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Dad’s company made burgers. Mine just eats them – James Somers | Aeon Essays

There’s this great moment in the documentary <i>Jiro Dreams of Sushi</i> (2011) when the world’s most celebrated sushi chef turns to his son, who is leaving …

Startups

Why Every Startup Should Hire A Senior Designer As Soon As Possible

Any emerging startup with a bold, innovative product can be held back by a lack of attention or focus on design.<p>Andy Budd is a UX designer and CEO of Clearleft, a digital design agency based in Brighton, England. He took to the stage at The Next Web Conference today to deliver a keynote on the …

Creating Wireframes And Prototypes With InDesign

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Articles about qa muji art director kenya hara on Dwell.com - Dwell

If any contemporary designer embodies the stark but somehow perfect use of space and form that characterizes a certain branch of...<p>Though my number-one dream job remains journalist and editor (lucky me!) a close second is textile and furniture designer (third...<p>Donerik Dela Cruz and Aaron Pou …

Design

Thoughts on the Creative Career

Email

When I ask people what their social business strategy looks like, I usually get the following response, “Oh yeah, we’re on Facebook.” The …

Embracing ambiguity: A Q&A with MoMA’s Paola Antonelli

<b>By Rob Walker</b><p>As the Museum of Modern Art’s senior curator of architecture and design, Paola Antonelli has overseen a series of remarkable …

A Look Inside Design at Airbnb

We’re tracking down InVision users inside the world’s most amazing companies to discover their favorite tools, books, methods, and the philosophy …

UX Design

Three Keys That Make Good Interaction Design Great

Janna DeVylder, president of the Interaction Design Association, breaks down a simple product–a reusable coffee cup–and shows how it succeeds in three vital areas: context, impact, and craft.<p>A very difficult task sits before me. In November, I will be joining an amazing Interaction Awards jury in …

The Jawbone UP Fails, But Teaches 3 Golden Rules For Experience Design

The Jawbone UP is a complex case study in what we demand from the gadgets we interact with–and how gadget experiences can be designed to fit into our lives.<p>A few months ago, if you asked me what the year’s best product would be, I would have put my early money on the Jawbone UP, a wristband and …

6 User Experience Statistics You Should Pay Attention To

Numbers, feedback, trends and other statistics coming from several areas which lie within and outside an organisation are factored so deeply in User …

UX Design

The Next Wave In Branding: Merging Experiences Across Markets

It’s time to start thinking strategically about designing user experiences for interconnected ecosystems like health care, argues frog’s Fabio Sergio.<p>User experience–also known as UX–is often referred to as the sum of all interactions with a brand’s products and services. In today’s connected …

The do’s and don’ts of delivering rich content experience on mobile devices

<i>Editor’s note: Keynote Systems’ Startup Shootout Index provides some insight into the three-screen challenge now facing anyone with a web presence. We’ll be bringing you a fresh set of data from Keynote every month. Check out previous Startup Shootout results.</i><p>It’s a common challenge we see …

Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design

You may have noticed that Mashable got a new look recently. The design seems wider than usual, and when you shrink your browser, the content resizes …

Why ‘Intuitive’ Interface Is A Myth

Was the mouse “intuitive” before you learned to use it? Probably not. So intuition alone shouldn’t drive UI.<p>We toss around the term “intuitive” a lot when it comes to user interface. We think of Apple products, and the way they redefined PCs and smartphones through systems that “just worked.”<p>But …

Siblings

One Key To A Happy Team? Storytelling

Studies show that the stories we tell each other–to our kids, our employees, and our peers–have an impact on the emotional health of the group.<p>Outside of extenuating circumstances like tragedy and hardship, why are certain families happier than others?<p>A recent article in the <i>New York Times</i> profiles …

4 Design Lessons From Tinder, The White-Hot Dating App

In less than a year, Tinder has generated 20 million matches. Here’s how.<p>I’m swiping through photos of beautiful women on my phone. Within 30 seconds, I’ve stalked at least 10 within a 50-mile radius of where I currently stand. We have no friends in common, but somehow, theoretically, they’re …

How Big Imagery Is Reshaping Web Shopping

Joe Stewart, global creative director at Huge, on the next wave of web retail.<p>The ability to instantly communicate through imagery now seems to transcend everything for businesses–for content creators, for e-commerce companies, for mass brands. Facebook, the most popular website out there, decided …

Debate in Milan: The Long View of Interaction Design

The people behind the upcoming Interaction14 conference invite you to attend a panel discussion in Milan on the "Long View of Interaction Design."<p>On</b> …