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4WD or AWD? Know the Difference

Four-wheel-drive used to be synonymous with<p>mulletsoff-roading in the minds of most consumers. Like many buzz-worthy specs originally developed for …

Daily Inspiration #2129

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

To Grow Your Local Startup Community, First Map it Out. Introducing the Startup Ecosystem Canvas

If you ask a local startup leader what is holding back their community from growing, chances are the answer you will get is “a lack of</b> …

Swipes

Captivating Geometric GIFs by Florian de Looij | Colossal

<p>Florian de Looij first sat down with a copy of Photoshop when he was 12 years old and apparently he never got up. The Netherlands-based designer has …

A hitchhiker’s guide to Service Design!

Since the Jam is getting closer, we thought it would be a great idea if we post some information about Service Design. We are hoping that the …

Intuit’s CEO on Building a Design-Driven Company

Timothy Archibald<p>When Scott Cook cofounded Intuit, in 1983, many other companies were already offering software to help people track their finances. In fact, at least 46 similar products launched before Quicken, the product Cook created, which is why we sometimes joke about how instead of having …

How to Manufacture Desire

<b>Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. Go ahead, I’ll wait.</b> Try …

Introducing the service model canvas

As a UX designer, I find myself thinking more and more about services these days. I find myself thinking about where a particular app, website or …

UX Design

The Future of Prototyping Is Now Live

Those tasked with developing new products and experiences have long valued prototyping as a way to fuel creativity, explore options, and test assumptions. By making concepts real, we can more intimately understand the underlying mechanics and make informed judgments. There are two main ways that …

Understanding 5 Types of Landing Pages and their Use for Business

Obviously, for any savvy inbound marketer, what matters the most after doing all the hard work to get visitors on website is to convert them into …

Marketing

How ‘venture builders’ are changing the startup model

If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders — also called tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios — let me introduce them to you: They’re organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources.<p>Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don’t take …

Innovation

Designing Digital Strategies, Part 2: Connected User Experiences

“A digital strategy is the who, what, when, and where of listening and responding to consumers, bridging brand experiences, iterating offerings, and …

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

<i>“Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?”</i> <i><br>– Maria Popova [1:23:00]</i><p><b>Maria</b> …

Deep Habits: Create an Idea Index - Study Hacks

Study Hacks Blog Decoding Patterns of Success<p>Deep Habits: Create an Idea Index<p>October 23rd, 2014 · 82 comments<p><b>Brain Picking</b><p>I’m a professional …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

10 new web tools to add to your armoury

New year, new tools. That's what they say. Isn't it? Anyway, regardless of who says what, we've rounded up some of the niftiest web design tools that …

Material Design

Putting the “VP” into MVP

When I first started working at the wireframing & prototyping app UXPin, we were big fans of the “grand unveiling” approach to product …

Product Management

20 New Mobile App UI Designs with Great User Experience

Share!<p>With the app design business growing more and more everyday, designers have turned their interest to the mobile design niche. Many designers …

The Adventure Mobile - Our DIY Sprinter Camper Van Bicycle Hauler

This post covers the DIY buildout I did for our 2013 Mercedes Sprinter to turn it into a bike-hauling adventure mobile. The goal was simple: <b>create a</b> …

Winching without the Worry

I think it’s safe to say I began working with winches at an earlier age than most people, when I got a job at age nine helping to cut trees for …

Fishing

50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength …

Workouts

Daily Inspiration #1933

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

How to Start a Startup

<b>Everything we know about how to start a startup, for free, from some of the world experts.</b><p>How to Start a Startup is a series of video lectures, …

The 30 best leg exercises of all time

A strong lower body is crucial to performance—whether you're looking to improve your sports performance, gym work, or just daily fuctional fitness. …

A Chief Innovation Officer’s Actual Responsibilities

Corporate innovation efforts at large companies often lack a clear mission and framework. At one European energy company we looked at, no less than four different groups were supposed to be working on innovation, yet none were supporting what was actually going at the business unit level. To make …

Shoulder Opening: Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Continued progression toward getting stronger and improving performance requires a body that is “open” to the challenge. One of the biggest …