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Dev & Design

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Design-Centered Mindset

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Creativity is essential no matter what industry your business is in. As the CEO and founder of an interactive content marketing platform that provides a beautiful and powerful digital design studio to users, I feel that I can safely state that most people don’t really…

Augmented Reality

The Future of Interior Design: Virtual Showrooms and Augmented Catalogs

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Interior design is in the process of being completely revamped as new technologies enter the playing field. By looking toward the future, particularly the nascent technologies of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, interior designers are finding new ways to attract customers and outcompete rivals….

Trends

8 Design Trends to Watch Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

In the digital world, standards and practices are always on the move. Whether it’s marketing tactics, means of funding, or hiring solutions, the only constant in business is change. With these kind of perpetually shifting trends, it can be hard to nail down a…

Tips & How To’s

How a Better Logo Can Improve Your Business

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

Many people, especially those who are starting a new business, would say that choosing or making a logo is one of the easiest parts of the job. But is it? Creating a visual identity for a business is not like putting some random picture…

Inspiration

The 3 Basic Principles Founders Can Follow to Achieve Quality Results 

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

We are all in the rush these days. As founders, we want to literally do more faster all the time. As we rush, we may get a lot done, but sometimes we don’t do things right. We forego quality in exchange for speed and quantity. Yet it is…

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Tips & How To’s

For User Experience Design That Delights, Put People First

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a world saturated with web and mobile apps, great user experience (UX) design remains scarce. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, optimizing digital experiences for human behavior is always a challenge. As entrepreneurs or designers, it can be easy to fall into the…

Social Good

How Empathy-Driven Innovation Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the traditional paradigm, a rigid set of requirements dictates product design. Normally, when envisioning a new offering, a founder considers a few things: Would the new product offer more than the competition? Can it complement the existing product line? Would it appeal to…

Trends

4 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you’ll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to explore. While this can be fun for developers who love to code, it also means you should do your best…

Dev & Design

The 5 Biggest User Interface Trends to Look for in 2017

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

We already know marketers in 2017 will be dealing with a focus-shift from sheer numbers to strong engagement in a variety of ways. They’ll be relying on influencers, developing retention strategies, and evolving their mobile interactions beyond simple apps. But another common startup job will be…

Tips & How To’s

What Makes a Good Startup Logo?

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

A logo may not be the most important aspect of a startup’s branding, but it’s definitely up there. Your logo is going to guide the visual element of your branding efforts for the foreseeable future. It should be memorable, aesthetically pleasing, and representative of your…

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo’s Yoga Book Is a Great Toy for Designers [Review]

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

In an age where computers and tablets are constantly borrowing similar designs, gone are the days of innovative concepts. That is except for Lenovo, who has constantly pushed the envelope on their Yoga line, and most recently on their incredibly lightweight Yoga Book series. Not…

Tips & How To’s

3 Holiday Marketing Tips to Keep Your Customers Joyful

By | Dec 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The holidays are upon us!  It is time to enjoy a vacation and spend time with our loved ones.  But, of course, this doesn’t mean that we put down our phones, stop using websites, and stop using the apps we love. Have you even…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Design an Engaging Chatbot Personality

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

While you might not be explicitly familiar with chatbot technology, you have likely encountered more than one in your life. Whether it’s customer service chatbots pinging you when you enter a website or entertainment chatbots bothering you on a social media messenger, this widely-used…

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4 Key Ways to Implement Strategic Design Thinking in Your Business

By | Nov 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Focus on developing an authentic brand voice that appeals to your customers. Strategic-design thinking has one single goal: to understand and solve a problem for its consumer. This method is applied to the design of intangible services and processes, an idea we have become familiar with in…

News

3D-Printed Heirloom Gift Startup Bre & Co. Just Launched

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Makerbot founder Bre Pettis is today launching a new company to make 3D printed heirloom gifts. The startup, called Bre & Co., hopes to “deepen relationships with heirloom-quality gifts” through the use of iterative design while creating watches, pens, jewelry and ceramics. Pettis explained the values behind…

Dev & Design

Useful Tips To Help You Become a Web Designer

By | Oct 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Due to technology like Photoshop, jQuery and other related proficiencies, web designers’ skills have become a major concern nowadays. Becoming a leader in web designing arena is not a piece of cake for everybody: The process demands a hands-on grip on every step of the…

Dev & Design

When Designing a Platform, Don’t Forget the User

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The inherent beauty of design thinking is often lost when new platforms are put together. While designers and developers spend months building a single platform, they can get lost in the minutia of everyday tasks, often missing out on the big picture. They forget…