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July 6, 2018

Apple and Samsung’s truce is the end of an era for design

The seven-year-long smartphone patent battle between Apple and Samsung is finally over. It ended without ceremony, with a confidential settlement likely […]
July 6, 2018

Design is like a drug

The search for some concoction or contraption to improve our performance at work is nothing new. Lawyers, bankers, and other […]
July 6, 2018

How IBM and Airbus designed a floating robot head for the ISS

In wee hours of Friday morning, SpaceX launched its latest rocket into space, destined for the International Space Station. The […]
July 6, 2018

What it’s like to be one of America’s top fireworks designers

Jim Souza has blown a lot of things up in his day. He’s the patriarch and chief show designer of […]
July 6, 2018

How the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign got its powerful design

In the midst of what has been an incredibly upsetting week of news for many Americans, New Yorkers had a reason […]
July 6, 2018

Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable

When I was 14, I saved up money from my first web design job to trick out a really nice […]
July 6, 2018

This wearable compares your game to Ronaldo’s

It’s World Cup season, which means soccer fans around the globe will be rooting for their team–and perhaps dreaming about […]
July 6, 2018

This lovely print identifies hundreds of flowers found in the U.S.

Pop Chart Lab has obsessively visualized everything from beers to grammar over the years. But its latest poster, American Blooms, is aimed at […]
July 6, 2018

How Facebook makes it way too easy to share your data, visualized

In a post-GDPR world, opting out of data collection is supposed to be easier and clearer for the average person. […]
July 6, 2018

From Muji to Ikea: Why the best retailers think like UX designers

Imagine walking into a store and finding a fitting room full of outfits curated just for you–items you reserved online, […]
March 18, 2019

What’s New For Designers, March 2019

This month we are all about tools that make life easier. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this roundup […]
March 19, 2019

20 Best New Portfolios, March 2019

It’s March, dear Readers, and here in Monterrey, the weather can’t seem to make up its darned mind. Is it […]
March 20, 2019

7 Spring Cleaning Essentials for Web Designers

It’s the first day of Spring! As you look to clean up other parts of your life (e.g. your home, […]
March 21, 2019

Enhancing Website Design with UX Writing

As a UX writer, it’s my job to know how to create web copy that convinces readers to take action. […]
March 21, 2019

Learnability in UX Design

Building a learnable website is much tougher than it sounds. One thinks one’s design is clear and comprehensible; however, a […]
March 22, 2019

Case Study: Killer Marketing Can’t Overcome Poor UX

In 2014, I was a busy, young software engineer working full-time for a tech company in London. On a quest […]
March 22, 2019

8 Dead Web Trends We’Re Better Off Without

A lot of very smart people have said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat […]
March 23, 2019

CHEAP: Our beloved UE BOOM 3 now has TOO MUCH DISCOUNT

Welcome to CHEAP, our brand-new series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! If there’s one […]
March 23, 2019

Why banning phones from schools is a backward step for education

Schools and governments around the world are struggling to figure out how to deal with smartphones in the classroom. Last […]
March 23, 2019

Smart grids are essential to prevent old power infrastructure from holding back the US economy

In March 2018, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report detailing how Russian operatives had launched […]