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Design Principles Behind Great Products – Muzli - Design Inspiration

Lately, I needed to come up with some top level principles for the product I’m currently working on. I seek for some simple yet powerful concepts …

Mobile App Development Lifecycle Guide that Every Developer Should Bookmark

When it comes to mobile app development, every step ofThe post Mobile App Development Lifecycle Guide that Every Developer Should Bookmark appeared …

Apps

5 Steps to Making Sure Your Users Trust Your Website

Research by the Nielsen Norman Group suggests that the average Internet user will leave a web page within 10 to 20 seconds of arriving.Typically, the …

Web Design

Eight festivals you must attend in your lifetime

This week's winning letter<p>Appetite for New Zealand<p>“Well, good luck with that – I couldn’t eat half that stuff,” she shuddered, turning to serve the next customer.<p>We’d only learnt about the Hokitika Wild Food Festival while trekking across the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. …

These were the top 5 bots to try in 2016

As the bot ecosystem grew in 2016, we were pleased to present 5 bots to try each week. We brought you the five most popular bots, as they appeared on Botlist during the previous week.<p>And now, as we prepare to welcome a new year, we’re excited to present the top 5 bots from 2016. Our roundup …

Chatbots

Naughty Travel Is the $20 Billion Industry You Never Knew Existed

It's very much a thing.<p>You might like to travel as a way to find the best far-flung boutiques and artisans, capture epic selfies, or even to try out …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

Playing A Different Kind Of Club Card Could Help Casinos Attract Millennials

Millennials are the holy grail for every consumer business and rightly so. Also known as Generation Y, the 87 million US millennials were born in years 1980-2000 and outnumber baby boomers. Casinos across the world are wondering how to attract millennials, who so far display less interest in …

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

Lake Superior

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

Samsung 'to launch round smartwatch alongside Galaxy Note 5'

Samsung's circular smartwatch has been delayed until the second half of the year, according to reports<p>Samsung has reportedly pushed back the launch of its round smartwatch, believed to be called the Gear A, to let the hype over the Apple Watch die down.<p>The Gear A is now expected to launch in the …

Eight low calorie backstage snacks

BEAUTY NUTRITION<p><b>In health terms, there can't be many things worse than feeling hungry. Except perhaps, for when self-deprivation leads to 'giving in'</b> …

Best of the Week: Grooveshark, Illustrations, Readings and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

The bidding war for Nokia's map technology is getting ugly

German automakers Daimler — the company that owns Mercedes-Benz — BMW, and Volkswagen's premium car division, Audi, have clubbed together to submit an indicative bid as a consortium, two sources close to the auto companies told Reuters.<p>The German carmakers can probably justify stumping up around …

Market Capitalization

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop explained in a minimalist visual design.<p>M.A. Kather, a Chennai, India based UX and UI designer has created this little …

46 stunning Instagram photos that will inspire you to travel the world

Thanks to Instagram, though, you can at least feel like you're somewhere far, far away.<p>Numerous avid travelers and travel photographers use the app to document the trips they take to exotic destinations all over the world.<p>So next time you're feeling gloomy on a Monday morning at the office, take a …

Travel

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Guide Books

9 Podcasts We're Downloading This Spring

These tiny, portable files make for perfect travel companions. They don't take up space and provide hours of entertainment on the go.<p><i>By Berit Baugher for Fathom</i> | It took the <i>Serial</i> phenomenon to unite Team Fathom on the awesomeness that is the podcast. Without naming names, there were a few …

Malaysia Air CEO Vows to Do Anything to Save the Struggling Carrier

The new CEO of Malaysia Airlines said its financial situation is more challenging than anticipated and it will shrink in size as it tries to overcome …

Is There Such a Thing As Too Young to Travel?

Is there such a thing as too young to travel? Don't get me wrong, I am extremely lucky to have the means to travel. I am in no way refuting that. I've had experiences that others would cherish. But after an incredible and thought provoking trip to New York City, I have grown to slightly regret my …

United Nations

15 Male Trendsetters To Follow On Instagram

The picture-based social network has become an ingenious platform for showcasing the latest and greatest in fashion, even among men, who — let's face it — probably aren't poring over glossy magazines for style inspiration.<p>From models to personal stylists to execs at the leading men's lifestyle …

Photographers

Uber said to be raising $2 billion, could soon be the most valuable startup of all time at over $50 billion

A round of that size would make San Francisco-based Uber the highest-valued private startup of all time — only Facebook managed to break the $50 billion valuation barrier while still a private company.<p>What's more, the report indicates that the talks are ongoing and that valuation could go even …

Venture Capital

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

Lending startup Affirm may be popular, but its loans are a problem

Online payment platform Affirm has skyrocketed in popularity recently, drawing $275 million from venture capital investors. The company operates by allowing users to take out loans at check-out at select online stores. In this way, Affirm has been marketing itself as a better alternative payment …

Personal Finance

Russia and China promise not to hack each other

Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattacks against each other. They've also agreed to an exchange not only of technologies, but also of …

Facebook vs. YouTube: Who’s winning the video marketing battle?

Over the past few months, the Internet has been abuzz with chatter about Facebook overtaking YouTube as the go-to destination for video on the web. Facebook surpassed YouTube in total number of video views on desktop in the U.S. last August. It has also been ramping up its video functionality, with …

Advertising

Apple Watch And The Future Of App Design

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Andrew Shorten is director of Adobe Creative Cloud Product Management. Formerly, he developed web, kiosk and mobile user interfaces for government and enterprise customers at Fujitsu and has since worked for Macromedia, Microsoft, and Adobe.</i><p>The launch of the Apple Watch represents the …