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5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s early-stage travel startups are tailored to fit individual travelers’ needs, whether they are families trotting across the globe or …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little.<p>Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. …

Dominican Republic

The 13 Most Important Design Lessons Of 2013

See more of the year’s best design:<p>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Books <br>Art <br>Essays <br>Photo Essays <br>Video Games <br>Videos<p>In 2013, some of the brightest design minds took to Co.Design to offer tips and tricks for navigating the business world. Our experts tackled everything from how to code to what a …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

The 15 Best Design Essays Of 2013

Some people think design is all pretty flourishes, but it’s about a lot more than that: design encompasses not just the visual appearance of a thing, but also the intent behind it, and the experience of being exposed to it. These qualities are what makes design such an important medium through …

The Top 16 Design Stories Of 2013

By Jessica Leber4 minute Read<p>Ever wonder how small a living space can actually get? Or how cheap? There’s been an explosion of innovation in housing …

The Top 13 Stories Of 2013

By Morgan Clendaniel3 minute Read<p>As 2013 draws to a close, we’ve taken a look back at the last year and the stories that you–our readers–found the …

The Top 11 Innovative Workplace Stories Of 2013

By Ariel Schwartz2 minute Read<p>This year was all about turning traditional office models on their head–and occasionally, bringing them back to basics. …

The Top 9 Environment Stories Of 2013

By Morgan Clendaniel3 minute Read<p>This year, talk of the environment turned from impending disaster to the case for resiliency. To be sure we are …

A Visual Guide to What Colors Communicate

When you are designing your blog or website, how do you decide what colors to use? Your choice will make a difference on how others receive and …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the iPhone

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the iPhone from NextWorth takes a look at some of the amazing stats and facts about Apple’s flagship product.<p>…

The Perks of Working at Google, Facebook, Twitter and More

When you get on your computer and pull up Google or Facebook, do you ever wonder about the people that make the site run? Resumebear put together an …

An Infographic Profile of the Modern Travel Blogger

An Infographic Profile of the Modern Travel Blogger from the Sandymount Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, takes a closer look at answering the question “Who …

A Perspective on Time

A Perspective on Time is an infographic that puts large time scales into perspective using a series of stacked bar charts. Starting with 24 hours, …

Two Years Without Steve Jobs: Has Apple Crumbled?

Has Apple Crumbled? is an infographic from WhoIsHostingThis.com that takes a close look at the business and financial results of the last couple of …

Download A Free Sample Chapter from the Cool Infographics Book #coolinfobook

The Cool Infographics book comes out next week!<p>I now have a sample chapter available for download as a PDF file for FREE. Fill out the form on the …

Editorial: features of OS X Mavericks you might not know about (part two) - appPicker

In Part One of this editorial I talked about the Do Not Disturb function, offline dictation, Emojis and other special characters, and how to sort out …

How To Create An Open Office That Is More Awesome For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Open office layouts can suck–but they don’t have to. In part two of our office design series, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn your collaborative space into super productive real estate.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Jason Feifer published a funny and …

Is Your Company Ready To Make The World A Better Place?

Humanizing workplaces, fostering sustainability, and increasing engagement are noble causes. They’re just not enough for employees if the company itself is a little evil.<p><b>“What are we going to do together to dramatically improve the world?”</b><p>I ask this of everyone I work with. I’ve reached a point in …

Aviate Makes Using Your Android Phone Way Less Irritating

Unless you’re a tech dork, organizing and searching your apps is a pain. Aviate does it for you.<p>Natural user interfaces like Siri and Google Now aim to “disappear” by understanding you perfectly or anticipating your technology needs before you have them. I don’t trust them. You know who already …

Apps

Glympse Now Lets you Share your Location in Flight

Glympse, the temporary location-sharing service designed to help you tell family and friends where you are when you’re travelling to meet them, now works on flights in the US, thanks to a partnership with the Gogo inflight WiFi service.<p>If you can get a usable connection (not necessarily easy – …

Gratafy Lets You Send Food & Drink Gifts To Friends Using Just Their Email Or Phone Number

Starting today, you can send your friends and family members gifts using only their email address or phone number. This new trick comes from Gratafy, a Seattle-based social gifting platform launched last year, which lets you digitally share gifts that everyone generally likes: food and drinks. The …

5 Best Tablet Apps for Doodlers

The transition into a paperless world has been pretty rough on us doodlers. Until recently, the market was rife with clunky, low-functioning drawing …

80% Of Companies Don’t Care About Company Culture–Do You?

Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, believe they’re the future of business.<p>Some believe company culture can be mandated from the top down. Some believe it emerges on its own from the bottom up. A Design Executive Officer, …

Corporate Culture

What Is Innovation?

Listen to the words of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Seth Godin and you’ll discover what separates true innovators from everyone else.<p>It all comes down to dots.<p>In his famous commencement speech, Steve Jobs said:<p>You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking …

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

(no title)<p>Upon arriving in Los Angeles for their August 23, 1964 concert at the Hollywood Bowl the Beatles discovered their reservations at the …

Voices of Stockholm, Sweden

Spread across 14 unique islands, Sweden’s photogenic capital is a creative and innovative centre with a thriving music scene and trendy cafe culture.

Stockholm

Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.2 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Mulesoft acquired Programmable Web. And …