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When you need an external UX team

When you need an external UX team<p>Even with an in-house UX team, sometimes additional resources and professional knowledge come in handy.<p>You might face:<br>- lack of resources - you might have a small (even one-man) team working on UX design whom other company projects may overwhelm;<br>- slow recruitment - finding war-tested UX professionals takes time;<br>- the need of proper design processes - your team always muddles about and things get out of hand.<p>So what advantages does involving an external UX team …

Navigating Camberwell

Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password

No matter how many times people are warned, the most popular passwords are still terrible. They make it easy for hackers to steal identities and are …

Windows 10

Design thinking process that most design studios follow from the NNGroup

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Minimalist Photography Of Buildings In England

Every day, Simone Hutsch AKA Simi publishes a new picture on her Instagram account after exploring the city by bike. Her signature: a minimalist …

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

Earlier this month, my five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the …

Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key

Design thinking awakens creativity and activates innovation.<p>Moura Quayle has had an amazing career as a landscape architect, urban-systems designer, a strategic-design scholar, senior leader in government, university dean, and co-founder of UBC Sauder School of Business d.studio. Quayle draws from …

A Normal Person's Guide to the Essential Phone, the Most Hyped Gadget of the Summer

In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. …

Paseo Ferrelo

This 3,000-square-foot ultramodern home is situated in Santa Barbara’s coveted Riviera neighborhood, adjacent to a large, natural ravine fraught with mature oak trees. Architect Dan Weber completely remodeled and reimagined the original 1950’s mid-century modern home, and brought new life to the …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara, a late-career gem in Indiana

A unique collaboration with clients resulted in showcase for Wright’s residential design<p>When Frank Lloyd Wright asked Dr. John and Catherine “Kay” Christian what the word “samara” meant, the two sheepishly had to admit they were stumped. The couple had hired Wright to design a home for them in West …

Hear How Clare Torry’s Vocals on Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky” Made the Song Go from Pretty Good to Downright Great

Smack in the middle of Pink Floyd's classic <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> sits a song many listeners may hear as an extended bridge between the two true …

Headphones

Novel Display Font Family from Atlas Font Foundry

Novel Display, a humanist sans serif font family for headlines and display sizes.Atlas Font Foundry is an independent type foundry based in Berlin, …

Typography

This Shape-Shifting Chair Is a Small Space Lover’s Dream

Is it asking too much for a seating option to be comfortable, stylish and space-saving? Well, that treasured chair that you use as a nightstand might …

Small Spaces

LinkedIn's head of recruiting says there are 2 major hiring mistakes he sees all the time

As LinkedIn's head of recruiting, Brendan Browne in charge of bringing the best talent to a company dedicated to helping match employers and employees.<p>Since joining LinkedIn in 2010, Browne has found two recurring mistakes that hiring managers make, he told Business Insider.<p>They're applicable to …

No more emails outside the office in France

From today, French workers are no longer obliged to check out-of-hours emails under a new employment law. Firms will now have to negotiate over the …

Who leads design-led innovation?

I’m a big fan of design-led innovation, and who leads this amazing process is a fair question. I’d like to unpack this question with five reference …

Design

Pushy parents live vicariously through their children and become obsessed with 'trophy-hunting', deputy head warns

Pushy parents are living vicariously through their children, obsessing over their progress and buying into a “trophy-hunting” culture, the deputy head of one of Britain’s top preparatory schools has warned.<p>Children are being drawn into a “relentless cycle” of tutoring and “over-preparing” for …

Dark Side of UI: When Dark Is Good for Users.

The aspect of using dark colors and shades in backgrounds of user interfaces still belongs to highly debatable issues. No wonder it's so actual: …

Here's what one top VC firm predicts will happen to tech startups in 2017

This November, we gathered our global founders and CEOs in San Francisco for our Accel Connect event. For part of the day, we discussed the current environment, independent of founders' stage, as well as the changing requirements for building great, enduring companies. It's a day we look forward to …

Innovation

Will Microsoft's layoffs doom the Surface phone?

If we needed any more confirmation that Microsoft's Nokia acquisition was a disaster, it came today in the form of another 1,850 layoffs, mostly from …

Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she leaves behind a host of landmark structures …

Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a company’s sole …

Customer Experience

The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

Who's Afraid of a Banksy & Co. Street Art Exhibition?

As expected, not everyone is pleased.<p>A retrospective attempting to comment on the influence of street art's two greatest tools—the aerosol can and the internet—have had on urban space opened in Bologna, Italy on Friday, gathering the work of Banksy, Invader, Daniele Perra Parian, and more into a …

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

This $35,000 gadget makes it possible to watch first-run movies at home

But it'll buy you a device that will let you watch movies at home while they're still in theaters.<p>Prima Cinema is a $35,000 system that gives you access to first-run movies in your home.<p>The system consists of a device — it's basically a computer with a 5-terabyte hard drive — that fits on the rack …

Film Industry

On the Charts: Adele's '25' Enjoys 10th Week at Number One

The reign of Adele stretched into its 10th non-consecutive week as <i>25</i> once again topped the Billboard 200, selling another 100,000 total copies in its …

Music

Meet The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism To The Masses

When you think of tract homes, you think of houses that look the same: the same color scheme, the same style; homes that form two uninteresting walls on either side of a suburban street. That might be the case today, but nearly 60 years ago — at a time when "real" architects wouldn't touch tract …

Best ergonomic accessories for Mac owners

Sitting, or standing, in the correct position while working behind a Mac, or any computer, is <i>incredibly</i> important to your overall health, as I’ve come to learn over the past year. Incorrect posture and bad ergonomics can result in back, neck, and even foot injuries.<p>When I started struggling with …