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Controlling the Pace of UX with Content Strategy

What happens when we slow our pace, enjoy the ride, or look around while waiting in line? Well, if there's content to engage us, our experiences will …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Raspberry-Thyme Sorbet (no ice-cream maker needed!)

Security Vendor AVG Tries to Bring Its Free-First Model to Mobile

AVG built a name for itself by offering free security software at a time when most others were charging.<p>The company is trying to do the same in …

Stuck In A Rut? SpotOn.it Looks At Your Calendar And Makes Smart Activity Recommendations

There are definitely times where I feel like my social life has gotten a bit … not monotonous, but tied to a familiar pattern of bookstores, movie theaters, bars, and karaoke bars. That’s why I’m checking out a new site called SpotOn.it, which tries to break people out of their own personal ruts by …

The Secret to Slow-Poaching the Perfect Egg: Seven Degrees of Separation

<b>How do you like your eggs?</b> Perhaps one of the most-frequently asked questions when it comes to food, whether you're out to brunch or cooking at home, especially if it's the morning after. Scrambled? Sunny-side up? Over easy? How about slow poached to precisely 63 degrees? That's how Chef Lonnie …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems

Lurking behind the question of jobs — whether there are enough of them, how hard we should work at them, and what kind the future will bring — is a major problem of job engagement. Too many people are tuned out, turned off, or ready to leave. But there’s one striking exception.<p>The happiest people I …

Principles of User Interface Design

"To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, …

Why Burying Sign Up Buttons Helps Get More Sign Ups

Every time we give our Design Drives Action talk, we ask the following question:<p><b>If you remove the sign up button from the homepage on the following</b> …

Designing for the Next Step

There are two things that every designed screen must do well: describe the current step and describe the next step. It’s as simple…and hard…as</b> …

Designing for the Social Web: The Usage Lifecycle

The Usage Lifecycle is a simple model that looks at interaction from the user’s standpoint…at the stages a person goes through as they learn about …

How to Be the Best Version of You

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." --Steve Jobs<p>Truly happy and successful people get that way by becoming the best, most genuine version of themselves they can be. Not on the outside--on the …

Motivation

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

Target’s ‘Show Don’t Sell’ Content Strategy

Social media has forced brands to be transparent because consumers now want to know more about the companies they patronize. That means the pressure …

Advertising Industry

An Ingenious Music Video Comprised Of Crowdsourced Cursors

Henceforth, all music videos must track our cursors while we watch.<p>It’s hard to rock out with a mouse. Or at least it used to be, before Do Not Touch, an interactive music video for the song <i>Kilo</i> by Light Light.<p>When you load the site, you’re greeted by thousands of cursors. What are they doing? Well …

Coffitivity

10 Essential Online Tools You Should Be Using

Check out a slew of apps to streamline a range of functions, including project management, customer service, social media, and email.<p>Is your workflow stuck in the past? Check out the following tools to make your business more efficient:<p><b>1. Manage and collaborate more easily:</b> <b>Blossom</b><p>Blossom lets you …

Social Media

Biographical Memoirs Home

Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs provide the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. …

Hopscotch iPad app looks to teach building blocks of coding to girls

How do we get more women interested in programming? We can start by exposing them to more accessible learning tools earlier in life. That’s the idea …

女性にも効果が期待できる?

Paste Untapped 2013 Playlist and Music Guide

While we’re still salivating over the beer list for this year’s first Paste Untapped festival in Forth Worth, Texas, our ears are anticipating treats …

Why you should move that button 3px to the left

When a product is close to launch, I become a perfectionist. Each misaligned element or awkward interaction is like a thorn in my side. There’ll be a …

This Is How Your Gmail Should Work

The iOS Gmail app went through a huge overhaul late last year that brought with it much more functionality and a better interface but those changes haven't translated to every Gmail app.<p>Designer Paul Burke has dreamt up this great Gmail concept that deeply integrates Google's Siri-like service …