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What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview

Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.<p>The year is 1986. Steve Jobs meets Paul Rand, the genius responsible for branding IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. Having just been ousted from Apple, Steve asks Rand to …

IBM’s Watson Creates New Trailer For AI Thriller “Morgan”

Let’s not give the machines any ideas, huh?<p>Movie trailers are more “craft” than “art,” but here 20th Century Fox and IBM have served up a prime example of creative craft made by artificial intelligence. For the upcoming thriller <i>Morgan</i>, the two brands have unveiled the first movie trailer edited by …

Artificial Intelligence

What Happens When You Commission A Magazine From The Gig Economy

The latest issue of Elsie is fantastic, but still raises questions about whether sites like Fiverr liberate or exploit creatives.<p>Whatever you think of the gig economy–a way to exploit people who don’t know what their talents are worth, or a way to let them monetize their true passions–you’ve got to …

Where Is This Election’s “Hope” Poster?

The 2016 presidential race has lacked a single powerful image. Why?<p>In 2008, the artist Shepard Fairey created an image that would become the symbol of an historic election: Obama, eyes cast upward, face sketched with red, white, and sky blue, and the word “Hope” proclaiming the message of his …

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

From Apple to Pornhub, the top holiday ad makers on what it takes to ‘go viral’

What drives us to share holiday videos? Some of the industry’s best explain the methods behind the whimsy.<p>I’m generally not a fan of commercials. I usually try to avoid them at all costs (which is why I owned on of the first DVRs to hit the market). But like clockwork my tune changes every holiday …

Death Metal

After the Paris Attacks, This Father’s Wisdom Is Exactly What the World Needs to Hear Right Now

In this interview by French TV show, <i>Le Petit Journal</i> at the scene of the Bataclan attacks, a young boy and his father discuss whether they should …

Make Things By Hand Again With This Mechanical 3-D Printer

3-D printing is one of the most wondrous technologies of our time–you can bring to life virtually any design you can imagine!–but also one of the silliest when you boil down the idea to its bare minimum–all these machines really do is just very accurately squeeze goo into a shape.<p>Somehow, the …

The Human Touch: Apple Is Hiring Journalists For Apple News

Apple’s forthcoming Flipboard-slaying Apple News project just got a lot more interesting: A series of job listings from Cupertino indicate that Apple is looking to hire human editors for the initiative.<p>In the listing, the company writes that it is seeking editors with newsroom and social media …

Bury This Book In The Ground And It Will Magically Come Back As A Tree

This children’s book not only teaches about ecology, it practices it.<p>Despite the rise of e-books, most children’s books are still made from trees. One new picture book is designed as a simple reminder of that fact: When kids finish reading a story about an adventure in the rainforest, they can …

Everything You Need To Know To Start Writing a Killer Screenplay In One Infographic

Some people get paid to look at screenplays and determine whether they have even the slightest chance of making money. Artistic integrity is all well and good, but readers at studios are strictly prospecting for hits. After a while, many of them decide whether to even bother reading a script before …

Writing

The Most Essential Ingredient In Interaction Design? The Words

Impressive graphics and gestures are nice, but clear copy serves a vital function. Here are four things your writing should achieve.<p>This is the first of a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a …

15 words to eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

People don't have the time or the attention span to read any more words than necessary.<p>You want your readers to hear you out, understand your message, and perhaps be entertained, right? Here's a list of words to eliminate in order to help you write more succinctly.<p>It's superfluous most of the time. …

'Picture Your Audience Naked,' And Other Terrible Speaking Tips to Ignore

By Michelle Mazur<p>The absolute worst piece of public speaking advice I ever received came from a dear friend of mine. My speech focused on giving up my dream job in paradise to pursue happiness and love in my personal life.<p>My friend suggested, “Wear a coconut bra and a grass skirt. As you get more …

Robert Phillips: PR is dead, long live the new model

According to Richard Edelman, Robert Phillips left his job as global chair for public engagement and future ­strategies and CEO of Edelman EMEA two …

How to Create Visual Relationships With Contrast & Similarity

There are lots of different types of links here: articles, authors, comments, site sections, etc. Each type of link has a different distinction, whether it’s the color, underline, or italics. It’s a much more complex link hierarchy than Reddit, but the same principles of similarity apply.<p>Sidebar …

UI Design

Web design color theory: how to create the right emotions with color in web design

The most stimulating color, red is so energizing it has been used to increase blood circulation. Representing passion and power, red is the color that will attract the most attention, which is why it is commonly used for warnings and important notices.<p>Red is very appropriate for the <b>No Way NSA</b> …

UI Design

Pride and Prejudice in Modern Singapore

Ask any Singaporean who grew up in that Southeast Asian city-state in the 1980s what they remember of our public schooling, and you might be …

Infographic: Nonverbal communication tips for speakers

Most people feel nervous about public speaking.<p>When we feel nervous, it's easy to lose track of what our bodies are doing.<p>We speak faster, make …

Public Speaking

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED<p>The weekend …

The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain

If you are like me, you are always looking for the latest and greatest ways to do things faster, better, and cheaper. Personally, I get a thrill as I hunt for the best piece of hardware, software, or acclaimed process that will “change my life.”<p>In the world of presentations, there is one key …

Create Your Own Abstract Art With This Interactive Kandinsky Painting

Wassily Kandinsky’s 1932 painting <i>Decisive Pink</i>, like much of the early abstract painter’s work, is fun to look at. The titular pink rectangle on the left contrasts with a bright yellow background, and is covered in mysterious squiggly lines, some resembling stick figures, envelopes or sailboats. …

Requiem for blogging: Daily Dish decline marks the end of an era

Love it or hate it, it was hard to ignore the <i>Daily Dish</i>.<p>That was true throughout the 15-year old blog's life, through its various stints at <i>The</i> …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

5 Presentation Predictions for 2015

Around this same time last year, I shared my 5 Presentation Predictions for 2014. Looking back on those predictions, it’s amazing to see how those practices are now almost a commonality or daily practice within the presentation space. With 2015 fast approaching, I’m going to use my futuristic lens …

The Future Of Digital Media In 2015

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Peter Csathy is the chief executive officer and an investor for the business accelerator and development firm Manatt Digital Media.The firm is an investor in DanceOn and advises Whistle Sports.</i><p>2014 proved to be a transformational year for content-driven digital media and investment (a …

You Can’t Keep Up With The Non-Stop Movie References In This Animated Music Video

Imagine the famous face-morphing suite from Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” video, but with characters from movies, and you have the gist of the new animated music video by the band Cruisr.<p>“All Over” is a rollicking, indie-pop gem whose lyrics are occasionally mirrored by the whirlwind of …