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World's Largest Picture Frame Makes A Debut In Dubai

<b>Dubai</b> is known for being home to some of the world's most innovative architectural, including the planet's first rotating skyscraper due for a 2020 …

When Designers Can't Get Their Way: Photographs of a Mega-Library in China

…with one disappointing rejection of a crucial design element<p>In Tianjin, China is this massive Tianjin Binhai Library, designed by Dutch architecture …

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Playful modern home created in traditional ‘40s Shanghai house

It’s like a showroom for minimalist design<p>When design studio RIGI was asked to redesign a traditional Shanghai lane home, the building was in need of structural repair and a major interior overhaul. Built in 1947, the residence was segmented into a warren of compartments that blocked natural …

The 12 Most Innovative UX Experiments Of The Year

The future is coming.<p>If 2017 showed us anything, it was that it’s no longer just researchers working on the bleeding edge UX and UI of the future. Corporations are getting into it, too, in the massively competitive world of Silicon Valley. We all expect zany inventions to be born out of places like …

Belgium's telegram service comes to a 'stop'

One of the world's last telegram operators are mourning the death of the service after Belgium announced it would come to its final stop.<p>The news that the telegram service was closing after 171 years was broken, ironically, by a Tweet sent by Proximus, the state-owned telecommunications …

You Can Buy Your Very Own Prefabricated Escape Pod

This elliptical, rotating pod can be used as a garden studio, social gathering spot, resting place, or office.<p>Made with European oak and birch plywood and clad in cedar shingles, The Escape Pod was designed and prefabricated in the English county of Gloucestershire by furniture maker Dominic Ash …

Stunning Glass and Concrete Ocean Sculptures

From the simplest materials, like concrete and glass, New Zealand-based artist Ben Young designs stunning ocean like sculptures. His work is close to …

Sculpture

3 Signs Your Team Isn’t Doing Enough User Research

Picture it: We’re in a room with our colleagues, attempting to determine the relative importance of features for a product (because we can’t do<i></i> …

Customers

Netscape’s Jim Clark launches CommandScape, a building management system for commercial and premium properties

As a creator of some of the internet’s biggest brands, Jim Clark should require little introduction. But the 73-year-old Texan billionaire doesn’t garner the same kinds of headlines as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In 1981, computer scientist Clark cofounded Silicon Graphics, a …

Video Surveillance

Thinking About Design Thinking

<i>»» Sign up for the next #DesignInTech briefing</i>.<p>I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the …

Design Thinking

Field of machines: Researchers grow crop using only automation

<b>(CNN) —</b> A farm in the United Kingdom is the first in the world to successfully plant, tend and harvest a crop without a single person ever setting foot in the field, according to researchers and developers involved in the project.<p>From sowing the seeds to picking the grain, human workers were …

Handsfree

We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“The probability of global catastrophe is very high,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned in setting the Doomsday Clock 2.5 minutes before midnight earlier this year. On nuclear weapons and climate …

So Long, AIM. For Years, For Millions, You Were the Internet

The best preservation of my middle- and high-school years doesn't exist in a yearbook or in a diary. All you need to know about me, between the ages …

Must Reads For Innovators and Design Thinkers

How do you keep your design-thinking skills sharp? These books will keep you inspired.<p>Emotional intelligence, a people-first approach and design thinking have become core to innovation and a successful, sustainable business. In fact, today's most successful brands have become so because they've …

8 Biggest Content Mistakes Marketers Keep Making

Don't be like most content marketers in 2016.<p>The Content Marketing Institute recently reported that just 38% of organizations say they are effective at content marketing. Another 31% say it isn't clear what their content marketing program actually looks like. If you fall into the category of …

"Yoga Girl" Partners Up with Adorable Baby Goat to Achieve Fitness Goals

Yoga sensation Rachel Brathen (aka Yoga Girl) has inspired many others to grab a yoga mat and get going–including her baby goat Penny Lane! Last Christmas, Brathen received the adorable creature as a present from her husband. Together, they're dedicated to running an animal rescue. “All she wants …

10 Amazing Treehouses You Can Actually Stay In

There’s something magical about a treehouse. And we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill backyard hideaway filled with kids’ toys. These 10 examples are architectural gems that offer forest views and a cozy night’s sleep. And the best part? You can actually book them.<p>Treehouse Point<p><b>Issaquah,</b> …

Harry Gesner: An Architect, Maverick, and Modern Adventurer Riding the Waves

To grasp how 90-year-old Harry Gesner, Malibu's maverick modern architect, designs buildings, it helps to understand that while homes are his career, they're far from his life. The man was nearly born surfing; taught by lifeguards riding big balsa boards near his childhood home in Oxnard, …

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.<p>The biggest class conflict for coming generations will not be access to good education or medical care. It will be who has the best view. Or that's what industrial designer Shin Kuo is kind of implying, writing:<p>According to my …

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

Never, Ever Interrupt Mating Giant Tortoises

Changing Planet<p>Run like shell. (Photo by Neil Gelinas)<p>At 183 years old, Jonathan the Aldabra tortoise is the oldest known living animal in the world, and I’ve just had an unexpected encounter with one of his younger relatives here on Assumption Island.<p>I’ve come as leader of the National Geographic …

She’s not old enough to drive, but this plucky 16-year-old just became one of the youngest Aussies to FLY herself to school

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for lift off.<p>It's all part of teenage pilot Holly Adams' daily routine, who wakes up every morning to travel to …

150 Trees Protect This Apartment Complex from Noise and Pollution

While living in an urban environment has many benefits, you're often subject to noise, pollution, and lack of green space. This five-storey apartment building by Luciano Pia minimizes these disadvantages by cloaking the structure in a beautiful potted forest. Located in Turin, Italy, the facade …

Whales on the Wrong Side of the World

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world.<p>A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel when they spotted it. At first they thought it was a sperm whale. But each time the animal surfaced, the more clearly they could see …

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$564M US Powerball: Winning tickets sold in 2 states, Puerto Rico

Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million US Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said …

Maybe Don't Try Breakdancing While Setting off Fireworks

Do not try this at home.<p><b>This article was originally published on January, 9, 2015, but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Using GoPro cameras, duct tape, and more Roman candles than a sleep-away camp on Independence Day, German breakdancers LIL AMOK and Bboy Snoop rang the New Year in with explosive panache. …

Boréal Bikes smrtGRiPS

Technological innovations in the bike world continue to abound. While some carry more merit than others, there’s no shortage of digital innovations that aim to make cycling safer as well as more convenient and efficient. Montreal-based Boral Bikes’ newly unveiled smrtGRiPS are the world’s first …