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10 Inspiring UX Design Portfolios

Creating a solid portfolio of your user experience credentials is an excellent way to sell yourself to prospective clients and employers. UX …

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

26 Steps of Product & Dashboard Design

What I have learned during my 4-year journey of a Product Designer & Dashboard Designer<p>For the last four years I have continued to design dashboards …

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How to Hire a UX Designer | Vitamin T

<i>We chatted with UX Director David Krovitz to find out what he looks for in a bona fide UXer and how other companies can follow his lead.</i><p><i>Currently the</i> …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

How Autodesk Tackles UX Design Challenges

Enterprise design doesn’t need to be bogged down by poor communication and mountains of documentation, as Autodesk in Tel Aviv shows.<p>At Autodesk, the design teams are as global as the company’s customer base. The $2.5 billion software giant is powered by 7,700 employees across seven continents.<p>In …

Product Design

Ideo, Astro, And Whipsaw: What Every Startup Should Know About Design

For Highway1, a Silicon Valley design accelerator, pros at top consultancies mentored young entrepreneurs. Here’s their best advice.<p>At Highway1, a design accelerator based in San Francisco, startups have four months to transform a prototype into a market-ready product, develop a business plan, …

Design

2015 in Review: Animals and Biomimicry

"Best Of"...nature edition<p>Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, which is an idea that certainly carries over to the mysteries of nature …

Browse the Web Like It's 1999

A new web application, called OldWeb Today, allows users to travel back in internet time and surf the web through old-school browser frames. Click into Yahoo’s 1996 homepage using Netscape or peruse Google search results using a 1999 version of Internet Explorer. The time-traveling tool is a study …

Adobe Creative Cloud update adds 3D modelling tool Fuse – and waves goodbye to Flash

Adobe’s latest update to its Creative Cloud software suite introduces a new 3D modelling tool, Fuse – and renames Flash Professional CC as Adobe Animate CC in recognition of the fact that HTML5 has now become the dominant standard for web-based animated content. Steve would be pleased.<p>Creating …

Sketch ditches the Mac App Store for — ahem — greener pastures

In a somewhat surprising move, Bohemian Coding has removed it’s fan-favorite app wireframing tool Sketch from the Mac App Store.<p>Via a blog post, Bohemian Coding explains its reasoning:<p>There are a number of reasons for Sketch leaving the Mac App Store—many of which in isolation wouldn’t cause us …

Apps

Selecting the optimal prototyping tool

It’s important to know your goals with prototyping in order to determine which tool best caters to your needs. Prototypes can be used for clarifying …

Prototyping

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

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 …

How A Police Sketch Artist Works

Police sketches are typically thought of as manifestations of memory, but Jason Harvey’s portraits highlight extraordinary technique.<p>Forensic artist Jason Harvey has conducted interviews with countless crime victims to illustrate a suspect’s face, but the process always starts out the same. Tell me …

Drawing

Super Chunky Hand-Knitted Blankets are Cozy for Humans and Now Pets

As the cooler temperatures roll in, it's all the more reason to wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket. The online shop Ohhio has the perfect companion to this chilly time of year with their super chunky, hand-knitted blankets made from 100% merino wool. Using thick and luxurious yarn, Ohhio-founder …

Knitting

Reference: The Ultimate Wood Joint Visual Reference Guide

Here's a handy resource for your next design-build project<p>Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint …

Mobile App Prototyping: Designing Custom Interactions | Noah Levin

Prototyping

Dish and DU/ER's Technologically-Minded "No Sweat" Pants

Sponsored by DU/ER<p>After wearing our DU/ER's slim fit "No Sweat" pants for several weeks now, and experiencing just how comfortable and functional they are, we wanted to explore their proprietary fabric even further. The pants not only look great but also have ample stretch for more movability, …

Exploring the Product Design of the Stripe Dashboard for iPhone

A behind-the-scenes view of how Benjamin and I build products<p>Because of the service it provides, Stripe didn’t start as a mobile-first company, like …

UI Design

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution. Originally a slang word devised from …

Afterschool Podcast with Don Lehman - Episode 14: Pencil by FiftyThree

<i>Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration</i> …

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Lee Holman Talks About the Revolutionary Reinvention of the Tech Fleece Fabric

Lee Holman is the Vice President of Apparel Design for NIKE, Inc., driving the apparel design<p>Lee Holman is the Vice President of Apparel Design for NIKE, Inc., driving the apparel design strategy across the company. Holman joined Nike in 2010 as the Nike Sportswear Concept Director before becoming …

Powerful Workflow Tips, Tools And Tricks For Web Designers

Tips And Tricks<p>Design Workflow<p>A Secret for Color Schemes<p>Erica Schoonmaker shares her trick for matching up colors and creating a nice color scheme. …

Designing for iOS7: Perils Pluses

Designing for iOS7: Perils & Pluses<p>Like many other companies building mobile applications, we’ve spent a lot of time recently redesigning our iPhone …