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Why We Speak of “Paying” Attention

by Stefan Rössler on February 12, 2015 –<p>Money is an invention. Attention is real, it’s limited, and it’s valuable.<p>Your attention is probably the most …

MoMA Recognizes Susan Kare, The Designer Of The Macintosh’s Original Icons

Kare’s success proves that not only is great design universal, it often happens in spite of things like credentials and direct experience.<p>Susan Kare — the pioneering graphic designer whose pixel art icons for the original Macintosh helped define the language of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) — is …

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Friday Eye Candy: Best of the Risk-Taking Rooftop Russians

Maybe it's because I just came across the 10,000th social media selfie I've seen this month that's making me snap. It was another of those inane pics …

Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Critiques – Goals, Principles, Personas and Scenarios

Doing critiques well and constructively is no easy task. Often designers feel picked on or that the feedback doesn’t give enough direction. According …

Infographic: Flat design vs. skeuomorphism

It’s easy to get wrapped up in a trend and choose the option you think is most popular. But do you really know the drawbacks as well as the benefits …

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.<p>If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some …

Luxury Consumers Respond to Exclusive Access, Not Promotion

Through his agency King & Partners, long-time luxury marketing consultant Tony King has been working in the digital sector for clients including …

Renting website 'only for attractive people' launches

LoveRoom says it is a platform for 'single people from all around the world'<p>A renting website where single people can book rooms only on the condition that they are “attractive” has gone live.<p>LoveRoom boasts that it is “a platform where single people from all around the world can rent their living …

Michael O'Leary's 33 daftest quotes

The Ryanair boss regularly causes an outcry with his unreconstructed, often foul-mouthed, statements. Here are some classic he-didn't-just-say-that moments from the past<p>Despite them both wearing suits and helming huge commercial operations, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary isn't quite as well-loved as …

Marvel's big Netflix deal: the problem with this ever-expanding universe

The revolutionary thing about Marvel Comics making movies wasn’t that they put superheroes in them, it’s that they made movies that were just like comic books. Now, with a huge deal with Netflix announced on Thursday where they’ll produce five interconnected series for the streaming video service, …

Top 6 challenges with a subscription model

<i>Craig Vodnik is the co-founder and vice president of operations at Cleverbridge</i>.<p>Gone are the days of simple one-time transactions with customers as the subscription business model goes mainstream with companies like Dropbox, Netflix, Adobe and Zipcar because it offers a predictable, recurring …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures http://gu.com/p/3jyat/fb Photograph: Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, by Tony Bennett, overall winner of the competition

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

An Insider's View of Mobile-First Design: Don't Make These Mistakes

Everyone from users to entrepreneurs to advertisers loves the "mobile" category because those products are always with us, always on, and instantly …

AppSeed turns your sketches into functioning app prototypes

<b>Kickstarter project AppSeed allows you to photograph your sketches on paper or a whiteboard and turn them into a functioning prototype of your app.</b><p>In …

Prototypes

Agencies Use Content, Case Studies to Generate Leads

For agencies targeting new business opportunities, the best tactics are a mix of traditional and new media—with a heavy emphasis on digital. …

Anatomy of a Data Scientist

According to Harvard Business Review, a data scientist is the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Find that hard to believe? Here are some statistics …

First trailer for Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson

Following on from its premiere at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival this week, the first teaser trailer has been released for director Jonathan …

lostinthemultiplex.com |

Lost in the Multiplex is here to bring you independent reviews of both newly released and classic films. Instead of obsessing over the latest trends …

List-Worthy

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Seth's Blog

I define non-clinical anxiety as, "experiencing failure in advance." If you're busy enacting a future that hasn't happened yet, and amplifying the …

The 7 fastest growing industries of 2013 (infographic)

MyCorporation and Visual.ly have created an infographic detailing the seven fastest growing industries in 2013. The report is based on data collected by market research firm Ibis World, which said “these industries are expected to continue their meteoric rise and far outpace the rest of the …

Movea makes strides with indoor mobile navigation (exclusive)

A French company is making it easier for you to find the nearest Cinnabon stand at your local mall.<p>Movea said today it has successfully demonstrated an accurate pedestrian navigation solution for finding your way around inside buildings.<p>Indoor navigation is a big frontier for mobile technology …

20 beautifully designed smartphone apps

It’s no secret that designers must start designing for mobile. With more and more people starting to browse the web from their phones, web designers …