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Four Myths About UX and How to Bust Them

While the concept of user experience and the term UX have become seemingly ubiquitous in the workplace, most non-UX people still have the wrong idea …

Charged: The Future of Flying

Early this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began rolling out an ambitious overhaul program targeted at streamlining the passenger experience. Called NextGen, the initiative aims to usher in the next generation of air travel. Drawing on the country's National Airspace System …

Air Traffic

UYI User Interface library

Use Your Interface (UYI) is a showcase of interface and interaction transition design curated by Josh Davey.<p>More blog posts about:<br>• design …

The essential secret to successful user experience design

<b>For many, user experience design is about creating interfaces that are easy for users to understand and navigate.</b><p>However, this isn’t what lies at the …

UX Design

The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data.

The value that comes from connecting your thermostat to the internet isn’t that you can now control it from your smartphone, or that it’s a …

Inventor Spends Five Years Trying to Determine if Vermeer’s Paintings Are 350-year-old Color Photos | Colossal

<p>It has long been suspected that some of the old masters may have relied on optical devices such as the camera lucida to help with scale and …

Articles about 9-products-better-workspace-neocon-2014 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Welcome to the era of the megacity.<p>An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.<p>We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.<p>New Zealand’s …

San Francisco

In Acknowledgement of the Presumed-to-Boom Animal Wearables Market, Here are a Few Pet-Human Wearable Comparisons

When you think about wearables, clunky watches might come to mind first—not how many steps your dog takes each day or how your neighbor's horse's …

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat Turns Up the Heat

Maybe it was the combination of Google’s purchase of Nest, Apple’s recent announcement of their own Home Automation Protocol, HomeKit, and the sudden …

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Q&A: Author on “People’s Republic of Amnesia”

Louisa Lim revisits Tiananmen, 25 years after the Chinese crackdown.<p>Twenty-five years after the Chinese government ordered the army to crack down on student-led protests in Tiananmen Square, Louisa Lim has written <i>The People's Republic of Amnesia</i>, a book that offers new vantage points on one of the …

Turkish police tear gas protesters in Ankara

<b>Fresh clashes have hit the Turkish capital, Ankara, a day after unrest broke out on the first anniversary of mass anti-government rallies.</b><p>Security forces fired tear gas at protesters gathered near the site where a demonstrator was killed last June.<p>On Saturday, officers also used tear gas and water …

Teargas

Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars, Research Suggests

Microorganisms from Earth could hitch a ride on spacecraft and end up colonizing the Red Planet and other celestial bodies in the solar system, …

Bacteria

'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' -- "Ancient Greenhouse Worlds" (Background for Tonights Episode)

For the past million years, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have never exceeded 280 parts per million, but industrialization, forest clearing, …

Asteroid 2014 KH39 Zips Just 1.1 LD from Earth - Watch it LIVE June 3

Got any plans Tuesday? Good. Keep them but know this. That day around 3 p.m. CDT (20:00 UT) asteroid <b>2014 KH39</b> will silently zip by Earth at a …

Carl Sagan: Cosmos, Pale Blue Dot & Famous Quotes

Called "America's most effective salesman of science" by Time magazine, astronomer Carl Sagan spent much of his career translating technical …

Carl Sagan

Special Events

Our next special event is the entry, descent and landing of Insight on Mars.<p>Please know that in addition to “A Ticket to Explore JPL” there are many …

Spacecraft

iTunes Concept

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Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Not just boobs! (But yes, definitely boobs.)<p>When you pull up a website, what’s the first thing you look at? The stock photo model splashed across the page? The large company logo at the top? The search bar?<p>EyeQuant, a German artificial intelligence software company that offers predictive …

Myth #3: People don’t scroll

Although people weren’t used to scrolling in the mid-nineties, nowadays it’s absolutely natural to scroll. For a continuous and lengthy content, like …

Myths

NASA TDRS-L Social - VAB Orion Ground Test Article

Orion Ground Test Article: 1/23/14<p>This is the Orion capsule non-flight test piece being used to prove in components and processing techniques. Built …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Patagonia’s Most Famous Glacier

Sean Kelly gallery in New York is presenting an impressive new body of work by photographer Frank Thiel that shows the massive glacial ice formations in Patagonia, Argentina. The show, called <i>Nowhere is a Place</i>, takes its name from a book co-written by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux in 1992 about …

Feline Infidelity

(Image: unknown)<p>Other signs include a second cell phone and money suddenly disappearing from your joint account.<p>If the plane ticket is one-way, well, …

Why Commercial Drones Won’t Deliver Tacos Anytime Soon

Amazon scored one of the greatest tech PR coups in recent history when it got CBS to put its quadcopter-powered delivery service on air the day before Cyber Monday. Sadly, CBS pretty much ignored that this was a pretty unrealistic proposal for the time being, not in the least because commercial …

Path Finally Closes That Elusive Series C

It’s been a bumpy road for Dave Morin’s Path, as manic rumors over the last year have pegged the “private” social network at once as the subject of lagging growth, shrinking staff and potential acquisitions, while at the same time raising a mega $50 million round at a $500 million valuation.<p>Today, …

End of the party?

FOR two decades, American voters have hankered to proclaim themselves Independent, even as the two mainstream parties have felt little risk of being …

Skills that pay the bills

HOW well are your skills rewarded? There is surprisingly little research on that question, and what does exist is pretty much entirely focused on …

How to Open a Can of Food Using Your Bare Hands

A Russian man demonstrates how to open a can of food using only your bare hands in this 2013 video. Even though he’s explaining the process in …

Artist Carves Entire Alphabet Into Set of Crayons

Artwork by <b>DIEM CHAU</b> <br>diemchau.com | Facebook | Blog<p>The <i>Northwest Natives Alphabet Set</i> by Diem Chau is an incredible collection of 52 individually …