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A Zen Master Reveals 10 Essential Mindful Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

The only moment that truly exists is the here and now, and that is the key to living life in a mindful way.<br>With the stress of family and career, it …

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X Prize And IBM Team Up On A New, $5 Million A.I. Competition

On Wednesday morning at TED2016, The X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis and IBM Watson general manager David Kenny jointly announced the launch of a new X Prize competition focused on artificial intelligence. The $5 million “IBM Watson A.I. Xprize: A Cognitive Computing Competition,” as the …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Why Hipster Attitudes Can Ruin Interaction Design

You're reading Why Hipster Attitudes Can Ruin Interaction Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

How to perfect first-time UX in apps

Somehow, we’ve come to accept the notion that digital technology is the answer to all of life’s problems. That conclusion has resulted in more and …

The Importance of Evaluating UX

It’s been a popular meme on LinkedIn. The bottles are intended to be a clever way to explain the difference between UI (user interface) and UX (user …

The Tools For Web Professionals You Can’t Miss This Autumn

This autumn we figured we’d give you an early Halloween treat and share with you our list of the best tools and resources available for all web …

UI Does Not Equal UX

There is a lot of discussion around UI and UX. Countless times we'll see "UI/UX" written in job postings, mentioned in meetings, etc., as if they are interchangeable, or as if they are one and the same. But what does that even mean?<p>A UX designer friend of mine was telling me of a meeting they were …

B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

5 UX demons that need exorcising

If you’re reading this, you’re either part of the problem, or you want to know how to solve it.<p>Despite all the articles out there about UX myths and debunked theories, we’re all still (at least sometimes) having conversations about dead ideas — about sacred cows that have long since been tipped …

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How to Prove the Value of Your UX Work

Recently, we posed a question to our Twitter followers and our UX Designers here at Usabilla:We received quite a few responses, but one answer really …

Look Out, Elon Musk: Jeff Bezos Is Going To Space, Too

Bezos’ space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200 million to build a rocket manufacturing facility adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15 (Reuters) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans on Tuesday to build a rocket manufacturing plant and …

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Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

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The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

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How and When To Post On Social Media

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>So much of digital marketing these days is about producing high-quality content that gets published and shared.<p>You can control the publishing part. Can you control the sharing part?<p>Sharing begins with promotion—the timing, targeting, and strategy behind solid …

Dramatic Tornadoes of Light Photographed by Martin Kimbell | Colossal

<p>Martin Kimbell is a photographer from England who utilizes LEDs and long exposure techniques to create airborne light forms that seem like trails of …