Rachel Smith

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The 5 Types of People You Need on Your Team When Starting a Business

Which people should you surround yourself with when launching your company?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're starting a business, what kind of team members do you need to have?<p>I want my team there for the start, operation and end/exit of a business, so for me, …

Small Business

This Woman Followed a Keto Diet and Lost 100 Pounds—Without Giving Up Pizza

Here's exactly how she peeled off the pounds.<p>Elena Juarez punched and food-prepped her way to losing 100 pounds. But her weight-loss journey kicked …

Weight Loss

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's a Good System for Getting Things Done

I recently saw an Instagram post by craftsperson @anneofalltrades. In the post Anne expressed her worries about things not getting done, and ongoing …

Time Management

8 UX Advice For Beginners UX Designers (From My Experience)

<i>“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ― Albert Einstein</i><p>I read a lot about UX before getting my first UX Designer job, I was …

20 Free Dark Backgrounds for Web, UI and Graphic Design Projects

Everything seems to be about cleanliness, minimalism and excessive use of white space nowadays, but what about dark designs?! Dark websites and …

Graphic Design

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Graphic Design

The Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail, According to 14 International Accelerators

The only mystery about startup failure is why founders keep making the same mistakes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As speakers, advisers and trainers in the entrepreneurial space, we’ve been particularly excited by our December survey of the principles of 14 …

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

What are commonly used design KPIs?

1. Process<p>• How well can Human Centered Design be adopted as a means to another means which rely heavily on the guiding principals of HCD to support …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

How we design enterprise software

At Mesosphere the <b>Product Design team</b> is responsible for the UX of Mesosphere products. Typically this UX primarily relates to the GUI (graphical user …

The iPhone X Is A User Experience Nightmare

How did we go from the most elegant user experience ever created to this mess?<p>If the iPhone X’s hardware features are the epitome of fluff over function, its new navigation gestures are the epitome of needless complexity over intuition.<p>Need proof? Just take a look at this cheat sheet published …

A Comprehensive Guide to UX Research Methods

You can’t build a product people will fall in love if you don’t know your audience. To maximize your chances of success, it’s extremely important to …

UX Design

6 ways highly emotionally intelligent people deal with anger

Most of us don't like confrontation — but it's a fact of life we can't run from forever. We have to assert ourselves, our boundaries and our needs — and others have to do the same with us.<p>There are a million terrible ways of expressing your frustration. Here's how to do so with better emotional …

7 Big Mistakes Designers Make With Cards in Web Design Pt1

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>Cards are very popular trend in web design right now. They are literally everywhere. Just take a look at Pinterest, Google or …

Psychologists figured out one trait that makes relationships last

Andrew H. Walker / Getty<p>Conflict is a part of any relationship.<p>As a therapist once told Business Insider, you <i>need</i> to have conflict if you and your …

Anthropology: The Secret Sauce for Building Tech We Love

Historically, anthropologists have mined everyday life for patterns in human behavior — from Franz Boas’ fieldwork with Native Americans in the early …

Native Americans

Game UI design

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Designing concepts through process thinking

Tech roadmap for product has to merge with roadmap for processes. When the change is made in a tech product, that also has to change on human and …

The State Of User Experience

In a future teeming with robots and artificial intelligence, humans seem to be on the verge of being crowded out. But in reality the opposite is true.<p>…

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

Is the Hamburger Menu a Problem?

For web and UI/UX designers, this icon is all too familiar: three horizontal lines that stand for a menu. At <i>Mic</i>, we use it to activate a navigational …

How Your Blog’s Color Scheme Impacts User Experience

When was the last time you thought about color theory? Maybe it was that high school art class you had to take to get your diploma? Or, perhaps you …

Psychology

Natural User Interfaces - NUI

“Computing machines can do readily, well, and rapidly many things that are difficult or impossible for men and men can do readily and well, though …

2015 Was The Year Of Material Design

In June of 2014 at the Google I/O conference, Material Design was introduced. This new and innovative design language is also known as the code name, …

Material Design

Best of 2015

Happy New Year from UX Booth! 2015 was an exciting year for us. We turned seven years old, broke 70,000 twitter followers, launched a critically …

UX Design

User’s Safety in User Experience Design (P1)

Why should user experience designers and researchers think about safety and security of their users?<p>One of the key questions we often ask ourselves …

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