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Nicobar Pigeon - The Closest Living Relative to the Dodo Bird

Photo credit: Allen Chang<p>The dodo bird has been long extinct, but it still has relatives living in the world today. Known as the Nicobar pigeon, this rare creature is the closest living connection to the famous flightless bird, although the two don’t look alike. One striking difference is the …

Birds

Rebecca Louise Law's "Garten" at Bikini Berlin

Nothing offers a greater anticipatory nudge toward the summer that awaits than real flowers. In the colder climates of the Northern Hemisphere, flowers have already begun to bloom, but within the Bikini Berlin concept shopping center something more conceptual has taken hold. With copper wire and …

Art

Top 5 Mobile Interaction Designs of June 2015

Designing for mobile is essentially designing for interaction. We don’t so much as view content on our mobile devices as we interact with it, whether …

UI Design

Can Personalization Radically Change the User Experience of Consulting Food Labels?

Can a personalized user experience from a food label app affect a consumer’s ability to make thoughtful, health-oriented food choices? Looking up the …

UX Design

Jim Power and the Mosaic Trail

<i>(Music by Steve Gunn, Barry London, C.J. Boyd, Lineland)</i><p>Jim Power, also known as the Mosaic Man, has been adorning the lampposts of New York City’s East Village for almost thirty years. After giving up his union carpenter job, Jim began beautifying the once rough and tumble neighborhood, supported …

Web Design

Lessons In Designing Great Enterprise Software

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Etan Lightstone is the director of UX design at New Relic.</i><p>As people are bringing new expectations of a quality user experience into the workplace, delivering a consumer-grade experience is becoming critical for all business software and is a fundamental way for software makers to …

UX Design

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 …

UX Design

A brief history of user experience

Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Smell of Death

By day, Lillian Egner works as a program manager for the Soap Factory, an experimental art space in downtown Minneapolis. A typical week for Mike McGinley, who works at St. Croix Sensory, his family’s business, involves odor-testing kitty litter and training environmental-protection officers in the …

Horror

Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design

Every good graphic designer knows that there are certain fundamental rules to follow when creating something new. Turkish graphic designer Efil Trk decided to visually communicate these ideas through her series, entitled <i>The Principles of Design</i>.<p>For each poster, Trk arranged a clean, geometric paper …

Graphic Design

Stone Soup

How the Paleolithic life style got trendy.<p>The first day I put my family on a Paleolithic diet, I made my kids fried eggs and sausage for breakfast. If they were still hungry, I told them, they could help themselves to more sausage, but they were not allowed to grab a slice of bread, or toast an …