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? Culture Workspaces biophilic design company culture eco eco-friendly business Office Space office space design workspaces

Seven Things Designers Wish You Knew

crowdSPRING Blog

Being a designer is hard. Well, they’re passionate about the actual design part. Usually not so much, largely because a lot of the people and companies who hire designers don’t necessarily understand everything that goes into a design job.

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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. SEO includes a variety of factors and plays a critical role in web design. Web design and SEO work together and more web designers are choosing to integrate SEO when designing websites.

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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. Your next task is to define the product design role within your company. Here's a short list of important attributes of the modern product designer role: (1) Product Orientation.

Ghost Buttons: UX Disaster or Effective Design?


They’re generally used more on websites that use a minimalist or flat design. From a design perspective there are several advantages of using ghost buttons. Their subtle design can give prominence to other design elements on the page. Original design with a pink button.

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. Then keep that top of mind – and more importantly, keep your customers front and center – whenever doing any product design and development.

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 ».

Why A Design Mindset Matters For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

I can safely state that most people don’t get what “design” means. This is why design is usually relegated to the outskirts of organizations. This article Why A Design Mindset Matters For Entrepreneurs appeared first in YFS Magazine.

The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

This week the author of the business model canvas, my friend Alexander Osterwalder, launched his new book Value Proposition Design , the sequel to his million copy best seller, Business Model Generation. Tells you how to design new ventures with it.

Can Robots Do the Job of Designers? Nutella Gives it a Whirl

Inc Startups

DesignNo two Nutella labels were alike.

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. Must they wait until they’re big enough to hire a full design team before they can practice good design? Visual design leader.

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. It’s just that before we woke up to the fact that our design should revolve around the user, they were web designers.

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2017 Top Workplace Design Trends

Inc Startups

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

Why Your Business Needs A Web Design Style Guide

YFS Magazine

If you rely on your brand image and reputation, there is nothing more important than having a web design style guide in place to protect that image online. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing personal website web design web development

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to turn ideas into products. . Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

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. Not every 30-something woman making a healthy living as an accountant feels and thinks the same way, and while design is most certainly an element of a platform or application’s function, it’s also a form of psychological influence via the aesthetic. If your approach to UX design is “one and done”, your results won’t be durable anyway.

The Future of Design Education is. No Design Education

Inc Startups

What to consider when hiring design talent. Innovate

On the (un?)importance of design

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

We recently underwent a Cinderella-like transformation: A total redesign of the WP Engine website from despicable steaming pile of hideousness to a designed, thematic — dare I say artistic? If our website design was repulsive — literally — the bounce rate should now diminish.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover web design best practices and tips. We’ll point you to great resources and examples and highlight recent changes in web design. Here are our top 10 tips to help you create an awesome website design in 2016: 1. Use a responsive design.

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. He personally felt undervalued and he worried that the company’s culture might underrate design generally. It’s pretty easy to get a range of salaries for “UX Designer in San Francisco”, for instance. Design Hiring

Design Origami – visual mapping of user experience

Business of Software Blog

I must admit I didn’t get what design origami was at first. Tieto Design Origami Workshop BoS2017 Outcomes from IoT Forum. The post Design Origami – visual mapping of user experience appeared first on Business of Software USA. BoS Insights design orgimai workshop

Design a Successful Product: 6 Product Design Best Practices from Kickstarter

crowdSPRING Blog

Many people wonder if it’s possible to design their own products. The truth is that product design used to be very expensive, time consuming, and fraught with many pitfalls. But product design doesn’t need to be very expensive or time consuming.

10 Of The Industries Hottest Designers You Need To Know

Inc Startups

Design is no longer a nice-to-have for businesses. It's an absolute must, and these designers are making major waves. Design

Resolving the Frontend/Backend API Design Conflict

Launch Any

As part of my API design consulting engagements, I’m often called in to resolve the conflict between the API design that the frontend developers would prefer to have and the backend developers want to build. Example conflict #3: Database-centric API design.

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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. In a new book, “ X: The Experience When Business Meets Design ,” Brian Solis details how to design the whole experience, rather than just the product.

Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. Finding the perfect designer to join your team is tough — there’s no way around it. I’ve struggled for months searching for the right designer.

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

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. Workspaces office design Office Space workspaces

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. But there’s another avenue of design that does well when sourced to the crowd that can have significant impacts outside of profit margins: socially influential design.

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). As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. But there is a reason why teams need both design and engineering.

Creating An Effective Business Card Design

The Startup Magazine

Most business executives strive to ensure they have a stack of well-designed business cards wherever they go. For this reason, a well-designed and useful business card is required for any good marketing strategy. What Constitutes An Effective Business Card Design?

A Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers

The Product Guy

A product manager just stopped by the desk of the designer on a lazy Thursday afternoon. The designer showed him something, and they started discussing a new feature’s design loudly. The designer just took a deep breath and hid his face behind his hands.

5 Ways to Improve Company Culture Through Office Design

Inc Startups

DesignA few easy changes can make all the difference.

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


Joel Harvey of Conversion Sciences agrees, adding some controversial statements (read: wake up calls)… Joel Harvey , Conversion Sciences: “Responsive design, as we know it today is toxic to mobile conversion rates. design elements), you run the risk of over-simplifying.

Tips On Hiring A Web Design Service


One such requirement is the need to have a good web design firm that can handle your online presence and help you in content management services. How would you search for a web design service for your business? Choosing a web designer is a daunting task.

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How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise

Google Ventures

Now that we’re past hunting for unicorns , and we know what design roles are needed at a startup , it’s time to get into the gritty details: the design interview. I wasn’t really good at interviewing designers until I had a few dozen interviews to compare. The design exercise.

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. When I first started designing interactive products, it was a struggle. I used to design screens. Story-centered design.

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. You can provide your readers with great content and an extremely appealing design, but you will lose them over navigation each and every time. Responsive Design. Add Media.

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Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios. Chad Thornton / Designer, Airbnb. Designers know that looks sell, and many people sell themselves that way. Of course, the ability to make something that looks good matters, especially for visual designers.

4 Ways Design Thinking Innovates Business Models

Inc Startups

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