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Mesmerizing "Sky Ladder" Made of Fireworks Ignites as It Drifts into the Sky

On June 15, at the break of dawn, artist Cai Guo-Qiang set off a giant white balloon filled with 6,200 cubic meters of helium. As the orb ascended above Huiyu Island Harbour in Quanzhou, China, it carried with it a 500-meter-long ladder coated in quick-burning fuses and gold fireworks. Guo-Qiang …

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How To Build A Data Visualization From Scratch

There’s no single formula for creating a great data visualization. Like so many things in life, the best way to learn is to simply watch the experts.<p>In this exclusive video created by R/GA with <i>Fast Company</i>, the advertising agency’s data team explains the basics of the art and science of data viz. …

Data Visualization

rené redzepi drinkt thee met sushimeester jiro ono | delicious. magazine

Log in of Registreer om recepten te bewaren.<p><b>Dit moet je zien</b>: de twee culinaire meesters René Redzepi (van Noma) en Jiro Ono (van foodfilm Jiro …

Portland Is Getting A New Bike-Share System–One Where Locals Own The Bikes

With Spinlister’s unique new service, you can pick up a bike and leave it wherever you’d like.<p>Launching a citywide bike-share program costs many millions of dollars–taken from taxpayers or corporate sponsors–and often is a bureaucratic nightmare. But maybe it doesn’t have to be like …

How Dalziel and Pow Realized This Awesome Interactive Touch Wall

The London studio explains the construction of its touch-animated display.<p>The branding and retail design studio Dalziel and Pow sparked some interest …

Light Bulbs

Wald Plug Lamp by Feltmark

The Wald Plug Lamp is kind of like a floor lamp but it doesn’t take up any floor space. Los Angeles-based Feltmark stripped the floor lamp and …

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret Future Lab.<p>Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with …

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The future of banks from an experience design perspective

Why banks should shift their role from payment processors to trusted consumer advisors by focusing on the customer experience<p>It’s official: We are …

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Consumer Change | A new eco-system for making and the search for authenticity

This week, I visited Dovecot Studios which has a wonderful new exhibition <i>Selected</i>, supported by Creative Scotland.<p><b>Making connections</b><p>How does craft …

Capitalism Needs Design Thinking

These Whimsical Gadgets Predict The Next 10 Minutes Of Weather

Berg was a revolutionary British design consultancy that specialized in designing charming, single-serving gadgets that visualized Internet data that would otherwise feel impersonal: for example, the adorable Little Printer, or their amusing Twitter birdhouses. But while Berg is now hibernating, …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Mobile phone payments system to be launched by banking industry

<b>The banking industry's new mobile phone payments system will be launched later this year.</b><p>The system will be called called Paym - pronounced Pay Em.<p>It will make it easier for people to transfer money to other bank accounts using mobile phone apps.<p>The key feature is that once users have registered …

Our Economy Is Mostly Services. But How Do You Design Great Service Experiences?

When overhauling a client’s relationship with its customers, Continuum’s Craig LaRosa adheres to a few core principles, from soliciting widespread input to always designing with future flexibility in mind.<p>Every time you ship a package, withdraw cash from the ATM, or call your health insurance …

Service Design Breakfast: There is no such thing as service design - Anton Schubert, 358

Anton's presentation focuses on the problems of creating a consistent service experience across a customer journey when companies operate in deep silos and contract different companies to implement pieces of the customer journey not well aligned with the other pieces. The role of the designer then …

Design

RT @DearestScotland: People say "I'd love to write a book." Why not start off with the letter in this book next year as a wee springboard? http://t.co/a56CCdHqho

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Densia Sans, Postamt, The Cinthia Edito

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - High Sans Serif 7, Origo, Norwester

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

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The Trouble With Design Thinking

In a new book, Fahrenheit 212’s Mark Payne chides companies for their approach to design thinking–and suggests a different approach.<p>In a new book out this week, Fahrenheit 212 cofounder Mark Payne exposes the perils of design thinking. This user-centered approach to solving problems has been …

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