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2017 Top Workplace Design Trends

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From their physical layout to the arc of the lighting, today's hottest office designers predict trends for 2017

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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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How to Run a Remote Design Sprint without Going Crazy

Design Staff

design-sprint remote-working google-ventures designA few tricks for distributed teams Continue reading on GV Library ».

Ghost Buttons: UX Disaster or Effective Design?


They’re generally used more on websites that use a minimalist or flat design. They can give an elegant, subtle feel to a design.

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.

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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.

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The Most Underutilized Question in Web Design

crowdSPRING Blog

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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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.

The Real Benefit of Design Thinking

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Design thinking is a proven method for business growth. But, the benefits go as deep for your company as they do for customers

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Exploring the Social Impact of Graphic Design

crowdSPRING Blog

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

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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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.

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!

5 Exercises That Will Help You Think Like a Designer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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4 Ways Design Thinking Innovates Business Models

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Finance, healthcare and city governments are incorporating design thinking in cool ways

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.

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

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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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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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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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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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.

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business.

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 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).

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.

Why A High Quality Mobile App Design Is Essential


Not all mobile app designers are created equal. Some app designers are difficult to work with or fail to deliver on their promises.

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

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 ? 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.

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

Why Your Website Needs a Storyteller Instead of a Designer

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Your Website Needs a Storyteller Instead of a Designer written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The purpose of your site.

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