Houzz is mostly known for the pretty pictures of homes on its website and mobile app that will stir up house envy in even the happiest of home owners, but the service also offers a wide range of tools that aim to help design and remodeling professionals find new clients. Late last year, Houzz launched its Pro+ platform that allows professionals to market their services on the site in 12 markets… → Read More
Adobe‘s launch of its Creative Cloud subscription service has been a success with over 325,000 paid and one million free members. Today, the company is updating its suite of products for designers and developers by adding the first public preview of Adobe Edge Reflow, a design tool for easily creating responsive websites. → Read More
Leanplum, a TechStars Seattle 2012 alum that wants to make A/B testing easier on iOS and Android, just announced that it has closed an $825,000 angel round from TechStars, Kima Ventures, VoiVoda Ventures, and several “high-profile individuals.” The service, which was founded by ex-Google employees Momchil Kyurkchiev and Andrew First, allows developers, product teams and product managers to… → Read More
Great design and developer talent is, as so many know, hard to come by. So online social club Grouper is launching what it calls a “Hackation” in which it plans to offer select developers a free, week-long trip to New York City. On this week-long trip, thanks to partnerships with Airbnb and Hipmunk, developers and designers will get the opportunity to visit NYC (which means free airfare from… → Read More
Bill Moggridge, noted consumer electronics designer, died on September 8th, 2012 of cancer. He was 69.
Wizards like Bill Moggridge stayed up late to build our future. As the co-founder of vaunted design firm IDEO, Moggridge designed some of the primary tools of the digital age including the first real laptop computer, the GRiD Compass. → Read More
I used Path twice. None of the people that I know are using Path. I even checked with an early adopter of social media recently and one of Path’s earliest users. She told me that she doesn’t see a lot of people using it. Generally, this is not a good indication. Maybe there are millions of secret Path users (or users in another geography that I don’t know about) but it seems that Path just… → Read More
Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Uzi Shmilovici, CEO and founder of Future Simple, the company behind Base CRM.
In 1919, Walter Gropius founded in Germany the Bauhaus, a school for engineering and design, and gave birth to one of the most important and influential design movements in history: Modernism. Gropius’ big idea was that designers and engineers should collaborate… → Read More