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Art of Making Money: Sell The Sizzle

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

Art of making money: Sell the sizzle, not the steak. This is part one of a 12 part series on the art of making money, a fast paced system for the g...

3 Secrets to Building Billion-Dollar Apps

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As you navigate the process of app development, consider the following lessons.

Poor UX Could Kill Your Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology
Elaine Thompson

If you have a tech start up, the chances are you are trying to get to grips with product design, but you can't afford to pay a full time UX designer t...

LOOK: WTF Is A Forever Pillow?

Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

Anything that promises to help us get more sleep is a no-brainer in our book of must-have home goods, but one recent find called the "Forever Pillow" ...

Introducing HuffPost News on iOS7

John Pavley | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

2013-09-17-ios7pull.jpgiOS7 generally eliminates the arbitrary and confusing elements of the iOS user experience that have no business cluttering up a touch screen device.

HuffPost Is a Virtual World

John Pavley | Posted 08.29.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Richard Bartle, one of the original coders of the whole MUD (multi-user dungeons) and gaming industry, has written an easy to comprehend and richly detailed look at the history, design, development, and marketing of virtual worlds.

For Impact Investments, First Understand What Target Segments Really Need

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Don't assume you know what customers want. You need to genuinely ask them. Better yet, you need to engage in a real dialogue, observe daily behaviors, and design an open-minded, joint discovery process.

Raising Your Girl Like a Boy

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Women 2.0

It still grates at me that my parents consider their parenting strategy to be "raise your girl like a boy." But looking back, it's less their methods I have issue with than the fact that so many wonderful toys and hobbies and activities are considered 'boy-like' by our society.

How to Design Products for People Making $2 a Day

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Proximity Designs is a for-profit design company whose goal is to create products cheap enough -- and good enough -- that they can be bought by poor farmers, instead of just giving them aid.

Bike Startup Brings Beauty and Simplicity To the Daily Commute

Daniel Becker | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology
Daniel Becker

Cycling today is an integral and growing part of our transportation solutions and culture. Bicycles exist as one piece of a complex ecosystem of trans...

Form Follows Function: Dror for Tumi, Modern Bags

Jacob Slevin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm always excited to see design and architecture pierce adjacent industries and creative disciplines. Pre...

Kathryn Findlay on her Favourite Impermanent Structures in London (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. Gaining prominence in the nineties, the practice is known for its use of exper...

"Frank Gehry Made a Kettle That Didn't Work": Architect Michael Graves on the Pitfalls of Product Design

ARTINFO | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Curvilinear tables by Zaha Hadid. A violent (and humbly-named) chandelier by Daniel Libeskind. A modernist lamp by Richard Neutra. Architects frequent...

Design Briefs Advance Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Maintaining an open perspective while staying focused on a goal can cause any aspiring design star to run in circles, wasting much of their valuable time and energy. Can a couple of hours spent composing an Inspirational Design Brief significantly improve their performance?

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Color Theory: Where Are All The Black Designers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's been nearly 60 years since the first black woman obtained an architecture license in the U.S. And recently there has been a slow, though stead...

The Life Out Loud: Change Starts With Your Underwear

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

When Jeff started his MBA program at UC Berkeley in 2006, he went in as "The Underwear Guy," telling everyone about his plans. Some people dismissed him as weird, whereas others supported his vision. He met his business partner Jason Kibbey.

How Marketing Researchers See Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Soren Petersen

Cowritten by Dr. Jaewoo Joo "Designers don't just put cosmetics on the skin of a product!" During my interview with a graduate student at Ontario Col...

Design by Committee Is Dangerous: How Too Much Input Can Kill Any Good Idea

Matt Cohen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Matt Cohen

If you ever work as part of a committee, team, or task force, you may want to circulate the following case study:2011-10-04-carpull.jpg

$100 Laptop Designers Helps Children Of Mexico See Better

Jacob Slevin | Posted 10.30.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

Just moments ago, acclaimed designer Yves Béhar, received the enormously prestigious 2011 INDEX: Award for Verbien See Better to Learn Better, a soci...

Influencing Consumer Behavior: How to Train Your Customers

Matt Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

Although it explains user-centric product design, The Design of Everyday Things refines thinking about issues that go far beyond the stated scope of the book: It changes how you think about marketing.

Dror Unveils QuaDror: A New, Simple, Versatile Structural System

Jacob Slevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

QuaDror Home - QD 01. Photo courtesy of Dror. A better world through creativity. Sounds good. Right? I didn't write that, but rather it's the tagl...

Method Co-Founder: To Be Sustainable, Your Product Must Be Adoptable

Adam Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Adam Lowry

Technology or creativity are not the most important components of innovation, adoption is.

BLOGWATCH> Less Is More: Packaging Goes Minimal On Antrepo

bumbumbum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Loving this superb project from Antrepo Studio. The idea behind is to create minimalist re-designs of well-known international brand packages. This ju...

DESIGN THURSDAY: Best In Design From Around The Web

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

YANKO DESIGN... This website aggregates all of those products that make you wonder how you lived without them for so long. Ranging from home decor it...

IT DOESN'T SUCK: James Dyson Award Winners Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The first stage in judging the James Dyson Award 2010 has been completed and the national shortlists from 18 countries have been posted. From these, 2...