Try out ‘problem framing’ and ‘design sprints’ sessions with Kyan’s free taster workshops. | Kyan | Open Mic

Emilee Geist

It’s no secret that sprints have radically changed the way we work with our clients. This is the same for many teams the world over too, and the beauty of the design sprint in particular is the flexibility to be able to make it your own. Our ‘Kyan flavour’ isn’t too far away from Jake Knapp’s original, but just enough to make it work for us.

Design sprint and problem framing workshops have been part of our events calendar for almost two years now, and we’ve been able to easily adapt them to a new online setting. In fact, they’re now easier than ever to attend, taking just an hour out of your day from the comfort of your own home or office. So what’s it all about and why should you attend?

‘Problem Framing’ – our secret weapon

Going into a design sprint can be a little daunting. What

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iPhone 12 finally gets a new design, which means it could be even harder to repair

Emilee Geist

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Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


Angela Lang/CNET

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro. After three years of the same design, the refresh will likely draw eyes from a lot

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Apple’s iPhone 12 will finally get a new design — finally

Emilee Geist

iphone-chargers-1

Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


Angela Lang/CNET

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro. After three years of the same design, the refresh will likely draw eyes from a lot of

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Gregg Museum of Art and Design is open, community response slow but hopeful | Arts Entertainment

Emilee Geist

The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, NC State’s collection of art exhibitions, paintings, archaeological artifacts and more, saw no guests for nearly seven months due to COVID-19 precautions. On Sept. 23, the museum reopened to the public with the necessary protocols in place to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for every visitor.

According to Evelyn McCauley, marketing and communications coordinator for the Gregg Museum, anyone who wants to visit must now register on an Eventbrite page for a 30-minute reservation. Visitors are also required to check in at the front desk, wear masks and maintain social distancing. In the weeks since reopening, the protocols have successfully kept the visitors safe, and people are more than happy to take the rules seriously. 

“So far, so good,” said Jeanny Sandoval, the visitor services and security coordinator at the Gregg. “It’s an extra step that people have to take, but

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Gregg Museum of Art and Design is open, community response is slow but hopeful | Arts Entertainment

Emilee Geist

The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, NC State’s collection of art exhibitions, paintings, archaeological artifacts and more, saw no guests for nearly seven months due to COVID-19 precautions. On Sept. 23, the museum reopened to the public with the necessary protocols in place to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for every visitor.

According to Evelyn McCauley, marketing and communications coordinator for the Gregg Museum, anyone who wants to visit must now register on an Eventbrite page for a 30-minute reservation. Visitors are also required to check in at the front desk, wear masks and maintain social distancing. In the weeks since reopening, the protocols have successfully kept the visitors safe, and people are more than happy to take the rules seriously. 

“So far, so good,” said Jeanny Sandoval, the visitor services and security coordinator at the Gregg. “It’s an extra step that people have to take, but

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See the winners of the Visual Communication category in the ARTSTHREAD global design graduate show 2020

Emilee Geist

The results for the Visual Communication category are finally in, and we’re sharing the winners on i-D. Across the board, many creatives engaged with ideas of safety, whether online or IRL, diversity, and how to improve an increasingly unsure future.

See more of their work, and meet all of the winners, below.

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Hsiang-Ping Huang, 28, Graphic Design MFA, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Project Name: A Good Bye

How did you get into your creative field — tell us about your background?
Early on, I just enjoyed visiting many art and design exhibitions and thought I might become an engineer in the future. One day, before I applied for my undergraduate studies, I suddenly realised that design is a subject which can contain both sense and sensibility at the same time. Designers are always looking for the balance between the ideal and reality, trying to ask questions

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Apple’s iPhone 12 will likely have a new design. Will it be easier to repair?

Emilee Geist

iphone-chargers-1

Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


Angela Land/CNET

This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro.

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Looking for Escapist TV? Try Home Design Shows

Emilee Geist

A few minutes into an episode of “Dream Home Makeover,” a home improvement series premiering on Netflix on Oct. 16, an anxious homeowner frets about a minor flaw in the family-room fireplace, an asymmetry that the wife describes as “pretty dramatic.”

If you’ve watched enough home improvement television, you know this scene is meant to cue the eye rolls. But Shea McGee, the show’s perky co-star and the creative force behind the Salt Lake City design firm Studio McGee, cheerfully downplays the issue, promising the couple that the half-inch error will fade into the background once their grand 7,900-square-foot home is complete.

Her down-to-earth approach soothes her clients’ nerves, but also threads a needle for Netflix, which has decided that the salve homebound Americans need right now is an escapist lineup of shows about how to make the homes we can’t escape look prettier. In recent months, the network has

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Darla Colinet’s newly released “Quest for Exceptional Love” profoundly shares how individuals can transform their lives by discerning God’s love design.

Emilee Geist

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“Quest for Exceptional Love: Transform Your Love and Relationships Through Christ’s Love Design”: an edifying book that teaches people how to improve their lives and relationships through understanding God’s love design. “Quest for Exceptional Love: Transform Your Love and Relationships Through Christ’s Love Design” is the creation of published author Darla Colinet, the founder and CEO of God’s Transforming Grace, an inspirational speaker, an author, and a consultant as well as a certified life and Christian coach and a member of the women’s ministry core team at Timberline Church, Colorado.

Colinet shares, “This book is a true work of heart. Darla takes her complicated and often-painful experiences and shares honestly and unashamedly to help Christians struggling with their own cocoons. Her ability to gently present the lessons she’s learned and the truth of God’s true and perfect love in her brokenness

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How to Avoid 10 Common Web Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO

Emilee Geist

Picture this.

You’ve spent a ton of time designing your website.

You’ve picked an attractive theme, added stunning images, and crafted compelling copy.

You’re sure visitors will love it (and you).

The only problem?

You aren’t getting any visitors.

In fact, your site is nowhere to be seen on Page 1 (or even #2 or #3) of Google.

What’s going on?

Well, here’s the thing.

Your web design might be the reason your site is ranking so low in search engines.

Ready to turn things around?

What follows are 10 of the most common web design mistakes that may be hurting your SEO efforts and your rankings – and how to avoid them.

1. Poor Website Navigation

Ever visit a website and have no clue what to do next?

You know, something like this.

How to Avoid 10 Common Web Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO

I bet it had you running for the hills in panic.

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