Vadim Feldman

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These Mind-Bending Lamps Are Really Just 2-D Cut-Outs

Given the ubiquity of overhead lighting, few of us really <i>need</i> desk lamps. Instead, they’re a slightly functional piece of artwork, meaning there’s no shame in enjoying a good lamp gimmick–like these Bulbing lamps by the Tel Aviv design firm, Studio Cheh–the same firm behind the 2-D candlestick.<p>The …

A Travel Kit For Boozing On The Plane

On most domestic flights, the best drink you can get is a can of Mr. & Mrs. T tomato juice spiked with vodka, or maybe a mini bottle of Glenfiddich. But say you’re a connoisseur of mixology. Can’t you do better?<p>Yes, yes you can, thanks to the Carry On Cocktail Kit, a collaboration between the …

These Jeans Come In 400 Sizes

A former Mozilla web designer thinks she can guarantee a perfect-fitting pair of jeans for 99% of women.<p>Buying a pair of jeans as a woman can be maddening. Don’t believe me? Look at this sizing chart. If I were to try to buy my quite normally shaped wife a pair of jeans using this chart, I’d have …

Clothing

Ex-Googler Builds A Github For Designers

Pixelapse is built on a simple, radical premise: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.<p>For the past two years, Pixelapse–backed by venture capital from Y Combinator and Designer Fund–has been evolving into what you might call a Dropbox for designers. Through a free or premium paid account, it …

GitHub

The Evolving Culture-Scape and Employee Expectations

Co-presentation with Michael Savage (JWT INSIDE) at the 2014 Recruiting Trends Conference on 10/29/14 which explores how successful companies prioritize culture in their organizational design and strategy, thereby driving strong results across people and financial metrics alike.

T-Mobile

How In-Store Beacons Are Driving Next

VP of Client Services from shopkick shares how targeted communication in stores more strongly engages shoppers while driving revenue growth.<p>PSFK is …

Future Planes to Feature Interactive, Windowless Cabin Walls

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Up to Nine Keys Can Be Stored in Miniature Aluminum Device

The makers of KeyDisk have come out with a new version of the miniature hexagonal key holder, aptly called KeyDisk 2.<p>The San Francisco-based design …

The Grid uses AI and rearranges your blog into beautiful form

The Grid rearranges your blog into beautiful form based on content provided and best design practices<p>A website is your digital home, a hub for …

Your Company’s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission, or Values

We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling “purpose” — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another?<p>I think we do, and I’ve pulled together a typology of sorts to help distinguish all …

No Need To Bring Water On Your Bike Ride, This Bike Sucks It Up From The Air

Attached to the frame of the bike and powered by a small solar panel, the device cools down hot, humid air, and as the water condenses, droplets roll …

UC Berkeley

5 Workplace Trends that are Creating a Great Place to Work

What are five actions that will make your office a great place to work? Implementing these workplace trends will form great leaders that create a workplace environment full of trust, pride, and camaraderie.

Brains, Games & Behavior Change

Designing for behavior change can be looked at through many lenses. As the implementers of interventions, products and services designed to modify the decisions and behaviors of others, we can adopt a “Doing to,” “Working with,” or “Working for” mentality. The people on the receiving end of our …

Cognition

Stop Making Users Explore

Users Don’t Care About Your Product<p>Often, entrepreneurs ask me something to the effect of, “What’s the best way to let new users explore my …

What It Takes To Manage Diverse Groups

Different perspectives bring outside-the-box thinking–but sometimes, a group that’s all on the same page is what you really need.<p>Research tells us diversity enables teams to work at full potential. The differences in gender, race, generation, culture, education, values, and economic background all …

8 Culture-Building Secrets from Two Exceptional Places to Work

Talent Plus and Next Jump are two midsize companies determined to be great places to work, by creating a version of a work-life that most people would think is fantasy<p>Unlimited vacation and volunteering time. Jobs built around strengths. Eager mentors. Policies that focus on treating people like …

Psychology and the Perfect Design by @mrjoe

In this talk, Joe will take you on a journey to find the holy grail we are all looking for: the “perfect” design. We’ll look at a practical strategy that uses psychology to produce the ideal design for those tricky user experience design problems we face everyday.<p>What exactly is the perfect design? …

UX Design

Pixate Launches Its App Prototyping Service For Designers

Pixate, an Accel-funded Y Combinator alum, is opening the doors to its visual prototyping service today after a long private and public beta phase. When the company graduated from Y Combinator last January, it still focused mostly on allowing mobile developers to style their native applications …

Best Practices: What & When to Ask Questions to Improve Product & Marketing Innovations in SaaS and e-Commerce

This document provides various business case scenarios for asking a question to website visitors as a way of capturing valuable information to improve product and marketing.<p>Each scenario contains context, question placement, triggers, question types, suggested phrasing, and rules to manage a …

Marketing

How Google Works

Today we all live and work in the Internet Century, where technology is roiling the business landscape, and the pace of change is only accelerating.<p>In their new book How Google Works, Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg share the lessons …

Corporate Culture

When service design meets the connected company

My talk from the Adaptive Path Service Experience conference. Slides with sound here: http://davegray.looplogic.com/when-service-design-meets-the-divided-company and sound-only here: https://vimeo.com/91439521

Design

Use Language to Shape a Creative Culture

Language is the crystallization of thought. But the words we choose do more than just reflect our thought patterns—they shape them. What we say—and how we say it—can deeply affect a company’s culture. To change attitudes and behaviors, it helps to first change the vernacular. To spark innovation, …

Andreessen Horowitz Trust Optimization Event - DTP - 10.9.14

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Andreessen Horowitz

What Makes A Product Cool?

The controversy surrounding the coolness of Google’s Glass in the last three days has raised anew an old marketing question: What makes a product cool?<p>Product coolness is determined by three product attributes, and an efficient and effective WOM and buzz campaign that helps the product reach the …

The Science Of Cool

What makes one consumer design cool and not another?<p>Take a look at the two water bottles below. The one on the left is pretty much your standard water bottle design: tall, clear, probably crinkly. The one on the right feels a bit less conventional, with its sleek aluminum shell shaped like an …

'The Culture Map' Shows Us The Differences In How We Work WorldWide

In the book, <i>The Culture Map</i> (PublicAffairs, 2014)<i>,</i> Jorge da Silva, a Brazilian engineer at a steel company recounts how they tried to convince the team in Houston, Texas to adopt a new process created by their Latin American offices.<p><i>“We kept trying to explain to them why the new process was so</i> …

Here Is Apple's New Designer Marc Newson's Philosophy On Marketing And Design

It's called The SUB . The SUB is a small machine that holds beer, but is designed to keep your beverage smooth and chilled. Better yet, you don't have to go out to a bar for this beer because it can be poured in your own home.<p>"I admire companies like Heineken who have the courage and foresight to …

Jony Ive