A few weeks back while scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across this marvelous innovation by Nike which just blew my mind.

A person describing the taking in and taking off action of the Nike Go FlyEase shoes.
A person describing the taking in and taking off action of the Nike Go FlyEase shoes.
A truly intuitive product

The Nike GO FlyEase is a hands-free shoe — which consists of a hinge and a flexible tensioner around the shoe that facilitates the taking-on and taking-off action of the foot. You can just jump into these and run away!

What Nike wanted to achieve with this is to enable every person wear a fashionable and comfortable shoe, regardless of their disabilities. …


The function of design is letting design function — Micha Commeren

People walking in different directions
People walking in different directions
Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash

People often associate the term ‘persuasion’ to trickery or improper influencing, and beyond a certain limit, persuasive design can turn into dark patterns, where it becomes necessary to question the validity of ethics in persuasive design. Before understanding what it means to design ‘persuasive technology’, it is important to understand its relation to design.

It is very well known and it lies in the very core of design to influence the way we think about things. Design leads to better or worse. It is what makes design important and the reason why we need designers. …


Alone we can do so little together we can do so much — Helen Keller

After several events where we helped students at KIIT University learn something new through hands-on sessions and workshops, we wanted to understand our audience and the people around us, collaborate and work together to implement ideas through what we have learned and so, we decided it was time for a hackathon. A hackathon for all creatives, designers and developers, anyone who had an idea and the courage to build it.

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DSC has always strived to be the community that helps people solve local problems through…


No matter what field of design you belong to, if you are a designer, you know that typography is one of the most important and gratifying components of graphic design. The understanding of typography is an essential skill for any designer to successfully build a design.

With a hundred thousand fonts and a million colors, you might have felt overwhelming by the variety of choice and how so many different combinations can be just better than any other combination. Typography is not just letters and numbers, but how it is arranged to fit the design.

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Typography is the art and…


Whether you are new to experience design or creating user-centric designs for years in this field, you have undoubtedly heard about wireframes. Designing is not a very straight and clean process. It is a time-consuming job and demands us to follow an iterative process to make the work more efficient, smooth and as optimized as the rest of our business.

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When one is well with the understanding of interface and different components of it, the user experience is what gives us the challenge to implement these components into a meaningful system and framing a better experience for the users. …


According to Facebook, there are 350 million new photos added every day and by now around 250 billion photos have been uploaded to the giant social media platform since it started. There are 95 million Instagram posts shared every day and there are more than 3 billion snaps sent every single day.

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Photo by NordWood Themes

Millions of people are documenting and sharing their everyday moments from the start to the end of the day in hope of keeping their memories alive forever. But is that what’s happening really? Are we really remembering these amazing parties and intimate moments forever?

A paper was published…


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If you are tired or feeling sleepy and have few minutes to spare because you have a really important assignment to complete, then there cannot be anything better than a coffee nap.

You don’t need a cup of coffee to boost or a nap to refresh yourself. You need both of them. These two productivity boosters go hand in hand when used correctly. A coffee nap gives you a better boost than what only a cup of coffee or a nap alone would have had provided.

Sounds crazy. But results prove it.

Understanding Coffee Naps

Before you understand how coffee and naps work…


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Photo by Mark Basarab

You waking up this morning. Having breakfast. Going to work. Hanging out with your friends. Watching a Netflix series, maybe binge-watching it. You are repeating it. Literally repeating every bit of what you are doing. You were late to office today? You have been late to office today, a lot many times before.

“This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more.”

Nietzsche, a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar, the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at…


“A world without nuclear weapons would be more stable and less dangerous for all of us” — Margaret Thatcher

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For decades this image was commonly misidentified as the mushroom cloud of the Little Boy bomb that formed circa 8:15 local time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

If you go by the headlines regularly, there is one thing that’s getting customary to you and that is the hot news is always death, destruction, war, terror and full of violence. The world is becoming more and more dangerous. It seems we are closer to the next world war. But are we?

There are more harmful and deadly weapons today than ever but are they really harming us? According to reports, we are living in one of the most peaceful…


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Surfing the internet like a boss!

One common part of almost every human being, from a four year old kid to an old woman and everyone in between is the internet, one of the greatest inventions of the field of science and which is the stem support of the growing technology of our future. The whole society of the 21st century is now building around this one revolutionary invention of Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf, and everything companies develop from smartphones to space expeditions today, is more about integration of the internet in a more advanced way than the development of the basics. …

Rohan Pal

Product Designer | rohanpal.design

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