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Ikea's AR App Helps You Imagine What Its Furniture Would Look Like in Your Home | AdAge

Ikea today kicks off the marketing campaign for its new augmented reality app, Ikea Place, which will be available from today to help customers with …

Advertising

The disconnect between Baby Boomers and Millennials when it comes to work ethic

Baby Boomers sometimes believe Millennials are entitled and lazy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>Millennials have entered a professional …

The 37 most inspiring leadership quotes I know

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p>Here are 37 of my absolute favorites:<p>1. “<b>I alone cannot change</b> …

Self-improvement

Design Thinking Explained: Understanding the Messy “Define” Stage

In our previous articles, we’ve discussed the basics of design thinking and immersive empathy. In this post, we’ll dive a little deeper into what we …

SLAM and AR/VR Applications: What Is The Future of These Technologies?

Virtual reality and augmented reality are two of the biggest focuses within the development/technology industry, even outside the gaming world. Given the fact that such technology heavily intersects with others such as machine learning, procedural calculation and 4D mapping, we can easily say that …

Top 10 Applications of Augmented Reality

Shifa Shariq<p>August 18, 2018 Augmented Reality, Internet, Tech, Virtual Reality<p>The emerging technologies will be bringing drastic changes in our lives …

8 Faces Collected: The updated list of 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers

Across eight issues and one book we’ve interviewed almost 70 world-renowned designers, including; Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Michael Bierut, Ellen Lupton, Mark Simonson & Seb Lester, plus owners of respected type foundries such as, Font Smith, Type Together and Process Type.<p>We’ve counted the number of times each typeface was selected and while the selections were as diverse as the designers we spoke to, we found a small consensus with the top 25+. The top ten designers’ favourite fonts …

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn.

Are you successful at coaching your employees? In our years studying and working with companies on this topic, we’ve observed that when many executives say “yes,” they’re ill-equipped to answer the question. Why? For one thing, managers tend to <i>think</i> they’re coaching when they’re actually just …

Learning

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Five awesome VR experiences to try in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s best VR experiences<p>Things to do<p>Awesome VR<p>Kwai Chung<p>As the name suggests, Awesome VR is pretty... awesome. The VR-centric party hub …

Free UX Design Courses By Top Universities You Can Take In The Comforts Of Home

<b>Previously, DesignTAXI</b> shared with you 68 free art and design online courses from universities Yale, Duke, MoMA, and more. Now, it’s UX design’s turn …

UX Design

AI gives Thanos a soul in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Marvel and Digital Domain are banking more on machine-learning.<p><i>Spoilers ahead for</i> Avengers: Infinity War<i>.</i><p>Thanos isn't your usual Marvel nemesis. Then again, even after 19 films in Disney's superhero universe, it's not as if he's had much strong competition. Aside from the puckish Loki and tragic …

Machine Learning

A curated list of tools to support UX Research

User Research<p>UserZoom — userzoom.com<p>This platform seems to have it all. Moderated and unmoderated user testing, benchmarking, IA analysis, surveys, …

UX Design

Design Psychology: 12 Ways to Convert Users into Buyers

Applying psychology to design is a powerful tool. Companies are increasingly studying how customers think and behave, and are tailoring their …

The Must-Have iPad App for Artists, Designers & Creatives

For years I’ve heard about the app Procreate. But only recently was I able to download the app and try it with Apple Pencil on iPad for myself. I am certainly no visual artist, but I was immediately amazed by the capabilities and user-interface of Procreate. The app somehow manages to be both …

Apple Pencil

UX Best Practices for Using Search on Your Website

When a website contains a lot of content, your viewers are often not sure how to find the information they would like. As a result, they often use …

Sidestepping UX booby traps: six rules for researchers

<i>HENRY JONES, SR. He who finds the Grail must face the final challenge.</i><p><i>INDIANA JONES. What challenge?</i><p><i>HENRY JONES, SR. Three devices of such lethal</i> …

Owlchemy explores the future of room-scale VR interaction design at XRDC!

Virtual reality game makers have done some remarkable work in the past few years, and now that so many have learned so much about the idiosyncracies …

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Design - Balancing Risk to Gain Reward

The idea of the minimum viable product (MVP) has been around for some time. The term itself was coined by Frank Robinson but was made popular by two …

Product Management

8 Telltale Signs Which Suggest That You’re Born To Lead A Creative Life

"If you haven't found what you want to do yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." -Steve …

Creativity

Pearson Efficacy Study Highlights the Challenge of Letting Students Retest

Educators shifting to competency-based models often tout to the power of allowing students to master a topic by taking a test again and again until …

The Future Of Software Testing Part Two

In the November 2011 edition of The Testing Planet, I made several predictions of the future of software testing,<p>In part one, I made the case that …

Video: 25 iPad multitasking tips – do you know them all?

In this step-by-step video walkthrough, we discuss and demonstrate a multitude of iPad-centric multitasking tips for iOS. Most iPad users will be aware of the existence of some of these features, but there are probably a handful of tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video …

10 Code Snippets For Creating Animated Headers & Video Backgrounds

Every great website needs a beautiful header to grab attention. It’s the first thing visitors see, and it’s the only thing encouraging visitors to …

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Ted Pioli, Adrien Laurent and more

It's that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, …

Web UI Inspiration: 20 Design Concepts with Cool Interface Illustrations

Interface illustrations are a booming design trend these days, getting a bright and diverse presentation on a variety of websites. More and more …

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

Turn Your Wall Into A Touch Screen For $20

Two new projects reimagine the potential to transform walls and paper into interfaces–at a low cost.<p>In a world of smart stuff, there are still plenty of everyday items that are dumb. What would it look like if a piece of paper could become an interface without losing one of its essential …

Chris Harrison