John Meehan

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7 Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry

When it comes to thought leadership, you can blow smoke or be the real deal. Doing it right takes work, but the payoff can be huge.<p>Thought leadership sometimes gets a reputation as just another buzzword. Honestly, when it's thrown around to describe anyone with more than a few thousand followers on …

Thought Leadership

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

How to Wear a Harrington Jacket - A Stylish Piece of Men's Outerwear

Three of The Best: Harrington Jackets<p>The Original – Baracuta G9<p>Not including the quintessential Harrington jacket: the G9 Baracuta would be remiss. …

Men's Fashion

Meet the Woman Who Leads NightWatch, Google’s Internal Privacy Strike Force

Lea Kissner is back at her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, armed with a crisp gray blazer, a slide deck, and a laptop with a …

UX sketching challenge: 100 days of visual library building

One year ago…<p>…I’ve launched my first online course, Sketching for UX Designers. Next to the course, I wanted to give everyone interested in sketching</b> …

Rams, a documentary about legendary designer Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams is one of the world’s most influential designers. Rams acolyte and Apple design chief Jony Ive has said of him:<p>Dieter Rams’ ability to …

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Hand-Drawn Graphics by Deep Bear

Check out these hand-drawn logos and badges created by Deep Bear.Deep Bear is a branding and graphic design studio specializing in old methods of …

Graphic Design

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

An Ode To Things

Ode To Things delivers a curated selection of products from around the world, celebrating objects that evoke joy and become an essential element of …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

How to train yourself to develop ‘super senses’

Wouldn't it be great to be able to hear what people whispered behind your back? Or to read the bus timetable from across the street? We all differ dramatically in our perceptual abilities - for all our senses. But do we have to accept what we've got when it comes to sensory perception? Or can we …

10 Tips for Making Any Room Feel Finished

What separates a perfectly lovely room from a space that really feels finished? The kind of room that you walk into and assume a decorator had a hand in it? Where every piece feels purposeful and, well, perfect? It turns out that elusive level of polish isn’t just relegated to the world of interior …

Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

Credit: RF Clipart<p>Do you know how much data you actually own?<p>You would think it would be a lot, right? We’re constantly feeding the internet with our personal information, traits, habits, and characteristics — so at least some of that data should belong to us personally.<p>That would be the case in a …

FireSigns: a semiotic theory for graphic design

Semiotics is the study of signs and significations, and as graphic designers we create visual signs (dubbed in the book as “FireSigns”) that are …

Facebook’s evolutionary search for crashing software bugs

Ars gets the first look at Facebook's fancy new dynamic analysis tool.<p>With 1.3 billion daily users, the Facebook site and its apps are the most-used …

Algorithms

Gartner sets fire to all the cyber things

The 2017 evolution of Gartner's cybersecurity framework comes with a new buzzword: CARTA. But really, we should just set fire to everything.<p>"A fire …

Icon collection has all a designer could need

Icons have a major impact on designs, despite their small size. An icon can catch a person’s eye with just a glance. If you're trying to attract …

Graphics

The ‘Splinternet’ May Be the Future of the Web

by The Conversation August 8, 2017 Future Society 11915<p>Terry Flew<p>The Splinternet<p>Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the “splinternet”. The …

The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

July 24, 2017Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web …

High School

Are microframes the future of wireframing?

Wireframes are dead! Interactive prototypes are everything! We’ve heard these shouts for at least the past seven years. If the popularity of these …

Wireframing

What is the Design Process?

<b>We want to see your design process.</b><br>— Said every interviewer, their voices echoing into the abyss.<p>A d<i>esign process</i> defines every designer’s journey to …

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

Tomer Dean Contributor<p>Tomer Dean is a serial tech entrepreneur currently based in Tel Aviv. He is co-founder and CEO of Bllush.<p>I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture …