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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

“Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb <br>According to the Japanese, everyone has an <i>ikigai</i>—a reason for …

Engineering for Industrial Designers and Inventors: Fundamentals for Designers of Wonderful Things

If you have designs for wonderful machines in mind, but aren’t sure how to turn your ideas into real, engineered products that can be manufactured, …

This $20 Car Charger is so Much More Than Just a Car Charger

Everyone loves a good multifunction tech accessory, and <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an awesome car charger that prevents you from getting lost and …

Genius

Downsize in Style With This Sleek Tiny Home Starting Below $38K

New Zealand–based Build Tiny launches a stylish tiny abode that can be ordered move-in ready or prepped for personalization.<p>The Buster Tiny House is the latest design from Build Tiny, a family-owned business that constructs exquisite tiny homes from their own workshop in Katikati, New …

Solar Panels

The Best Platform Beds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Shopping

Use Design Thinking to Put Yourself in Your Customers' Shoes

How well do you put yourself in your customer’s shoes? Year in and year out, “innovation” ranks as one of the top corporate agenda items across all …

UX Design

10 Popular UI Design Trends on Dribbble in 2018

Like it or hate it, Dribbble plays its game with more and more designers and teams sharing their ideas and practice. Some of the shots present real …

UI Design

How to get users hooked on your interfaces – Muzli - Design Inspiration

Experience design beyond the interface<p>Let’s rewind back to evolutionary biology — humans developed systems through evolution that determine when …

UI Design

10 ace design magazines to add to your reading list

Design magazines have a number of functions: they let you know what's going on in the industry, inspire you, offer advice you can apply to your own …

Graphic Design

Meet the $27 pen that lets you draw physical objects in midair

Whether or not you have a single artistic bone in your body, we guarantee that you will have an absolute blast with the Canbor 3D Printing Pen. This …

Printing

You can now build your own miniature walking Strandbeest!

Chances are, whether you’re a designer or not, you’ll have seen Theo Jansen’s massive kinetic sculptures walking across a beach in BMW’s …

Miniature

Apple Design Resources

UI Design

It's Unbelievable These 36 Best-Sellers Are Under $15 On Amazon

When it comes to battling my Amazon Prime obsession, I've found that the best way is to bargain with it instead of trying to get rid of it entirely. …

eCommerce

Video Conferencing & Collaboration

Meetings Feel like<br>Everyone is in the Room<p>With HD cameras and industry-leading audio powered by Dolby Voice, remote attendees no longer feel like …

10 Simple Living Room Ideas That Will Transform Your Space in Minutes

The living room is arguably one of the most important spaces in your home. It's probably where your family gathers at night, where you wind down on a …

The Bestselling Amazon Bed Sheets Are Just $30 (And Have More Than 30,000 5-Star Reviews)

The debate over bedding, particularly what qualities make for the best bed sheets, is never-ending. For those who love a thick, cool-to-the-touch …

Shopping

Even the Xbox Adaptive Controller’s packaging is accessibly designed

Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller is a rather fascinating device on its own. The intention is to make it easier to play games for people who struggle …

Product Design

Hardware Complete on the IoT Hockey Puck

IOT

4 essential steps to designing with empathy

Empathy is more than a feeling.The post 4 essential steps to designing with empathy appeared first on InVision Blog.

Design

50 Logo Templates from Studio Standard

50 logos—Studio Standard’s first set of logo branding templates.Amazing—after providing us with several well-designed brochure and magazine …

Graphic Design

This Trick Stopped My Kids’ Dinner Complaints

This trick only takes a few minutes, and you can try it tonight on your own picky eaters.<p>Let’s be honest: feeding kids is hard for all parents—even …

Parenting

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

Engagement Games—Product Analytics Playbook Volume 2

Turn your customer engagement game into your product strategy<p>Engagement is the lifeblood of digital products. If you can’t first engage your …

Product Management

A paper battery for smart packaging?

×<p><b>BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have together taken an important step towards the future’s paper batteries.</b><p>Together they have …

Sustainability

6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

Resource for Designers: Here's How to Get Instant Quotes for On-Demand Manufacturing

With the merger of Xometry and MakeTime, making things in America is about to get a lot easier<p>"The ease of being able to upload a part," says Josh …

Manufacturing

How to draw a dog

Today I am going to show you how to draw a dog. Even though the skeletons of dogs and cats are quite similar, especially in the simplified version …

AI-Powered Logo Creator Churns Out Numerous Designs In Less Than Five Minutes

Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic across the tech industry for quite a while now. The burgeoning technology has its banes and boons, with …

Babies are sure to go gaga for mid-century modern design with this book

A new board book wants to introduce children early on to such legends as Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Frank Lloyd Wright and more.<p>But …