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Sorry UX, the party’s over.
If you’re one of those individuals that believes UX is doing fine, fantastic. You do you and be happy. You can stop reading now. Everything will be fine.

The Three Words that  Lead to Better Decisions
When you focus on process, you concentrate on doing instead of becoming. You create beneficial habits instead of chasing goals — goals that tend to lead to short-term thinking and even motivate some people to lie and cheat.

Personal Kanban: A Tactile To-Do List to Make You a Project Management Pro
Managing your projects effectively (and efficiently) as a freelancer is incredibly important. There’s no denying that how much you can get done directly affects how much you can earn.

The Shoulders We Stand On Modern design, the birth of the social sector, and where we go from here.
We’re at an unprecedented moment for design and the social sector. The energy and vigor we see in the alliance of these two sectors is propelled by a bold history of pushing and blurring boundaries. However we know we can see further because of the shoulders we stand on. On the day of IDEO.org’s seventh birthday, we give you a brief history of where we came from and where we hope to go.

This Successful CEO Proves That Artists Make Better Entrepreneurs
No need to keep your arts background a secret. This entrepreneur shows why you should be celebrating both arts and business.

Off-Mic with Masterful Marketers: How Ann Handley Does Great Work
For most of us, creativity and productivity are at the opposite ends of the work spectrum. Sometimes it seems like the two work at cross purposes. Either you’re lost in meditative thought, creating up a storm, or you’re nose-to-the-grindstone busy.

Young Designers Ask Questions—Mariel Lustig and Michael Bierut
In this series, SEGD connects young designers with the design leaders they admire so they can ask their burning questions and find answers to help guide them on their career path. In this article, current University of Cincinnati DAAP student Mariel Lustig interviews Michael Bierut, partner at Pentagram (New York).

Marty Neumeier
In this edition we have a designer interview with Marty Neumeier who attended Art Center College of Design from 1967 to 1969. For 15 years he worked in advertising and brand design, as a communication designer and writer in Southern California. In 1984 he moved to Silicon Valley to work with clients such as Adobe, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Symantec. By 1998 his firm Neumeier Design Team created retail packaging for software products, including Filemaker, Norton Antivirus, Apple system software, and HP LaserJet. During this time he served as a contributing editor for the magazine Communication Arts.

The end of ads 
Advertising is obsolete, writes University of Kentucky’s Ramsi Woodcock. Here’s why it’s time to end it.

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head