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Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

Design

Gen Z Puts Brands On Notice

Gen Z is bypassing the traditional political system and focusing on consumerism as a channel for change, according to a study.<p>This generation is …

Advertising Industry

Your customer experience might not be as hot as you think

<b>You know your customer experience needs to change—but how? Here’s how customer journey mapping helps you highlight the path your digital</b> …

Customer Experience

How to Design Website from an Emotional Prospective

I am not a Psychologist. Neither an avid reader on psychological anatomy but that one thing I am pretty sure about myself is that I am a 156Lbs pack …

Internet Marketing

Choosing the Right Big Wall Strategy

Maximize big wall success with one of these three tactics<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>503<p>503<p>SHARES<p>Hanging in space high above the Yosemite Valley …

Learn This

Eat strategically to climb better<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>990<p>990<p>SHARES<p>Does your climbing performance vary from day to day? Do you send hard …

Nutrition

Facilitating an Effective Design Studio Workshop

<b>Summary:</b> Design studios are UX workshops that combine ideation and design critique with idea prioritization and help teams collaborate and feel …

UX Design

13 Tips for the Perfect Campervan Trip

Looking to live your best #vanlife? Take this advice.<p>The campervan craze is sweeping the globe. Scan through your social media accounts, and you’re bound to land on someone’s trip through the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, or Iceland in one of these converted vehicles. Their popularity makes …

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

UX Design

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Rules of ascent

For mountaineers, it’s not enough to get to the top – it must be done a certain way. But why is the harder way better?<i>By Paul Sagar</i>Read at Aeon

Mountaineering

Beth Rodden: Above the Fray

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>257<p>257<p>SHARES<p>Beth Rodden has had a storied career, from redpointing the first ascent of what might be the hardest …

Climbing

5 Reasons Why UX-Led Companies Are The Future

User experience design is much more than just a visual aesthetic or a popular term for good old web design. A study by the Design Management …

UX Design

Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design?

Take a moment to think about the sites you’ve visited today. Have any of them stood out to you as being <i>unique</i> in their design? If I had to put money …

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are…Continue …

UI Design

Motion design: UI and UX Collection

Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a …

UI Design

Personas – Why and How You Should Use Them

<i>Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your</i> …

Natural User Interfaces – What are they and how do you design user interfaces that feel natural?

User interfaces that you interact with using modalities such as touch, gestures or voice are often referred to as Natural User Interfaces (NUI). We …

Interaction Design

58% Abandon Mobile Transactions Before Checkout

It’s not surprising that consumers around the world are using their smartphones to make purchases.<p>However, while an overwhelming number of people …

Mobile

The Research-Backed Impact of Not Using UX Patterns

Most people are creatures of habit. We love doing the same thing, the same way, day in and day out. Research tells us that we’re hard-wired for …

UX Design

Yotam Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chicken recipes

I can almost see readers’ eyebrows raising whenever I suggest leaving a pot on the stove to cook slowly for an hour or two. I think I’m expected to justify the time involved, even though I’m not asking anyone actually to <i>do</i> anything in the kitchen while it’s bubbling away. Much of the work is done …

Italian Food

Mobile First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design

In a recent sales meeting for a prospective healthcare client, our team at Mad*Pow found ourselves answering an all-too-familiar question. We had …

Web Design

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Travel

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

European Travel

Best Approach to UX this 2017

Things come and go with the passage of time, but user experience will always be paramount. The evolution of UI and UX design is something to behold, …

UX Design

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 3

Blanche Vaughan’s pork chops with apple and fennel<p>A very French style dish, rich with butter and cream but sharp with tangy apple and mustard. Try to find good quality pork loin chops with plenty of fat, which keeps the meat succulent.<p>Serves 2<b><br>butter</b> 10g<b><br>oil</b> 1 tbsp<b><br>pork chops</b> 400g<b><br>sea salt and</b> …

Italian Food

What is UX Writing?

There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, …

UX Design

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2

Nigella Lawson’s eggs in purgatory<p>… Or what to eat when you’re feeling like hell. After any evening of carousing, this dish of eggs cooked in a fiery tomato sauce can feel like heaven.<p>I feel I should address this recipe’s name, but I have nothing conclusive to offer you. The heat of the chilli and …

Italian Food

The Most Common Reasons Customer Experience Programs Fail

Most customer experience (CX programs) are positioned as strategic, but quickly veer away from business objectives and become simply about tracking CX metrics. Time passes slowly, data continues to mount, and paralysis sets in. Big, strategic goals evolve into score improvements and incrementalism …

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

Graphic Design