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By Mauro Toselli | Things I need to have at hand or I find interesting or simply "read laters"

Shopping Guide for Designers - Core77

Shopping Guide for Designers The best way to find gear is getting a tip from a friend you trust.<p>As friends of our design community for over 20 years, …

Shopping

How to Find Instagram Hashtags for your Business

The gorgeous photos, the enticing headlines, and most persuasive text. Still, you’re unable to get some authentic followers on Instagram. The reason …

Marketing

Brother Font Duo plus 16 Badges and Logos

Brother, a vintage-inspired font duo that comes with free badges and logos.Created and published by Design.co, this well-accomplished set consists of …

Graphics

How to Supercharge Problem Solving With Simple Pictures

Dan Roam believes we are all capable of using visual thinking to solve complex problems. His first book, <i>The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and</i> …

Design Systems and Abstraction Layers: A Model for Better Understanding and Implementation

<i>Let’s discuss the value of clearly delineating the mental model that is your design system, its artifacts, and the tools that implement it.</i>Whether …

UX Design

The Right Way to Select Technology, An Excerpt

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Tony Byrne and Jarrod Gingras’s new book, <i>The Right Way to Select</i> …

Web Design

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

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 …

Graphic Design

Oracle launches blockchain service

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Oracle introduced Blockchain Cloud Service at its OpenWorld conference on Monday, as the database giant works hard to make its cloud more competitive with IBM's and …

FinTech

Someone Is Leaving Ironic Messages All Over The UK, And It’s Impossible Not To Notice Them

From mocking authorities and consumerism to ridiculing other graffers, Mobstr's written word is changing the way we view public space and is …

Street Art

How to teach technical concepts with cartoons

People sometimes tell me these days “wow julia, you are so good at drawing, it is so cool!”I think this is kind of funny because, this is what …

Programming

A Step By Step Guide To Building Customer Journey Maps

<b>“How do you get your customers to do what you want them to do on your website?”</b><p>Digital marketers get asked this question all the time. Without …

Customer Experience

Ending a client meeting at the perfect time, according to Paula Scher

Sharing a scene from Abstract that agatha kim sent my way recently. On episode 6 of the series, graphic designer Paula Scher demonstrates the perfect …

Paula Scher

Artist Uses a Chainsaw to Carve a Giant Pacific Octopus Out of a Large Piece of Wood

Talented artisan Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, Washington has created an absolutely stunning giant pacific octopus …

Nature

Experiences in Visual Thinking Revisited

How can we use visual thinking to get into a healthy mindset and be creative when we want to solve a problem? To make the concept of visual thinking …

FireSigns: a semiotic theory for graphic design

<i>FireSigns</i> is a new book from MIT Press by semiotician, calligrapher, and type designer, Steven Skaggs.<p>Semiotics is the study of signs and …

Graphic Design

Why a Company Vision and the Process of Creating It Is Critical: An Interview with Dave Gray

A vision for an organization, or for any group, is about creating a picture of the future that doesn't exist yet.

Colour and life through the kaleidoscopic vision of Pantone

Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Colour Institute, was on holiday in the south of France when the 00s financial crisis first reached …

Apple News Publisher: Everything you need to know!

Apple News Publisher is the official tool for publishing content to Apple News. Here's what you need to know.<p>Apple News Publisher is the tool that …

Digital Media

10 Fantastic Examples of Progressive Webapps

The concept of a progressive webapp (PWA) is simple. Developers create websites that behave like native applications for all environments. These work …

Web Design

A Digital Platform Advocating the Importance of Creative Research

Are.na is an exciting research website that allows designers and artists alike to connect dots and dig into creative interests<p>We currently live in a …

Raindrop.io — All in One Bookmark Manager

Open Web App Install App or Extension<p>Save Anything from Around the Web<p>Article, photo, video, presentation, web site screenshot and more. Support all …

#TodaysDoodle (No. 624) Quick A1 cheat sheet for tonight's SketchnoteLDN ‪'Figures & Actions'‬ meetup

Make All Images on Your Website Responsive in 3 Easy Steps (Sponsored)

Images are crucial to website performance, but most still don’t implement responsive images. It’s not just about fitting an image on the screen, but …

Web Design

Design Thinking Handbook—from DesignBetter.Co

In 1958, 4 months after Sputnik launched and President Eisenhower created NASA, a Stanford engineering professor named John Arnold proposed that</i> …

Pulling Apart the Thinking Mind – an Effective Meditation

I have a new private client who is dealing with sleep issues. He sleeps fine one night but the next night means no sleep and this cycle of sleep – no …

Mindfulness

How Visual Thinking Helps You Remember More and Be More Creative

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>Mike Rohde is the bestselling author of <i>The Sketchnote Handbook</i> and <i>The Sketchnote Workbook</i>. He presents …

Notes on Dan Brown’s Creating Effective Discovery Documentation

<i>(added 08/17 to uie.com’s All You Can Learn video library, link here)</i><p>Curiosity<p>Skepticism<p>Humility<p>The discovery process<p>Ask questions to begin creating …