Melissa Ngu

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What to Do in Seoul, South Korea

Take a tour with Ken Lee of the best food and sites to experience in Seoul, from tasty street food to secret villages and stunning park views.

Methods for Using Micro-Interactions on Your Site

When it comes to user experience, micro-interactions drive all interactions. Only a few years ago, when touch screen devices first entered the …

How to Redesign a Website To Look Incredible on Mobile

Fifteen years ago, undergoing a website redesign was a much more straightforward endeavor — you simply decided how your desktop experience would …

A Practical Guide To Invisible Design

With examples from Dropbox, Gmail, and more, here’s a no-nonsense guide to creating user experiences that are so natural, they feel invisible.<p>When you examine the most successful interaction designs of recent years, the clear winners are those who execute fundamentals flawlessly, like Gmail’s …

How to Not Feel Awful After Air Travel

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Air travel days are exciting and fun but can also wreak havoc on your health as you lose sleep, eat off …

The World's Strangest Beaches

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they're far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the experiences …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 12<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>February: Honolulu<p>3 of 12<p>March: Buenos Aires<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>April: Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 12<p>May: …

8 habits of awesome UX designers

One of the fables that floats around UX teams is that of the US space program and its quest for a pen that could be used in anti-gravity.<p>They reportedly spent million dollars developing a high-tech writing utensil with ink that remained solid until the flow of writing and a pressurized chamber that …

UX Design

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

What's something you've always wanted to accomplish but never have?<p>Maybe it's launching your own company, or maybe it's finally getting in shape.<p>Whatever it is, it probably seems like there are insurmountable obstacles standing between you and your goal, from your demanding family to your busy work …

These Types of Emails Make the Best Pitches

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to wow me with your UX research portfolio

When I started out in user experience in 1989 — the field was called ‘human factors’ back then — there was no concept of the ‘UX portfolio’.<p>Just …

UX Design

Empathy, Design Thinking, And An Obsession With Customer-Centric Innovation

To deliver innovative, customer-centric solutions through design thinking, we must begin with empathy.<p>In its simplest and purest form, empathy enables us to not only experience and understand another person’s circumstances, but it also puts us in our customers’ shoes to experience what they are</i> …

Six Basic Personal Finance Facts People Constantly Get Wrong

Quite often, the “facts” that people tout when it comes to personal finance aren’t quite facts at all. Sometimes they’re just opinions stated with …

Personal Finance

11 Ways Successful People Stay Happy

You should never sacrifice happiness in order to be successful.<p>The book <i>If I Knew Then</i>offers advice on careers, finances, and life from the Harvard Business School's Class of 1963. It's interesting to note that no one says having a ridiculous amount of business success and money is the key to …

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …

Don't Wait Anymore! 20 Websites To Help You Start Your Own Business

Here are the 20 essential websites that will help you start your own business and be successful now!

UX Crash Course: 30 Stupid Questions

As part of my mission to get more people started in User Experience design, I decided to follow-up last year’s <b>UX Crash Course</b> and <b>User Psychology</b> …

UX Design

Using Color Theory to Improve Website Accessibility

There are tons of articles and guides about <b>color theory</b> and its importance for every web designer. Colors are really essential in design and may even …

500 Free Icons for ios8 & Android UI Design

New <b>free icons</b> for web, ecommerce, iOS8, iOS7 and Android UI design. Highest quality icon sets with <b>500 free icons</b> available in .Sketch, AI, SVG, EPS, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding UX Design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we …

UX Design

Free e-Course: Useful Web Design Trends for 2016

We’re proud to present the newest addition to our design studio, a six-week e-course available to UXPin fans, absolutely free. Enroll in this course …

Delightful Design, Deconstructed

What makes design delightful? Four real-world examples<p>Some websites provide us a service, other websites make us smile–but the best ones do both. In the context of web design, delightful designs give us a special feeling that keeps us coming back.<p>But a website that only offers delight–no substance, …

10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>Horse-riding, Turkey<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an …

European Travel

James Dyson on How Invent Insanely Popular Products | Inc.com

James Dyson knows a thing or two about innovation.<p>As the brains behind the iconic Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner line and the Dyson Air Multiplier fans, he has invented some of the best household items we use every day. What you might not realize is that he also runs a foundation dedicated to …

The Design Destinations You Need to Visit in Japan

Architect Andre Kikoski's tour of incredible crafts in Tokyo and Kyoto<p>As a child, I traveled extensively in the Middle East; <i>souks</i> in Aleppo, shops in …

Japan

Best Hawaiian Islands

Not sure where to go in Hawaii? We've got the perfect guide for every type of traveler, from romance seekers to adventurers to partiers who want to …

Hawaii

Warren Buffett says these are the 6 most important things you should do with your money

Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, making him the third richest person in the …

5 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Needs

As I'm sure you're all aware (aka tired of hearing about it) -- I'm self-employed and loving it. Being my own boss has been both super fulfilling and super stressful, and I'm still learning how to keep it all balanced. Sometimes it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day and I'm …

Julie Ann Horvath, Product Designer

<i>On my most recent job hunt, I wrote this narrative-based résumé (in addition to a more traditional one) in hopes of reaching the types of teams that</i> …