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XBox’s new controller design picks accessibility over aesthetics+ergonomics

Recently leaked on Twitter by a certain @WalkingCat, the image above is the only one we have of XBox’s new controller made for accessibility. …

Industrial Design

Exclusive: Airbnb’s new font holds the secret to design’s future

With Cereal, Airbnb’s custom font that spans everything from billboards to buttons, the company is rethinking how marketing is done.<p>For a company like Airbnb whose growth hasn’t depended on traditional marketing, its products are its brand. A Super Bowl commercial isn’t as important in spreading …

Typography

Curious to Try the Keto Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces …

Nutrition

Polestar 1 PHEV looks sleek at its Geneva Motor Show rollout

Auto Shows

5 things Pinterest changed to make its app better for people who are blind

It may be playing catch-up, but Pinterest is finally making its platform more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.<p>On Wednesday, …

Visual Design

Google Tasks is a new standalone to-do app for Android, integrates w/ Gmail and Calendar

In addition to a leak late last month, the Gmail on the web revamp confirmed the existence of Google Tasks. Today, Google’s new and unified to-do solution is available for Android with heavy “Material Design 2” stylings.<p>Google Tasks is a straightforward app with the company emphasizing its …

Android News

A Dietitian Explains Exactly How the Keto Diet Can Be Highly Effective For Weight Loss

Going on the ketogenic diet can result in a wealth of benefits, including healthier blood sugar levels, more energy, and better muscle recovery. According to Molly Devine, RD, LDN, and advisor to Ketologic, "The ketogenic way of eating is a therapeutic diet for many people and can help reverse many …

Nutrition

This YouTuber Fixes Ugly Websites and It's Really Satisfying

Refactoring UI is a YouTube series which takes poorly designed UI and gives it the fairy godmother treatment.<p>For me, the difference between a good user interface and a bad user interface makes and breaks a product or a service. It’s the difference between a clean, pleasant interface that welcomes …

A**hole Design Is The Subreddit We Need Now

Finally, a cathartic place to shame the terrible UX and industrial design all around us.<p>I can’t stop laughing at the design work featured on the young subreddit known as r/assholedesign–or imagining the conversations that must have happened between their designers.<p>The site is a place where you can …

Product Design

Footage From Disney’s Millenium Falcon Ride Has Hit The Internet And It Looks Like A Blast

Disney has come up big this year with its movie releases — proving it was worthy of taking over the Marvel movies with Black Panther, moving forward with its streaming service, and winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature with Coco. Now, Disney is upping the already high ante at their parks, …

The Best UX/UI Tools for Designers in 2018

The demand for UI/UX designers has never been higher, and it continues to grow. This is especially true for UX designers as user experience is a …

UX Design

Millennials are fleeing organized religion as Christian hypocrisy becomes impossible to ignore

I think we can safely say that President Donald Trump has changed American politics forever. He won the White House with no political experience, …

Faith

Designers Just Fixed Facebook. Your Move, Zuckerberg

What would a more honest and transparent Facebook look like? Here’s how NewDealDesign redesigned the social media giant.<p>The scandal hitting Facebook today has been in the works for years. With or without Cambridge Analytica, Facebook was collecting a lot of information about you, sharing it too …

The Director of Rogue One's Mythic Reshoots Speaks Out for the First Time

“I have to be careful,” said <i>Rogue One</i> co-writer Tony Gilroy. “I don’t know what the statute of limitations is. I’ve never done an interview about</i> …

I don't think Apple can fix the iOS mess it's created

Apple has turned iOS from a sleek, streamlined, easy-to-use operating system into a ghastly horror show.<p><i>Apple knows iOS has deteriorated, but it</i> …

iOS

Mark Millar Has An Interesting Theory About Why Marvel Movies Work And DC Movies Don't

Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It's been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion …

REI’s $20 lifetime membership comes with amazing travel and adventure deals — here are some of the best ones

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Chances are you're familiar with REI Co-op, the consumer-oriented outdoor gear company, for its great customer service and wide selection of …

Watch: How Dubious UX Design Can Trick You Into Doing Things Against Your Will

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via Nerdwriter1<br>You’re probably spending way too much time on the internet not just …

Apps

Donald Glover's 'Deadpool' Is the Deadpool the World Needs

Unlike some of your faves, I've been about this Deadpool life long before Fox merked the box office with the first <i>Deadpool</i> film in February of 2016. …

Health focus to drive $150bn wearable tech future, says PwC

Research indicates wearable use may decline as firms grapple with scale of data<p>Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 07:50<p>Sales of wearable technology are expected to …

Wearable Tech

Hope to Nope: how graphic design influences our world view

Alongside traditional posters and banners, the Design Museum's new exhibit charts the rise of digital media and social networking.<p>This, curators say, has given new graphic creations an extraordinary new reach.<p>"The different platforms or mediums in which these messages can be carried or presented or …

ARKit app downloads said to hit 13M, dominated by games

Apple officially launched its new ARKit framework as part of iOS 11, allowing developers to build applications for iPhone and iPad based around augmented reality. Now that iOS 11 has been available for just over 6 months, app analytics firm <i>SensorTower</i> has some data on the popularity of ARKit …

The Canadian Psychologist Beating American Pundits At Their Own Game

<i>​Welcome to</i> <i>Fan Service</i><i>, a guide to engaging with gargantuan, lore-heavy franchises. Today: the "Fast and Furious" series' family-driven slow road to</i> …

Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race

When a law enforcement official described a cellphone recording left by the Austin serial bomber as "the outcry of a very challenged young man," the …

Justice

H.R. McMaster Worked for Me. His Retirement From the Military Reveals A Lot About President Trump

I met Colonel H.R. McMaster in 2004, when he was in command of the Third Calvary Regiment in Tal Afar, Iraq. It was a hot and dusty day, and I was a …

Creating A UX Strategy

Creating A UX StrategyCreating A UX StrategyChristopher Murphy 2018-03-23T11:25:01+01:00 2018-04-09T11:06:41+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) As …

UX Design

Online shopping at Overstock gets easier with AR functionality in its app

If you thought it was hard to visualize a new couch in your living room while standing in front of said couch at Ikea was hard, then it was probably …

SXSW: No "hot apps" anymore but still a launchpad for some startups

South by Southwest is no longer the preferred launchpad for social apps, but it may be for others like Blue Duck, a San Antonio-based transportation …

Startups

Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

<b>Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET</b><p>A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain deeper access into American politics, NPR has …

Donald Trump

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps