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Here’s how to watch today’s critical net neutrality Senate vote

After months of anticipation and protest, the Senate will vote on an effort to save net neutrality Wednesday.<p>The vote, as part of the Congressional …

Net Neutrality

What is GDPR, and why should designers care?

Your complete guide to the new law, courtesy of designers, agencies, and privacy experts.<p>Many designers don’t work with data directly. So why should they care about the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s far-reaching new privacy law? In short, GDPR will make privacy a mandatory design …

Privacy

Net neutrality dies on June 11th

Net neutrality is done for in the US as of early next month.<p>The Federal Communication Commission’s rules protecting consumers from discriminatory behavior by ISPs are officially scheduled to come off the books on June 11th. The final portion of the order revoking the rules is scheduled to be …

Net Neutrality

Alexa Skill Blueprints and the Promise of User-Centered Voice Design

We’re hitting an inflection point with voice design. After years of promise and false starts, Alexa and Siri are approaching ubiquity (with poor …

UX Design

A Guide to Interviewing Users

I started my professional life as a newspaper journalist where I had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of subjects for my stories – from people …

UX Design

An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.<p>Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a …

Orange County

Working as the UX designer in a team full of visual designers

How to navigate a new position with collaboration at its core.<p>UX Designer is still, unfortunately, a nebulous term. Depending on the company, your …

UX Design

Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

An Ontario woman is looking for an apology from the Georgia police officer who arrested, handcuffed and charged her because she was driving with a …

Crime

How I landed a job in UX Design at Google

3 UX lessons that school doesn’t teach youMy Google Onsite Interview in the Sunnyvale CampusNowadays, a lot of people are making a fuss of the …

UX Design

A New Supplement, Basis, Could Change the Way You Age

Elysium Health’s new supplement, Basis, can help keep your body healthy into old age<p>“I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” It’s the mantra for …

Health

Why you might want to own a 'burner phone'

Despite all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone, many are considering something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, disposable, and prepaid mobile phone.<p>OK, so these “burner phones,” as they’re often referred to, may be an addendum to your pricey smartphone rather than a replacement for it, …

Mobile

Mulvaney Is On the Hot Seat For His Stunning 'Pay To Play' Remarks

Mick Mulvaney continues to take heat for his candid “pay to play” remarks at the American Bankers Association conference in Washington this week.<p>The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mulvaney told the crowd this Tuesday that as a congressman, he only met with lobbyists who …

Donald Trump

20 Graphic Design Magazines All Designers Should Read

Whether you’re a web designer or a developer, we’re sure you’ve read a specialty <b>magazine</b>, especially magazines dedicated to graphic design. It is …

Graphic Design

Ghost Buttons and Hollow Objects – Line Art is Thriving

You're reading Ghost Buttons and Hollow Objects – Line Art is Thriving, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

UI Design

IoT Inspector: Princeton releases a tool to snoop on home IoT devices and figure out what they're doing

IoT Inspector is a new tool from Princeton's computer science department; it snoops on the traffic from home IoT devices and performs analysis to …

MSNBC’S Creepy Comcast Commercial Is Sinclair Lite

After the justified uproar over pro-Trump <b>Sinclair Broadcast Group</b> forcing its scores of affiliates to humiliate themselves by reading an on-air …

Media Industry

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<br>It’s inherent for designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Typography

To Boulder’s anti-gun bigots, I will not comply with your hate law

My home town of Boulder is about to define me as a criminal if I do not disarm or move.Let this column serve as a public notice, I will not comply.I …

Guns

Frequent vs. infrequent designers—and the tools designed for each one of them

Not every designer is an expert in every tool.A few days ago I came across this fantastic post by Chris Siebenmann on the concept of frequent versus …

UX Design

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

The high court’s ruling this week basically says that if an old lady has a cane and a cop says he thought it was a gun, he can fire away.<p>It’s …

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee

The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, one of Marathon’s gas station workers would have to toil more than nine centuries to make as much as Heminger grabbed in just one year.<p>Employees of at least …

Middle-class

How to write engaging case studies for your portfolio

Project case studies are one of the most important yet overlooked parts of building a design portfolio. In our efforts to design the perfect …

UX Design

Ski skills: how to develop leg steering and rotation for better control on steep slopes

When you turn using your hips and upper body it is impossible to edge your skis says Telegraph Ski and Snowboard ski technique editor and coach for Channel 4's The Jump, Warren Smith. Leg or thigh steering describes how we rotate our legs within our sockets. This allows us to ski more efficiently …

Skiing

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

What Went Wrong In Hawaii, Human Error? Nope, Bad Design

The author and eminent design researcher Don Norman examines how poorly designed software spread panic in Hawaii–and offers tips for avoiding such incidents in the future.<p>“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” That was the false alert sent to …

Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband

The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers. …

Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet.<p>The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will be free from burdensome …