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HTML5, Arduino YUN and Temboo API

<b>GOALS:</b> <br>1) configure an Arduino YUN to accept REST calls from HTML5 apps.<p>2) get the current temperature from Arduino using an LM35 sensor and return …

Getting Started with Design Thinking

For educators who are just discovering design thinking, it can be daunting to imagine how to bring the process, principles and mindsets to your work. …

Design Thinking

Connecting With the Digital Consumer – Relevance of Design Thinking

<i>A Conversation With Ravi Bommireddipalli Teja, CEO, Robosoft Technologies</i><p>Ravi Bommireddipalli Teja is the CEO of Robosoft Technologies, a …

UX Design

7 Key UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand

The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at …

Customer Service

Learn UX Design

As a member, you can take as many courses as you want with no additional costs.<p>You get:<p>Online and self-paced UX Design courses<br>• Industry-trusted Course …

UX Design

Usability Evaluation

15. Usability Evaluation<p>by Gilbert Cockton<p>Put simply, usability evaluation assesses the extent to which an interactive system is easy and pleasant to …

Empathy – How to Improve Your Designs by Developing Empathy for Your Target Group

<i>Empathy is the ability to understand and identify with another person’s context, emotions, goals and motivations. In order to design great</i> …

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Scientists just solved a long-standing mystery about sense of smell

Scientists still don't understand every aspect about how our sense of smell works — but now, a team of researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery about our noses and brains.<p>Millions of olfactory receptor neurons sit at the back of your nose and relay smells to your brain.<p>Each smell we …

7 Important Things Online Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Building a Website

Credit<p>There's a new breed of online, creative entrepreneurs popping up on our screens every day, and they need consistent communication with their target audiences. With a website built to strategically increase traffic and generate leads, online entrepreneurs can effectively engage their customers …

New app tells you what's outside the plane window

Have you ever wondered from your window seat at 35,000 feet exactly which town or city, lake or river, hill or mountain, you are gazing at down below?<p>Of course you have. Well, now there’s an app that will help air passengers identify and explore the distinguishing features on the ground as they fly …

Ikea Brings Kitchen Design to Virtual Reality in New App

Explore three different kitchen schemes<p>Ikea may have wild ideas about the kitchen of the future, but in the interim, the Swedish furniture giant is unveiling a new way for consumers to tinker with kitchens of the present. Launching today on the major game platform Steam, the Ikea VR Experience is a …

Virtual Reality

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.<p>Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a number of mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations, from breathing walls to morphing headpieces. Her latest, <i>Aurora</i>, an …

Ford uses optical illusion stickers to hide its car designs

Auto makers use various types of camo to hide cars they need to test on the road but don’t want the public to see. On Thursday, Ford detailed the …

The secret to being creative

Creativity is not just for artists, musicians, writers, and designers. We are all creative, but the folks who are known for it have spent time cultivating it, failing at it, and working at it.<p>It’s easy to look at any famous creative person and think they’re naturally creative. It’s easy to assume …

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Making your design portfolio stand out in 2015

As a marketer, I’m more than aware that when it comes to marketing yourself today, people don’t trust nothing but stories. This story-telling thing is so powerful that it’s currently disturbing the whole marketing industry, and can be well applied even to building a design portfolio.<p>To convince the …

Storytelling

Fiber Optic Fix Will Make Connecting The World Easier And Cheaper

Can you hear me now?<p>Wires are so old school. Nowadays, most of our information (whether on the Internet, TV, or phone) is communicated over fiber optic cables, long strands of material that can transmit information as light over distances. And with a new discovery, fiber optic cables could become …

University of California

Pushing Boundaries: A "Borderless" Smartphone Design with Touch-Sensitive Edges

Is this revolutionary--or a terrible user interface idea?<p>ZTE's Zubia Z9 smartphone boasts a full-bleed screen, touch-sensitive edges and a novel …

Camera Instructor Offers Free and Interactive Online Photo Courses

If you’re looking to learn to program, there are free interactive online courses such as Codecademy and CodeSchool you can use. Programmer and …

Photography

Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

It’s been just over a year since Vishal Sikka surprised many when he walked away from SAP. Several months later, he shocked a few more when he took the job as CEO at Infosys, the Indian consulting firm. I talked to him this week, and nine months into his new job, he’s making a concerted effort to …

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Coca-Cola 100x100 by Greig Anderson

Coca-Cola is such an iconic brand and their bottle is a trademark. You can see that form and recognize immediately that it's Coca-Cola and of course …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Jaguar's 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen Concept

While the presentation is somewhat underwhelming, the concepts are interesting: Jaguar is reportedly working on a "360 Virtual Urban Windscreen," …

Superduino Is A Tiny Arduino Board With A Built-in Touchscreen

Another day, another Arduino project. This time it’s something called SuperDuino, a tiny touchscreen powered by a coin cell battery and backed up by a tiny Arduino-Like processor.<p>The kit can be used to build smartwatches and other mini devices and costs about $25 for the entire system. You can add …

You can't touch this!

“You can’t touch this” is the project submitted by Stefano Guglielmetti for the Connected Home Project Contest by Make Magazine. It’s composed by a …