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The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

An Inside Look at Google's Best Employee Perks

Current and former employees sound off on the most attractive benefits the tech giant has to offer.<p>A lot has changed at Google recently. Larry Page announced in August that the tech giant was splitting itself up and creating a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain all the pieces.<p>That separated …

A Modern Home with Personality of Perfect for a Fun Couple

• 1 |<p>The main living area and open kitchen are a welcoming introduction to the home. A stunning butter yellow sofa is just about as cozy looking as any …

3 Stylish Industrial Inspired Loft Interiors

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Pavel Vetrov<p>The first loft comes from visualizer Pavel Vetrov. Rather than the typical concrete that you will find in many lofts, this …

A Rooftop Oasis Anchors an NYC Remodel

• 1 |<p>The large open living space on the first floor of the apartment uses some of the wood beams and exposed brick left over from the building’s …

Interior Design

Here are the renderings of Google's futuristic new headquarters

SolarCity To Partner With Google To Finance $750 Million In Residential Solar

<b>Published on</b> February 27th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>17<p>February 27th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>American solar energy company SolarCity has announced the …

A Modern Summer Cottage Utilizes Tons of Gorgeous Walnut

• 1 |<p>The two story house features a common design with communal living spaces on the ground floor and private rooms on the upper level. The ground …

Designing For Small Spaces: 3 Beautiful Micro Lofts

• 1 |<br>• Architect: Stanislav Kaminskyi<p>The first microloft measures 47 square meters (500 square feet), so it is actually on the larger end of the …

2 Creative Apartments Featuring Whimsical Art

• 1 |<br>• Architect: NORDES Design Group<br>• Designer: NORDES Design Group<p>The first creative apartment for a creative person comes from the design and …

With HomeKit on horizon, home automation is about to get real

The year is 2018. After a long day at work, you pull into your driveway, whip out your iPhone 10 Plus and say, “Siri, I’m home.”<p>Your garage door opens silently, beckoning you to enter the ultra-connected smart home of the future.<p>As you walk in, your lights turn on. The wife used to get on you about …

HomeKit

Waytools Textblade Keyboard is the Slimmest Full QWERTY Design to Date

Straight out of the tech bubble of Southern California comes burgeoning upstate Waytools, here<p>Straight out of the tech bubble of Southern California …

The Bay Area’s Insane Rents, Mapped

If you have dreams of moving to the Bay Area but need another harsh reminder that it’s only affordable for millionaire tech bros, this infographic visualizing the rental prices of one-bedroom apartments off BART is for you. Part of what’s driving up these prices is the limited reach of BART, the …

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The Man Who Made 'Tetris'

Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB.<p>I'm at the wheel of a Tesla with a license plate that reads, simply: TETRIS. Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of that legendary video game, rides shotgun.<p>"Push the gas, push the gas!" whoops Pajitnov, bearded and jean jacketed. …

This Tiny Cardboard Battery Is Like A Vitamin For Your Smartphone

Having trouble keeping your smartphone charged throughout the day? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsule that could juice up your phone. It’s called the Mini Power. You just choose how much battery time you need–two, four, or six …

5 San Francisco Companies Disrupting Entire Industries

I don't buy hotel rooms in advance anymore. I don't drive my own car. There's just no need. Technology has disrupted those industries and more is on the way.<p>In 1995 Clayton M. Christensen coined the term disruptive technologies in his article <i>Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave.</i> The term …

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

Ex-Ideo Designers Rethink The Calendar For Mobile Devices

With a minimal interface and gestural interactions, Peek is meant to be “just enough” of a calendar for casual use.<p>Have you ever opened up a calendar app on your iPhone and wondered why almost the entire screen is taken up by a grid of tiny boxes, most of which represent the past, and all too small …