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Gaming the System…and Winning

Good intentions usually drive the “gamification” of websites—adding points, badges, and leaderboards to make them more engaging.

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Guerrilla Innovation

In a culture like Google’s, having paid time to innovate is celebrated.

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A Dao of Product Design

When a designer or developer sets out to create a new product, the audience is thought of as “the user”: we consider how she might use it, what aspects make it accessible and usable, what

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The Imbalance of Culture Fit

When I started Bearded back in 2008, I’d never run a business before.

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Practical CSS Grid: Adding Grid to an Existing Design

Understanding and using CSS Grid is easier than you might expect.

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Learning from Lego: A Step Forward in Modular Web Design

With hundreds of frameworks and UI kits, we are now assembling all kinds of content blocks to make web pages.

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Demystifying Public Speaking

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Lara Hogan's new book, Demystifying Public Speaking, available now from

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Practical Design Discovery

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Dan Brown's new book, Practical Design Discovery, available now from

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Long-Term Design: Rewriting the Design Sales Pitch

We run our client service businesses just like door-to-door salespeople hawking vacuum cleaners. That may seem unfair, but it’s exactly how we sell design.

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Big Data Visualization with Meaning

The web is not the traditional home of data visualization.

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I Don’t Need Help

We have no excuse…admit it. UX may brag about intuitive and pretty, but we sure suck at helping people—this one thing that most defines, most embodies great user experience.

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Considering How We Use HTTP/2

A note from the editors: This article is part two of a two-part series exploring the new HTTP/2 protocol and using it responsibly.

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Using HTTP/2 Responsibly: Adapting for Users

A note from the editors: This article is part one of a two-part series exploring the new HTTP/2 protocol and using it responsibly.

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Estúdio Casa G overhauls open-sided concrete villa in the Amazon

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Code Your First Ionic 2 App: A Photo Sharing App

In this two-part tutorial series, you're learning how to create your very first Ionic 2 app.

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Docker From the Ground Up: Understanding Images

Docker containers are on the rise as a best practice for deploying and managing cloud-native distributed systems. Containers are instances of Docker images.

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How to Use OpenGL ES in Android Apps

Almost every Android phone available in the market today has a graphics processing unit, or GPU for short.

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Tattly in the Vogue Store

So proud of my team to see our Tattly featured in Vogue’s Online Shop!

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Vive La Resistance

Vive La Resistance.

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Heart Coaster and Trivet

Heart coaster and trivet. Lovely.

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Key Tag

This key tag made me laugh!

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White Polka Dot Bedding

Two thumbs up on this minimal, white polka dot bedding.

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Attention

“Pay attention to what you pay attention to!” – Amy Krouse Rosenthal (via)

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Half Half Travel

Half Half Travel is a beautifully creative project by a long-distance photographer couple. Their photos meet in the middle when they can’t.

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How to successfully design for the confusing way people buy

Too often we are desperate to convert every user who comes to our website. But it is important to remember that users rarely buy on their first visit.

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Samsung Announces Bixby, Its New Digital Assistant Launching With the Galaxy S8

Samsung has taken the wraps off its new digital assistant that will be launching with the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones.

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Crafty Beyond the Basics: Collisions

It is very important in a game that you detect collisions properly.

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Cats on Roombas

Perusing cat gifs with my kids last night I realized that cats riding a Roomba vacuum are apparently a thing. I love the internet so much.

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Eraser Mix

Wow, that round eraser with a brush, in the top left, won my heart.

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Amazon Alexa Hacked Into Billy Bass Fish

I would love this Alexa hack for my home.

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LEGO Tape

The idea of a LEGO Tape gets my two thumbs up!

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Brain Aging Gene Discovered

New submitter baalcat quotes a report from Neuroscience News: Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, st