Manas Kumar

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Sneak Previews Of What Could Be Google’s ‘Material Design 2’ Style Guide

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Google logo via Wikimedia Commons, background image via Material Design<p><b>With the</b> Google I/O conference opening in the …

Why should you consider a Reporting and Visualization Standard ?

As some of you have noticed, I returned to SAP and I am now part of the SAP Analytics Cloud team and I will try to share more insights and more “How …

SAP SE

A new data visualization tool: Flourish

(Full disclosure: the development of Flourish was partially supported by the <b>Google News Lab</b>. I have an ongoing consulting collaboration with the Lab, …

Data Visualization

Architecture Books You Can Borrow (For Free) From The Internet's Largest Library

Have you registered for your <b>free</b> library card? If you haven't, you're missing out on some serious perks! The Internet Archive has a lending feature …

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

Graphic Design

Ivan Tolmachev Shares the Fundamentals of Product Design Every Founder Must Know

The way we work is changing. With rapidly developing technology and the Internet, people are not tied to physical location anymore. Combining work and travel allows people to explore the world while advancing in their career.<p>Today I am talking to Ivan Tolmachev, a Senior Product Designer at …

UX Design

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

10 essential tools for freelance UX designers

As many freelance UX developers will testify, going it alone can be an exciting ride, but it can also be a little overwhelming at first. Not only …

The 5 best fiction books of 2016

<b>1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Doubleday, $27)<p>This year's National Book Award winner is "something much more interesting than a …

Books

National Geographic Infographics, A Pictorial History of the Magazine’s Pioneering Illustrations

International publisher Taschen has announced the release of <i>National Geographic Infographics</i>, a stunning pictorial history of the magazines’s …

The Top 10 UX Booth Articles of 2016

Make no mistake: 2016 has been quite a year. Here at UX Booth, we’ve not only seen a lot of growth in new readership (hi, all you newcomers!), but …

UX Design

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Impossible Geometry – Surreal Graphic Design Elements

Impossible Geometry, an amazing set of surreal graphic design elements for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.Published by the skilled team of Pixel …

Graphic Design

Top 10 Books of 2016

Fiction<p>Commonwealth<p>By Ann Patchett<p>An illicit kiss at a christening wrecks two marriages in Los Angeles but blends the six children from different families. As we follow them over the next half century, their stories come into focus the way our own family legends cohere — from scraps of information …

Books

A Usable Guide to Cognitive Dimensions

Usability is is an assessment of how easy user interfaces are to use. It’s about asking the question: “How easily can users understand and use my …

UX Design

100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done.<p>In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs. I have tried hundreds of different tools …

Graphic Design

Reducing Cognitive Overload For A Better User Experience

The best user experience is the one the user doesn’t notice. It appears smooth and simple on the surface, but hundreds of crucial design decisions …

UX Design

Peek Inside The Notebooks Of A Legendary Logo Designer

A new Kickstarter is raising funds to publish the notebooks of Lance Wyman, the designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics logo.<p>In 1968, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed the iconic Mexico Olympics identity, hailed today as arguably the strongest branding of any Olympic Games. The success …

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

Experience maps have become more prominent over the past few years, largely because companies are realizing the interconnectedness of the …

UX Design

User Memory Design: How To Design For Experiences That Last

The two charts pictured below changed the way I think about thinking. Reproduced from a classic 1996 psychology study, the story behind these charts …

Web Design

What We're Reading This Summer

A collection of books recommended by The Atlantic’s editors and writers<p><i>The Atlantic</i>’s editors and writers share their recommendations for summer reading—new titles, old favorites, and others in between.<p><i>Homegoing</i><p><b>By Yaa Gyasi</b><p>In her first novel, Yaa Gyasi cleverly weaves the intergenerational tale of …

The ultimate holiday reading guide: 178 books to make you a wiser traveller

What should you be reading this summer? Here are a few of our suggestions, listed under some of the destinations most popular with British travellers. The rough criteria were that the books mentioned should be evocative of place, or illuminating of culture or have caused a bit of a stir locally or …

Animal Faces Illustration

Animal Faces Icon illustration.<p>Bear<p>Elephant<p>Fox<p>Hound Dog<p>Rabbit<p>Raccoon<p>Wolf

The 14 Most Popular CSS Links of 2016 So Far

We’ve taken a look through all the stats for the 20 issues of HTML5 Weekly (our front-end development newsletter) published so far in 2016 and have …

UX Collective

UX Design Methods & Deliverables<p>What does a User Experience Designer do from 9 to 5? Well, a lot of stuff. The list below aggregates most common …

UX Design