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10 Ways to Measure Your Success in Design

Professional Growth<p>When you first start in any profession (particularly those in the creative space), it’s pretty easy to come down with a bad case …

UX Design

Amazon, Airbnb, and Asos are all investing in this one simple design idea

Service design has revolutionized our lives. Here are 15 principles for getting it right, as illustrated by some of the world’s most prominent companies.<p>Service design has been one of the greatest disruptive forces in our lives over the past 20 years. Everything from how we shop for food to how we …

Blood Tests

Volkswagen’s Latest Pop-Top Camper Van Has Everything, including the Kitchen Sink

It’s called the Grand California.<p>For those avid voyagers who think that the regular Volkswagen California camper van isn’t enough for their needs, there’s a new, even bigger VW pop-top called the Grand California. Based on the larger Crafter commercial van rather than the smaller Transporter, this …

Campervans

Amazon basically wants to turn Whole Foods into a drive-thru

Amazon wants to help you eat in your car, the way god intended.<p>The e-commerce giant turned real-world grocery purveyor is testing out a new service that will let Amazon Prime members pick up Whole Food groceries in 30 minutes or less, without stepping out of the car or setting foot in the store.<p>The …

Virginia Beach

Fishing Is The Latest Dating Behavior To Watch Out For & Here’s What It Means

You've heard of ghosting, zombieing, and breadcrumbing. Well, it's time to add a new entry to the dating dictionary: fishing, a situation in which …

Relationships

UX Case Study: Google Maps vs. Waze Mobile Apps

We are back in business with another app showdown! To give a recap for those of you that are new here: in this UX case study series, we put two …

Apps

Inside IKEA’s first Indian store

The world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has set a straightforward strategy for India: affordability and accessibility.<p>That is reflected in its flagship store which opens today (Aug. 09) at Hyderabad’s Hitec city.<p>Nestled between tall office buildings and under-construction sites, the …

India

Alibaba's New Retail Could Be What Makes American Retail Great Again

Retail is at a crossroads. The industry recently came off its best holiday in the past six years, but despite the top level performance, something still feels off. What’s amiss is that the fuel for the top line of the aforementioned growth is all coming from one place—digital, and specifically …

eCommerce

Steve Jobs Followed 7 Unbreakable Laws of Success That Apply to Any Business

Entrepreneurs should follow the Apple roadmap to set themselves apart.<p>When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the ABC News program <i>20/20</i> asked me to share some of the insights I gleaned from writing three books on Jobs and Apple. The seven rules I offered are still relevant today and helped to propel …

Apple Store

Studio Drift will mimic the flight of starlings by piloting 300 drones over Amsterdam

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching a murmuration of starlings swirl across a plum-coloured, darkening sky. This Friday, at sunset, you …

Birds

Best Emotional Design Principles to Create Attractive and Enjoyable UI

6 effective emotional design principles and examples can help you create attractive and enjoyable web/app UI for better UX.<p>These days, with the rise …

UI Design

Art and copy: bridging the gap between design and content

Photo by Cody Hiscox on UnsplashIn the 1960s, there was a creative revolution in advertising when someone decided that art and copy should try …

UX Design

Interview: Google's EK Chung on Android 9 Pie design, simplicity and digital wellbeing

At first glance, Android 9 Pie looks very similar to Oreo — particularly to the casual observer. While it's true that Google didn't redefine the …

Apps

Proactive UX Design: A Big Leap Requiring Baby Steps

These days, we’re seeing more teams successfully bring more <i>proactive user experience design</i> into their projects. It’s not easy, but the results are …

UX Design

6 Things Everyone Should Do Alone At Least Once

We as human beings are social creatures, so it makes sense that most of the fun activities we do in life we choose to enjoy with other people. But …

Crossword Puzzles

This Math Problem Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Math, even in its simplest form, can confuse the hell out of anyone, which is why this math problem is driving people crazy.<p>The question, posed by popular YouTube account MindYourDecisions, was originally posted on Aug. 31, 2016 but is making the rounds across the internet again. Why? People keep …

Mathematics

Ancient Mud Reveals an Explanation for Sudden Collapse of the Mayan Empire

The empire took thousands of years to build and just 100 years to collapse.<p>During their 3,000-year dominance over Mesoamerica, the Mayans built …

University of Florida

WordPress 5.0 is Coming... Will Your Site Be Ready?

One of the world's most popular website publishing platforms is getting a major overhaul.<p>No matter how recently you updated your website, it may soon be time to for a rebuild. If you're one of the 75 million websites that use the WordPress platform, a huge update to the platform is coming that will …

Web Design

Here's how Fortnite hooked 125 million players

<i>Nir’s Note: This guest post is by</i> <i>Patricio O’Gorman</i><i>, technology consultant and professor at Universidad de Palermo.</i><p>If you have kids, you’ve likely heard about Fortnite. The wildly popular online battle game has amassed over 125 million players and hosts more than 3 million concurrent players.<p>The …

Fortnite

Jamie Oliver sparks debate after confessing he’s a ‘weekend parent’

Jamie Oliver has sparked debate on social media after confessing he's a 'weekend parent'.<p>The TV chef has an impressive brood of five children with …

Jamie Oliver

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

The 12 psychological tricks every parent should know when bringing up kids

There’s such a deluge of advice out there, and so many choices to make, that many parents find themselves constantly questioning whether they’re getting it ‘right.’<p>Books, blogs, family and friends may all have helpful tips, but nobody spends time with your child like you do. Though we might …

Parenting

12 of the best espresso machines, according to online reviews

The only people more dedicated to caffeine than coffee lovers are the espresso obsessed.<p>If you’re not one yourself, you definitely know one. …

Coffee

These 50 Questions Will Reveal the Brutal Truth About How You Manage Your Time

Poor time management isn't about a lack of time. It's about how you think about time.<p>Hands down, one of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is a "lack of time." Yet, how is it that some people achieve so much more than others when we all share the same 24 hours? It's not because they …

Time Management

The ‘facial selfie’ is officially a thing

About half of Gen-Z consumers support mugging in beauty masks on social media, according to a new report.<p>Face masks are out of the beauty …

Skin Care

Coca-Cola’s Cool New Look

Trying to cut back on soda is just a little bit harder when the packaging looks this good! What you see here is the official Coca-Cola bottle for …

Coca-Cola

Today is 10x more important than tomorrow (your decisions today compound for life)

You probably know the effects compound growth can have on an investment over a number of years.<p>With a long enough time and a sufficiently high …

Self-improvement

The Very Best Office Design, According to 42,764 Workers

Somebody finally bothered to ask the office workers themselves what THEY think will make them happier and more productive.<p>A recent Harvard study revealed that open plan offices stifle rather than encourage face-to-face collaboration. That finding, combined with numerous scientific studies, now …

Work from Home

Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan

When visiting the website for a local restaurant or other small business, you'll likely see Google Maps embedded to show the location. Developers of such sites were recently thrown for a loop, however, when Google announced new, more expensive pricing and demanded a credit card and Google Cloud …

Apps

User Experience Design Process: A Fractal Model

Also note, the video does not comprehensively showcase all tools and methods involved in project processes … many important tools used by designers …

UX Design