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Designing Your Office Space? Keep Biophilic Design In Mind

YFS Magazine

Increasingly, designers are turning towards biophilic design for office space planning, so why is it so important?

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Psychographics: The Key to Effective UX Design

crowdSPRING Blog

But when it comes to design, demographics can fall woefully short in terms of generating meaningful insights. But in order for that to occur in most cases, one would have to focus in myopic fashion on a sliver of an audience, which isn’t very useful when you need to design something for use by your entire audience.

Seven Things Designers Wish You Knew

crowdSPRING Blog

Being a designer is hard. Well, they’re passionate about the actual design part. Design doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

The Significance of SEO in Web Design

Duct Tape Marketing

The Significance of SEO in Web Design written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Overall Design. Search Results. Conclusion.

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On the (un?)importance of design

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

If our website design was repulsive — literally — the bounce rate should now diminish. Was it the design that gave us that edge?

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Design is Purpose Driven and Solves Problems

Instigator Blog

I’m not a designer. You won’t always know why a certain application is built a certain way or a certain design was implemented.

3 Traits of Exceptional Designers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mona Patel, founder of Motivate Design, explains why the best designers feel comfortable voicing their opinion but are also receptive to feedback

Peek Inside 10 Eccentrically Designed Startup Offices

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Is it possible to have too much fun with your interior design

The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

Tells you how to design new ventures with it. 3. Value Proposition Design  is a “must have” for anyone creating a new venture. Buy it.

It’s Time To Design Human Experiences Versus Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Much has been written about product design, but designing the total experience from the front rarely happens yet. Marty Zwilling.

10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover web design best practices and tips. Here are our top 10 tips to help you create an awesome website design in 2016: 1.

3 Keys To Great Design

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A lot of what goes into great design is organization and preparation

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The Curse of Knowledge in Product Design

Instigator Blog

Startups are often struck by the Curse of Knowledge, specifically when it comes to product design and development. It becomes so easy to design products based on our own expertise (in those very products) and ignore the fact that we’ve stopped designing with our customer top of mind. Yup, you have the Curse of Knowledge.

How to Start a Career in Website Design

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

With a little bit of imagination and some creative skills, you could embark on an interesting and rewarding career as a website designer.

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Customer Development versus Design Thinking. It’s the difference between Customer Development versus Design Thinking. Here’s why.

Design Staff ? Design without a design team

Design Staff

Design Staff. Design without a design team. In an ideal world, every company has a dedicated design team. Whoops, sorry!

Why Responsive Design Is Not Mobile Optimization (and What to Do About It)


design elements), you run the risk of over-simplifying. Responsive design doesn’t equal great UX. ” I have to disagree.

6 Ways to Design an Office That Will Boost Productivity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Design a super cool office increases productivity, employee satisfaction, and your bottom line

10 Mobile Design Trends to Incorporate in Your Site

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Make sure to learn the latest mobile web design trends working right now Are you launching a new version of your website?

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How top startups pay designers

Design Staff

A few weeks ago I had coffee with an experienced product designer. One was an almost perfect match — the right design challenges and aligned with Carl’s personal interests. In less than 24 hours the CEO sent Carl an offer to be their lead designer. The “designer” label is really broad. Senior UI Designer: $90-140k.

Office Design Tips To Enhance Your Startup Workspace

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at practical ways you can create a productive, stylish office that is designed to grow alongside your business.

Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. Impressive stuff, right? Reread.

Web Design Strategies for Turning Visitors into Paying Customers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It may be that your web design that is the culprit. If you believe this is the case, here are some things to consider as you evaluate and remodel your website design. Ease of Navigation must be at the Forefront of your Web Design Strategy. Responsive Design. Add Media. This is a double whammy for your business.

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Inside Google Ventures' 5-Day Process for Designing the Perfect Product

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Jake Knapp, design partner at GV, explains the system he invented to creating working prototypes in a hurry

The 7 Most Brilliant Product Designs of 2016

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

third annual design competition represent the best of this year's entrepreneur-made products The beautiful, smart, and practical winners of Inc.'s

Designing Products from Scratch: An Interview with UX Leader Josh Porter

View from Seed

JP:  So I love this question because it gets to a very important issue in product design and growth: user bias. You Found a Problem to Solve.

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Resolving the Frontend/Backend API Design Conflict

Launch Any

Let’s look at three examples of common API design frontend/backend conflicts, then look for a way to resolve them. mobile app, web).

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Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. Photo by Emre Ayaroglu.

Design Staff ? How to interview a designer with the perfect design.

Design Staff

Design Staff. How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures.

Design Lessons from a Pizza Craving

crowdSPRING Blog

But because we tend to think a lot about design at crowdSPRING (duh), I found my mind wandering to random design questions related to pizza. You might not think a slice of pie has much to do with design, but as my hunger-fueled research has revealed, you would be very wrong. Lots of food. Glorious food. are cut the same way.

Twitter Link Roundup #286 – Ideas for Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

User Experience in Graphic Design & Why it Matters – HOW Design A bicycle-riding robot? Enjoy! 1Uoh8Oy.

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Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

Design Staff. How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). The product design sprint: decide (day 3).

The Best (And Worst) Designed Olympic Logos of All Time

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not all of these designs are medal-worthy

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The Product Designer Role


The Product Designer Role. You got the go ahead to hire some in-house designers. Up until now you’ve been relying on an external agency for the majority of your design work and this is going to enable you to create a team that is much more responsive and predictable. That’s great news! So Now What?

5 Things That Are Probably Wrong With Your Office Design

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are quick fixes to your office design problems that don't require hiring professional help

Lies Your Designer Told You (or Data vs Design)


What is data and what is design? Why are so many designers adamantly opposed to testing and data in a rational sense? Here we go.

Design Staff ? Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think.

Design Staff

Design Staff. Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think like a user. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures.

Book: Product Design for the Web

Feld Thoughts

love the way this book starts off – with a quote from Paola Antonelli, MoMA Senior Curator of Architecture & Design + Director of R&D.

What Should You Do When Someone Rips Off Your Site Design

Feld Thoughts

Last month, my team worked with a designer to create a new homepage for my startup. You would think they would have a reputation to uphold.

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How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise

Google Ventures

wasn’t really good at interviewing designers until I had a few dozen interviews to compare. The design exercise. Design Hiring