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Design Thinking

How Zaha Hadid Became Zaha Hadid - Five Important Days in her Life !

Not a year has passed since the world was shocked at the tragic news of the death of one of its most prominent architects, Zaha Hadid. The Iraqi-born …

Frank Lloyd Wright

An Angry Durex Punishes the World With Eggplant-Flavored Condoms

Flavored condoms generally come in sweet and fruity flavors, like strawberry, grape and banana. Now imagine one that tastes like eggplant.<p>Durex is …

Advertising Industry
India

Fantastical Felted Backpack Looks like You’re Wearing a Pair of Wings

Many people wish that they could fly, and though it's not quite possible yet, they <i>can</i> pretend to have wings thanks to Volha Kotova. The Belarus-based artist has crafted backpacks that look like a pair of wings have sprouted from the wearer’s back. This fantastical accessory will transform anyone …

Color Management

Layered Landscapes in Relief Created with Old Postcards

L’artiste Caterina Rossato crée des paysages multi-couches à partir de vieilles cartes postales, sur lesquelles elle représente des paysages du monde …

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.<p>Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.<p>But what …

Design

When Playboy Magazine Endorsed Radical Design

From 1953 to 1979, the erotic title championed a new wave of architectural modernism that was broadly rejected elsewhere, writes Billie …

5 Timeless Design Lessons From The Bauhaus

The Bauhaus is nearly a century old, but it still has a lot to teach today’s designers.<p>Of all the influences from the past 100 years, the Bauhaus–the venerable art and design school founded in 1919–has had the most enduring impact on the world, from the modern products and furniture we buy, to the …

Art

10 Beautiful Fonts That All Designers Must Have For 2016

<b>Designers</b>, are you in need of fresh new fonts for your yearend projects? If you answered “yes”, here are 10 awesome fonts to add to your typographic …

Bringing Past Forgotten Icons to Life with Giant Cassette Coffee Tables

Bringing a once dearly loved piece of old technology back to life is Los Angeles-based company TAYBLES making coffee tables out of giant …

Death to the Survey: How to Turn Customer Feedback Into a Brand Experience

This past summer my wife and I took advantage of our kids being at camp by going on vacation to what most would consider to be a high-end luxury …

Customer Experience

Mozilla open-sourced its logo redesign, and here are the finalists

In June, Mozilla announced that it would be redesigning its logo with the help of the internet’s collaboration. Along the way, it asked its community members to provide feedback on every step, shaping the logo into what the Web believes is a strong rebrand.<p>Today, the company unveiled the seven …

Ikea’s 2017 Catalog Is A Terrifying Glimpse Into The Tiny Apartments Of The Future

Time to move to Alaska, kids. The cities are officially full.<p>Micro apartments. They’re all the rage, mostly because they’re all that the majority of metropolis-living millennials can actually afford. But the jury is still out on whether micro apartments are going to be the utopian cure to cities’ …

IKEA

Microsoft’s Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking

By studying underserved communities, the tech giant hopes to improve the user experience for everyone.<p>On one otherwise unremarkable day in May 2013, August de los Reyes fell out of bed and hurt his back. Forty-two years old at the time, he was just six months into his dream job at Microsoft: …

Mad Men

11 Brutal Truths Every Baby Boomer Needs to Hear (Written by a Millennial)

Somebody has to say it ...<p>Millennials aren't a demographic. They're a trending topic.<p>Just like the internet, we, the generation birthed in the same era, seem to have adopted a reputation for disrupting modern civilization.<p>We are, like the internet, both helpful and annoying, forward thinking and …

Cotton Candy
Incorporated
Sustainability

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, …

9 major e-commerce trends of 2016 you can't afford to ignore

How To Use Color To Prove Your Point, From A Data Viz Expert

The importance of color theory is a well-explored topic in art and design. But what about when it comes to information design?<p>When working with large amounts of data, precision is key. The same is true of the art of data visualization: size, shape, shade, hue–the tiniest details of a visualization …

Data Visualization

Psychologists Explain What Makes Pokemon Go so Addictive

Know the game's secrets so you can steal them for your business.<p>By whatever measure you want to use, Pokemon Go's success is staggering. Record-breaking numbers of people downloaded the game, they're spending an equally insane amount of time playing it, and driving a crazy amount of revenue in the …

Social Media
eCommerce
Johnson & Johnson

Design at the intersection of technology and biology

Designer and architect Neri Oxman is leading the search for ways in which digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. …

APIs

20 Beautiful Urdu Words That Are Better Than Poetry

As a language, Urdu has been fascinating non-Urdu speakers since centuries. So much, so that it brings out the hidden <i>shaayar</i> in most of us. Weave in …

Poetry

Kaleidoscopic Installations Invite People into a Hi-Tech Multisensory Experience

When you stand among the handiwork of teamLab, a Japanese tech art studio, you’re seemingly transported to a sprawling foreign land that engulfs you in a vibrant, light-filled splendor. This immersive approach is now the focus of a massive exhibition that spans 3,000 square meters (over 32,000 …

Black Holes

Simple Lines Reveal the Brilliant Compositions of Iconic Film Scenes

Each frame of a film is like a blank canvas for a cinematographer, offering them a new opportunity to create a dynamic composition. If a scene is especially memorable, it can stick with us like an impressive painting, with the characters—their props, poses, and surroundings—embedded into our …

Mad Max

How Global Brands Are Thinking Local

Global retailers like Uniqlo, Lululemon and Nike are activating local communities with cultural programming, ‘superhero’ yogis and neighbourhood run …

Lululemon Athletica

The Economist can't figure out why millennials aren't buying diamonds

If a magazine proudly lables itself “The Economist,” you would expect that publication to understand the economic burdens of today’s youth. But when …

Student Finance