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Good Deal: Get the iPhone 5S starting at $124.99 on-contract at Best Buy

Best Buy is slashing the on-contract price of Apple's flagship iPhone 5S by $75 this weekend. That brings the 16GB model down to $124.99, one of the lowest prices we've seen for the 64-bit smartphone. The savings also apply to models with more flash storage; the 32GB iPhone 55S is $224.99, and the …

Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth …

Customers

Eleven things you didn't know about Apple

The company behind the ubiquitous iPhone and iPad is famously secretive, but there a few little known facts about the California-based company.<p>1 Steve Jobs was adopted and half Syrian<p>Apple’s legendary co-founder and chief executive died in October 2011, but while heading up the company Steve Jobs …

The 17 Most Amazing User Interfaces Of The Year

See more of the year’s best design: <br>Essays <br>Branding <br>Apps <br>Houses <br>Books <br>Art <br>Photo Essays <br>Advice <br>Video Games <br>Videos<p>The iPhone is fantastic, but there’s a future waiting for us beyond touchscreens. It’s a place where bits and bricks combine, where the ethereal digital world becomes corporeal, where we …

Amazing

What Architecture Schools Get Wrong

The new film Reality Check follows a year in the life of Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB, bringing a long-simmering debate over architecture education to the screen.<p>In 2012, a group of students at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design came together to build Clifton Forge, Virginia, a …

Virginia Tech

MFA in Products of Design: Application Deadline is February 15

You might want to use the holiday break as a great opportunity to polish up your portfolio and apply to the MFA in Products of Design program at SVA …

UX Design

Colours User Interface Design

Colours is a User Interface designed by the Australian Simon Eramo. It's a great flat ui with use of basic colors, this can serve as great …

UI Design

77-Year-Old Man “Paints” Japanese Landscapes on Excel Spreadsheets

While most digital artists opt to use Photoshop or other similar digital imaging software, 77-year-old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi chooses to work with Microsoft Excel to produce his beautiful works of art. His “paintings” are remarkably intricate works that mimic traditional Japanese paintings …

Best Architecture Posts of 2013

10. LEGO Architecture Studio Kit<br>LEGO expanded their popular LEGO Architecture series with the release of a toolkit that lets you embrace your own …

Sites of the Week: Barley, AppDock, BrightByte and more

I really love the sites selected for this week. Take a special look on three of them, Oregon Football HQ, August and the Janne Koivistoinen's …

Web Design

If You Want A Job At Twitter, Prepare To Answer This Baffling Question About Rainfall Puddles

Luckily for us, he wrote a blog post about the experience. (At one point, he was asked, "is this an anagram of a palindrome?")<p>But because he was being considered for a coding position, Kozakov was asked to create a model for solving a math problem, in the form of code.<p>The problem at first glance …

eBooks vs. Print: Actually a Nonissue

When I picked up the current <i>Scientific American</i> my eye was immediately drawn to the cover line, "Google Is Changing the Way You Think." Given the sensationalist tone that often accompanies explorations of how Internet use affects cognition (even Nicholas Carr's sedate 2007 discussion of the topic …

Quicksilver LCD Watch Inspired by The Drop of Mercury Inside A Thermometer

Inspired by the drop of mercury (also known as quicksilver) inside a thermometer when he was getting flue in the summer, Samuel Jerichow started to …

YourMechanic Launches An iPhone App To Connect You With A Mechanic While On The Go

TechCrunch Disrupt winner YourMechanic just got a lot more mobile with an iPhone app that will help users to better diagnose repairs that are needed. The app will also send notifications to users as their car is being serviced and could even allow them to see pictures of jobs being …

James Bond’s Boozing Would Kill Him By Age 56

James Bond is a category 3 drinker according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. The results are parsed here in an infographic called The Man With the Golden Liver.<p>Since his first appearance in <i>Casino Royale</i> in 1953, secret agent James Bond has been boozing hard. This hasn’t stopped him …

Sony 2-in-1 USB Flash Drive with Dual Micro USB and USB 2.0 Connectors

It’s undeniable that nowadays we often work not only with computer/laptop but also with tablets and smartphones. Sony saw this opportunity and …

Digia Releases Qt 5.2 with Android and iOS Support

Finnish software and services firm Digia, which last year bought Qt from Nokia, has released version 5.2 of its cross-platform application framework. Among the additions is support for Android and iOS, a preview of Windows RT support, and the launch of a new Qt mobile edition package.<p>While Digia …

Your UX Skills Can Empower Everyone On The Planet to Use Less Energy

Opower's mission is to empower everyone on the planet to use less energy, and they do it by designing products that nudge people to change their …

Springpad for iOS updated with customized smart notebook templates

Springpad, the popular personal organizer app, makes it even easier to stay organized with their latest update by introducing customized notebook templates. These themed notebooks include different categories: Recipes, For Later, Tasks, Work Project, Holiday Gift Planner, Books, Movies, and Home …

Blueprints For Web And Print: Specctr, A Free Adobe Illustrator Plugin

Specctr is a plugin for Adobe applications. (Currently, versions are available for Fireworks, Illustrator and Photoshop, the first of which you can …

Shop For Modern Design A New Way With Fresh

Fresh is my new favorite online shop. Except that it’s <i>not</i> an online shop! It’s a store aggregator that brings together the best modern design stores …

Available Now at Hand-Eye Supply: The 2014 Ryan McGinness Calendar

The ever-popular <b>Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar</b> is back, now in the 2014 edition! Ryan McGinness has been self-publishing these unique To-Do list …

Self-Publishing

Electronic Mosquito Coil

The E-Coil uses frequency waves and light without scent or fragrances to repel mosquitoes and keeping them at bay. The traditional coil leaves ash …

*interastar – Brand Identity by Necon

Modern Brand Design.<p>Interastar is a new Mexico based IT company. The brand specializes in consulting, software development and implementation. …

An E-Commerce Study: Guidelines For Better Navigation And Categories

1. Don’t Make Parent Categories Shallow. (Also, Have Parent Categories.)<p><b>Issue observed:</b> When the hierarchy of categories is just labels and headers, …

Woodi Furniture Brand Identity by Alexey Malina

Woodi Brand Identity.<p>Graphic designer Alexey Malina was entrusted with the creation of a visual identity for Woodi, a young Russian furniture brand …

The Dry Wave

The Wave Dry is an innovative concept that looks at drying clothes faster and in a cost-effective way. It basically is this solar device that can be …

Infographic: How Architecture Can Save Your Life

Architects wield more power than you think over your mental and physical well-being. A new interactive chart reveals just how much.<p>Design doesn’t just impact lives, or enrich lives. It can save them. That is the message the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is trying to emphasize in a new …

Mental Health

This Typography Visualizes What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

A new book called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic illustrates a common learning disability through clever graphic design.<p>Since he was a child, British graphic designer Sam Barclay has struggled with dyslexia–-along with 10% to 15% of the population. To help combat the widespread …

Graphic Design