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Hawaii Food: 16 Mouthwatering Hawaiian Dishes!

Discover Google's UX design secrets

Rachel Inman doesn't like exclusivity, which directly ties into her role as a website builder at Google where she works on perfecting the user …

Describing Personas

People seem to fall into a hole when writing personas, even when they’re doing it based on research: they use demographics to divide between segments …

UX Design

Designing concepts through process thinking

Tech roadmap for product has to merge with roadmap for processes. When the change is made in a tech product, that also has to change on human and …

Product Management

What makes a good User Experience?

For the past 8 years, I have focused on designing digital experiences in a variety of industries and for a variety of clients. Throughout my career, …

UX Design

Dalai Lama Shares a Humorous, Profound Answer During Talk on Compassion

Video Lifestyle<p>He really does live in the present.<p>Share<p>Share on Facebook Click me! Share on Twitter Click me! Copy Link<p>Never Miss a Great Video: …

One Easy Way to Find Your Life's Purpose and Boost Your Brain's Health

"I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things that ought to be done by me." -- Charles Fillmore, Unity School of Christianity<p>Those words were spoken in the early 1900s by a man in his 94th year, the head of a major spiritual movement. Just reading …

Cognitive Impairment

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Wear OS

Here's what a portfolio website should look like

One of the best speakers at Generate New York 2015 last month is a designer at Sparkbox and net's Young Designer of the Year 2014, Katie Kovalcin. …

Graphic Design

7 habits of great Web designers

Get developers involved in the design process as early as possible. Invite them to meetings, user research tests, brainstorming sessions, etc. Their input, after all, determines whether your vision actually comes to life. At the very least, they can warn you if your ideas are a technical nightmare, …

How To Win An Argument Every Time

<i>This article was cowritten by Joseph Grenny, the</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author of</i> Crucial Conversations <i>and the cofounder of VitalSmarts.</i><p>Between the two of us, we’ve spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding in both of our research is that your ability to …

Success

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

A Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

Featured Resources<p>This is an online version of one of our most frequently sought after introductory learning experiences. Using a video, worksheets, …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

Incredible Photos of Water Drops with Reflected Images

The astonishing collection of images called <i>Water Drops</i> by British photographer Dave Wood is so simple in concept but beautiful in result. Wood very …

New Cruise Ships Making a Splash in 2015

This year brings with it several new cruise ships from popular lines including Royal Caribbean, whose Anthem of the Seas debuts in April, and Norwegian Cruise Line, which will launch the biggest ship in its fleet -- Norwegian Escape -- in October.<p>One of the most anticipated new cruise ships comes …

Cruise Ships

Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year, La Maison De La Radio: this week’s new films

Ex Machina | A Most Violent Year | La Maison De La Radio | Beyond Clueless | Mortdecai | The Gambler<p>Ex Machina (15)<br>(Alex Garland, 2015, UK/US) Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac. 108 mins<p>Powered by big ideas, slick design and three of the hottest actors currently out there, this sly …

Olivia Munn

Gyroscope

The Making of April Zero<p>Part 1<p>This is the first chapter of how I designed the original April Zero website. I will share some sketches, deleted …

A Roadmap To Becoming An A/B Testing Expert

When To Start Testing<p>Start testing only when you have enough visitors and enough conversions to run the test in a timely manner (a conversion happens …

Prioritizing Devices: Testing And Responsive Web Design

Because of all the things we have to support now, <b>testing has become really, really, really difficult and also super-expensive</b>. But imagine having to …

The Science Behind Color and Emotion

We Might Be Hardwired for Certain Hues<p>Is it possible that our brains are wired to like (or dislike) certain colors? It all relates to emotion …

Psychology

The Food Lab Redux: How to Make the Perfect Bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen

There's no two ways about it: making ramen—and I'm talking <i>tonkotsu</i>, the rich, creamy pork broth of Japan's <i>Kyushu</i> region that leaves your lips sticky and your belly happy—is not an easy task. Each element takes time to prepare before they're ready to combine in the bowl just before serving, and some …

How to Poach Salmon in a Baggie

For so long, perfectly cooked salmon was something found only at great restaurants. That changes with this week's Mad Genius Tips video. <i>F&W</i> Test Kitchen salmon sleuth Justin Chapple reveals how to cook perfectly medium rare (or medium, or medium-well) salmon by poaching fillets in BPA-free plastic …

Genius

How do you photograph the Moon?

A giant sphere of shiny rock is floating over your head while you sleep. Here's how to take a decent photograph of it<p>The Moon. Some say it's made of cheese, conspiracy theorists claim that it's a hologram projected by the New World Order, while so-called scientists believe that it's a giant …

More Amazing 3D Illustrations That Pop Out at You by Nagai Hideyuki

Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki has an incredible knack for seeing the potential for cool perspective drawings along flat surfaces. As we've seen before, all he needs are some colored pencils, charcoal, and a few notebooks to create his amazingly detailed illustrations that jump off the pages in …

Drawing

Simple Trick Allows You to Transfer Images Onto Wood Using Only an Inkjet Printer

In what is one of the coolest photography hacks I’ve seen in a while, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows you how to easily create a …