Nick McEvily

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This Is How To Be Productive: 5 New Secrets Proven By Research

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.It’s like …

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

10 tips on prototyping UIs with Sketch

Since it was purpose-built for web and mobile design, it’s no surprise that Sketch is one of the fastest and most versatile tools for designing …

Design Thinking: Part II – Prototyping Perfection

Blog Post › Innovation that Creates New Value<p>In our previous discussion, it was revealed that, yes; you too are a designer — regardless of your job …

Instagram’s open-source library could make it easier for app makers to build for Apple Watch

Instagram today released an open-source library that it said could make it easier for developers of large, complex mobile apps to build versions for Apple Watch.<p>Instagram posted the library to GitHub, a popular repository of open-source projects.<p>The library is known as IGInterfaceDataTable, and is …

Facebook Messenger Has Finally Broken Free

When Facebook jettisoned all Messenger interactions to a stand-alone app last summer, it was a mild annoyance, an end to the convenience of having …

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UX - Designing for Profit and Happiness in Workplace Experience

At SXSW I spoke about how you could use UX methodology, which has been used in product and application design for years, to design a productive and engaging workplace. In the panel, "The Productive Workplace - UX, Technology and You," I mentioned how we broke down the factors of workplace …

With Release Of iOS 7.1 Beta 3, Apple Favors Circular Buttons, Changes To Phone & “Power Off” Screens

Apple is continuing to tweak the interface to its iOS 7 mobile operating system, it seems, as today’s release of the iOS 7.1 beta 3 build indicates. In this latest update, the company has revamped the phone dialer, in-call screen, and power off screen, with a tendency to favor circular buttons …

CES 2014: ClearView Audio Shows Off 'Clio' Clear Glass Wireless Speaker

ClearView Audio showed off its Clio Bluetooth wireless speaker at CES 2014, which boasts a unique "invisible" design consisting of an ultra-thin, curved acrylic glass transducer. The speaker's design allows for it to output sound in multiple directions, with volume up/down, mute, and Bluetooth …

A Journey Through Beautiful Typography In Web Design

Exquisite Uses Of Type<p>Matt Luckhurst This page is colorful and fun. You are greeted with lovely serif letters — and after a bit, you realize that the …

Why Travel Makes Us Better Designers (and Chefs and Scientists)

This is what happens when you cross the border from Akçakale, Turkey, into Syria. Specifically, Syria in the Summer of 2010, not long before things …

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