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Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

UX Designer: 6 Traits Proves You Are A Good User Experience Designer

Last Friday I went to visit one of my friends, Sue, the HR in a famous software company. After a cup of coffee she talked with me on interesting thing …

I spent time in Canada during the election — and it felt like a parallel universe

I thought the distance might insulate me from the parade of nightmares that this election season has become. It did not. Canadians—at least the ones I got to know—are more informed about (nay, morbidly fascinated by) the intricacies of U.S. politics than most Americans in my milieu. It dominates …

Canada

Traditional Japanese Houses

Take Your Shoes Off<p><i>Minka</i>, or traditional Japanese houses, are characterized by tatami mat flooring, sliding doors, and wooden <i>engawa</i> verandas. Another …

An Italian Architect's Wild American Dream

Renzo Picasso wanted to build seven-layer "superstreets" through American cities.<p>Renzo Picasso shared his last name with legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and his first name with another, more well-known Italian architect: Renzo Piano.<p>But Renzo Giovanni Battista Picasso<b>,</b> born in 1880 in Genoa, …

Urbanism

Amazing Photos of Abandoned Soviet Infrastructure Will Show You the Meaning of Desolate

When the snow reclaims a nation.<p>From 2013 to 2015, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled thousands of miles to some of the most remote regions of the country to photograph once-proud structures of the Soviet Union that have fallen into ruin. The collection, titled Restricted Areas, focuses …

These colour-changing smart bulbs will light your home for the next 15 years

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>Being able to have use reliable and responsive smart bulbs in your home without breaking the bank can be a bit of challenge</b> …

Home Automation

UI in Action. 15 Animated Design Concepts of Mobile UI.

Animation in UI is a tool of great power breathing life into the process of interaction. It helps user to get fast feedback, provides opportunities …

Complexion Reduction: A New Trend In Mobile Design

by Michael Horton | UX/UI Designer at SWARM in NYC<p>UPDATE: Check out my HOT new newsletter for mobile UX/UI inspiration. I’m always looking for …

Google wants to show you all the data it's collected about your online habits

The web giant's new tool lets you review the sites you visit, the searches you make and the videos you watch, among other things.<p>It's common knowledge that web companies spend a lot of effort tracking everything you do online. But now Google wants to share with you all the information it has on …

Apps

Newberg House

The pond it sits on is manmade, and so is the structure — but those are about the only unnatural features of the Newberg House. Located in the Oregon …

Top 10 UX Design Articles for the Past Month.

We’ve observed nearly 1,800 articles related to UX Design in May-June 2016 and picked the Top 10.<p>UX Design (User Experience Design) is the process of …

UX Design

Common Questions from LARP Newbies Answered

Live-action roleplaying looks like heaven to someone who may have fantasized about living another, fantastic life for a weekend, or tends to daydream …

The 10 best new graphic design tools for June

Whether you're feeling inspired this month and need tools to quickly mock-up your ideas, or you're lacking drive and looking for motivation, our …

A Roadmap To Building A Delightful Onboarding Experience For Mobile App Users

But once the user logs into the app, they’re often left alone. They start drowning instead of swimming towards their goal.<p>For users to give your app …

UX Design

66-year-old cosplayer shows you’re never too old for anything!【Photos】

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis<p>It’s hard to imagine what we’ll be doing in our sixties, but being awesome seems …

Sears Sold 70,000 Homes From Their Catalog. Are You Living in One?

From 1908 to 1940, you could choose from over 400 styles of homes to purchase through Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog.<p>Not long ago, the Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog was the ultimate marketplace, much like Amazon is today. You could even buy a house straight from the catalog. …

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

5 amazing cliffs to visit or climb near Toronto

Toronto is blessed by being in close proximity to all manner of natural wonders, one of which is stunning cliffs and rock faces. From the southern …

Escobedo Sea Dart

Mixing striking design with lightweight performance, the Escobedo Sea Dart looks as good as it handles. This canoe-kayak hybrid is built from Joubert …

Experts Doubt That a Teen Found a Lost Maya City

A Canadian teen says he discovered a lost Maya city using ancient star maps and satellite images provided by NASA and Google. As the remarkable story …

Content types: The glue between content strategy, user experience, design, and technology

Content types – the patterns of content in an organization's digital presence – are an essential building block for any effective redesign. However, content strategists, user experience designers, and visual designers have very different understandings of what "content type" means. By coming to a …

UX Design

7 Tips & 40+ Resources from My First Year in Product Design

Everything I’ve learned since I changed my design focus.<p>The past year has been an uphill climb from being ‘stuck’ in a print design role to leading</b> …

Learning From Data Viz Pioneer Edward Tufte: 5 Lessons For Interface Designers

Above all else, show the data.<p>Think about how much data you sift through on a daily basis. You might search Amazon for a new book, read the latest headlines on nytimes.com, browse Spotify for the best soundtracks, and check your wearable to see if you’ve logged enough steps–and that’s only a tiny …

Meet the Guys Turning Old Graphic Design Manuals into Kickstarter Blockbusters

In 1970, the visionary “information architect” Massimo Vignelli and his design firm partner Bob Noorda created a manual that redesigned every visual element of the New York City subway system. It was a practical solution to a serious problem: by the late 1960s, the subway had become so unsafe and …

Graphic Design

The Mobile Revolution: Reconstructing Familiar Interactions

May 2, 2016On a recent trip to Boston, I wanted to check my phone to learn more about the tornadoes that were happening in Dallas (I figured I could …

Weather

The Stories Behind 10 Famous Typefaces and Where They're Used

Typefaces are everywhere—in books, advertisements, signage, magazines, and logos—yet we rarely pay them any heed. But many of them have histories …

Sexy Cosplay Starlet Invokes Rule 34 Because Rule 35

Jason Lazarus April 28, 2016 10220<p>Cosplay is a diverse and colorful art form that calls strongest to the self-starter. The inherent value placed on …

Anime

Scientists Just Captured The Flash of Light That Sparks When a Sperm Meets an Egg

Sparks really do fly.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of the flash of light that sparks at the very moment a human sperm cell …

Toronto Gets Its Own Free, Encrypted Mesh Network

Free internet for all.<p>Canadians are famously dissatisfied with internet access in this country, and Mark Iantorno and Benedict Lau, two Toronto developers, are no exception. In December, they met for lunch at a cafeteria in a downtown office, and got to talking about how increasingly frustrated …