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7 Key UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand

The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at …

UX Design

These Are 4 Types Of Bosses You’ll Have, And How To Deal With Them

Most bosses you’ll have fit into one of these categories. Here’s how to manage each–and when to jump ship.<p>Many types of people become managers, and they employ many different leadership styles once they do. And considering the wide spectrum of personality traits there are out there, you’d think …

Personality

Microsoft Is Sunsetting OneNote 2016: Here's What You Need To Know

Microsoft is sunsetting OneNote 2016 and gently pushing users to OneNote for Windows 10. The change relieves Microsoft from having to develop two versions of the same app, but it tasks users of OneNote 2016 with moving to an unfamiliar version of OneNote.<p>OneNote 2016 is the version of OneNote that …

Microsoft OneNote

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

Kids

This is the last VPN you are ever going to need, and it's on sale

There's an age-old adage that goes, "get a VPN or risk getting your Google search history exposed to the entirety of the Internet."<p>Okay, fine, so …

Privacy

How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

Information Security

Make a Map for Your Phone's Lock Screen

The problem with using a picture of your significant other as your phone wallpaper is that it’s awkward to ever change it away. Luckily my wife just …

Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Before You Quit Something

When you’re ready to give up on a job or a big project, it can be hard to know if you’re making the right choice. Asking yourself these questions can help.<p>We’re led to believe that the best approach to life is to “never give up.” And while perseverance and “grit” are essential success, so is …

Immune System

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

This Board Game Is Like Fantasy Baseball For Design

Every April, the design cognoscenti flocks to Milan Design Week to uncover the latest. For everyone else, there’s now this board game.<p>Every April, the international design cognoscenti descends on Milan, Italy, for the city’s design week—the world’s largest and longest-standing festival for design. …

Fantasy Baseball

This $650 TV should cost more than it does – and I'd recommend it to absolutely everyone

It's a 55-inch TV with ultra-sharp 4K resolution, HDR10 for great picture color, and it even has Dolby Vision for content that supports it, which is an even better version of HDR10.<p>It also has Roku built in, which handily outclasses the built-in software that most smart TVs come with.<p>The TCL P607 …

Televisions

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Board Games

How To Make The Most Of A Barn Door In A Bedroom-Bathroom Scenario

It’s easy to fall in love with a barn door, even when it’s not attached to a barn. In fact, barn doors have started a whole trend in the interior …

Ditch Your Smartphone Keyboard For Gboard

Whether on Android or iOS, you likely already use Google Maps for navigation. You use Gmail for email. You use YouTube to watch videos. And you’re …

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

Organization tips and accessories for your kitchen from $6

Your kitchen is a place where food is being prepared and served, as well as a main space for entertaining. Maintaining organization of your kitchen is essential so you know exactly where kitchen accessories and ingredients are located. Plus, when your kitchen is organized it makes cooking and …

You Can Use a Bullet Journal to Maximize Your Productivity

Raise your hand if you're not as productive as you'd like to be! That's what we thought. Considering the overwhelming amount of media constantly …

Productivity

You’ll Never Go Back to Watching TV Without This $14 Accessory

Take your TV-watching experience to the next level with this affordable LED light accessory. It will help reduce eye strain and gives your living or …

Genius

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Why Great Experience Design Starts With A Story

Sometimes, words are worth a thousand wireframes.<p>Every experience design firm uses a set of common tools to begin the process of uncovering design opportunities. First, we perform or review user research to understand who the users are and why the experience will be important to them. Second are …

UX Design

Balance the Scales of Influence with Design Sprints

<i>This article was originally published on the edUiconf blog. It has been adapted for this publication.</i><p>Journey with me for a moment. Think back to the …

Bill Gates-backed startup Sunlight Payments helps track grant money for philanthropic projects

It can be a tough task to ensure that grants and charity funds get into the right hands, and show the path the money takes around the world. A …

Sleep like royalty on these bed sheets that are now on sale for $30

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

How Design Thinking Is Taking Over The World

PSFK had the opportunity to catch up with IDEO's Bryan Walker on the role of a design firm in an ever-changing world

Design

Mid-Century Modern Small Kitchen Design Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

Mid-century modern has never been more popular. And that’s because homeowners and renters want a modern style that’s also warm and full of …

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

This Online Tool Generates High-Quality Geographic Maps of Data in Seconds

Have you ever had to create a map for your project, thinking you could get it done within 30 minutes, but then spent an entire afternoon on it? …

Maps