Chloe Wood

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Awesomely Autonomous Auto

The Uniblock automated vehicle is actually a modular 3-cars-in-1! The clever design splits up to tackle different scenarios. In single car mode, it’s …

Highly Evolved Transport

The BMW Honeycomb concept’s aim is not to reinvent the automobile, rather, it’s to entirely reshape the way we think about urban transportation! …

6 Invaluable Lessons for Startups From Stanford's Famed Design School

Businesses, especially startups, are getting slammed by a shortage of designers. Venture capital firms are setting up programs to link talented …

Exhibitions

Amazing Kinetic Doors Unfold Like Origami

You’re about to realize just how boring every door you’ve ever seen really is.<p>Vienna-based artist Klemens Torggler designs doors, except they don’t feel like doors. They don’t swing open or shut. Instead, you tickle them and they unfold. Part sculpture, part origami, Torggler’s doors seem less like …

Origami

10 Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer

Insights from fields such as behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help designers build better products. Here, Nikki Pfarr of Artefact shows how.<p>In the design world, the term “persuasive design” tends to be met with a mix of intrigue, skepticism, and occasionally repugnance. (Doesn’t …

Psychology

Want To Change Your (Bad) Habits? Try Design

We tend to think of our New Year’s resolutions as psychological challenges. But applying some design thinking to our lives may make it much easier to eat less meat or call our mothers more.<p>If your New Year’s resolutions are a hazy memory at this point–and if willpower alone isn’t helping you, say, …

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

Business Development

How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education

Every morning Khan Academy’s lead designer, Jason Rosoff, spends the first 15 minutes of his day reading over the constant flow of new feedback from …

Stix Toys

Colin O’Dowd is a young designer and a young father. Having seen firsthand how dads' roles have evolved in recent times, the Central Saint Martins grad launched a project based on the fact there are more stay-at-home dads now than ever before. Named Stix Toys, the mission is to encourage fathers to …

Kids

Elizabeth Gerber: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Olympic Snowflake

Elizabeth Gerber, founder of Design for America: Even though the snowflake snafu was efficiently edited out for Russian TV audiences, this moment provides a valuable lesson. It is important not only to the organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and beyond, but also to the thousands …

Paolo Lorenzoni: Where Lean Startups and Design Thinking Meet

Paolo Lorenzoni, Project Lead & Business Designer at IDEO: Many lean startup practitioners have a tendency to treat everything as “pivotable.” This can be dangerous because it turns lean startup into a mechanistic trial and error exercise. The lack of intent makes it easy to get lost. To avoid this …