William Dickson

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Business and Design: How different disciplines work in tandem and what does that mean for a design…

<b>Business and Design: How different disciplines work in tandem and what does that mean for a design practice</b><p>Continuing the previous series of articles …

We finally have a shipping date for Andy Rubin's Essential phone

The Essential phone is real, you guys, and it will actually start shipping within 7 days.<p>This is according to an email sent to customers who have …

21 free image sites to spruce up your visuals

To keep pace online, PR and marketing pros should have an arsenal of images.<p>Much more than mere aesthetic afterthoughts, compelling visuals can boost …

Do you watch movies? MoviePass's new deal is unreal and you should sign up today

For what won't be the first or last time, a Netflix exec has completely changed the game. Starting Tuesday, MoviePass, an established app where users …

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A San Francisco Fogaholic’s Stunning Photos

Gorgeous Haze<p>Nicholas Steinberg, an award-winning photographer from San Francisco, takes the world on journey through the eyes of a self-confessed …

San Francisco

13 unique website layouts

1. Heco Partners<p>Layout: full bleed hero flowing into staggered two-column sections with scroll-triggered background animations<p>We just can't get …

Designing User-Interfaces for Virtual Reality

An introductory look into spatial design and typography<p><i>This article is based off a lecture series from September 2016 discussing the implications of</i> …

Virtual Reality

Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

Katherine Bailey Contributor<p>Katherine Bailey is principal data scientist at Acquia.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Conversational AI and the road ahead<p>Recent issues around machine learning biases and ethics make it clear that math and data can only take us so far. The recent fake news debacle and …

Transparent Shell by PONE ARCHITECTURE

Looking to answer “how to integrate architecture to further interact and blend cities, environments, human beings and space,” PONE ARCHITECTURE …

I swore never to use CSS in JS, here are 6 reasons why I was wrong

CSS in JS<p>When I first heard of this idea, I was shocked. For decades the best practice was to separate the HTML, CSS and JS concerns. You know, so …

Artist Designs LEGO Models That Create Shadow Designs When They Spin

Artist John V. Muntean experiments with sculptures that play with light and shadow. At first glance, his art pieces often look like bulky distorted …

This is why the pros are pre-ordering the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

My preferred gear reviewer, Dustin Abbott, posted a 12 minutes video where he breaks down the announcement and specs of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV …

Pinterest Marketing 2016: Learn how to market on Pinterest!

How To Take Scrolling Screenshots On iPhone Or Android

Here's how you can take scrolling screenshots on iPhone or Android for web pages or long messaging threads by stitching multiple screenshots into one …

Coding mobile-first emails

A practical step-by-step guide<p><i>Update: Since this article was written, Gmail has added support for media queries. However, due to</i> <i>some caveats in their</i> …

The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

ASUS is going big at Computex this year with the launch of new additions to ZenBook, Transformer and ZenFone lines. But the biggest new piece to the company’s unfortunately named “Zenvolution” puzzle is this bright-eyed little guy who’s something along the lines of a cross between Wall-E and Sico, …

Big shareholder Softbank dumping nearly $8 billion in Alibaba stock

Alibaba's largest shareholder is dumping nearly $8 billion of its stake in the company.<p>Japanese telecom Softbank (SFTBF) was an early investor in tech firm Alibaba (BABA) back in 2000 when it was still just a budding startup. It's since grown to become an online retail behemoth with a market cap of …

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How Brooks Running Could Improve Mobile Conversions: A Before & After Example

It should come as no surprise that more than half of searches begin on a mobile device. When sitting on a train, waiting in line for coffee, or eating dinner at a restaurant, it’s easier than ever for users to browse online from their smartphone. The growth of mobile has turned the entire …

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Live Prototyping with InVision Craft Prototype in Sketch

Still in Beta but…Woohoo! 🙌 No more switching apps for prototyping!<p>📣 <i>[May 2017] Some features that reviewed here are taken out by InVision, like</i> …

Stop overthinking UX and try the coffee shop test

If you work in product development you hear a lot about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). When people don’t really know what they are talking about, they use these terms interchangeably, along with buzz phrases like “human-centric design,” “process guided customer control groups,” and …

Building a Responsive UI in Android

There’s few things more annoying than realizing the great looking screenshots from Google Play don’t translate to your device. I certainly don’t …

First Prototyping

Those <b>simple systems that we’re used to</b>, however, can provide a key to designing for more complex spaces. As systems theorist John Gall puts it, “A …

Web Development

This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

WhatsApp just launched a desktop app to let you chat at your computer — here's how to get it

WhatsApp has released an official desktop app, letting you use its wildly popular messaging service on your computer.<p>It's pretty handy if you're stuck staring at a screen all day and don't want to have to glance down at your smartphone's tiny display to check your messages.<p>It's available for …

UX: Infinite Scrolling vs. Pagination

“Should I use Infinite scrolling or Pagination for my content?” Some designers still not sure which method to choose for their project. Each method …

UI Design

Why image recognition is about to transform business

At Facebook’s recent annual developer conference, Marc Zuckerberg outlined the social network’s artificial intelligence (AI) plans to “build systems that are better than people in perception.” He then demonstrated an impressive image recognition technology for the blind that can “see” what’s going …