How To Play Games Sober

Drink Games lend themselves surprisingly well to drinking, even though your hands are full most of the time. Drink while tweaking your settings. Drink during the opening cutscene (it’s always too long anyway.). Drink during load screens. Drink when characters on the screen drink. Drink before you even start playing. Come home from the bar […]

From imagination to inspiration: how user engagement builds deeper customer connections

Launched in 2014, PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In the earlier 375 posts, we featured an art festival, cartoon gallery. world music festival, telecom expo, millets fair, climate change expo, wildlife conference, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, and jazz festival. With over 4,500 paintings and sculptures in its collection, Kunsthaus Zurich is one of Switzerland’s major art galleries. There are also […]

How social media could ruin your business

Whether it comes from hackers, disgruntled customers, or is simply a backlash against something you post, negative social media content can destroy trust in your brand in a matter of minutes. “Social media is the most immediate threat to your company’s reputation,” says Pete Knott, digital consultant at UK PR agency Lansons Communications. “If not […]

How India caught on the new-age board game culture of the west to create an ecosystem of cafes & communities back home

It is a weeknight. It is also game night for Akhila Phadnis. The 29-year-old board game devotee from north Bengaluru has just spent nearly one-and-a-half hours braving the city’s infamous traffic snarl to reach the eastern suburb of Kodihalli. But her enthusiasm remains unaffected, for Cheating Moth and Codenames await. Her indifference to put herself through a […]

How Can I Tell If My Internet Provider Is Throttling (Slowing) My Connection Speed?

There is a movement for Slow Food (as opposed to fast food or just not savoring your meal) and Slow Travel is proving popular. Some things are best taken slow. But no one likes slower internet, especially if you are paying for high-speed, broadband internet service. An internet speed test website is seen on a […]

iOS 13: how to install Apple’s latest iPhone software today

 iOS 13 and iPadOS have been released in public beta form for those keen to try out Apple’s latest device software. Photograph: Apple Apple has released the public beta version of its much-anticipated free iOS 13 software update for iPhones and the first edition of its new iPadOS for tablets. Those eager to try the latest features, […]

How the ‘Willy Wonka Of Design’ Reimagines Corporate Leadership

“Total bombardment” is how experience design pioneer Nelly Ben Hayoun describes her presentation style. Speaking at Fortune’s Brainstorm Design conference in Singapore earlier this month, that descriptor was just about the only moment where minimalism took hold. Ben Hayoun warned the audience that her speech—built on 275 slides, covering topics ranging from philosophy to film and delivered […]

From Apple to APAC: how Eight Inc is pushing experience design in Asia

Eight Inc has hired Andrew Au to its APAC team Eight Inc is adding to its leadership team in Asia Pacific, with the appointment of Andrew Au as executive director for APAC. The agency, which was born from a reputation as being ‘Apple’s secret weapon’, has spent almost a decade building its Asia office around […]

How Big Data is influencing web design and what you can learn for it

Big Data refers to huge volume of data, both structured and unstructured. The volume of data is so massive in scope that it is almost impossible to process it using traditional means. As per Cloud Tweaks, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every single day. Again, as per predictions of experts, 40 zettabytes of […]