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Slack’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce

How Slack stole a multi-billion dollar market by becoming everyone’s favorite sassy robot sidekick.<p>“So what’s the secret behind Slack? What did you …

The Secret of the Apple’s New San Francisco Fonts

iOS 9 is now publicly released. It’s a subtle change but the system fonts of iOS 9 are now changed to the Apple’s new San Francisco fonts, replacing …

Typography

Why and How to Avoid Hamburger Menus

We now have data that suggests Sidebar menus—sometimes called Hamburger Menus/Basements—might be causing more harm than good.Here’s some public …

UI Design

Navigation with Back and Up

Developer DocsImplementing Effective Navigation<p>Consistent navigation is an essential component of the overall user experience. Few things frustrate …

See Also: (More) thoughts on design tools

This week on Google Design, we published a roundtable discussion with Matias Duarte and the founders of Pixate and RelativeWave, Paul Colton and Max …

UX Design

10 Exciting Trends in Mobile App Design

With that in mind, the following mobile app design trends are giving users what they want right now:<p>1. Bigger phone screens.<p>Love it or hate it, the …

UI Design

How To Create An Advanced Photoshop Animation

Overview Of Timeline Panel<p>Opening the Timeline panel (“Window” → “Timeline”) allows you to select between two types of timelines: video and frame. …

Graphics

Onboarding is Everything

A great product with a poor onboarding experience is worse than a bad product<p>This is the iPhone user manual. I bet you’ve never seen it before. It …

Paper Quilled Insects: Capture the Beauty, Not the Bugs

Pinning insects has long been practiced not only for zoological pursuits, but also for decorative and aesthetic reasons. If you’re drawn to insect pinning more for the colorful and striking display of art than you are to the creepy crawly part, you should definitely try your hand at making some …

Interview: Artist Quits Day Job to Pursue Passion for Beautifully Quilled Paper Art

Istanbul-based Turkish artist Sena Runa left her job as an HR Specialist earlier this year to pursue her passion for paper quilling as a full-time job. “I began quilling three years ago,” she told us in an email. “While I was searching the internet for inspiration to find the right hobby for me, I …

Paper Craft

This artist built a tiny city out of 365 paper models, created everyday for a year

Last August, Scotland-based artist Charles Young happened upon a paper sculpture he had made, and it gave him an idea.<p>“I was looking for a project that could keep me making something new every day,” Young told Quartz. He didn’t plan on making 365 more sculptures, he said, but once he began, he just …

Sculpture

What happens when an Apple guy explores Material Design?

He may or may not upgrade his design style to awesome!<p>What makes Material Design so incredibly attractive is how smooth and straightforward it is to …

UI Design
Leonardo Da Vinci

‘Paper Voices’ from ‘Select Posters from Facebook’ by Tim Belonax

The walls at Facebook speak. They reflect the history of the company as well as the feelings and activities of employees through its posters. Similar …

UI Design

A former Google exec on how to make tough decisions quickly

I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic—if not <i>the</i> defining characteristic—of the leader in virtually every industry you look at.<p>In tech, speed is seen primarily as an asset …

Management

The Prioritization Paradox

Prioritization is pretty simple in theory but can be incredibly complex. Whenever I talk to someone about what they’re capable of doing with the time …

Surreal Hybrid Drawings Bloom and Burst Across Sketchbook Pages

Self-taught artist and graphic designer Joseph Catimbang (aka @pentasticarts) creates visually complex doodles using only black pens and a sketchbook. The surreal, sprawling compositions seamlessly combine subject matters and artistic styles, ranging from realistic depictions of animals to small, …

Digital Art

Vegetables Poster Illustrations by Christopher Dina

Vegetables, an illustrated poster series by Christopher Dina.<p>Christopher Dina’s new ‘Vegetables’ poster illustrations follow the popular ‘Fruit‘ …

How to create a minimalist site people won't hate

Minimalist design has risen in popularity over the past few years with plenty of beautiful sites around that reflect its content-focused design …

UI Design
Smart Cities

iOS Design Rules to Break

<b>Summary:</b> Page control (dots), Submit at top, and the Plus (+) and Move icons are 4 common iOS patterns that cause usability problems in testing.<p>Large …

Visual Design

These Lovely Illustrations Are Proof There's Beauty Outside Our Phones

When was the last time you truly took in your surroundings?<p>It's no secret that we can sometimes become slaves to our smartphones, which makes unplugging every once in a while incredibly crucial. One way to do it? Reconnect with the world.<p>Simply taking the time to notice the beauty around you -- …

Happiness

In Defense of Being Average

There’s this guy. World-renowned billionaire. Tech genius. Inventor and entrepreneur. Athletic and talented and handsome with a jaw so chiseled it …

Michael Jordan

100 Days of Making

<b>What I learned and how you can do it, too.</b><p><i>Creating for 100 days straight</i>. When I tell people about this project or they see my feed on instagram, …

Igloo Process | Concept

SVG motion graphics (CSS animated) for the new branding of Igloo, belgian web studio. This is a part of 4 illustrations of their skills. Check out …

Stop Gratuitous UI Animation

This mini essay will explore the over use of animation in UI design, show comparisons with early visual design and offer some suggestions for …

Things We Do That We Should Do Less (Day 3)

Getting trapped in our own heads. Defeating ourselves before the world defeats us.<p>Categorizing ourselves as if we were specific items in a catalog. <i>I</i> …

The State of UX Design

— thoughts on designing digital products in the year 2015<p><i>User experience design</i> has come a long way since Don Norman coined the term in the 90’s. It …