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Intel Takes Another Step into Arduino World

I've designed a fair number of PC boards with an Arduino-compatible heart, but I want more power, which sent me to the Edison.<p>The Arduino began life …

Arduino

UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult.

Microinteraction is one of the key things to care about in UI/UX design. They are, perhaps, the best proof that attention to small details is able to …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

Why Groupon Needs To Go Private To Rebuild Its Vision

Fabio Sisinni Contributor<p>Fabio Sisinni is the chief product officer of shopkick. He previously ran mobile products at Groupon.<p>After seeing big and small competitors collapsing or withdrawing altogether from the race, Groupon still enjoys an undisputed leadership in the deal space. However, with …

5 of the best interaction design trends of 2015

In the MailChimp example above, the confirmation window is an essential part of the email marketing user flow. Adding a fun graphic and some humorous copy adds some enjoyment at no cost (not to mention undercuts some of the tension of sending a mass email).<p>Here are some quick tips for delightful …

UI Design

Incredibly Peaceful Landscapes

“Because starting my day watching the sunrise while I stand alone on a quiet beach is magical, inspiring, uplifting, and really healthy for my soul.” – Jennifer Squires Ross<p>Ontario, Canada-based photographer Jennifer Squires Ross just wrote to us to tell us about a new 2012 calendar she's created …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

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 …

Using Apple Pay in the real world

Mobile money in developing countries: study reveals security flaws in apps

Smartphone apps that fail to properly encrypt communication could allow cyber attackers to steal money from vulnerable customers<p>The developed world takes universal cashless payment systems for granted. From credit cards and online banking to massive scale business-to-business transactions, our …

A Quick Guide to Japanese Etiquette

<b>Japanese etiquette can often seem daunting to a traveller. Our quick guide highlights a few key customs to bear in mind.</b><p>Manners are of great importance in Japan, and although some customs, such as not littering, are a given for most travelers, others might not be so obvious. Despite the array of …

Japan

Uber's fake feature blasts NYC regulators

Uber cars began outnumbering yellow cabs in NYC back in March, but that will change if Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal passes. See, de Blasio wants to put a cap on the number of licenses given out to ride-sharing companies. Obviously, Uber isn't happy about that, so it's putting the mayor on blast …

MasterCard Faces EU Fines After Antitrust Complaint on Fees

MasterCard Inc. faces fines after European Union antitrust regulators sent a formal complaint raising concerns over “artificially high” card-payment …

Brilliant Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips to Inspire Your Creative Skills

Learn graphic design from these <b>best tutorials</b> and become a expert to design a logo, magazine, poster, or even a website. This is a collection of …

35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …

Etsy is piloting a crowdfunding initiative called Fund

Etsy is getting into the crowdfunding game with its own platform to help merchants raise money for new products, which they’ve named ‘Fund on Etsy’.<p>The pilot program is beginning on June 16 and will continue for two months. It’s currently only available to select sellers in the U.S.<p>Like Indiegogo …

Woman Creates Funny Photo Series with a Clone of Herself After Losing 150-Pound in Two Years

Two years ago, Beth Beard was 150 pounds heavier than she is now and about to undergo gastric bypass surgery. But before that happened, she and her photographer friend Blake Morrow began an extra special photo shoot called <i>The Beth Project</i>. It has only recently been fully realized now that Beard has …

Everyday Scenes Captured in Mesmerizing Cinemagraphs by Julien Douvier

Since Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg first coined the term “cinemagraph” in early 2011, the artistic medium has taken the internet by storm, captivating viewers everywhere with its subtle beauty. Strasbourg, France-based freelancer Julien Douvier proves particularly adept at creating mesmerizing …

GIF Animations

6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015

This story appears in the January 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In fields as varied as robotics, finance, biomedical engineering and education, these innovators have taken a decidedly humanistic approach to effecting positive change. It’s a benevolent form of leadership that is driving real …

Pew Research Center

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

Minimalist LED Watch

Here is “Nevo” : a smart and minimalist watch featuring an elegant design. Its characteristic is to contain LED indicators around the dial, to act as …

Top 10 Mobile Banking Mistakes

by. Danny Tang<p>There’s plenty of great information out there for consumers about the dos and don’ts of mobile banking—password protect your device, …

Plush Toys Inspired by Childrens' Imaginations

The smiles and lights in the eyes of the kids shown here are the result of their youthful imaginings materializing into soft, huggable form. A …

Facebook to Test Its Own PayPal Competitor in Bid to Simplify Mobile Purchases

Facebook plans to test a new payments product that would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login …

eCommerce

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

frog

COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

Human-Centered Design

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …