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Starbucks launches voice ordering via app, Amazon's Alexa

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon's Alexa is now able to order up a latte.<p>Starbucks says it's partnering with Amazon's voice platform to offer what it calls "on …

Looking ahead at Sketch and other design tools in 2017

2016 was a big year for Sketch, as well as the design and prototyping tools space in general. 2017 will be even bigger.<p>For the past few years we’ve …

Facebook launches Marketplace, a friendlier Craigslist

450 million people already visit “buy and sell” Groups on Facebook each month, and now the company is launching a whole tab in its app dedicated to peer-to-peer shopping.<p>Facebook Marketplace lets you browse a relevancy-sorted feed of things to buy from people who live nearby, and quickly list your …

Infographic: The bot platform ecosystem

Behind the recent bot boom are big improvements in artificial intelligence and the rise of ubiquitous messaging services. In the graphic below, I've …

Not OK, Google

At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far …

Google Assistant

Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos

We all have a soft spot for Prisma, the app that turns smartphone photos into stylized artwork. But the reverse process — transforming artwork into pictures — is no less fascinating. And it’s not far from becoming real, researchers in the Netherlands said.<p>A team of four neuroscientists at Radboud …

Automation and Applied AI:The next chapter in Web Design?

July 22, 2016What’s next in the world of web design? Will websites and apps automatically redesign themselves in response to usage patterns? In a …

Web Design

5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

Psychology

How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking Into Strategy: An Interview with PepsiCo’s CEO

Just a few years ago, it wasn’t clear whether Indra Nooyi would survive as PepsiCo’s CEO. Many investors saw Pepsi as a bloated giant whose top brands were losing market share. And they were critical of Nooyi’s shift toward a more health-oriented overall product line. Prominent activist investor …

Design

A designer’s secret for creating clever logos

One assignment I give my students early in the school year is to draw 100 visual clichés in 20 minutes. I define these as ideograms that represent a single meaning and are instantly recognizable. Then I have them combine two of these in a new logo, which, if solved successfully, creates a new and …

Hudson Valley

Building Creative Teams without Your Gut

I am on the product design team at Fullscreen, which is one-third of the greater Product, Design, and Engineering (PDE) organization. We have many …

Mobile:2015

UI / UX Trends<p>Whether on an app screen, a web browser, or a wearable watch face, design is one of the most important drivers of consumer engagement. …

6 Outdated Web Design Trends That You Need to Abandon

Is Your Website Aging Badly?<p>There are a few things that can put the brakes on a solid prospect’s relationship with your brand, and a bad website is …

6 Ways to Improve Customer Experience and Reduce Abandoned Carts - Small Business Trends

Do you know what your e-commerce shopping cart abandonment rate is? That’s a critical question if you sell online.<p>If you don’t know, you may be …

This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …

Should Our Agile Team Use Scrum or Kanban? — SitePoint

Once a team has decided to gamble on the idea that an agile approach will at least be better than the controlled chaos of the status quo, the …

The future of responsive web design

It’s almost incomprehensible in 2015 to build a website that isn’t responsive. The technique has developed to the point that most designers no longer …

5 rules for visual direction in interaction design

We don't want to undercut the significance of words, but we don't want to downplay visuals, either. Both are equally important elements of …

UI Design

22 Reasons Why Web Publishers Need Eye-Tracking

<i>Sujan Deswal is an inbound marketing and AdTech enthusiast. He is part of the marketing team at AdPushup – an online A/B testing platform that optimizes banner ads for efficiency. An edited version of this post first appeared on AdPushup.</i><p><b>Myth #1:</b> “Faces always & instantly draw attention.”<p><b>Myth #2:</b> …

Eye Tracking

What's new for designers, February 2015

In this month’s edition of <i>What’s new for designers and developers,</i> we’ve included lots of new apps for design teams, portfolio resources, new design …

Jony Ive Details Apple Design Process, iPhone 6 Design Choices in New Interview

Apple's head of design Jony Ive today gave a live interview at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco. In the interview, which <i>BusinessInsider</i> attended, Ive gave some rare insight into the design process at Apple and some of the design choices the team made with the iPhone …

Mobile Multi-Device Design: Lessons Learned

Mobile & Multi-Device Design: Lessons Learned<p>My new book compiles the articles I published over the past two years about Polar’s mobile and …

No Bottom Line? No Experience: Finding the balance between user needs and business needs

<b>There's a lot of of romance and poetry that goes into experience design:</b> doing contextual research to identify pain points and problems; getting …

Dropbox's Head of Design on the dawn of personalized products > Putting people first

Soleio Cuervo, design lead at Dropbox, spends his time thinking of new ways for products to understand our needs and wants in real time.<p>After years …

Typography and User Experience in Web Design

Typography - the most often neglected part of the internet sometimes, but arguably one of the most important.<p>Oliver Reichenstein of information Architects once said that "Web Design is 95% Typography." This holds true. Not only is type use to convey information, but it is also used to navigate and …

Larry Cornett on "Designing for Love and Money"

In this video from Fluxible 2013, Larry Cornett of Brilliant Forge dishes out solid advice on shaping our careers. You’ve undoubtedly felt that …

Why Is Innovation So Hard?

What business today does not want to be more innovative? In business parlance, “innovation” has reached a glorified position—like “customer centricity,” it is deemed to be a strategic necessity. But it is hard to define. It means different things to different people. Innovation exists along a …

Apple is no longer Apple – but Tesla is

This is the state of the smartphone/tablet market: Investors were overjoyed when Apple delivered 4.6% revenue growth in the spring quarter. And the …