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5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

Drinking This 1 Hour Before Going to Bed Burns Belly Fat in 7 Days

Flush the fat away, flatten your tummy and get leaner body by including this incredibly tasty drink in your diet routine. It will do magic for you …

11 Tips for Taking the Perfect Travel Shot on Instagram

"I always <b>take the shot with the phone in horizontal position.</b> The objective is to get the most part of the scenery in the original picture. I crop it …

Travel

What the CEO of the “New” Google Needs to Do Next

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>The Google/Alphabet metamorphosis has catapulted Sundar Pichai into one of the highest profile leadership jobs in Silicon Valley. As the new CEO of Google, he has been handed the keys to one of the world’s most valuable brands, the top website to open to get to other websites, the most …

Silicon Valley

Adobe Flash is finally dead

Adobe Flash, the world’s most hated software, is finally dead. Technically, it’s been on its way out for years, but today it received one of its final blows which will go down in history.<p>Google officially killed Flash advertising in its browser. As of September 1, any advertising that uses the …

Adobe Flash
European Economic Area

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>What has happened in China?<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters …

Stock Markets

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tutorials

Employees Can’t Be Summed Up by a Personality Test

When we were in college, Eleanor, then my girlfriend (now my wife), wanted me to take a Myers-Briggs type test, a personality assessment that would categorize me into one of 16 boxes, each box containing four letters that would explain me.<p>I didn’t want to do it.<p>So she made it easy for me. “Come on, …

Myers-Briggs

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

Find out if your email is part of the Ashley Madison hack

Data from the Ashley Madison hack is now available in easily searchable form, after being released to torrent sites last night. Using a form site from cynic.al or Trustify, users can confirm whether specific emails are included in the database.<p>That confirmation only indicates that an email was …

Ashley Madison

How to Use Hard Light in Photography

Most photographers will preach to you about how soft, shadowless light is all that there ever should exist. They’ll continue on and on about this–and …

Landscape Photography

3 Basic Principles That Will Teach You How to Use Light

As part of CreativeLive's Portrait Bootcamp the mad talent and knowledge of New York City-based portrait/fashion photographer Lindsay Adler are put …

Nikon D5500 Wins European Consumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016 EISA

Nikon has won a prestigious accolade in this year’s EISA awards, taking the prize for ‘European Consumer D-SLR Camera 2015-2016’ for its Nikon …

Cameras

30 Symmetrical Photos So Good They’d Make Wes Anderson Weep

Director Wes Anderson is known for crafting near-perfect symmetry in many of his scenes, so much so that an entire video has been created to show off …

Wes Anderson

The Death of Banner Ads Has Marked the Evolution of Native Advertising

Internet technology has come a long way since the AOL dial-up days, and that includes advancements in online advertising. Unfortunately, with all …

Today’s Secret to Viral Marketing? One Clever Real-World Idea

Want to create the next viral marketing smash online? Start by thinking outdoors and small.<p>Over the past few years, some of the most interesting—and …

Advertising Industry

Japan has plans to put advertisements on the moon

That might change when Pocari Sweat becomes the first product advertised on the surface of the moon.<p>In the latter half of 2016, an American firm devoted to space exploration, Space X, plans to land a rover on the moon.<p>Among the rover's cargo: a can of Pocari Sweat, which will be left on a lunar …

Space Exploration

How to Make Money with Photography in 2015: Shoot a Wedding in Style

Wedding photography is probably one of the most profitable photo niches today. Why? Consider the glam of such events and how much couples spend on …

Weddings

Photographer Creates Mesmerizing Macro Images of Water Droplets on Ordinary Objects

“Photography is fascinating and now I can say that it is not just my hobby. It is part of my life,” were the words of 36-year-old Bulgarian …

Photography

Simon Butterworth's Blue Fields Landscapes Will Make You Think You're Looking at Paintings

This is one of those collections that, when you see it, you have to share it!<p>Simon Butterworth is a photographer from Western Australia whose …

Western Australia