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10 Beautiful Free Themes for Sublime Text – Customize your Sublime Text experience with a new theme. <br>Documenting Components – The art of documenting …

Web Design

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

UX Design

UI Toggles to turn you on 🙈

Hope you enjoyed the list, here’s a story I wrote in The Startup that you might like too 😀:<p><b>It’s not where you are, it’s what you do</b><i><br>I never thought</i> …

mapping the customer journey

“Our customers are loyal to us right up until the second somebody offers them a better service,” Jeff Bezos said in a Fast Company interview about …

Marketing

'Learning Follows a Spiral': Doug Fisher Nancy Frey on Learning Transfer

'Learning Follows a Spiral': Doug Fisher & Nancy Frey on Learning Transfer<p><i>Editor's Note: This is the sixth post in a series called "A Look Back." In</i> …

Pedagogy

Apple and IBM Unveil Artificial Intelligence Service That Coca-Cola Is Testing

Apple and IBM have teamed up on an artificial intelligence service that is intended to make it easier for business customers to create apps.<p>The …

Machine Learning

IBM rolls out deep learning as a service for AI developers

IBM today announced the launch of its new Deep Learning as a Service (DLaaS) program for AI developers. With DlaaS, users can train neural networks using popular frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Caffe without buying and maintaining costly hardware.<p>The service lets data scientists train …

Machine Learning

Infographic: What graphics design trends are hot for 2018?

Are your visuals current enough to hold viewers’ attention?<p>With the speed of change that drives online content creators, keeping your website fresh …

Infographics

40 brilliant WordPress tutorials

High-quality WordPress tutorials are being published all the time. Here, we've sifted through the good, the bad and the ugly to bring you the very …

Web Design

Top 10 UX Blogs That All Web Designers Should Read

There’s a lot to learn in the world of UX design. There’s so much terminology along with varying workflows that it can take years to master the …

UX Design

How a small team at Unity made the stunning graphical showcase Book of the Dead

Every few years, Unity, the company behind one of the biggest game engines in the world, releases a technical demo that shows off just how cool games can look on the platform. The first two were short films, including a Norse mythology-inspired piece called <i>Blacksmith</i>, and <i>Adam</i>, a sci-fi short about …

Game Development

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

The 3 Big Differences Between UX And UI Design

The debates over the definitions of UX and UI have been going on for almost as long as the terms have been around. UX stands for User Experience, and …

UX Design

'Overview' Virtual-Reality Experience Lets You Explore the Cosmos

A new virtual-reality (VR) experience promises to have you zooming around the cosmos as you look at the precise locations of planets, moons and stars …

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

20 Alexa games to keep your kids busy

Whether you're trying to educate your kids through games or keep them busy while you cook dinner, here are 20 games you can play with Alexa.<p>While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to …

Kids

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Designers: You’re Policy Makers. It’s Time To Act Like It

Technology is shaping our society, and designers are making the decisions of lawmakers.<p>The camcorder–the first mass-market device that recorded video and audio simultaneously–did not have a mute button, something that would allow you to record images but not audio. That doesn’t sound like a big …

Thoughtless

Meeting Design: Agile Style Daily Scrum

Kevin Hoffman is the master of meetings. In his new book <i>Meeting Design</i> from Rosenfeld Media, Kevin lays out exactly how to take on meetings as a …

How to Have a Good Debate in a Meeting

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The …

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 …

Microsoft's new 'canetroller' brings VR to the visually impaired

Microsoft recently developed a haptic controller for VR with an unusual target audience in mind: the visually impaired.<p>Developers from Microsoft’s research lab created the “canetroller,” a peripheral device designed to work with the HTC Vive headset and tracker. The team’s goal was to create a …

Augmented Reality

Design Thinking: Be Inspired by Designers

The business world has decided to incorporate the creative way designers work to solve their own issues. Call of Design Thinking, the new knowledge …

Design

22 Beautiful Brush Fonts for Artistic Designs - Super Dev Resources

Brush fonts are designed to emulate the strokes and styles created with an ink brush. The beautiful imperfections and irregularities of these hand …

Typography

Want To Build A Culture Of Innovation? Master The Design Critique

Fifteen years as a design educator has taught Jon Kolko the right–and wrong–way to critique design work. He shares his process here.<p>The ability to give and take criticism effectively is a crucial part of the design process. And as companies increasingly embrace design, not just as a feature, but, …

Sketching

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Motivation

5 UX Books that’ll change how you think about design

There’s <b>so</b> many mediocre business, design or technology books. I’ve read a lot of different “designer” books (closing in on a hundred as I’m writing …

UX Design

12 Easy Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills, According to Psychologists

Here are a few easy interventions to help you impress at your next presentation.<p>12 Easy Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills<p>Speak now<p>IMAGE: Getty Images<p>REORDER<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and hundreds …

Public Speaking

Watch: 10 Font Pairing Tricks To Help You Avoid Another Comic Sans Apocalypse

Video screenshot via tutvid<p><b>Ryan Gosling</b> might retaliate against the use of ‘Papyrus’, and ‘Comic Sans’ might give even non-creatives a migraine, but …

Typography