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7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing …

Want to Raise Calmer, Happier Kids? Science Says This Can Help

Here are three science-backed strategies to help your children increase calmness and decrease stress. Studies show it can even improve their math scores.<p>Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world …

Will Whoever Controls Gene Editing Control Historical Memory?

Which events are memorialized and which disappear from history?<p>By Julie Louise Bacon, UNSW<p>In July, Harvard scientists used a gene-editing technology first developed in 2013 to programme bacteria to do something astounding: play back an animation of a galloping horse.<p>The GIF animation was generated …

Genetics

8 Design Principles To Live And Die By, According To Facebook, IBM, Pentagram, And More

Buck the trend and never be mediocre.<p>Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.<p>So we asked eight prominent designers who …

How can we create a better life for everyone?

Why is equality still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and almost inevitable? We interview the sharpest economic minds in the world, as …

Economics

Final major project ideas for Product Design students - Nick Chubb | Industrial Designer

The final major project is a big deal for students of Product Design. If you’re a student reading this who is currently deciding what to do your …

To Be a Design-Led Company

In 2016, Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg announced that the company was to be design-led for the first time. Automattic’s new era would be recognized …

6 storytelling principles to improve your UX – UX Collective

Crafting a good experience is like telling a good story<p>Stories are core to various activities, tools and methods applied in UX.<p>Stories are how we …

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This is the one food you must try in 47 European countries

Ultimately, it's about that single life-changing bite. It might come while you're standing at a crowded Christmas market with a hot, sweet pastry in hand, or while you're sitting in a Michelin-starred restaurant, clinking glasses of local wine with new friends. After all, when you travel, food is …

European Travel

The art of presenting creative work

A bad presentation can create a vacuum for clients to provide overly prescriptive feedback, which in turn leads to subpar final work.The post The art …

Subpar

Creating a Product Design Hiring Guide

A few years ago, as a first product designer at a small start-up, I was tasked with recruiting my first direct report. I was determined to get the …

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

"Kink and fetish has much to teach mainstream design culture"

<b>Opinion:</b> the world of kink and fetish is built around ideas of power, control and gender – not that different to our relationships with everyday …

Asking for a favor with this word will make people more likely to help you

It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people waiting in line at the photocopiers in the library.<p>This is how the research study worked…<p>A researcher would spot someone waiting at the library copy machine and walk over with the intention of cutting the …

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

How to Get Exactly What You Want in a Negotiation

Stick to this strategy to make your opponent cave<p>A poker face won’t always help you win at the bargaining table. In a new Australian study, people who suppressed their angry feelings during a negotiation were more likely to lose focus, which negatively impacted their performance.<p>The reason? Your …

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

Our current cultural obsession with food is undeniable. But, while the advent of the foodie may be a 21st century phenomenon, from an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, a new book argues.<p>In <i>Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Why You’re Losing Design Proposals

All that hard work for nothing! Here, 11 tips for winning proposals and securing lucrative contracts.<p>Losing proposals, and the potentially lucrative contracts that come with winning them, just plain sucks. You know you can do that job–knock it out of the park, even. But for some reason, the …

Top 10 Metal Slug Defense Tips and Tricks

Free to play games are often little more than cynical unending grabs at players' wallets. But every now and then a free to play game comes along that …

How To Draw Critical Design Insights From A Single Photograph: Lessons From Frog

Jon Freach, design research director at frog, explains why snapping pictures can make all the difference for you and your client.<p>Henri Cartier Bresson once said, “Sometimes there is one unique picture whose composition possesses such vigor and richness, and whose content so radiates outward from …

Active listening

<b>Active listening</b> is a communication technique that is used in counseling, training, and conflict resolution. It requires that the listener fully …

10 Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer

Insights from fields such as behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help designers build better products. Here, Nikki Pfarr of Artefact shows how.<p>In the design world, the term “persuasive design” tends to be met with a mix of intrigue, skepticism, and occasionally repugnance. (Doesn’t …

Answer to What criteria are used by designers when choosing typefaces?

This is a fascinating question.<p>I'm a font guy. I love type and I love studying and using typefaces. "How do I choose the right font" is such a simple …

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

How Ideo Helped Reinvent The Pillbox

A truly idiot-proof way to remember to take your meds.<p>Take all of the pills in your medicine cabinet that you have to track–the prescription drugs you need to remember to take two or three times a day, the multivitamins and fish liver pills you’re not sure make a difference–and imagine that instead …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Potatoes

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: The intersection of two holidays means potatoes for everyone.</i><p>This Thursday marks the momentous overlap of Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah, …

10 Last-Minute Snacks and Appetizers

We like to think of appetizers and snacks as the magic glue that holds us together. Snacks keep hungry, wandering guests out of the kitchen. They offer condolences to the picky eaters who aren’t looking forward to the brussels sprouts but love all things small and snack-like. Plus, they hit the …