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You can now see some of the dirt a major data marketer has on you

Acxiom knows a lot about you, and it's finally letting you see how much<p>Marketers need to know a lot about you in order to tailor online ads toward your interests. If you've ever wondered just how much they have on you, you may be in luck: Acxiom, one of the largest data harvesters around, is …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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Interiors: Mellow in yellow - in pictures

From statement sofas to bold wallpaper designs, giant shining letters to the most cheerful kitchen appliances, it's time to let the sunshine into your home with accessories and furniture in this season's freshest colour

Designs of the Year shortlist announced

Nominations include a syringe that changes colour when opened and a children's wheelchair that grows with the child<p>Folding helmets, smoke alarms that send you text messages and a pyramid-shaped school that floats on a lagoon in Nigeria are among the innovative solutions that make up the Design …

Design and craft subjects fall out of favour in schools

Many pupils are losing the benefits that come from studying craft and design, and Britain's strength in the creative industries may be under threat<p>Oskar Paulinski is talking Education Guardian through his design for a birdhouse, conceived in the style of a chocolate box-perfect country cottage. …

Move over, Foster: here are the actual Brits who built the modern world

A new BBC series celebrates the Lords of High Tech, from Norman Foster to Richard Rogers, but ignores other architects of the same generation whose work has had as much impact. Here’s our best of the rest<p>You see it in hospitals and offices, airports and schools. It is the go-to architectural …

Take a tour of Richard Rogers' flatpack home for homeless people – video

Rogers has collaborated with YMCA to create the Y:Cube, a flatpack home that costs just £30k to be factory-made off-site and can then be craned into place. Watch our timelapse video of the first one coming to life in Wimbledon, just like a giant Monopoly hotel – then have a nose around inside

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead

A new wave of publishers is bucking the digital trend with stylishly printed magazines that are as much a joy to hold as behold<p>See a gallery of some of the best-looking new magazines<p>The magazine is dead, long live the magazine. It's not so much a resurrection of the magazine in the digital age as …

How visualising data has changed life… and saved lives

From John Graunt's 'bills of mortality' to Florence Nightingale's revolutionary 'rose charts', the distillation of information into graphics has been a vital tool for scientists<p>Big data, infographics, visualisations – the pop words of a modern phenomenon. But while information accumulation has …

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead – in pictures

A new wave of publishers is bucking the digital trend with stylishly printed magazines that are as much a joy to hold as behold. John O'Reilly leafs through the visual and textural delights<p>John O'Reilly explains the resurgence of quality print magazines

Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater?

In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star<p>A spiny pencil urchin hangs in a perspex case next to the lacy sheath …

Flat roofs may be the answer to managing urban floods

Using gravity to store rainwater on flat roofs could be a sustainable way to mitigate flooding, writes Jonathan Ward<p>All sorts of causes are being blamed for the current flooding in the UK: lack of dredging, poor management of catchment areas, construction on flood plains and paving over front …

Climate change and circular economy take centre stage at Davos

After leading a design and sustainability workshop at this year's World Economic Forum, William McDonough reflects on why he is hopeful for sustainable change<p>Recognising global warming as "one of the most serious and complex challenges facing humankind," this year's WEF meeting devoted 23 sessions …

Interior design ideas: forever 50s - in pictures

This Glasgow apartment is filled with retro touches – many uncovered after its young, artistic owners moved in.

London and High Line thinking

New York's High Line is but one, high profile, example of a trend for cities to reclaim ex-industrial spaces for recreation and contemplation. What should London's approach be?<p>This blog has been quiet lately, mostly because I've been on a family break to snowy New York City. We did a lot of …

How design can help to solve the UK's energy crisis

Veteran designer Wayne Hemingway says good design will spark public interest in energy use and conservation<p>It is very easy to sit back and criticise the big energy suppliers, easy to accuse them of ripping the British public off. But surely the answer isn't 'big brother' style regulation or years …

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David Mackintosh's top 10 illustration and design tips

The illustrator and author of children's books including Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School shares his tips on how you can improve your own illustrations and designs<p>David Macintosh is rather a busy bee. Not only is he the author of Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School, The Frank Show and …

Interior design ideas: a Yorkshire mill worker's cottage is transformed – in pictures

When a young couple bought a Yorkshire wreck to do up and sell, the last thing they expected was to make it their family home

3D printing, simulation softwares and new designs for Boeing and Ford

Dassault Systemes sees rising demand from clients eager to apply innovative designs and improve efficiency and compliance<p>Form and function have always been a focus for product designers. But a third principle has emerged in recent years and is being woven into the design process for everything from …

Wearable technology: meet the world's most connected human – video

The future's bright, the future's wearable ... Oliver Wainwright mingles with the 'early adopters' at London's largest conference for wearable technology. From smart watches to virtual reality headsets via the world's most connected human, the Guardian's design critic enters a new frontier<p>• Rise of …

Everyman Liverpool review – the new theatre where everyone's a player

Liverpool's new Everyman by Haworth Tompkins is a thoughtful, well-crafted space for theatre in which the play comes first<p>Susannah Clapp reviews Twelfth Night at the Everyman<p>Gallery: the new Liverpool Everyman – in pictures<p>Architecture and theatre are not easy in each other's company. Theatre …

Rise of the 'inner-net': meet the most connected man on the planet

Fitness trackers, vibrating GPS insoles and a searchable archive of your entire life. Oliver Wainwright meets the man who’s made ‘data-assisted living’ an artform<p>• Wearable technology: meet the world’s most connected human – video<p>Keeping track of your emails and staying on top of your calendar …

The restored Manchester Central Library - a sneak peek - in pictures

Manchester Central Library reopens on Saturday with its historic features carefully restored following a £50m revamp. Take a sneak peek at the refurbishment here<p>• Beautiful libraries around the world - in pictures

Homes wish list: Middle Eastern- and Moroccan-inspired home furnishings - in pictures

The Weekend interiors team picks their favourite Middle Eastern- and Moroccan-style high-street finds. So whatever you're looking for to brighten your home - be that a bright lampshade a moorish vase - check out their wish list

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …