Karina Sakanaka

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The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

UX Design

The relationship between design deliverables and presentation skills

How the level of detail of a design deliverable varies depending on the presenter’s storytelling skills.In 13 years working in UX, I have joined a …

Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate

In this course you will learn and practice five skills for insights:<p><i>Observe</i><br>“Listen with your eyes" and discover what people really care</i> …

What We Learned at The Service Experience Conference 2017

“We have a responsibility to humanize technology, all of us in this room,” said Kendra Shimmell, opening SXConf17.<p>“We need to be responsible for what …

The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017

As part of the Readers' Travel Awards 2017, Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to rate their favourite hotels across Europe that they had visited this year.<p>Each hotel was rated based on various factors including staff, location, and remarkability. The complicated selection process took into …

This Creamy, Boozy Apple Cake Is Stupidly Easy To Make

Where has this recipe been all my life?<p>The custardy, rum-spiked apple cake known as <i>kuchen borracho</i> is the extraordinary result of what happens when …

10 Graphic Design Rules You Should Never Break

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.<p>It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, …

UX Discovery Phase: Your Secret Weapon

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Our CEO, Helena Hill, recently gave a presentation to a large audience at Design Network North’s Rise & Design Event in Durham …

Ray Dalio thinks everyone should read these 3 books — and they have nothing to do with finance

Ray Dalio isn't like other investors.<p>His firm, Bridgewater Associates, is the world's largest hedge fund — with about $160 billion in total assets under management — and it's run according to a culture of "radical truth" and "radical transparency."<p>Dalio has built a workplace according to his vision …

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

The ideas of Agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications, and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point.When …

The Basics of Design Sprints and Other Jargon

Nowadays, more and more product teams are adopting Agile processes to manage projects and create more user-centric products. As a result, we’ve seen …

Design

Spotify for typographers font library launches

Typeface collections are a fundamental yet expensive asset for designers. This might have caused some creatives (whisper it) to steal fonts in the …

Top 4 Homes of the Week That Embrace Neutral Color Palettes

Gray, white, cream, beige, and black—these quiet yet powerful tones can make any home feel warm and inviting. Check out some of our favorite homes this week that embrace these soft colors that are clean, simple, and perfectly neutral.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community</i> …

Skyline House by Terry & Terry Architecture

Terry & Terry Architecture designed the Skyline House at the top of the Eastbay mountain range in Oakland Hills, California, overlooking Oakland. The …

Architecture

Kengo Kuma uses "borrowed scenery" to infuse nature into Suteki House

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has used an ancient East Asian landscaping principle to inform the design of this house outside Portland, Oregon.<p>Kuma …

Maptic: Tactile Navigation for the Visually Impaired

Being told that you have a lifelong, incurable, eyesight problem is a terrifying prospect; one that is very difficult to come to terms with. For the …

The hillside house that broke Echo Park’s sales record

Chock-full of cool, beautiful details<p>Echo Park’s homebuying market has reached a new high. The Eastsider noted Wednesday (and property records confirm) that a new single-family sales record in the neighborhood had been set by a handsome contemporary in Elysian Heights.<p>The three-bedroom, two-bath …

Architecture

Download Free User Experience Templates To Use

I teach at General Assembly in Seattle as a Part Time UX Instructor. One task that pained me early on while teaching was watching students scour the …

Kengo Kuma’s first U.S. home is an indoor-outdoor masterpiece

The Suteki home was built as part of a residential showcase in Happy Valley, Oregon<p>Hot off the heels of his expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden, architect Kengo Kuma has designed a house in Happy Valley, Oregon, for Yokohama-based homebuilding company Suteki.<p>Built as part of Metro Portland’s …

Home Building

Design Sprint Kit

What’s a Design Sprint?<p>A design sprint is a five-phase framework that helps answer critical business questions through rapid prototyping and user …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Design

Landscape Architect Visit: The California Life, Outdoor Living Room Included

When it came time to retire, Steven and Dee Dee Kim knew just what they wanted. They would leave their home in Tiburon, California near San …

Landscaping

The Best Places to Shop for Design-Savvy Men Photos

The term <i>bachelor pad</i> tends to conjure visions of unkempt lairs replete with stacks of dirty dishes and mismatched furniture. But plenty of guys of all ages take pride in their homes, and for good reason: There are many stylish design companies geared toward men determined to outfit their pads in …

Ralph Lauren

We've Never Seen a Tree House This Luxurious Before

It's basically a spa sitting on top of an old oak.<p>When one thinks about tree houses, they might associate it with camping or people who thrive in survival situations — but this beauty will prove there are exceptions to every rule. The Woodman's Tree House in Holditch, United Kingdom is located on …

Treehouses

Mapped: Which London neighbourhoods have seen the biggest house price rises since the crash?

Property prices in south and east London have boomed since the last downturn, growing faster than anywhere else in the capital.<p>Herne Hill, a neighbourhood in south London near Brixton, which is known for its large park and lido, has had the highest growth in the country since the peak. New research …

This Infographic Shows the Best Places to Store Different Types of Food in Your Kitchen

Different types of food require different types of storage. Some vegetables just want to breath and be free, while others will only stay crisp in …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use.<p>Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called …

The Standard's Essential East Village To Do List

The East Village may conjure visions of beat poets reading from tattered notebooks, punks in Tompkins Square Park, worn-down tenements, and...well, …

East Village

15 Life-Changing Books, According to Real Simple Editors

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books