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The Real Story Behind Xenogears' 'Unfinished' Disc 2

<i>Xenogears</i>, widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, has long felt to fans like an unfinished product thanks to its …

Check Out This Incredible Bond-Inspired Credit Sequence For The Empire Strikes Back

The opening crawl that opens up every <i>Star Wars</i> film is one of cinema’s most iconic moments, and will never change, but what happens when you take the …

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 …

Young Adults Appreciate Flat Design More than Their Parents Do

<b>Summary:</b> 18-to-25-year olds rated flat UIs as slightly more attractive than older adults did. That increased aesthetic appeal may not be worth the …

UI Design

Making sense of atomic design: molecules and organisms

<b>Our Interaction Designer, Alla Kholmatova, reflects on some of the aspects of using atomic design at FutureLearn.</b><p>A year ago we wrote about building …

This Could Be The Mortgage Industry’s iPhone Moment

The goal was to allow a person to get a mortgage or refinance their home while standing in line for a cup of coffee.<p>It took nearly five years and a team of 450 people, but today Quicken Loans is announcing Rocket Mortgage, an online mortgage that takes just a few minutes to complete. Quicken Loans …

Real Estate

10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Always Popular

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Adele's 'Hello' Saves Thanksgiving in Hilarious 'SNL' Sketch

Are you dreading spending your Thanksgiving having tense political discussions with your relatives? "Saturday Night Live" is here to help, with an assist from Adele.<p>In one of the best sketches of the season (maybe of the decade?), "SNL" revealed the key to resolving seemingly insurmountable family …

Super Nintendo turns 25: Why it’s the best game console ever

Super Nintendo. Just reading that phrase fills you with happiness and warmth.<p>The Super Nintendo Entertainment System came out in its first territory, Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom), on November 21, 1990. Yup, the classic console that sold 49.10 million boxes worldwide is 25 years …

5400mph winds discovered hurtling around planet outside solar system

Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth’s solar system, new research has found.<p>The University of …

Astronomy

Designing an Enterprise CSS Framework is Hard, Stephanie Rewis

Taken from the Future of Web Design, San Francisco 2015 Conference. https://futureofwebdesign.com/san-francisco-2015/<p>It seems that not a week goes by without a shiny new framework of some type — be it CSS or JS. But no matter how awesome they are, each have shortcomings and idiosyncrasies that …

CSS Framework

Top Photoshop Plugins for UI Designers

Adobe Photoshop is still the premiere editing suite for most graphic designers. It's been around for over 20 years and has a massive library of …

Photoshop

The 3 Key Traits Of An Exceptional Designer

In today’s fiercely competitive product development climate, being a good designer isn’t good enough. Here’s how to be great.<p>As the director of countless design teams over the past 20 years, I’ve gotten pretty adept at identifying the traits that set good designers apart from exceptional …

Twitter tweaks its UI and destroys its UX

Last month, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey moved into his new office and set about broadening the platform’s appeal, little can he have anticipated the …

Understanding the Bootstrap 4 Grid System

You're reading Understanding the Bootstrap 4 Grid System, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Dissecting How to Choose the Right Chart

Because there can be so many different ways to visualize your data, it helps to have a basic guideline to follow, which can be found in this great …

Data Visualization

10 unique decor websites that will make your apartment feel like home

Finding unique decor for your home doesn't have to be difficult.<p>The websites listed below are a curation of hidden gems and vintage treasures that …

Complete Guide to Eats During Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

Trick or treat? Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort brings many tasty treats to eat! Conjure this list anytime you find yourself looking for some …

Battle Chasers: Nightwar funded on Kickstarter with PS4 and Xbox One versions

<i>Battle Chasers: Nightwar</i>, developer Airship Syndicate's modern take on Final Fantasy, exceeded its $500,000 Kickstarter funding goal today with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in tow.<p>Announced earlier this week, the console ports of the turn-based Japanese role-playing game join their …

Redesigning Customer Experience Through Design Thinking

The Lab's approach to consultancy has three key components:<p>They use design thinking or human centered design in developing customer solutions and …

Customer Experience

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

Designs with a human touch just feel right. It might be intangible, but it’s undeniably powerful.<p>Think of interactions between people. Most communication happens using common languages, such as speech or even posture or gestures. It’s usable communication.<p>It’s the very same thing when it comes to …

Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

• 22 min read<br>• Mobile, Apps, Devices, Case Studies, UI<p>There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product …

Detect Font Face Easily with Fontface Ninja

If you stumble onto a font which you want to adopt for your own use, the common way to find out info about that font is to use the Inspect Element …

Office UI Fabric Core

README.md<p>The front-end framework for building experiences for Office and Office 365.<p>Fabric is a responsive, mobile-first collection of styles and …

15 All Caps Font Styles For Your High-Quality Design

We have previously discussed why it is very important in choosing the right font style for your design. Fonts can make or break your design, …

Typography

Supreme Court Turns Away Kentucky Clerk Who Turned Away Gay Couples Wishing To Marry

The court declined to halt a federal court order that essentially requires her to comply with the Constitution.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court declined to delay a federal court order Monday that effectively requires a Kentucky clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to gays and lesbians within her …

Stop using lorem ipsum

A few weeks ago I saw someone wearing a T-shirt that said “Greek is Good,” and my first instinct was to agree. The food is fantastic, from souvlaki …