Friday inspiration: aerial photographs

Friday inspiration: aerial photographs

Sometimes, a little shift in perspective can reveal intricate patterns, sumptuous textures, and vibrant colors in the most unexpected places. And when that shift’s more in the 30,000-foot range, the revelations just get that much richer. Check out these views from way, way above. Dawn of the Balloons by Alessio Andreani on 500px Garden Isle

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A brief history of user experience

A brief history of user experience

Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?

What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait till you were ushered to an available seat? How was the menu arranged? Did food come quickly enough? How did it taste? How was the customer service? Did your squaring up go smoothly? Would you go back again?

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How to design a connected workplace—in a historical landmark

How to design a connected workplace—in a historical landmark

At the beginning of 2014, my agency, 383, moved our studio to an unused factory in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. We exist to help brands be more useful, so it only seemed natural to apply this purpose to our own space.

Here’s the story of how it went, what we discovered, and how we built a more “useful” studio.

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Top 4 tips from our webinar “Engaging engineering in design”

Top 4 tips from our webinar “Engaging engineering in design”

Last Thursday, we hosted our very first webinar with FullStory’s Josh Teague: “Engaging engineering in design.” Josh shared best practices gleaned from his 10+ years as a product designer, 4 of which were at Google.

Here are a just a few of the many pearls of wisdom he shared.

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