John Maeda's New Design Problem: Tech's Utter Lack Of Diversity

Posted 08/19/2016 - 08:00

And with a title like global head of computational design and inclusion, he may have the institutional support at Automattic to do it.

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How Kickstarter Is Tackling Its Vaporware Problem With UI

Posted 08/19/2016 - 07:00

A new feature puts proof front and center that a campaign has a functional prototype.
A new feature puts proof front and center that a campaign has a functional prototype."There's absolutely no question that the health of the Kickstarter platform is founded on trust and transparency," says CEO Yancey Strickler.Read Full Story

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Why Architects Make Such Great Futurists

Posted 08/19/2016 - 07:00

The radical architects of Archigram and Future Systems were planning for a vividly imagined future.

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The Other Housing Crisis

Posted 08/19/2016 - 07:00

Another U.S. community has voted to relocate because of climate change. It's just the beginning.

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This Skeleton-Inspired Building Brings A Little Gaudí To NYC

Posted 08/18/2016 - 12:00

The residential building is a mashup of SoHo's classic cast-iron facades and the biomorphic genius of the Catalan architect.

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John Maeda Leaves VC Firm For A Tech Company

Posted 08/18/2016 - 11:00

The designer has left his position at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to lead design efforts at the web development company Automattic.

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Why Architects Design Chairs

Posted 08/18/2016 - 10:30

Working at a small scale has some surprising benefits.

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The Story Behind The Latest Kickstarter Design Sensation

Posted 08/18/2016 - 09:00

Jeff Lieberman's slow-motion picture frame doubled its funding goal in days. Here's how it works.

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Brainstorm Better With This Simple Card Game, From Obama's Campaign Designers

Posted 08/18/2016 - 08:00

Cards Against Humanity for brainstorming is here.

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A Stunning Visualization Of How Light Pollution Hides The Night Sky

Posted 08/18/2016 - 07:00

Astrophotographer Sriram Murali reveals how light from our cities conceals the stars overheard.

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There's A Nosulus Rift And Guess What It Lets You Smell?

Posted 08/17/2016 - 16:05

FARTS!!!!!!
FARTS!!!!!!Virtual reality has already mastered sight and touch, two of the five senses. Now, video game maker Ubisoft is trying to bring a third sense into the virtual world—the sense of smell. Probably not in a form you're keen to try, though.Read Full Story

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Frog Designs A Life-Saving MRI Machine For Newborns

Posted 08/17/2016 - 11:15

A new system makes getting an MRI—sometimes a dangerous experience for newborns in critical care—as easy as taking candy from a baby.

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The Lesser-Known Design Legend Behind The Rise Of The PC

Posted 08/17/2016 - 10:30

A new book delves into the legacy of Richard Sapper, who transformed the laptop from a beige block to a sleek black status item.
A new book delves into the legacy of Richard Sapper, who transformed the laptop from a beige block to a sleek black status item.

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You Won't Believe What BuzzFeed's New Office Looks Like

Posted 08/17/2016 - 08:00

#OMG

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7 Wearable Breakthroughs To Watch For In Rio

Posted 08/17/2016 - 07:00

Keep your eyes peeled for these innovative items.

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Deep Cuts From Modern Architecture's Greatest Photographer

Posted 08/17/2016 - 07:00

A new monograph from Taschen focuses on the sprawling, lesser-known work of Julius Shulman.
A new monograph from Taschen focuses on the sprawling, lesser-known work of Julius Shulman.
Architects may design buildings, but it's the architectural photographers that spark our love affairs with the structures.Read Full Story

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Is Open-Sourced Design Any Good? Mozilla Is Finding Out

Posted 08/17/2016 - 07:00

Check out the seven finalists in the company's completely transparent search for a new identity.

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Could "Google Urbanism" Help Fund Public Space With A Cut Of Online Ad Dollars?

Posted 08/17/2016 - 06:15

How online commerce can help us invest more in our physical spaces.

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The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Posted 08/16/2016 - 08:00

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share

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Ikea's 2017 Catalog Is A Terrifying Glimpse Into The Tiny Apartments Of The Future

Posted 08/16/2016 - 07:00

Time to move to Alaska, kids. The cities are officially full.

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Guerrilla Bike Lanes Show Cities How Easy It Is To Make Streets Safer

Posted 08/16/2016 - 06:15

Since the city won't keep bikers safe, a group of San Francisco bikers is taking matters into its own hands, using a very simple tool—traffic cones.

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Why Is Health Care Design So Terrible?

Posted 08/15/2016 - 08:00

Health care consumers pay a lot of money for bad design. It's time for the device and drug companies to stop.

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A Gold Medal Time Lapse Of Rio De Janeiro

Posted 08/12/2016 - 14:00

Didn't buy a ticket to Rio? We've got you covered.
Didn't buy a ticket to Rio? We've got you covered.The world's Olympians may be racing through pools of untreated sewage at Rio, but from 5,000 miles away, I only see sunset-fueled strolls on the sprawling Copacabana, with views of Sugarloaf Mountain contrasted against the city's austere favelas.Read Full Story

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Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google

Posted 08/10/2016 - 07:00

A new degree program with SCAD aims to "fill the gaps" in user experience design education.

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Brainstorming Is Dumb

Posted 07/28/2016 - 09:19

Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there's a better way to work in groups.

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I Designed For Donald Trump. I Wouldn't Do It Again

Posted 06/15/2016 - 07:00

"Under no circumstances would I do a job for Trump today," Milton Glaser, the legendary designer of I ♥ New York, says.

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The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Posted 06/07/2016 - 07:30

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here's a better idea.

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The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Posted 01/04/2016 - 07:00

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.

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3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

Posted 09/29/2015 - 07:30

No bags on planes. Middle seats that feel exclusive. And the option to resell your seat. Travelers would be happier for it.

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The Lost Apple Logo You've Never Seen

Posted 09/22/2015 - 12:00

A digital archeologist uncovers a rare prototype logo between Apple's weirdly ornate first logo and the rainbow logo we grew up with.

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UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer's Guide To The Tech Industry

Posted 07/07/2014 - 08:15

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.

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PepsiCo Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini On Spreading The Design Gospel

Posted 11/26/2012 - 00:00

What did you learn in 2012 that you will carry forth with you into 2013?
What did you learn in 2012 that you will carry forth with you into 2013?What did you learn in 2012 that you will carry forth with you into 2013?Read Full Story

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