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The Daily Design Quote

Download our free ebook <b>The Basics of User Experience Design</b> to learn about core concepts in UX design.<p>In 9 chapters, we'll cover: conducting user …

UX Design

InVision launches Studio Platform, challenging Adobe with an open ecosystem

In October, InVision made the first dramatic change to its product portfolio since the company’s inception. The team launched InVision Studio, a design tool meant to take on the likes of Adobe XD and Sketch.<p>Now, however, InVision is taking yet another huge step forward with the announcement of the …

UX Design

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Black Market

Barbary Station is a thrilling sci-fi adventure about space pirates and a homicidal AI

Space pirates!<p>In the opening of her debut novel <i>Barbary Station</i>, R.E. Stearns drops her readers into the midst of a thrilling heist of a colonial spaceship traveling through the solar system — and that’s just the first chapter. What follows is a fantastic, lightning-fast space opera that serves as …

Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U

Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has today announced the launch of Woz U.<p>According to the release, Woz U will start as an online learning platform focused on both students and companies that will eventually hire those students. Woz U is based out of …

12 Bootstrap 4 UI Kits (HTML, PSD & Sketch) for Free Download and Premium

Bootstrap 4 is available as the next version of the most popular CSS framework. This revamped version of Bootstrap offers many changes over the …

'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

<i>Editor's note: In the 1950s, the U.S. poultry industry began adopting a new process: Acronizing. Ads that ran in women's magazines pictured crisp-skinned whole chicken that tasted "fresh," "wholesome" and "country sweet" thanks to a "revolutionary process which helps maintain freshness in</i> …

Agriculture

Download Free User Experience Templates To Use

I teach at General Assembly in Seattle as a Part Time UX Instructor. One task that pained me early on while teaching was watching students scour the …

UX Design

Top 8 UX Design and Research Techniques for Your Next Website Redesign

<b>UX designers, UX research, UX web design – what is exactly implied by these terms?</b><p>No doubt, you have wondered about it, and probably more than once …

Mother Go is an audio-first novel that harkens back to the golden-age of sci-fi

Youthful rebellion in space<p>In James Patrick Kelly’s new novel <i>Mother Go</i>, a young woman makes her way across the solar system, trying to flesh out an identity for herself, made all the more difficult by the fact that she’s a clone of a famous space explorer. It’s a wonderfully exuberant space opera, …

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

Adobe After Effects

Résumé Fonts That Make The Best Impression, According To Designers

<b>Although nothing</b> can trump a great portfolio of impressive work, the right—or wrong—font can be the thing that subconsciously nudges your résumé from …

An Introduction to Graphic Design

<i>Graphic design</i> occupies the intersection of the science of communication and the art of aesthetics. In its most abstract sense, graphic design …

Over 200 Free-To-Download Design Masterpieces From The ‘Golden Age Of Posters’

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left image by Ferdinand Andri (1906) via MCAD Library, right image by Berthold Löffler (1908) via MCAD Library<p><b>The late</b> …

25 graphic design freebies to make your life easier

In an ideal world, we would carefully, lovingly handcraft every graphic design asset ourselves. But in the real world of tight deadlines and squeezed …

Graphic Design

5 UX tips from Facebook's VP of Design

Julie Zhuo, VP of product design for Facebook, has been at the company since 2006. Since joining, she’s helped grow the service from eight million college and high school kids to over one billion people worldwide.<p>How’d she do it?<p><b>Do more</b><p>Julie is a huge proponent for getting your hands dirty. When …

UX Design

How Social Media Marketing Generated $7 Million in Affiliate Sales for This Entrepreneur

It's easy to make money with a massive social media following. The hard part is getting the massive following.<p>Father's Day is usually a day for celebration. But on this particular Father's Day in 2014, Jason Stone's home was burglarized. It was only a year prior that he had embarked on his social …

Marketing

8 steps for building your writing process

Writing is a process – a set of predictable, repeatable steps in the journey to the finished work. While there are probably as many processes are …

The 19 Best Exercises For Ab Day

Bored of regular ol' crunches? Add these simple yet effective exercises to your next ab-day routine and you're guaranteed to feel so sore, it'll hurt to laugh.<p>Begin in a plank position. Jump your feet to the outside of your hands, coming into a deep squat and keeping your hands on the floor.<br>• Jump …

8 things to understand about the current boom in U.S. venture capital

Last decade, it seemed the venture capital model was facing a serious crisis following the dot-com bubble. Funds weren’t producing positive returns. Partners were fleeing for other industries. And the industry’s very risk model was being called into question.<p>No more. 2016 was the year that cemented …

Venture Capital

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Product Management

Try the LA Workout Everyone's Talking About — At Your Own Gym

We're a little obsessed with the fun and dynamic workout from LA's boutique studio, Speedplay. But since we're about 350 miles from Los Angeles, we can't get our fitness fix as often as we'd like. Fortunately, Speedplay's co-founder and lead trainer Xavier Quimbo created this awesome treadmill and …

Greycroft announces $250 million growth fund

Greycroft Partners, the venture firm co-founded by industry veteran Alan Patricof, is announcing their second growth equity fund. They will have about $250 million in capital to deploy, an increase from the $200 million in their previous late stage fund from 2.5 years ago.<p>This is in addition to the …

Here Are The Top User Interface Design Trends For 2017

<b>Users have</b> become more tech-savvy and have higher expectations for design than ever—which makes it all the more important that your app resonates …

UI Design

23 science fiction and fantasy novels to read this March

Stories of robots, revolutions, and space empires<p>It’s March, which means that there’s a whole new slate of books ready to crowd our bookshelves — books about robots, revolutions, and vast space empires to tear into.<p>Earlier this year, I mentioned that I’m trying to expand my reading horizons in …

Top 10 books about the apocalypse

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …

Drain the swamp

Let us tell you about a recent day in New York City.<p>We left a meeting and opened our smartphones to call an Uber. A car picked us up within 3 minutes and took us to our offices in the West Village. A cab used to cost $25 for this ride, but now an Uber is $9. While on the way, Arvind jotted …

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

UX Design

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Science Fiction

Impossible Geometry – Surreal Graphic Design Elements

Impossible Geometry, an amazing set of surreal graphic design elements for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.Published by the skilled team of Pixel …

Graphic Design