Future-proof your career with this stacked web design course

Emilee Geist

Future-proof your career with this stacked web design course
Future-proof your career with this stacked web design course

TL;DR: The Ultimate Web Designer & Developer Course is on sale for £10.98 as of Sept. 28, saving you 95% on list price.

At this point, you’ve probably made enough sourdough bread to last a lifetime. While it’s commendable that you’re stepping up your baking skills, you may also want to pick up skills that will make you more marketable once things revert to normal. And few skills are more in-demand these days than web design and development.

Since everyone and everything lives online, gaining proficiency in web design and development is a great way to future-proof your career. With the Ultimate Web Designer and Developer Course, you’ll learn the essentials of visual and web design and get the chance to put your newfound programming and web development skills to the test with a slew of projects (23 to be exact).

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How to solve any design problem by understanding its roots

Emilee Geist

In this article, you’ll learn (or remember) what is the one thing you need to start solving any problem. I wrote this originally for a talk I gave a while ago, and I also posted a video on my youtube channel, but I adapted it so you can read it.

Ok… let’s start with a story.

The best apartment!
The best apartment!

I lived in Amsterdam for 3 years. When I moved there I was very lucky to find an apartment in a building that was recently finished. My wife and I were the first people to ever live in our apartment, and the building even had a lift — you might not realize it, but in Amsterdam, that is kind of a big deal.

In Amsterdam, stairs really suck.
In Amsterdam, stairs really suck.

Unfortunately, and probably because we were so excited about the whole “new building” situation, we didn’t realize there was one essential thing missing…

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Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ is Elon Musk’s chance to fend off competition from GM’s novel Ultium design

Emilee Geist

Tesla CEO Elon Musk could have some surprises in store for battery day. <p class="copyright">Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images</p>
Tesla CEO Elon Musk could have some surprises in store for battery day.
  • Investors and analysts have their eyes on Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ on Tuesday, anticipating some major announcements.

  • CEO Elon Musk and his team could have some surprises in store, but with new car factories operating, planned, or under construction on three continents, the critical issue to address is battery supply.

  • Meanwhile, General Motors has been promoting its own, competing Ultium technology since the beginning of 2020.

  • Tesla and GM are using different battery designs, but thus far, only GM has treated its batteries as a distinctive brand.

 

Tesla is holding an annual shareholders meeting and a much-anticipated “Battery Day” on Tuesday, with investors and analysts expecting some big announcements from the company. Musk has promised “many exciting things” and a “very insane” event

Batteries and battery management technologies are the most

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Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ is Elon Musk’s chance to fend of competition from GM’s novel Ultium design

Emilee Geist

Tesla CEO Elon Musk could have some surprises in store for battery day. <p class="copyright">Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images</p>
Tesla CEO Elon Musk could have some surprises in store for battery day.
  • Investors and analysts have their eyes on Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ on Tuesday, anticipating some major announcements.

  • CEO Elon Musk and his team could have some surprises in store, but with new car factories operating, planned, or under construction on three continents, the critical issue to address is battery supply.

  • Meanwhile, General Motors has been promoting its own, competing Ultium technology since the beginning of 2020.

  • Tesla and GM are using different battery designs, but thus far, only GM has treated its batteries as a distinctive brand.

 

Tesla is holding an annual shareholders meeting and a much-anticipated “Battery Day” on Tuesday, with investors and analysts expecting some big announcements from the company. Musk has promised “many exciting things” and a “very insane” event

Batteries and battery management technologies are the most

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Here’s how you measure the success of a UX design project

Emilee Geist

As designers, we want the products we build to be satisfying and easy to use, but how can we know that’s the case? We start by measuring the user experience with evidence rather than opinions. But can UX really be measured? Absolutely. By evaluating products with qualitative and quantitative methods, we gain access to a host of illuminating UX metrics.

There’s nothing like completing a UX project. It takes an incredible amount of time, effort, and skill to travel from design problem to solution. Crossing the finish line is a great feeling, but seasoned UX designers know that there’s always more to be done…

A C-level executive calls with a question. “Now that the project is over, how do we track the results we’re trying to achieve?”

It’s a fair concern — one that leads to a bigger topic. How can UX designers measure success and prove that their work

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How To Use Your Human Design Inner Authority To Make the Best Decisions

Emilee Geist

If you’re an astrology nerd or a Myers-Briggs devotee, there’s a good chance you’ll be into the world of Human Design. As Well+Good previously reported, Human Design is a blend of the I Ching, Kabbalah, the chakra system, and astrology. Using your Human Design profile—which you can get by entering your birth time, date, and place into an online generator like Jovian Archive or My Body Graph—you can peek into your unique energetic makeup. One insight is your Human Design inner authority, which can shed light on how you best make decisions.

“The intention is not to change who you are, but to give you permission to be who you’ve always been and offer insight into what’s possible as you step into the fullest expression of yourself,” says Human Design guide and leadership coach Erin Claire Jones. Knowing which of the six inner authorities (including “none”) applies to you can

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14 Cool Planters for Bringing Some Design Flex to Your Greenery

Emilee Geist

Once you get into owning plants, you quickly get into finding some cool planters, the least ubiquitous, the better. Luckily, where it takes some homework to find the right plant to survive your mostly-shaded bedroom corner—books like The House Plant Expert, by D.G. Heyasson, GQ’s guide to ordering plants online, and Instagram—buying planters is a bit easier. You don’t have to do anything but look at them.

We’ve arranged a flotilla of planters by, what else?, flex level—from classic terra cotta to colorful to avant-garde and beyond. The more you pack plants into your space (read the “Deco Room with Plants” series, by Green Fingers’ Satoshi Kawamoto), the wilder you can get. But if you just have a couple cacti, there are options, too.

A&B Home: Cheap (and Accurate) Mid-Modern Redux

A fine mid-century-inspired option—if you squint right (or you’re a little drunk), this planter could pass for one actually

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You Can Now Create Your Own Custom Porsche Design Watch to Match Your 911

Emilee Geist

Customization is arguably the ultimate expression of luxury. For this reason, Porsche recently launched an “Exclusive Manufaktur” service by which exacting clients can custom build their dream sports car. Now, the same precisionists can tailor their own Porsche timepiece, too.

This week, Porsche Design launched a new web-based configurator that allows watch enthusiasts to design their own bespoke chronograph with an array of special custom details. Nearly six years in the making, the configurator offers roughly 1.5 million different design options and was rolled out Stateside on September 1.

“No other car manufacturer or watch brand currently offers such a customizable and exclusive program of this kind,” Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group, said in the press release.

Porsche Design Custom Timepieces
Porsche Design Custom Timepieces

Considering the wristwatch’s many intricate parts, it’s a natural candidate for personalization, and the program lets prospective watch owners make choices down to the smallest detail. All

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How to find time to design again

Emilee Geist

So you like TNW? Then join our upcoming online event, TNW2020, you don’t want to miss it.

For the past few months, I’ve noticed an increasing number of designers online complaining about their lack of time to design. They have a packed agenda full of meetings and, if they’re lucky, they have little blocks of an hour of less to design. This is nothing new, I’ve been there. I’ve seen designers complain about this throughout my entire career. I’ve done it too.

I’ve also seen managers trying to address the problem. I’ve had meetings about having too many meetings and, the funniest part is, the outcome of that was spending even more time discussing it in smaller teams, trying to fix the situation.

Sure, managers have their fair share of accountability, after all they’re often the ones booking most of the recurring meetings. But what about designers? Are

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Get a lifetime’s worth of design assets and stock photos for $50

Emilee Geist

Get a lifetime's worth of design assets and stock photos for $50
Get a lifetime’s worth of design assets and stock photos for $50

TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the Ultimate Design Assets bundle for $49.99, a 99% savings as of Aug. 29.

Any designer or digital artist will tell you that one of the biggest time-sucks when it comes to putting together a project is securing assets that will work well with the finished product. While one can always make assets from scratch, it can often be a hassle, especially when you’re in a time crunch. And it’s not like subscriptions to stock image repositories and design asset sites are cheap, either.

Whether you’re the above-mentioned designer, an entrepreneur trying to get your brand noticed online, or a marketer hoping to gain more clicks with visual content, The Ultimate Design Assets Bundle will supply you with all the assets you could ever need for less than the price of a

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