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26 Japanese Brands Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know, and Where to Buy Them

<i>To celebrate the launch of Highsnobiety Japan, we’re exhibiting the numerous ways in which Japanese culture intersects with our publication’s points</i> …

Successful Mobile App Design: What Can We Learn From Ray-Ban, Urban Outfitters, and Zeel

For many users, their desktop devices have become a secondary touchpoint. The vast majority of searches begin on mobile, and users have become used to the instantaneous connection they get with a brand’s digital presence. Whether at home or on-the-go, mobile devices are becoming more and more …

Apps

Startups Are Finding it Increasingly Difficult to Thrive - Here's How to Ensure Yours Can | Founder's Guide

It’s believed that half of all startups fail within the first five years. And many of them are gone within the first 12 months. This should …

Startups

Love Startups: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Spouses

Marrying an entrepreneur can lead to lonely dinners, late nights, empty seats at family events and financial concerns. When Nicole Cottrell, CEO of …

6 Costly Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

Launching a startup is undeniably an exciting time. Not only are you finally your own boss, but you also have a chance to become one of the most …

Edison and Einstein Agree: It's Smart to Lead With Need

Don't fall in love with your big idea. Fall in love with your customers' big issue.<p>It's a widely acknowledged meme that successful founders need to be passionate. In fact, there's a whole word cloud of associated entrepreneurial attributes that spring to mind here: Relentless, Committed, Fearless, …

Here’s more reason to believe the app boom is over

It's looking more and more like mobile apps have peaked. Yes, new hits spring up every now and then, and yes, some of them have become critical aspects of the average person's life. But a few familiar names have a stranglehold over both downloads and revenue, and the amount of time people spend …

Apps

Why Our Education System Needs to Nurture Entrepreneurs

Why schools needs to adapt to the shifting employment landscape and help build better entrepreneurs.<p>It wasn't too long ago that new graduates would join a company straight out of school and spend the next several decades there. There was an implicit contract between employer and employee that …

Education

15 User Experience Design Tips For Building Lean, Profitable Mobile Apps

Making the decision to build a mobile app isn’t a cheap one, which is why taking a lean, MVP approach to app development is the best way to minimise …

Apps

50 Cool Logo Designs to Get your Creative Juices Flowing

A logo design sets an impact for the business it represents.<p>If a company is compared to a book, its logo is the cover judged by others.<p>It is a design …

Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

Previously I’ve written about the downside of rules at work and how rules can be replaced with accountability and transparency and trust. In this article I’d like to explore the foundational solution, which is hiring great people.<p>Do corporate rules really reflect a hidden hiring problem? What can …

6 Times Less Was More in Content Marketing

Dubbed “10x” by Moz, interactive long-form content is the medium of the moment. But whether it’s GIFs, infographics, white papers, or anything else, …

Marketing

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Tim Cook

Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups

When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less media attention, they’re proving just as innovative as their more high-profile tech counterparts.<p>In fact, …

Startups

5 top grid systems for web designers

When I begin a new project, half the battle is starting on the right foot. I imagine others feel the same, as they navigate countless tools and blogs …

Web Design

15 Animated Design Concepts of Mobile UI

Product UI/UX<p>Animation in UI is a tool of great power breathing life into the process of interaction. It helps user to get fast feedback, provides …

5 PPC Tips for Startups on a Limited Budget

Startups that want to stay lean or have not been funded yet usually have a limited budget with every dollar needing to be accounted for. New …

3 lessons learned from leading design at a high-growth startup

Flexport's Andrew Coyle on advocating design, building systems, and including others.The post 3 lessons learned from leading design at a high-growth …

UX Design

The Best Mockup & Wireframing Design Tools & Apps for UI/UX Designers

The best mockup & wireframing design tools & apps introduce to UI/UX designers. Updated continually.<p>Prototyping/wireframing tools are the best communi …

Prototyping

11 promising opportunities for startups that want to make a big impact

Partnering with another prominent company is a great way to fast-track your growth and can lead to opportunities you couldn’t achieve on your own. From creating content for high-tech wearables to disrupting otherwise “boring” businesses — laundry, anyone? — opportunities for strategic partnerships …

Startups

Design and the Self

Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by bad design — from airplane seats that distort our posture to aesthetically inelegant cars. Landscapes that …

Play time: Paris' Cité de la Mode et du Design puts on a show dedicated to childish fun

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The 10 Best Educational Apps that use Gamification for adults in 2018

<b>This post was recently updated to reflect the 10 best educational apps for adults that use Gamification for 2018</b><p>Get ready to learn, the fun way! We …

Top 5 Mobile Design Trends To Look Out For In 2016

Consumers are spending more time consuming media on their mobile devices. The CMO Council reports that mobile digital media time in the US is now significantly higher at 51% compared to desktop media time at 42%. User experience is the central focus of the most relevant design trends, and …

UI Design

7 Rules for Gamification - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

I just thought as I had not written a post for a few days (researching for a couple of good ones!), I would put up my 7 rules for gamification.<p>Be …

The unwritten rules of working at a startup that no one likes to talk about

Startup life has become shrouded in myth. People think it's a shortcut to the American Dream, a get-rich-quick path.<p>But for a lot people, startup life is far harsher and more complicated.

Startups