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How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …

The Inspiration Pad takes your writing to new places - The Fox Is Black

By way of the NSFW American Apparel Tumblr, I found myself reading an article on My Modern Met staring at notebooks whose lines had apparently gotten …

Creativity

This Intersection Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

Protected bike lanes shouldn’t stop just before an intersection.<p>Hopping on a bike may be the happiest way to get to work, but it’s not an entirely safe way. More than 700 cyclists were killed in traffic in the U.S. in 2012, according to recently released data from the National Highway Traffic …

Wallpaper of the Week by Justin Maller

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Justin Maller. The image is part of his new project call Facet, a daily image …

Status Symbols: Nintendo Power Glove

100% conspicuous futurism<p><i>Status Symbols are devices that transcend their specs and features, and become something beautiful and luxurious in their own right. They're things that live on after the megapixel and megahertz wars move past them, beacons of timeless design and innovation.</i><p>In December of …

Umoove Launches iOS Game To Make The Case For A Face-Tracking Gesture Interface On Mobile

Umoove is a mobile-focused Israeli startup that plays in the eye- and face-tracking space. It’s a nascent area of tech development, with smartphone maker Samsung adding a basic eye-tracking feature to its Galaxy S4 flagship device last year (aka Smart Scroll). While a head-tracking patent filing …