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Skyrim as English teacher, How to Train Your Dragon as science teacher

A group of game makers and educational instructors held a panel at New York Comic Con this week to discuss how games can be used as educational tools — as well as how instructors can improve the way they use games to teach.<p>David Lord and his company Jump Star Games is currently working on an …

Callism Makes Your Phone a Phone Again - The Fox Is Black

It’s always great when a third-party app replaces a bad stock Apple app. Mailbox killed Mail, Drafts shamed Notes, Google destroyed Maps, et cetera, …

9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

Design critiques can be painful, long, and unfocused. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the most common pitfalls.<p>Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup.<p><i>First developer: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next release.”</i><p><b>Second developer</b>: “Have some …

UX Design

The Impossible Geometry of Fanette Guilloud | Colossal

<p>This series of photos titled <i>Géométrie de l’impossible</i> (Impossible Geometry) from 21-year-old photographer Fanette Guilloud was created earlier this …

Overpass Illusion and Other Murals by Dasic | Colossal

<p>Chilean-born street artist Dasic lives and works in New York where he creates large-scale outdoor murals, paintings, sculptures and other works in a …

A Robot Train That Lets You Write Music With Magic Markers

The creator of the “Looks Like Music” project was inspired by his own dyslexia to come up with a more intuitive way of reading and writing music.<p>Up until he went to college, Japanese media artist Yuri Suzuki thought he was stupid. Music was in his blood, his bones, his thoughts, but he couldn’t …

Suzuki

A Tornado of Repurposed Wood Sweeps through Art Bogotá | Colossal

<p>Created by Colombian artist Otoniel Borda Garzón, this towering 40 foot (12 meter) torando of scrap wood was installed last year as a centerpiece at …

Incredible "Bleeding" Sand Sculpture by Guy-Olivier Deveau

<i>Bleeding</i> is an incredibly eye-catching sand sculpture by Qubec City-based artist Guy-Olivier Deveau that features a resting head boasting undeniably surreal elements. Rather than depicting a calming, serene scene of a giant, slumbering head, the piece focuses on an open-mouthed man's head, …

Beautiful Houses: K House

This week we will show you the beautiful K House in Nosara, Costa Rica, a project by Datum Zero. This house is amazing. The open spaces, wood and …

Costa Rica

Check Out 50 Years' Worth of Lamborghinis, Both Inside and Out, from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Nestled between Bologna and Modena in Italy is a little area known as "Motor Valley." The <i>Terra dei Motori</i> is the home of the Lamborghini Museum, …

Sports Cars

Decade In Design: The Biggest Events Of 2006

The past decade has been marked by ferment and change–and design has played its part. Tell us what we missed at #designdecade<p><b>Man with the Golden Touch</b><p><i>Which is more important–being first to market or first to give a TED talk? One touch-screen researcher finds out.</i><p>Jeff Han, a researcher at New York …