Paul Brokenshire

53 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 1 Following | @paulbrokens5v05 | Keep up with Paul Brokenshire on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Paul Brokenshire”

20 Ways to Make Chicken a Fast and Fancy Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Cooking

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part I

Working in the design business taught me to pay attention to the organization, the system, the country — the “Big”. At the same time to have an ear …

UI Design

The Best Pork Chop Recipes for the Busiest Weeknights

Like chicken breasts, pork chops are weeknight wonders. Not only do they cook quickly, but they are also infinitely adaptable. That means you can …

How design thinking can help teachers collaborate

The recent release of the Gonski 2.0 report has done an excellent job of re-opening the conversation around how our schools could better fulfil their …

10 YouTube Channels For UX Design Tips & Tutorials

The world of interface design has gradually shifted from a design focus to a user focus. This means designers now care more about <b>the experience</b> …

The web designer starter toolkit

In the early days of the web, a designer’s toolkit was on the lean side. Other than the web design tools offered by the big players, options were …

Card Sorting: Uncover Users' Mental Models for Better Information Architecture

<b>Summary:</b> Card sorting is a UX research technique in which users organize topics into groups. Use it to create an IA that suits your users' …

The Meaning of Design Is up for Debate. And That’s a Good Thing

When Airbnb’s founders tell their origin story, they often go back to the moment in 2009 when Paul Graham, head of startup incubator Y Combinator, …

A theory of user interfaces

Let's begin with what user interfaces <i>are</i>. <i>User interfaces are software and/or hardware that bridge the world of human action and computer action</i>. The …

UX Design

How to do ethnography the right way: 3 tips for getting a better understanding of your customers

Ethnography has become a buzzword, almost to the point of being a joke. But it can be a powerful tool for ensuring success of a product or service …

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

Tips for Designers Who Don’t Code

I hail from a design background and moved into front-end development some years ago. With responsive web design, the requirement of the designer is …

Web design. How to present your work. And why a good presentation matters (a lot).

At Proof, my branding agency, we preach (and practice) the importance of explaining the why behind the what in our creative work. In this case, I’m …

Designing Infographics That Last

The web is inundated with new content on an hourly basis. So much so that it can be hard for any content to stand out. Readers have an attention span …

Visual Capitalist's Top 15 Infographics of 2015

Visual Capitalist’s Top 15 Infographics of 2015<p>on December 31, 2015 at 10:19 am<p>Shares 189<p>Put down your turkey leftovers and the rum-infused eggnog – …

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

The 3 Commandments of Great UX Design

Bonus IV: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s metrics.<p>When it comes to the Ten Commandments, there’s quite a few to remember. Talk about cognitive strain. Guess, Hick’s Law wasn’t much of a thing back in Biblical times.<p>For your convenience, we’ve narrowed down our list of commandments to just …

Style Guide Best Practices at Beyond Tellerrand

Last month I was in beautiful Berlin for the wonderful Beyond Tellerrand conference, where I had the opportunity to talk about style guide best …

The Languages And Frameworks You Should Learn In 2016

A lot happened in the software development world in 2015. There were new releases of popular programming languages, new versions of important …

<b>Cities in numbers</b>: The densest cities can be the most efficient, lively and sustainable – but only if they boast effective management and design to minimise overcrowding and pollution<p>Cities exist to provide access to people, goods, services and information: the better and more efficient this …

Urbanism

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

UI Design

UI Tiles, A Quick and Easy Kit to Layout Websites

If you are passionate about the layout process when it comes to web design than this wireframe resource is definitely for you. Layout your idea …

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

Interaction Design Mistakes That Drive Us Nuts

Interaction design can separate the quality sites from the rest of the crowd – <i>if</i> done well. If, however, there are glaring errors in the designs, it …

6 examples of awful UX design

Offering harsh scrutiny in these scenarios might seem nitpicky, even mean. But holding ourselves and the design community to a higher standard of UX and UI design will only result in better product design. Let’s begin with the irritating and move towards the seriously upsetting.<p>We’ll highlight the …

Flat Design: Its Origins, Its Problems, and Why Flat 2.0 Is Better for Users

<b>Summary:</b> Flat design is a web-design style that became popular around 2012. It is still widely used today, and its overuse can cause serious …

Adobe gets creative with new data visualization product

Adobe is a strong and active player in the marketing tech landscape. We’ve studied their solutions in market across marketing clouds, mobile analytics and acquisition tools, and marketing automation tools at VB Insight. Frankly, with so many digital marketing solutions across so many areas — …