Brian Loudin

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9 Tips for crafting a homepage that makes a good first-time impression

You only have eight seconds to impress a potential customer before they leave your site for good. What does this mean? A good first impression is …

Useful Tips To Help Designers Work Better With Developers

Image via Brain Balance<p><b>Addressing</b> the friction between designers and developers, Bay Area UX content strategist Jerry Cao shares a few useful tips …

Mockups

Design Thinking: Learn How to Solve Problems Like a Designer

<i>Good design is really about solving problems.</i> <br>Consider this. You work for an organization in East Africa. The organization sells treadle pumps (used …

Game on: How chess computers became logistics masterminds

When Victor Allis helped found the software firm Quintiq in 1997, not many people shared his belief that artificial intelligence could plan a …

Steve Jobs' ad man rejects Apple ad analysis

I couldn’t quite put my finger on what bothered me about the Ace Metrix chart Peter Burrows used to support Apple Is Still Searching for Its Inner …

How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service

Do you possess “expertise and critical knowledge of the Internet of Things, data strategy and analytics, and the Postal Service’s operations, infrastructure, products and services”? You might try and send your proposals to the United States Postal Service, which is looking for a supplier to help it …

Handle your users losing their internet connection like a pro

What is Offline.js?<p>Offline.js is a library to automatically alert your users when they've lost internet connectivity, like Gmail.<p>It captures AJAX …

10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze

When your team is based everywhere, consider these communication and project-management aides.<p>Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. To figure out how entrepreneurs manage it all successfully, we asked our own Young Entrepreneur Council members to …

Project Management

A New Game Demonstrates That Copying Makes Everyone More Creative

Researchers say that copying makes a better creative result for the copier, and the copied.<p>We still tend to think of originality and creativity as synonymous, despite countless examples of huge creative breakthroughs that “borrowed” pretty directly from the creations of others (read Adam Gopnik’s</i> …

The Data Visualization Catalogue | Visually Blog

If you’ve ever struggled with what visualization to create to best show the data you have, The Data Visualization Catalogue might provide just the …

Move Over Product Design, UX Is The Future

Rick Wise, CEO of Lippincott, says experience innovation is the next design imperative. Here are five things you can do this year to make that happen.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>For decades, the most …

Customer Experience

How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job. Managers who aren’t data savvy, who can’t conduct basic analyses, interpret more complex ones, and interact with data scientists are already at a disadvantage. Companies without a large …

Top Four Big Data Trends For Businesses In 2014

2013 was an epic year for high tech. To name just a few notable events: ​Apple introduced iBeacon, its indoor positioning system; wearable technology such as smart watches and Google Glass began to move closer to the mainstream; digital currency ​Bitcoin soared to new heights; and ephemeral media …

History of Life

Every Job In America, In 1 Graph

Whatever Friday's monthly jobs report says, it won't change the big picture. There are roughly 137 million jobs in this country. About two-thirds of those jobs are in private-sector services; the remaining third are split between goods-producing jobs (mainly manufacturing and construction) and …

Cincinnati Startup Sqrl Raises $550K And Launches Document Reminder Service

I’m especially fond of business ideas formed by real people, in the trenches, in real jobs, trying to solve real problems that immediately affect them. Seeing that the idea could benefit others and turn a profit as a startup at the same time makes it all the better. I don’t know, it just seems less …

Holy Tristan Lighted Glass and Concrete Tables

Designed by Michael Neubauer, these lighted tables are a fun addition to your family room. New Germany-based design label Docstone focuses primarily …

Non Sequitur: How to Make a Tiny Flaming Bow and Arrow (and Other Diversions) by Dave Hax

"He's just a guy who makes YouTube videos" is probably about as dubious as it gets when it comes to a description of someone, but I assure you that …

15 Beautiful Off-Grid Homes We’d Like to Live In

The idea of eschewing electricity, running water, and the white picket fence is a terrifying prospect for the average American. Based on the number …

In Media, Big Data Is Booming but Big Results Are Lacking

The New York Times named 2012 the crossover year for Big Data: As a term and as a concept, Big Data broke through from the tech circle and into …

Top Chef

An Introduction To Programming Type Systems

When I run this program, it shows this:<p>The printf function needs a hint from us to know how to format the variable. If I give the wrong hint…<p>… then I …