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Karma raises $12M to let restaurants and grocery stores offer unsold food at a discount

Karma, the Stockholm-based startup that offers a marketplace to let local restaurants and grocery offer unsold food at a discount, has raised $12 million in Series A funding.<p>Swedish investment firm Kinnevik led the round, with participation from U.S. venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, …

Selling

Half of the Top 10 U.S. Colleges Are in the Same State — and Four Are Public Schools. Here's Why They Rule

Consider these schools if you're applying to colleges.<p>If MONEY’s 2018 Best Colleges rankings put you in a West Coast state of mind, there’s a reason: …

College & University

28 Hidden Messages in Famous Logos To Surprise You

Jul 17, 2018<p>Really smart branding is an uphill task. We have all seen many fails in different companies’ commercials. However, time passes by and we …

Graphic Design

Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent

It’s legal<p>An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i> detailed the actions of Jason Gargac, a 32-year ride-hailing …

St. Louis

Data Analytics or Data Visualizations? Why You Need Both

While it’s now touted as one of an organization’s most valuable assets, data alone is worthless without supporting technologies to mine it, process …

Data Visualization

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

Seattle becomes first major U.S. city to ban straws

In one fell sip, Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban drinking straws, an environmentally friendly move that leaders hope will spark a nationwide conversation about small, everyday changes that people can make to protect the planet.<p>A decade ago, the city adopted an ordinance …

Pollution

Useful iOS 12 tips and tricks

Apple’s iOS 12 mobile operating system introduces a ton of new features, with more options to help boost productivity on your iPhone. But updating to …

Want a 300 Percent Return on Investment? Try This Problem-Solving Practice

Align and get things done faster.<p>Design thinking is probably a term you hear every day, but have you woven it into the DNA of your business? Do you operate under the misconception that you don't run a creative business and therefore design is merely a superficial exercise, or the chrome you add at …

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

Shutterstock<p><b>Bernard Roth is a professor of engineering at Stanford and the author of "The Achievement Habit."</b>• <b><br>In the book, he explains how design</b> …

Designing for Social Systems Workshop

The d.school is excited to hold our second Designing for Social Systems workshop in June 2018. DSS is an intensive workshop for leaders and …

Design

Decipher 2018: Call for Participation Announcement

DetailsWe are excited to announce <b>Decipher</b>, a hands-on design research conference brought to you by the AIGA Design Educators Community in partnership …

Transferring Creative Skills To Strategy Roles

While much of my career over the last 25 years has been as a creative (copywriter, creative director, creative executive), the last four have been bringing creative thinking to brand and digital strategy. As traditional silos across the industry crumble and service lines blur among many …

MSLOC at 15: Sami (Nerenberg) Packard: Design Thinking in Action Northwestern University | School of Education & Social Policy

Sami (Nerenberg) Packard (MS15) trusts in the power of design thinking. It has, after all, helped her do everything from help grow a national network …

How to do ethnography the right way: 3 tips for getting a better understanding of your customers

Ethnography has become a buzzword, almost to the point of being a joke. But it can be a powerful tool for ensuring success of a product or service …

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox? This is …

Design

A New Study on Design Thinking is Great News for Designers

What’s the true value of design to business? This has been an unanswered question since Thomas Watson Jr. first uttered the words “Good design is …

Getting co-creative with research

In the last few years at Dropbox, we’ve introduced features that help people work together, not just store their finished work. We ask questions …

UX Design

Design Framing: we are not solving problems anymore.

“Wicked problems” or society freaking out.<p>It sounds weird, I know. Wicked problem is the name given by design researcher and professor Kees Dorst …

UVA Darden Professor Describes New Routes to Innovation | Darden Report Online

As design thinking matures and grows as a concept and toolkit, it is increasingly being put to use in a variety of settings. Speaking at Brainstorm …

Creative Problem-Solving Test

Do you typically approach a problem from many perspectives or opt for the same old solution that worked in the past? In his work on human motivation, …

Creativity

The Meaning of Design Is up for Debate. And That’s a Good Thing

When Airbnb’s founders tell their origin story, they often go back to the moment in 2009 when Paul Graham, head of startup incubator Y Combinator, …

Awesome Animated Mockups for Your Next Killer Presentation

There are so many things to love about being a designer in this day and age. The community is connected and quite strong. There are plenty of great …

Our Top 10 Tips to Create a Beautiful, Attention-Grabbing Report Design

Whether it’s for marketing, sales, clients, or accounting, every report is created to communicate valuable information. The best reports, however, …

Top 10

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

The Most Important Design Skill For An AI-Dominated World

John Maeda weighs in with his 2018 Design in Tech report.<p>Algorithms are getting very good at manipulating images and video — so good, it’s no wonder many creative workers are worried AI is going to take their jobs.<p>But for John Maeda, the head of computational design and inclusion at WordPress’s …

Using Action Ideas to Boost your Creative Idea Search

Coming up with good new ideas can seem like a mysterious and mysteriously murky process. Where do good ideas come from? Are there any tips, or …

UX Design

Design Thinking Is Not A Process, It's A Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In recent times, we have seen this term -design thinking- being heavily talked about. Many advertising agencies, consulting firms, UX studios and …

Design

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

17 Simple Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day No Matter What

The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.<p>Whether they're for your physical condition, emotional outlook, or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have …