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

Google Design

Lecture 2 : What is the Design Process?

<b>We want to see your design process.</b><br>— Said every interviewer, their voices echoing into the abyss.<p>A d<i>esign process</i> defines every designer’s journey to …

UX Design

Design Thinking vs Design Sprints, what’s the difference?

What is Design Thinking?<p>“<i>Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of</i> …

Design Thinking

Graphic Design Certification School: Lifetime Subscription

<b>Photoshop Course</b><p>Master the Leading Image Design Software<p>Adobe Photoshop is the standard for creating and editing images. This course covers all aspects of the design process with Photoshop from the importing of images right through final production. You'll gain a practical, in-depth knowledge of …

Drawing App Linea Adds iCloud Support and Mac Companion App

Earlier this week, The Iconfactory released version 1.1 of its iPad sketching app, Linea. The highlight of the release is iCloud syncing for all drawings stored in the app. This is a welcome addition for the sake of having safe backup files in the cloud, but it is also important because of a …

iOS

How To Use White Space In Web Design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

It is a designers role to create compelling layouts users like to use. White space is a concept that will help you to make beautiful, easy to read …

Web Design

Mule Design's Mike Monteiro on responsibility in experience design

What responsibilities do designers have to their clients, their users and ultimately, themselves?<p>Mike Monteiro will tell you in no uncertain terms …

UX Design

The Power Of Emotional Design: Including Illustrations Into Your Projects

As designers, we often use imagery that resonates with our audience. Yet, often we also end up with stock photos and generic icons that come across …

Web Design

Craft by InVision

Introducing Craft<p>Screen Design. Supercharged.<p>Craft is a suite of plugins to let you design with real data in mind. Manage them via the new Craft …

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

Graphic Design

Design of Onboarding Tutorial: Greet, Inform, Engage.

The well-known Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said: «A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step». When applied to numerous digital …

Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks

A UK mental health group's survey of 1,500 shows there are real dangers in social media.<p>Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. The Society looked into many …

Mental Health

Desktop-First Design Tips for Responsive Websites

Most web designers know about mobile-first design and how it has dramatically affected responsive design. But there is another technique that may be …

Tips

The Horizontal Scroll Interface – Muzli -Design Inspiration

UI/UX Basic Research<p>Prelude<p>It always bothered me, that all apps use an interface principle which relies on vertical scrolling. I bet the first three …

An Introduction to Taxonomies

Question: What do the animal kingdom and large complicated websites have in common?<br>Answer: They’re both ordered with taxonomies.<p>Newsletter Sign …

Usability

Journalism is community

2017 will be the year newsrooms find out who their audiences (actually) are.<p>The Internet is a complicated business tool. It can reduce millions of people to a singular identity, or amplify a single person’s unique voice to millions of people. An advertiser on Facebook can identify with great …

The Problem with Consensus

Reading Time: 1 minutes<p>So…on the one hand, life would be great if folks could have consensus on all decisions so that everyone was happy.<p>The problems …

Italian Graphic Designer Finds Pantone Colors In Natural Landscapes And Cities

In each of his landscape studies, Antoni digitally inserts his hand with a swatch, containing complimentary Pantone shades that are represented in …

Celebrating Hand Lettering

In his 2005 Stanford commencement speech Steve Jobs credits calligraphy with the importance of typography on the Mac:<i><br>"Reed College at that time</i> …

Best Practices for Horizontal Lists in Mobile

Many Android and iOS apps have horizontal scrolling lists. Maybe it’s also combined inside a vertical list. But is it necessary? Even assuming it is, …

New open source tool for journalists and designers to weave interactive stories

<i>Odyssey.js is a project funded by the Knight Prototype Fund developed by mapping company CartoDB. Today it is releasing the beta version of an open</i> …

Designing Purpose

<i>A few simple ways design can help you explore purpose</i><p>How many times have you heard a graduation speech that included the phrases “follow your dreams” …

A Visual Vocabulary for Concept Models

Part One: Rendering Relationships<p>I’m gone a little crazy for concept models. It started with when I wrote, How to Make a Concept Model, and then when …

How To Protect Yourself From The Global WanaCry Ransomware Attack [Updated]

The WanaCry ransom screen.[/caption]<p>A ransomware variant called WanaCrypt0r 2.0, also known as WanaCry or WCry, has locked up over 75,000 computers in 99 countries in the last 24 hours according to cybersecurity company Avast. The National Health Service in the UK, Spanish telecommunications …

Cybersecurity

Stop talking, start listening

Good designers are good listeners. They start by understanding, not solving.<p>I recently found myself in a meeting with a designer who just started …

Hands-on: iOS-compatible LaMetric Time clock is like a status board for your desk

The LaMetric Time is a highly-customizable Wi-Fi-enabled clock that can be configured via its free iOS companion app. The app allows you to customize the clock face, and load apps for displaying personalized information — things like Twitter followers and realtime YouTube subscriber numbers, for …

FullStory Click Maps Show Exactly How Users Interact with Your Website

For designers, it can sometimes feel like we’re simply guessing as to what elements a user will like and interact with. Figuring out what users are …

Usability

The Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in London

London can get expensive, but not every activity has a hefty price tag.<p>England is a country filled with history and culture and perhaps no place more …