Chris Maclean

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Why designers should be taking a digital-first approach to branding

Branding has always been a very top-down process: through identity and messaging, brand designers have tried to define and influence what consumers …

Glow-in-The-Dark Cement Could Soon Light Up a City Near You

Guided by the light.<p>Researchers from the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Mexico have designed a new type of phosphorescent cement - …

How Driverless Cars Can Reshape Our Cities

A potential shift to a society of riders could reclaim roadways for green space and help reshape the public realm<p>In just a few years, driverless cars have gone from a far-off, futuristic vision to a near certainty. Carmakers and tech companies are racing to develop road-ready vehicles that can …

Driverless Cars Will Shrink Our Roads and Radically Reshape Urban Space

One designer sees an era of "feral space" and DIY entrepreneurship taking over the urban landscape<p>It’s become a matter of when, not if, driverless cars are coming, meaning discussion about the developing technology has shifted towards car design, the economic impact of robot drivers, and the …

Why design trumps advertising

A few years ago, I ran into an old friend whose advertising career had taken off. I complimented his campaigns. He complimented my firm’s design …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

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The Lesson Of Two Epic Logo Debacles

What happens when a brand goes from beloved to beleaguered? Siegel+Gale’s Kevin Grady on the ingredients of resilience.<p>In 2010, Gap unveiled a new logo for their brand. It was nothing particularly shocking: Helvetica paired with a tinted blue square, referencing the familiar blue square used in its …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Cholesterol - healthy eating tips

Summary<p>To reduce your levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, limit your intake of saturated fats and trans-fats.<br>• Replace foods containing saturated fats and …

What the Internet Looked Like Pre-Drupal, WordPress & Joomla

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for</i> <i>Rackspace Digital</i><i>, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Putting together a recent comparison infographic of WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! got me thinking about what the Internet looked like before open source content management …

Relax, wannabe designers: iOS 7 will succeed despite your icon tantrums

In the world of smartphones, nothing stands still for long – not even the look of the virtual buttons we swipe and press. In the last year, Samsung, …