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Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. This is a great resource for artistic and design inspiration that was made available to all and should not be passed up. Take a look and let us know what you think...

The State Of UX in 2020

ARTICLE SUMMERY: This article is a comprehensive look to the year ahead with half an eye on last year and it's developments. UX Collective editors have spent a great deal of time putting together a list of issues designers should be concerned about in the year to...

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Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. This is a great resource for artistic and design inspiration that was made available to all and should not be passed up. Take a look and let us know what you think...

Thousands of medieval manuscripts now online in full color through digitization project

ARTICLE SUMMERY: There is something awe inspiring about the medieval illustrations and the graphic designs that are in these manuscripts. "Thousands of medieval manuscripts now online in full color through digitization project" provides several links to these...

Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. This is a great resource for artistic and design inspiration that was made available to all and should not be passed up. Take a look and let us know what you think...

The State Of UX in 2020

ARTICLE SUMMERY: This article is a comprehensive look to the year ahead with half an eye on last year and it's developments. UX Collective editors have spent a great deal of time putting together a list of issues designers should be concerned about in the year to...

The transhumanists who are ‘upgrading’ their bodies

ARTICLE SUMMERY: The transhumanists who are 'upgrading' their bodies is an article by Fraser Gillan about two people who decided to "upgrade" their body in the hopes of making their life easier and more interesting. Some of these upgrades include microchips in the...

Proof that type design is all about tricking people’s brains

You may think you see the letters you read in books, emails, signs, and, well, the world, as plain as day, but you don’t.

Planes Can Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year With Seed Bombs

Can nature win the war on climate change? Maybe with a little help from humanity.

Israeli team uses silicon chip to deliver Alzheimer’s-busting protein to brain

ARTICLE SUMMERY: This article is another example of Transhumanism and the benefits of the medical advances being integrated with the human body. Let us know what you think in the comments.

5 Ways Toxic Clients Kill Productivity and Steal Your Time

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "5 Ways Toxic Clients Kill Productivity and Steal Your Time" is a must read for all designers regardless if you own your own business, freelance or work in a corporate environment. In her article Haley Walden covers the many ways the toxic client...

Logo Lab

Put your logo to the test and find out where it succeeds and where improvements could be.

Chapter 12: Dark Patterns: The Trickery Behind These Poor UI Tactics

If you’ve ever been to a carnival where they played bait and switch tactics for one of their midway games, you can probably guess what dark patterns in web design are.

Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. This is a great resource for artistic and design inspiration that was made available to all and should not be passed up. Take a look and let us know what you think...

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Thousands of medieval manuscripts now online in full color through digitization project

ARTICLE SUMMERY: There is something awe inspiring about the medieval illustrations and the graphic designs that are in these manuscripts. "Thousands of medieval manuscripts now online in full color through digitization project" provides several links to these...

Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. This is a great resource for artistic and design inspiration that was made available to all and should not be passed up. Take a look and let us know what you think...

5 Ways Toxic Clients Kill Productivity and Steal Your Time

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "5 Ways Toxic Clients Kill Productivity and Steal Your Time" is a must read for all designers regardless if you own your own business, freelance or work in a corporate environment. In her article Haley Walden covers the many ways the toxic client...

Logo Lab

Put your logo to the test and find out where it succeeds and where improvements could be.

Trends to keep an eye in 2020

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "Trends to keep an eye in 2020" is an article by Jeremiah Lam to help us keep up with changes in this fast paced design industry. As technology evolves so do the trends. Some of the trends Jeremiah Lam delves into include, Cross-device...

Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Lexie Lu states that "Some days, inspiration is an elusive thing.", as designers that is our worst nightmare, especially when deadlines are tight. In Lexie's article "Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers" she points out that you can find...

Getty Publications Virtual Library

The Getty Museum has developed a program to share more than three hundred books in its Virtual Library. This is a great resource for artistic and design inspiration that was made available to all and should not be passed up. Take a look and let us know what you think...

8 Pro Tips to Level UP Typography.

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Typography is one of the major items that can make or break a website, it's importance cannot be overstated. "8 Pro Tips to Level UP Typography" written by Dorjan Vulaj is a resource that covers the many facets of typography and gives you a road map...

A GUIDE TO RECOGNISING FONT STYLES

ARTICLE SUMMERY: In design the importance of typography and it's proper use can never be understated. The other side of the coin is the improper use of typography can have a costly effect on your design. In his article "A GUIDE TO RECOGNISING FONT STYLES" Matej...

Five Considerations for Future-Proofing Your Global Branding Strategy in 2019

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Brett Zucker states "Brands are more fluid now than ever before." hits the nail on the head. With the advancements in technology and an ever expanding global market branding has become increasingly more challenging. In his article "Five Considerations...

Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Lexie Lu states that "Some days, inspiration is an elusive thing.", as designers that is our worst nightmare, especially when deadlines are tight. In Lexie's article "Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers" she points out that you can find...

How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect" is an in depth psychological look on how to manipulate a visitor to your clients website to a desired outcome. Eugen Esanu goes into great detail on why the "default effect" works and how to use it. In...

How To Land Your Next Client With a Well Designed Proposal

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "How To Land Your Next Client With a Well Designed Proposal" is a must read for every designer, especially new designers out on their own. Orana Velarde has meticulously put together the steps a designer should follow to submit a proposal that will...

WE ASKED 100 PEOPLE TO DRAW FAMOUS LOGOS FROM MEMORY. HERE IS WHAT THEY DREW.

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Every designer knows the most recognizable item for any company, whether it be in a website, magazine or billboard is the company logo. In this experiment, a lot of the logos reproduced by the participants from memory came close to what they were...

8 Keys To Brand Licensing Success

To quote JFK; “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”

How Netflix uses psychology to perfect their customer experience

ARTICLE SUMMERY: How "Netflix uses psychology to perfect their customer experience" is an article that emphasizes the benefits of psychology in design with Netflix as an example of those benefits and how it helped Netflix garner %15 of the worlds web traffic. Jen...

How to Communicate and Work with Customers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: As designers we know the importance of good communication, what some designers don't know is how to communicate. "How to Communicate and Work with Customers" lays out the basics and the strategies on how to communicate with our clients, things like:...

The Power Of Localizing Your Brand Message

Then your ears perk up: faintly from across the room, you’re sure you heard your name.

Multivariate vs AB testing: what’s the difference?

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Every designer is familiar with A/B testing, every designer is familiar with Multivariate testing, but not every designer is sure what the difference is and what each test is well suited for. This article will help clear that up. Justinmind takes the...

Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Lexie Lu states that "Some days, inspiration is an elusive thing.", as designers that is our worst nightmare, especially when deadlines are tight. In Lexie's article "Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers" she points out that you can find...

How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect" is an in depth psychological look on how to manipulate a visitor to your clients website to a desired outcome. Eugen Esanu goes into great detail on why the "default effect" works and how to use it. In...