Stephan Willemse

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Silicon Valley Company Head’s Top 200 Design Freebies In One Spreadsheet

Screenshot via Lstore Graphics<br>Just like how everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, you probably have a bottomless trove of your best …

Silicon Valley

UX Design Articles and Books

Latest UX Design Articles<p>UX Daily is the world's largest free online resource on UX Design, with new articles published every day.<p>Contributing Authors<p>…

UX Design

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

<i>No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right.</i> …

UX Design

Our Product Design Process

<i>We, the Experience Design Department at</i> <i>Perform Group</i><i>, have documented our ideal product design process. This is the process we use to launch and</i> …

The Guide To UX Design Process & Documentation

Documentation is instrumental for concepting, designing, creating and measuring the performance of products. But it shouldn’t be done just for the …

Iterative prototyping and feedback for better UX design

Lean startup is a methodology that can help your company articulate hypotheses better, identify the fastest ways to test those hypotheses, figure out …

Product Management

RICE: Simple prioritization for product managers

Prioritization is a perennial challenge when building a product roadmap. How do you decide what to work on first?If you’ve put the effort into …

Product Management

A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views

An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.<p>For Andrew Simpson, the so-called New Zealand Dream—a classic colonial villa on a tidy suburban quarter-acre lot—never held much appeal.<p>When he was a student and a habitué of …

The State of UX in 2017 – UX Collective

The uxdesign.cc team has seen a lot this year: 48 issues published, 576 links curated, and sent to 98,381 designers around the world every week. When …

The Next Wearable Technology Could Be Your Skin

Technology can be awkward. Our pockets are weighed down with ever-larger smartphones that are a pain to pull out when we’re in a rush. And attempts …

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Have any alien civilizations ever existed? Astronomers say the chances are sky-high

Are we alone? Fifty-five years ago, astronomer Frank Drake came up with an equation that weighed the odds for aliens, and now two astronomers have …

University of Washington

Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply.<p>Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 - the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating …

Renewable Energy

How Brooks Running Could Improve Mobile Conversions: A Before & After Example

It should come as no surprise that more than half of searches begin on a mobile device. When sitting on a train, waiting in line for coffee, or eating dinner at a restaurant, it’s easier than ever for users to browse online from their smartphone. The growth of mobile has turned the entire …

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The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

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Former State Department adviser says 6 forces will change the way we live and work over the next 20 years

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior adviser for innovation and subsequently a senior fellow at Columbia, Alec Ross has logged "well over a million miles" in his travels across 41 countries.<p>He's studied the development of emerging technologies and their applications around the world, and …

Africa, The Continent Of Economic Misperceptions

Africa seems to be the only continent today that is regularly referred to as a “country.” It bristles me every time I hear it said. It’s reminiscent of Ronald Reagan’s chatter with the press aboard Air Force One in late 1982 on his way back to the U.S. from a presidential visit to Latin America: “I …

Rapid Techniques for Mapping Experiences

Understanding your customer’s experience is the first step in creating solutions that provide lasting value. The use of <b>systematic, visual</b> …

3tags.org

When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords

Science fiction has offered many visions of a computer-controlled future, and the future doesn’t look good for humanity<p>It’s only March and already we’ve seen a computer beat a Go grandmaster and a self-driving car crash into a bus. The world is waking up to the ways in which a combination of “deep …

Science Fiction

The Largest Floating Solar Farm In The World

In a little while, the UK will have the biggest floating solar farm on earth. The project is in the southwest of London, and it consists of …

Scientists baffled by footage of primates 'building shrines at sacred tree'

Is this proof chimps believe in God? Scientists baffled by footage of primates throwing rocks and 'building shrines at sacred tree' for no</b> …

Oregon becomes first state to pass law to completely eliminate coal-fired power

Coal currently provides a third of the state’s electricity supply State also aims to double amount of renewable energy produced by 2050<p>Oregon has become the first US state to pass laws to rid itself of coal, committing to eliminate the use of coal-fired power by 2035 and to double the amount of …

Fossil Fuels

China Is Building The Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in The World

It will turn a third of Shenzhen's trash into energy every single day.<p>The Chinese city of Shenzhen plans to tackle its serious waste problem by …

Distributed yet synchronized

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Brooklyn with four of my coworkers. An all-day client workshop was the reason for the visit but we also …

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The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

Demis Hassabis has a modest demeanour and an unassuming countenance, but he is deadly serious when he tells me he is on a mission to “solve intelligence, and then use that to solve everything else”. Coming from almost anyone else, the statement would be laughable; from him, not so much. Hassabis is …

Artificial Intelligence