dazeley/Getty)<p>It’s 2 a.m. and you’ve been up for 20 hours. Is this when you’re going to make your best decisions? Unless you’re …

Sleep

A Cooler Ruler

This feels like Safety Month. Last week we saw a Safe Cutter, a Safe Drill, and a functional Band-aid, and now we have ourselves a Safe …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

UX Design

5 simple UX principles to guide your product design

Few things in life are constant: death, taxes, and strangers asking <i>“So what do you do?”</i> within a minute of a handshake.<p>As a UX designer, I’ve had a …

UX Design

12 Design Research methods to get inspired by users

A typology of methods to build an inspiring research programme<p>User interview<p>A 1–2 hour interview with a current or future user, ideally at home or in …

24 Ways To Have The Best 24 Hours Ever

From Manic Monday to Twisted Tuesday to Wacky Wednesday, it seems like there’s no escaping the chaos of a whirlwind work week. By the time we finally reach Friday, we’re ready to give thanks with that celebrated saying, “TGIF.”<p>Yes, weekdays can drag on, and on, and on -- but they shouldn’t have to. …

What Industrial Design Students Had to Carry, Part 4: Tools

"This is my ruler. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my ruler is …

DIY

Post Ratio Landing Page

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Inside a Logo Designers Sketchbook

Every designer has their own design process, but paper and pen is the first place to start for most. You can quickly sketch and explore ideas with no …

Right Brain Drawing Exercises

Your brain is divided into two sections: the left hemisphere, which handles such things as logic and speech, and the right hemisphere, which by …

7 Of The Worst Tropes About Creativity.

…And 5 Absolute Truths.<p>By <b>JON WESTENBERG</b><p>I want to talk about creativity.<p>The creativity that people like me need to make a living and make our living …

5 Reasons to Write a Letter to Yourself (and How to Do It)

In high school, my English teacher had everyone bring in a self addressed envelope. She gave us some paper and told us to write a letter to our …

Outsourcing

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?<p>It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your …

Productivity

Industrial Design Portfolio

Tech Specs: Thomas Murray, Senior Industrial Designer at Bresslergroup

<i>This is the first of our ten Tech Specs interviews. Read the series introduction here.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Thomas Murray<p><b>Job title:</b> Senior Industrial Designer at …

Industrial Designer

Crystal Math

No. That isn’t a Pokémon. It’s a chair; and a pretty fine one, that too. Inspired by quartz, and built using an intricate mathematical algorithm …

Where do the good ideas come from? - pr-ide

Medical measuring equipment, presses for the pharmaceutical, camera housing, plows, solar ovens, fuel holder – to name just a few of the recent …

How Much Should You Charge For Design Work?

A guide to assigning the right value to what you do.<p>You can learn a lot about the business end of design and illustration by trial and error and reading articles and books, but one thing that is seemingly impossible to get a grasp on is pricing. Whether you are a student, a young designer, or a …

Graphic Design

Vlasic delivers in late going for Sharks for 2nd straight game

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thanks to late-game performances by Marc-Edouard Vlasic, the Sharks are back on track after an embarrassing loss a few nights earlier.<p>Vlasic scored his second winning goal in two nights 3:09 into overtime, and the Sharks completed a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota …

Dungeons, Dragons & Design: Geek Chic's Gorgeous Gaming Tables

David Roentgen's transforming gaming table is the most amazing piece of furniture I've ever seen. It's also from the 18th Century. But here in the …

Board Games

7 Memorable Quotes From Apple’s Jony Ive

ANDREW COWIE/AFP/GettyImages<p>While not everyone would recognize Jony Ive if they encountered this unassuming designer in person, chances are most …

Jony Ive

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

For Bad Weather Biking

I’m all for a funky helmet design, especially when funky means enhanced functionality! The C-THROUGH helmet’s far-out aesthetic isn’t just for looks. …

Yanko Design Top 50 – Best of 2013

If we reflect upon the trends predicted for 2013, then some of the prophecies have come true. For example, Contextual Design is no longer a buzzword …

Scuba Breath

My perception of a pristine and peaceful scuba dive changed when I went for my first dive off the Great Barrier Reef. It looks so easy in the movies, …

The secret ingredient for a safer bike helmet: paper

<b>Lying flat in the middle of the road doesn't usually inspire a eureka moment. But for one man, having a potentially serious bike accident got him thinking about a new future for helmet design.</b><p>"I was riding my bike down a hill, wearing a helmet and a guy opened his car door," says Anirudha Surabhi, …