The Negative Side Effects of Faking It

According to a recent study conducted by Maryam Kouchaki of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, acting inauthentically can spark unforeseen psychological consequences. When asked to describe an instance of faking an emotion, participants displayed feelings of uncleanliness and sought the need for moral compensation. In other words, faking it until you make it actually just leads us further away from the end goal. In a …

From Pencil to Photoshop to Dropbox: 2015 Design Tools Survey

Which weapons designers around the world are favoring today, from prototyping to project management

Earlier this summer, web design veteran Khoi Vinh—former Design Director at The New York Times Online and now Principal Designer at Adobe—sent out a questionnaire to the public to learn what tools designers are using and favoring today. With participation from over 4,000 designers in almost 200 countries, the first annual Design Tools Survey results are now published on Vinh’s long-running blog Subtraction. Extracting findings …

Apparently America Hates Bieber

A few weeks ago, Mic ran a survey asking Americans who their least favorite musical act was, giving them just a blank box to fill out with no pre-selected options. The results were overwhelming. Justin Bieber takes the top spot as the most hated musician in America especially on both coasts and the South, while the Midwest and West opted for Nickelback—a commercially successful band …