Michael Cooley

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Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia

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Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

UX 101 for startups

<i>“Customers don’t care about your f#$%*g solution, they care about their problems.”</i><br>—Dave McClure<p><b>Useful first, usable later:</b> Is a Banana Peeler a …

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks with molten aluminium to form furniture

Tel Aviv-based Hilla Shamia Design Studio's Wood Casting collection is made by inserting lengths of tree trunk into a mould and filling the spaces …

10 Home Design Trend Predictions for 2015

Toggle Scroll<p>January 2, 2015<p>You'd think that in this high-tech world, we'd be populating our homes with personal robots, droid garages, and the like. …

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer

A simple experience that opened my eyes to new possibilities took the form of a 170px smiley face. After a stressful day, I attempted to clear my …

UX Design

14 Ways 3D Printing Has Changed The Art World

A 3D-printed portrait of President Obama dominated a few headlines last week, as the Smithsonian Institution welcomed the three-dimensional sculpture like no other into its presidential collection. The boom in additive art has been building for several years, capped off now by a major art museum's …

After Major Obama Push for More Electric Cars, Yet Another Study Says They’re Actually Bad for the Environment

Electric vehicles – which the Obama administration has made a hefty investment in – are more damaging to the environment than gas-powered vehicles, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>The study, done by two University of Minnesota …

It’s Time For Industrial Design To Grow Up

Traditional industrial design can’t deliver what it takes to create tech devices. Besides new skills, we need new language.<p>I am an industrial designer by training, but it’s been a while since I called myself one. Industrial design has changed, and what I do has changed, too.<p>The kinds of projects I …