John Tramel

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Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

10 Examples of Effective Website Header and Footer Design

Both a website’s header and footer play an important role in the overall user experience. Each one provides an opportunity to establish branding and …

Visual Design

Most Buzzed Designs of February 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in February …

Design Workbook Prepares You For Interviews With Notes From Apple, Google, IDEO

Image provided by Solving Product Design Exercises<p><b>Being a designer,</b> of course, isn’t a theoretical process. It takes thorough real-world practice and …

Design

Want To Build A Culture Of Innovation? Master The Design Critique

Fifteen years as a design educator has taught Jon Kolko the right–and wrong–way to critique design work. He shares his process here.<p>The ability to give and take criticism effectively is a crucial part of the design process. And as companies increasingly embrace design, not just as a feature, but, …

Free, Beautiful Photoshop Mockups You Can Use Without Accreditation

Image via Mockuptime (CC0)<p><b>Like many creatives,</b> designer Ovidiu Tepes from Crevasse Studio enjoys finding quality mockups—especially when they’re free.<p>…

Marie Kondo: Why a tidier life is a richer — and happier — one

You might already realize excessive belongings, messy habits and a disorderly home can drain away cash and valuable time. But fixing these problems — …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Download the UX Sales Deck: Sell Your Team on the Benefits of Great UX

Working somewhere that doesn’t put the needs of customers first can be frustrating. These 52 Cards from Paul Boag are designed to help you convince …

UX Design

InVision takes on Adobe with the introduction of Studio

InVision, the collaborative prototyping tool used by more 3 million people, has been around since 2011. But today, InVision is taking on the full stack with the announcement of its own Photoshop competitor.<p>Meet Studio.<p>InVision’s new Studio design tool goes toe-to-toe with Adobe Photoshop and …

Typography: Agent Free Font

A little tribute to our Friday Fresh Free Font where we would feature a series of fresh fonts for you to download. Do you guys miss it? We can try to …

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

Designers Aren’t Prepared To Make AI–Here’s How To Get Ready

According to interaction designer John Zimmerman, design education needs to adapt to the AI age.<p>AI can offer amazing user experiences when it’s well designed–from more effective spam filters to digital assistants that understand the nuances of your voice. But according to interaction designer and …

8 Design Principles To Live And Die By, According To Facebook, IBM, Pentagram, And More

Buck the trend and never be mediocre.<p>Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.<p>So we asked eight prominent designers who …

The winery of the future looks like something Bruce Wayne would run

When winemakers a century from now look back on the technology that changed the game, one winery is going to stand out: Palmaz Vineyards in the Napa …

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

Design

How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate

01<p>of 07<p>The Importance of a Graphic Design Hourly Rate<p>Setting a graphic design hourly rate is often considered a difficult process, but it must be …

Fjord CEO: Good Design Takes Away, Bad Design Adds

Fjord’s chief executive Olof Schybergson is obsessed – with a wrench. He keeps one prominently displayed on his office table in New York, and is …

Missed The Eclipse? Watch Google’s Cross-Continent Movie Instead

Thanks to thousands of volunteers stationed across the country, anyone can experience the entire journey of the total eclipse.<p>Last week, I wrote about how Google’s Making and Science initiative collaborated with scientists at UC Berkeley to crowdsource images of the eclipse from thousands of …

UXPin releases free Material Design UI library

The makers of UXPin have released a free Material Design UI kit: a set of 140 handcrafted UI elements and 35 hi-fidelity screens. The kit also …

7 great tools for testing your responsive web designs

Every modern web designer should know the principles of responsive web design – how to get your sites to render perfectly on whatever device or …

Building the Golden State Warriors of design teams

Bob Baxley has scaled a lot of design teams in his tenures at Yahoo, Apple, Pinterest, and beyond. Today, he pours his experience and passion into …

UX Design

Website Prototyping: Basement Wireframe Kit

The Basement wireframe kit, a great collection of mockup elements for professional website prototyping.Developed by the team of Great Simple for …

Prototypes

Dashboard Design | 20 Beautiful Examples of Dashboards

Share!<p>If you are currently working on a mobile or web application or planning to create one in the future, then this article will definitely come in …

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

Graphic Design

Why Bywater Is New Orleans' Hottest Neighborhood

Just a 10-minute ride east along the Mississippi River, away from New Orleans’ boozy Bourbon Street and beignet-filled French Quarter, the Bywater is …

New Orleans

The enduring spell of New Orleans Voodoo queen Marie Laveau | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing</i> <i>300 for 300</i> <i>project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments</i> …

Beat the Crowds in New Orleans

Overflowing with fun and food, New Orleans isn't just a locale for a weekend trip. Follow this itinerary for the best time in the Crescent City.<p>“How you doin’, baby?” asks a waitress, and immediately, hopelessly, you’re wheels-up in love with New Orleans. It’s not just her words; it’s the lilt of …

New Orleans

Fourth of July celebrations in the River Parishes | NOLA.com

The fireworks are ready to fire off and activities are planned throughout the River Parishes to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here's a breakdown on a …