5 Worst Selfie Fails

The world has known about selfies for a few years now, what with cellphones featuring front-facing cameras and “selfie” becoming 2013’s Word Of The Year according to the Oxford Dictionary. With millions of selfies being taken every day, you’re bound to find some that aren’t quite ready for public eye,

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A few things #8

Ben Terrett continued his review of books he’ll never read with a look at Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design. I gave it a mention some years back. Worth another. The importance of asking questions. Not specific to design, but the success of any project depends on asking

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How conversational interfaces are innovating banking

It’s probably fair to say banks aren’t particularly popular these days. What is Capital One doing to help change people’s feelings about their bank? The first step is designing for people and keeping humans – with their full, messy stories – at the centre of everything we create. Every year

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Learn the new rules of UX

In recent years voice-based interfaces have taken off, a myriad of new design tools have sprung up, smartphones have all but taken over from PCs, and virtual reality has made its way into the mainstream. With these progressions, the discipline of UX is changing.  In issue 291 of net magazine,

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5 top money management tips for freelancers in 2017

As we settle into 2017, you may have noticed your well intended but ambitious New Year’s resolutions falling by the wayside as you get back into the swing of things. The promise to make ‘better financial decisions’ is the third most common New Year’s resolution out there. But given that

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5 alternatives to traditional sketchbooks

Few things are more fundamental to artists and designers than the deceptively humble notebook. They might just look like blank pages bound together in a sturdy cover, but over the years they’ve been used to write masterpieces, record stunning pencil drawings, and document world-changing ideas. 7 great sketchbooks for designers

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What’s new for designers, November 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of productivity apps, design plugins for Photoshop and Sketch, best practices guides, educational resources, testing tools, marketing tools, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the

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Keeping UX simple with anticipatory design

With web users increasingly time-strapped and suffering from information overload, there’s definitely a sense of relief when encountering a site where “less is more”, with fewer pages, fewer choices, and less to do than on your average site. One way to simplify things for visitors to a website is to

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