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Missing From Your Job Description

– Add energy to every conversation – Ask why – Find obsolete things on your task list and remove them – Treat customers better than they expect – Offer to help co-workers

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Touchy/Feely

Touchy/Feely is a design book that explores emotional ergonomics to help foster empathy for human-centered, inclusive design.

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“Insert Complicated Title Here”

I love Virgil Abloh‘s notion of creating a personal design language. The talk comes with a looooong introduction. Skip to 5:00 and you’ll get to the beginning. (via Michael)

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Conversion Rate Optimisation: A How-To Guide for Better Results

For many organisations, conversion rate optimisation is the key to online success. This how-to guide takes you through the process used to maximise the effectiveness of your website to convert.

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Where Malcolm Gladwell’s Ideas Come From

Malcolm Gladwell explains where his Ideas come from.

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Anatomy Drawing Hack

Where was this when I was in art school trying to get a handle of life figure drawing?

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“Some”

A beautiful animation based on a poem by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, “Some” explores the spectrum of emotions in everyday life. Produced by Wanderlust.

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♥ / RookieUp

A big thank you to RookieUp for sponsoring my blog this week. Ready to kickstart your design career this year or take your portfolio to the next level?

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Redesigning A Digital Interior Design Shop (A Case Study)

Good products are the result of a continual effort in research and design. And, as it usually turns out, our designs don’t solve the problems they were meant to right away.

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What Happens When Restaurants Go Cashless

There's a new trend starting: restaurants that won't accept cash.

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Students from Singapore and Kyoto design objects inspired by each other's cities

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Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to.

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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules.

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Testing in Laravel

Irrespective of the application you're dealing with, testing is an important and often overlooked aspect that you should give the attention it deserves.

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I adore Simone Giertz!

Simeon Giertz’s super weird robots make my heart so happy.

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How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based Personas

Most design and product teams have some type of persona document. Theoretically, personas help us better understand our users and meet their needs.

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Why and How to Adopt a Digital First or Digital by Default Approach

The terms digital first and digital by default float around the boardrooms of a growing number of organisations like a bad smell. But what do they mean and are they an approach worth adopting?

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Best Practices With CSS Grid Layout

An increasingly common question — now that people are using CSS Grid Layout in production — seems to be “What are the best practices?” The short answer to this question is to use the l

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Europe Divided Over Robot 'Personhood'

Politico Europe has an interesting piece which looks at the high-stakes debate between European lawmakers, legal experts and manufacturers over who should bear the ultimate responsibility for the acti

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Set Yoga Videos

Setu is an inclusive yoga community that supports and promotes diversity. And now, the site has a section where you can follow classes. Setu is a labor of love started by Libby Nicholoau.

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Getting Started With the Mojs Animation Library: The HTML Module

A lot of websites now use some sort of animation to make their landing pages more appealing.

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Phone Detox

The School of Life created Phone Detox, a palm-sized book filled with insights, ideas and meditations about the complex relationship we have with our phones.

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New Course: Code a Single-Page App With Laravel and Vue.js

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

Want to add more responsiveness and interactivity to y

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Personal News: Introducing The CreativeGuild

I am ANXCITED over what I am about to share: For nearly a decade CreativeMornings, an organization I started, has been bringing together people who are driven by passion and purpose, who support one a

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How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps

There’s a trickling line of ones and zeros that disappears behind a large yellow tube.

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Beginning

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – – Plato

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Cards for Perspective

School of Life launched Cards for Perspective: A set of 20 cards featuring fresh perspectives through which to look at life. LOVE!

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Using Responsive Website Images for a Better Cross-Device Experience

Responsive design has transformed how we build websites in this multi-device world. But unfortunately, responsive design isn’t as simple as it first appears.

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Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion

“Accessibility is solved at the design stage.” This is a phrase that Daniel Na and his team heard over and over again while attending a conference.

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My How To Guide on Running a Digital Agency

I was recently interviewed on the Digital Agency Podcast to share my experiences of working in the field for over 23 years.

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Art Directing For The Web With CSS Grid Template Areas

(This article is kindly sponsored by CoffeeCup Software.) Alright, I’m going to get straight to the point.

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Engineer Develops Sonar Alarm System To Monitor Kids In the Pool

British electrical engineer John Barstead created a sonar alarm system that will warn parents or nearby sunbathers if a small child has accidentally fallen into a pool.

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This week, British architecture firms unveiled their gender pay gap figures

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What Is Vue.js?

What is Vue.js? In short, it's a progressive framework for building user interfaces using HTML and JavaScript.

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The Tickle of a Feather

“If you’re open to learning, you get your life-lessons delivered as gently as the tickle of a feather.

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How We End Things

“If you can change one thing about yourself then please be kinder and change how you end things because it matters way more than how you begin them.” – Sartaj Anand How We End Things

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No Is a Complete Sentence T-Shirt

A while back I tweeted “No is a complete sentence”, which Debbie Millman surprisingly turned into a t-shirt over at Cotton Bureau. HOW FUN!

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20 Historical Paper Clips

I have never thought of paper clips having historical significance. Apparently they do.

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Beer Can

“This seems to be an era of gratuitous inventions and negative improvements. Consider the beer can.

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Several Kinds of Love

“There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-improtance. This is the ugly and crippling kind.

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Are You the Expert in User Thinking You Should Be?

An understanding of psychology is crucial to designing interfaces, especially when it comes to how users make decisions.

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Software Bug Behind Biggest Telephony Outage In US History

An anonymous reader writes: A software bug in a telecom provider's phone number blacklisting system caused the largest telephony outage in US history, according to a report released by the US Federal

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Welcome centre for Quebec heritage site rises from the landscape

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Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Committing Suicide?

Drivers say competition from Uber and Lyft is lowering their incomes, contributing to four recent driver suicides.

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New Short Course: Code a Front-End App With GraphQL and React

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GraphQL is an emerging technology for cre

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Fabric Sculptures

How breathtaking are these fabric sculptures?

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Chow Crown

This ridiculous game is a food lover's dream pic.twitter.com/5Syb8pIZpv — Mashable (@mashable) March 27, 2018 Yes, I am totally going to get a Chow Crown for my kids.

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The Era of Blind Faith in Data Must End

“Algorithms don’t make things fair. They repeat our past practices, our patterns. They automate the status quo.” Interesting and timely talk by Cathy O’Neil, a data skeptic.

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Service Design: What Is It, What Does It Involve and Should You Care?

Confused by the term service design? Wondering how it relates to customer experience or user experience design? In this post, I attempt to bring some clarity.