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Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)
Collaborating

Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)

Silicon Valley's greatest advances came through collaboration –- making serendipitous encounters critical.
Walter Isaacson
Pictures: The Best New Buildings on the Planet
Design

Pictures: The Best New Buildings on the Planet

You have to see the innovative designs from this year's winners of the World Architecture Festival.
Julie Zeveloff
5 Ways to Prepare Your Website for Cyber Monday
Ecommerce

5 Ways to Prepare Your Website for Cyber Monday

Before ecommerce's big day, retailers have much to do, from checking design features to prepping for traffic.
Mike Azevedo
25 Must-Have Free Fonts for Entrepreneurs and Designers
Design

25 Must-Have Free Fonts for Entrepreneurs and Designers

For a distinctive website or publication, only the right typeface and lettering will do. Here's a roundup of the best at a startup-friendly price point.
Casey Ark
The Man Who Invented the Cubicle Went to His Grave Hating What His Creation Had Become
Office Furniture

The Man Who Invented the Cubicle Went to His Grave Hating What His Creation Had Become

Cubicle design was intended to give workers more freedom. Instead, it is seen as a symbol of the drudgery of office work and the control companies have over their employees.
Aaron Taube
Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers
Designers

Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers

While it's easy to blame an unsatisfying final product on the designer, it's up to the client to communicate effectively, give their designer all the tools they need to succeed and ensure that the best product is delivered.
Allison McCartney
7 Resources That Can Help You Create a Stunning Mobile App Design
Mobile Apps

7 Resources That Can Help You Create a Stunning Mobile App Design

If you want to be competitive, your product better look great and be intuitive.
Rahul Varshneya
Smart Design Connects the Dots
Design

Smart Design Connects the Dots

The best examples allow a consumer to coexist with a product or service in a seamless fashion.
Michele Serro
Today's Wearables Suck and Why Tomorrow's Won't
Next Big Thing

Today's Wearables Suck and Why Tomorrow's Won't

Despite challenges, wearables are starting to gain traction. But when will they have mainstream appeal?
Eddy Lee
The Bathroom Line Gets a Speed Hack
Wacky Business Ideas

The Bathroom Line Gets a Speed Hack

Traffic lights for toilet stalls cuts down on bathroom wait times at concerts, stadiums and other venues.
The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally
Rebranding

The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally

The 120-year-old company unveiled a new logo today, much to the amusement (and disgust) of commenters on social media.
Geoff Weiss
A Smart Helmet That Gives Riders Eyes in the Backs of Their Heads
Far Out Tech

A Smart Helmet That Gives Riders Eyes in the Backs of Their Heads

Heads up, riders. This Android-powered skull protector is driving motorcycle safety into the digital age.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?
Office Space

Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?

The way your office is set up not only plays a role in company culture but also how employees function. Choose carefully.
Jeff Boss
Providing Affordable Luxury-Quality Clothing to the Masses at Age 29
Young Millionaires

Providing Affordable Luxury-Quality Clothing to the Masses at Age 29

With his startup Everlane, Michael Preysman is cutting out the middleman markups from high quality fashion.