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What Screens Want

These thoughts on digital canvases were first presented on November 14, 2013 at Build in Belfast, N. Ireland. This page is an adaptation of my …

4 reasons designers should write

1. Writing will make you a better designer<p>The web is mostly words. Imagine Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn without all that text. (Or install this …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Commit

In preparation for a large study of the advice of older (and often long-married) people about love, marriage, and relationships, I conducted a series …

UX design tips for your app, part 1

A gorgeous app with poor UX isn’t a gorgeous app—it’s an invitation to frustration.The post UX design tips for your app, part 1 appeared first on …

101 Lessons from the Playa

You will cry. Everyone does. Its ok. Let it go.<p>If someone offers you ANYTHING homemade, made with love and intention, accept it.<p>Embrace the dust.<p>You …

Get the job you want

<i>All of the incredibly good illustrations in this post are © Lunchbreath</i><p>Chances are that if you’re reading this post then your title in work is one of …

I Want To Be Single -- But With You

I want to be single with you.<p>I want you to go have a beer with your friends, for you to be hungover the next morning and ask me to join you anyway because you feel like having me in your arms, for us to nuzzle against one another. I want to talk in bed in the morning about all sorts of things, but …

The hidden power of inconsistency in design

The website is externally inconsistent compared to similar sites and user expectations. After all, not many of us have encountered a site with only a forward or backward navigation option, where the narrative is told purely on a stove-top in black marker.<p>But the design works because the purpose is …

Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued

[<b>Editor’s note</b>: At nearly 7,000 words, you probably don’t want to try reading this on an iDevice. Bookmark it and come back later.]<p>Imagine something …

51 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

You probably already know that an interview isn’t just a chance for a hiring manager to grill you with interview questions—it’s your opportunity to …

An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech

How can more women be encouraged into technology careers? It’s a question that is often put to delegates at tech conferences, but one which continues to be far harder to answer than it is to ask. The problem of gender imbalance in tech is systemic and societal in Western nations. This is not a …

Onsite UX Interviews: What They Don’t Teach You in Design School

User experience design candidates are often highly qualified on paper, but struggle in onsite interviews. Learn how to prepare yourself for a …

Google sent me a "what to know in on-site interviews" email. Here it is. - A geek with a hat

After two phone interviews Google asked me to visit London and have a whole day of chatting about technology and solving intricate coding puzzles. …

On Turning 30 • Cap Watkins

It isn’t an uncommon question, especially for milestone birthdays like this one (I’ve asked it myself on more than one occasion). To the people who …

How to evaluate a designer with a design exercise – GV Library

Now that we’re past hunting for unicorns, and we know what design roles are needed at a startup, it’s time to get into the gritty details: the design …

How Facebook Ships Code

<b>Posted:</b> January 17, 2011 | <b>Author:</b> yeeguy | <b>Filed under:</b> business management, product management, social networks, startups |322 Comments<p>I’m fascinated …

12 Questions To Ask Your Future Employer

Job interview prep is often focused on nailing the questions your future employer will ask you, and delivering the best answer. Usually that means …

A Few Traits of Successful Managers

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes great managers great. The craft itself is pretty nebulous to describe, because the needs and …

San Francisco apartments are impossible to find?

Psshhh. You just need to know how to do it.<p>Apartment hunting sucks, and right now is the toughest time to do it in major cities. Rents are sky-high, …

How to Answer 5 Trick Interview Questions

By the time you sit down for an interview, managers know all about your work experience and skills. If they didn’t think you could succeed at the job …

Employment

All the Single Ladies

Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the “romantic market” in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is …

Google's Material Design animation examples

Google launched a design guideline for Android Lollipop called <b>Material Design</b> at the Google I/O conference on June 2014. They created a visual …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

How To Make Long-Distance Love Last

We'll come right out and say it: Relationships are tough. Like, really tough. And, when your partner isn't physically <i>there</i>, it's even harder. …

How To Run a Design Critique

Unlike a brainstorming meeting, where the goal is to come up with new ideas, a critique meeting is focused on evaluating a set of existing ideas, and …

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a simple mistake, …