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If You CC This Robot, It Will Schedule Meetings For You

Clara may be the first artificial intelligence built around you and your email.<p>Cortana. Siri. Google Now. Facebook M. This quartet of artificial intelligence platforms, made by Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook, respectively, can find you a place to eat dinner, look up the score of the …

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This Smart Bike Navigation Gadget Relies On A Slick Ambient UI

The SmartHalo looks dead simple on its surface, which is precisely how a navigation tool should be.<p>In the realm of interfaces, a screen isn’t always the answer. Increasingly, designers are experimenting with ambient UIs as way for devices to communicate with people in an unobtrusive, yet effective, …

Elevated Everyday Furnishings Designed to Sparkle

Francfranc recently launched a charming collection from designer Nika Zupanc (did you catch her recent Friday Five?) called Spellworks. The 20-piece …

Articles about 6 strikingly unique bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us the scoop on how to...<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where …

Why The New Moto 360 Is Designed To Look Even More Like A Regular Watch

The New Moto 360 abandons the modernist looks of its predecessor, but Motorola insists that it’s meant to fit you better.<p>Technology design moves so fast that it’s easy to forget, when Motorola unveiled its Moto 360 smartwatch, it did the unthinkable: transforming a rectangular LCD screen into a …

Floyd's New Furniture for Urban Living

Last year, Detroit design company Floyd introduced its clever, clamp-on Floyd Leg, which made it possible to create a table out of any flat surface: which took some of the hassle out of relocating. Now, the Floyd Leg’s creators—Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell—are branching into more apartment essentials. …

Tablet Platform

Lacking unsightly screws or nails, the new Pfeiffer + Evernote tablet stand is made from one piece of bent plywood, creating an organic appeal. Built to display your tablet at just the right angle for comfortable viewing, the platform also features a charging slot to minimize visibility of messy …

How to make things people want

<i>Des is the Co-founder of Intercom, the customer communication platform. He’ll be speaking at TNW Conference USA this November in New York.</i><p>The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation. The products they hire to solve these problems change all the time.<p>If …

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Philips Launches Cheaper Hue Smart Light Bulb Kit

The Philips Hue product line is great, but it’s also very expensive with some starter kits costing $200. If you really want to be able to control multiple light bulbs at a time, Philips has something new for you — a $40 wireless dimming kit. In order to bring the price down, Philips had to remove a …

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Anti-Stress Coloring Book Offers Fun Creative Therapy for Adults

Coloring books geared towards adults are a fun way for people to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Grown ups can step away from their computer screens and simply focus on coloring inside the lines, which is often seen as a meditative and relaxing experience. The newly-released <i>Creative</i> …

Why There Is No Magic Formula for Increasing Creativity | Inc.com

Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance…<p>Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin.<p>Or maybe we should indulge in boozy revelry, like Toulouse-Lautrec.<p>Maybe …

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10 Unsung Graphic Design Visionaries You Should Know

Will Burtin and Cipe Pineles might not be household names but you know their work—and have felt their influence.<p>“Visionary graphic designers will always be less visible than visionary architects or product designers because of the ephemeral nature of what they produce,” writer Caroline Roberts …

How To Master Summer

Through ingenious design, of course! From coping with seasonal swelter to keeping drinks cold, these 10 products have you covered.<p>The warmer months are prime for BBQs, beach trips, and outdoor revelry. But they’re also full of annoyances, especially if you live in a city: the heat, the maddeningly …

The Ultimate Umami Burger/Cheeseburger

<i>Our ugly, but incredibly savory, delicious and popular ultimate umami burger now has an update when it made it again this week. This time, it became</i> …

How to make the perfect hamburger

The hamburger may well have European origins, but it took the Americans to see the potential of this "companionable and faintly erotic" chunk of seasoned beef as comfort food extraordinaire: the personification of "the Great Mother herself … the nipple of the Goddess, the bountiful belly-ball of …

Top 10 Websites: Resources for Graphic Designers

<i>We have it: The best resources for graphic designers who want to master typography! With the Mastering Type bundle, you’ll learn everything from the</i> …

A Simple Solution for Hanging Your Plants

Seoul, South Korea’s design studio HEAN designed Pot Cradle, an adjustable case that lets you hang your plants anywhere. Instead of being stuck …

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Donki Pro Font Family

The Donki Pro font family by Gunnar Link.<p>The <b>Donki Pro font family</b> is an extension of the Donki typeface, which was released in 2014 by the German …

Medium Is Building The Future Of Brand Storytelling

Medium is a website that exists in the space between a number of inherent contradictions.<p>The blogging platform is ostensibly democratic in that …

Eye-Opening Graphic Reveals Which Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance

We know that life shouldn't be all work and no play, but just how much do we abide by that? This eye-opening infographic, by Vicky Leta for Mashable, is based on data collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Better Life Index. It looks at a couple of …

How To Become A UX Leader

<b>Note</b>: This article will be leaving out the stuff about how to be a good UX’er in the first place, such as how to do good research, define strategy, …

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