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Sony brings back Aibo, teaches old dog new tricks

A cutting-edge update for the long-retired robot pooch shows that every dog has its day.<p>Sony is letting Aibo off the leash once again.<p>The cutesy toy robot dog first appeared in 1999 before being, ahem, "sent to a farm" in 2006. Now a new model will launch in 2018 that reacts to voice commands and …

Pets

Jellyfish-inspired e-skin glows when it's in 'pain'

Artificial skin stands to have a variety uses, with potential applications in everything from robots to prosthetics. And in recent years, researchers have been able to instill sensory perception, like touch and pressure, into artificial skin. However, while those sorts of senses will be incredibly …

Ux + AI = Cognitive Ergonomics

<b>Summary:</b><i> The addition of AI capabilities to our personal devices, applications, and even self-driving cars has caused us to take a much deeper look</i> …

Machine Learning

Waymo focuses on user experience, considers next steps

Waymo is investing a lot of time and effort on building out the user experience of its self-driving vehicles, which includes both the external and internal user-facing features of its autonomous cars. This includes looking at everything from how a user gets picked up during a ride-hailing …

5 Packaging Design Must-Dos For Mass Consumer Appeal

According to Walmart’s corporate website, Wal-Mart Discount Stores offer 120,000 items and their Wal-Mart Super Centers offer approximately 142,000 different items in-store. That creates a very competitive environment in terms of shelf-space, and attracting consumer attention.<p>Package design is one …

Packaging Design

How Waymo is defining the UI of autonomy

Getting a car to drive itself is an incredible challenge, but making those smart cars interact with humans is no small task. Waymo's designers are paving the way.<p>It's easy to envision a glamorous autonomous future, all of us whisked from place to place, stress-free, in comfortable living rooms on …

Driverless Cars

Designed to collect trash from ocean, the first ‘Seabin’ has just been installed in Canada

An Australian company has brought a new and innovative device to Canada. It’s called a Seabin and the purpose is simple — to help clean up trash in …

Muji’s Anti-Branding Strategy, In 15 Images

“While brands around the world strive to create ads that make people want a certain product, Muji sends out a message of emptiness.”<p>At the height of 1980s consumerism in Japan, the first Muji store opened with a decidedly different approach. The products were sleek and clean–the antithesis of the …

Design

This is One Juicy Design

The oldest known lemon squeezer patents came around in July 1860, so it comes as no surprise that it has become a tough product to innovate around. …

What's the Role of a $15 Billion AI Industry in UX Design?

In the future, AI will be everywhere. Science fiction writers have seen it coming for decades, naturally, but the real world is definitely catching …

UX Design

How AI has started to impact our work as designers

There is a lot of conversation happening around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and using algorithms to shape the future of Design and the …

Artificial Intelligence

New AR app helps you choose houseplants for improving air quality

It’s also just oddly fun to place virtual plants onto photos of your home<p>We all know that houseplants are good for us—the process of photosynthesis absorbs carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds while producing oxygen. Studies also show that greenery lowers stress. But how many plants do you …

Plants

gantri's 3D printed lamps use translucent, diffusing materials

<b>tech company gantri is a new kind of design brand helping independent designers create high-quality products, and manufacture them using cutting-edge</b> …

Nemo Stargaze Recliner Chair

The Stargaze Recliner Chair by NEMO is just the thing to get if you like to sit down, kick back, and hang looking at whatever’s going on above you. …

Travel

Inside Italy’s Most Transgressive Design Movement

Half a century ago, Italian designers attempted social revolution through design.<p>In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the work emerging from Italian designers looked like visions of an acid trip: sofas shaped like voluptuous crimson lips, tactile carpets that mimic dry riverbeds, coat stands that …

Alice In Wonderland

What the Failure of New Coke Can Teach Us About User Research And Design

In the late 1970s, Pepsi was running behind Coca-Cola in the competition to be the leading cola. But then Pepsi discovered that in blind taste tests, …

UX Design

Prefab ‘cocoon’ concept designed for extreme glampers

That’s right—extreme glampers<p>We love a lavish nature experience as much as the next person. But there’s glamping and then there’s importing your own luxury prefab structure into the middle of a harsh salt-flat landscape.<p>Designed by French architect and civil engineer Christophe Benichou, the …

Inside The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.<p>Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a …

The Fascination of Car Design – BMW Design in Detail

26 year old Münchner Oliver Sold is a passionate photographer and one of his subjects is the Bavarian brand with the blue and white roundel. Inspired …

8 smart tools to help you create beautiful designs

Gone are the days when designers could rely solely on their talent to come up with their best work. There’s nothing wrong in believing your skills, …

Launching A Kickstarter: Finalizing The Prototype

<i>Editor’s Note: We thought it would be interesting to show, in detail, how a Kickstarter is run. Natasha has agreed to document her entire process in a 6 part series so you can see what is involved with setting up your own crowdfunding campaign.</i><p>I’m Natasha, the designer behind TechnoChic DIY …

Bow Ties