Matt Leggett

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Applying Inspirational Design Thinking to Tackle Breakthrough Innovation

A society's progress depends upon the quality of the questions it asks itself and to know what questions to ask today in order to secure a sustainable future.<p>One question could be: "Why design something at all?" Our society obsesses over entrepreneurship, innovation and design for creating growth, …

8 great examples of geometric art in book design

Geometric art has a long and noble history, being especially important in the ancient Greek and Islamic art traditions. More recently, geometric …

Cover Art

Five myths about making great design ideas happen

<i>Jo Lowndes, senior strategist for innovation at creative agency Rufus Leonard, looks at the reality of idea generation in design.</i><p>This spring heralds …

Mockups

The 5 Types of Personal Projects (And How You Can Justify Pursuing Them)

We all have intriguing side projects that we want to pursue—and a zillion reasons stopping us. The big one? They’re a flat out waste of time that …

How to Create Perfect Color Combinations

You're reading How to Create Perfect Color Combinations, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

In association with<p>When it comes to inspiration and learning, graphic designers are constantly spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at …

Graphic Design

The New Revolution Will Be Physical, Not Digital

Every company, brand, agency and individual wants to talk "digital" and be perceived as digital. Digital is the new normal. Yet, the most powerful …

Advertising

Story of cities #13: Barcelona's unloved planner invents science of 'urbanisation'

Constricted by its medieval walls, Barcelona was suffocating – until unknown engineer Ildefons Cerdà came up with a radical expansion plan. Rival architects disparaged him, yet his scientific approach changed how we think about cities<p>In the mid-1850s, Barcelona was on the brink of collapse. An …

Urbanization

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• <b>Alt. city breaks 2015</b><p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of …

muriel bordier's digital collages depict surreal + satirical swimming lessons

<b>muriel bordier’s digital collages depict surreal + satirical swimming lessons</b><br>all images courtesy of muriel bordier<p><b>photographer and video artist</b> …

Surreal Digital Art Recalls Dalí and M.C. Escher

Stefan Krische’s work wears its influences on its sleeve.<p>The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's <i>The Persistence of Memory</i>, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that …

How Google Ventures Uses Design Sprints to Ship Great Products

The brainstorming meeting, as we know it, is broken. Opinions fly around the room and the “solution” chosen can often rely more on power dynamics …

Seeking Fellini, Ferrari, and the Perfect Parmigiano in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Though often overlooked for more popular regions, Emilia Romagna has a can't-miss collection of culture, cuisine, and personality.<p>While Italian tourism mainstays like Tuscany’s bucolic hills and the Amalfi Coast’s glittering hamlets tend to garner more headlines and visitors, the country’s …

Italy

Florence: An Itinerary for a Timeless City

Florence: hub of the arts, birthplace of the Renaissance, popular tourist destination, and heart of Tuscany. She is a city of history, with seemingly endless surprises to be discovered within her mazes of streets. Here are some must see sites for any visitor's itinerary!<p>Florence: hub of the arts, …

Sculpture

This Mapping App Is Designed for Urban Wanderers

Bid goodbye to the beaten path and hello to an assortment of crowd-sourced shops, bars, and cafés.<p>By the most brutal logic, maps exist to get you from point A to point B. Navigation tools like Google Maps prioritize efficiency, generating routes that cater to a presumed preference for speed.<p>In a …

University College London

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

How Google Is Reimagining Books

Editions At Play sees designers and authors working simultaneously to build a new type of e-book from the ground up.<p>The first sign that Reif Larsen’s <i>Entrances & Exits</i> is not a typical e-book comes at the table of contents, which is just a list of chapters titled “Location Unknown.” Click on one of …

Hypothesis driven UX design

<i>The value of design changes when you enable whole teams to learn instead of just looking at pretty mockups</i><p><b>Subscribe to The UX Blog</b><i><br>The freshest user</i> …

Gentle genius: bright red jeweled facade slashes Italian home's energy use

This faceted house in southern Italy looks like a glittery red jewel. Architect Giacomo Garziano renovated the house which his grandfather built in …

From Berlin's warehouses to London's estates: how cities shape music scenes

Cities don’t get a songwriting credit or a royalty cheque. But from grunge in Seattle’s garages to hip-hop in New York’s community centres, urban design has profoundly influenced musical genres across the world<p>Most modern music is an urban animal. Cities regularly birth music scenes, and artists …

What apps next? Publishers and developers embrace 'unprintable' fiction

Developers and authors explain how they are experimenting with technology to publish ‘unprintable’ books – including a love story told through Google street view and a prison break with swappable recipes<p>Publisher Anna Gerber isn’t trying to kill off the printed book – she’d just like you to spend a …

Angry Birds

English is Surprisingly Devoid of Emotionally Positive Words

While investigating non-English words associated with positive emotions and concepts, a British researcher recently discovered 216 foreign words for …

East London

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Hinds unveil surreal ‘Garden’ video

Madrid four-piece Hinds have unveiled a new Pedro Martin-Calero-directed video for ‘Garden’, the lead single from their debut album.<p>Hinds videos tend …

This London fair is pioneering the beauty of physical media

<i>Soundstage UK have provided a customised exclusive FUTURE ARTEFACTS Rega RP1 turntable to giveaway to a Dazed reader. Soundstage UK will be bringing a selection of Rega turntables to the FUTURE ARTEFACTS event</i><p>In a world swarming with digital debris, Future Artefacts is forging a sanctuary for the …

Digital Me is more than your digital you

Digital Me is now live on BBC Taster. By entering it, you start a conversation with your digital alter ego in the world wide web. The entity that you …

Utopia-focussed design work from studio Public School

Public School is a design studio with a gainful interest in architecture, particularly that rooted in utopian ideologies—modernist, concrete …

Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling adapted for UX — because both are about creating great…

Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling adapted for UX — because both are about creating great experiences.<p>By Valeria Spirovski<p>In 2011 Emma Coats, a former …