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Seven Things Designers Wish You Knew

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

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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The Most Underutilized Question in Web Design

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Web design has come a long way since the days of Angelfire chaos. In truth, the user experience designer has always been around.

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Exploring the Social Impact of Graphic Design

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When it comes to crowdsourcing design needs, the projects that come to mind are pretty specific to branding. There’s history.

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

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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.

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

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User Experience in Graphic Design & Why it Matters – HOW Design crowdspring.co/1ijhMf1. A bicycle-riding robot? Enjoy! 1Uoh8Oy.

Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Intriguing Graphic Design Books & Resources – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1BdHpX9. How Google Finally Got Design crowdspring.co/1cKhz14.

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

Twitter Link Roundup #285 – Labor Day! Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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His music is ethereal and dark and his motion design work is reflective of that. Evelyn Kim Talks Google Product Design and More crowdspring.co/1Nr4ud9.

Peek Inside 10 Eccentrically Designed Startup Offices

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Twitter Link Roundup #251 – Cool ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design crowdspring.co/1AcHlUq. Designing With Your Clients – Smashing Magazine crowdspring.co/1vMSB3E.

Twitter Link Roundup #284 – Late Summer Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Lost Designs: Making Digital Versions of Wood Type – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1UXXCW5. Logo Design: The Work of Almosh82 crowdspring.co/1EIis2m.

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.

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.

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

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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Twitter Link Roundup #295 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

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Why A Generic Logo Design Will Hurt Your Business – [link] crowdspring.co/23wqABq. The video above will  put a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Twitter Link Roundup #276 – Patriotic Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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How to Make Custom Images for Your Blog Posts Without Hiring a Designer crowdspring.co/1fmph3l. Stop Designing for Millennials crowdspring.co/1LaM5QO.

Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Consulting Giant McKinsey Buys Itself a Top Design Firm | WIRED crowdspring.co/1E9qlvX. How Has Design Changed Since 1980? Metallica?

Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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problems with motion design education bit.ly/1GFKNZI. Logo Design: Music Instruments bit.ly/1PYBNTL. Had to experience the joy again?

Twitter Link Roundup #288 – Necessary Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Can Appliances Be Designed To Make You Happy? 1940’s Manufacturing Plant Turned into New Offices – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1K5ZB77.

Twitter Link Roundup #273 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Use Design to Promote an Epic Office Culture crowdspring.co/1GeYy31. 59 Award-Winning Poster Designs – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1KBK391.

Twitter Link Roundup #270 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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‘We Had a Crush on the MakerBot': How 3-D Printing Won These Fashion Designers Over [link] crowdspring.co/1E9jIJQ Enjoy! 1Poz213. 1EQCGpi.

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.

Twitter Link Roundup #294 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

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10 Important Web Design Best Practices & Tips for Small Business Websites – [link] crowdspring.co/1OI9pbu. The lesson here? Enjoy!

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.

Why We Should Be Teaching Kids the Language of Design

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There’s another language we need to be teaching our students these days: the language of design. Let’s face it: the U.S. Period.

Twitter Link Roundup #245 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Beautiful Clouds Illustrations | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – crowdspring.co/1A4cydk. Visual Design Principles. Design. 15dPZpS.

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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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!

Twitter Link Roundup #290 – Seriously. A Ton of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity crowdspring.co/1hlodxa. 3D Printed Wearable Planter Ring – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1LdNJRd.

Twitter Link Roundup #292 – Ideas and Info For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity crowdspring.co/1hlodxa. Design Army’s Latest Video – HOW Design crowdspring.co/1Net3rq.

Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips

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Today, we’ll cover small business web design best practices and tips. Keep the design simple, fresh, and unique.

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

ConversionXL

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

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.

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.

Twitter Link Roundup #280 – We Love Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Design Trends From Some of the Coolest Startup Offices crowdspring.co/1HxShwf. Summer Projects for Your Graphic Design Portfolio crowdspring.co/1gCftmp.

Want to Boost Your Search Performance? Invest in UX Design

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Moz’s Dan Petrovic wrote, “Google has designed and patented a system in charge of collecting and processing user behavior data.”