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Arvind Singh Arvind Singh
Updated on April 09, 2024

What Is a Splash Screen?

A splash screen is the first screen a user sees when they open a mobile app. It contains brand elements like the company name, slogan and logo. Learn more. 

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Himanshu Bahmani Himanshu Bahmani
Updated on April 08, 2024

5 Ways to Build a Better Dashboard Wireframe

Don’t overlook these 5 tips for making a standout dashboard.

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Lukas Oppermann Lukas Oppermann
Updated on April 05, 2024

11 Benefits of Design Systems for Designers, Developers, Product Owners, and Teams

By now, everyone should know that design systems are great. They make your work easier, faster, and cheaper, so you don’t even need designers anymore — or do you?

Amy Schultz Amy Schultz
Updated on April 05, 2024

Everyone Needs Design Skills. Here’s Why.

Design skills can boost your marketability in our increasingly visual world.

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 Ari Krzyzek Ari Krzyzek
Updated on March 04, 2024

What Is Neurodesign?

Designers can create more effective and engaging products by working synergistically with users’ brains. Our expert explains how.

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Jeff Link Jeff Link
Updated on February 22, 2024

What Is Design Thinking and Why Is It Important?

It all starts with understanding the problem you’re solving.

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Stephen Gossett Stephen Gossett
Updated on March 15, 2023

The Designers Behind ‘Data Sketches’ on Their Eccentric Vision for Data Viz

This project-turned-book made the field weirder and more beautiful.

Frank Rose Frank Rose
Updated on March 15, 2023

Can Design Thinking Corner the Market on Our Attention Economy?

In the Information Age, we’re inundated with companies fighting for our attention. But this information glut has a less obvious effect: it’s fueled the triumph of design.

Samantha Berg Samantha Berg
Updated on March 15, 2023

Emotion-Focused Design Is Your Sharpest Competitive Edge

It’s not about what you deliver, it’s about how what you deliver makes your users feel.

Billy Frazier Billy Frazier
Updated on March 15, 2023

Don’t Major in Design! Do This Instead.

If you want to be a designer, don’t be a design major. Here’s why.

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