Dennis Cheng

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Edsbyn's office partitions are made from recycled plastic bottles

Scandinavian designers Andreas Engesvik and Jens Fager have created a collection of lightweight pressed-felt room dividers from recycled bottles for …

Furniture

9 Differences Between Selfish and Selfless Leaders

I've had the fortune of meeting, spending time with, getting to know and becoming close friends with some of the world's most "elite athletes" (individuals who are the best in their respective disciplines: behavioral psychologists, chess players, professors, public speakers, authors, …

Should Your Product Connect To The Internet Of Things?

Smart Design’s Gordon Hui outlines three essential questions to ask before you connect your “dumb” product to the cloud.<p>Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and over 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies today are more excited than ever about the Internet of Things. Add in the …

Internet of Things

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

The crowdfunding service Kickstarter reached an important milestone last week. The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects, with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers. Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has helped fledgling projects raise …

Five Power Skills for Discovering Radical Ideas

Innovation starts with new and novel ideas. Over the last 20 years, we have worked with many world-class brands to help find their next “big thing.” During the initial phases of our work together, it becomes obvious that they have plenty of good ideas. Finding ideas is never the problem — …

Eight Budding Designers in China

by Stefano Caggiano<p>China is often considered the "factory" of the world, but as the world's most populous country is growing at such a rapid rate—in all ways—those beliefs are surely bound to be recognized as old-fashioned soon. One realm in which the country's continued progression is evident is …

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship–look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest.<p>Graphology–the study of handwriting–has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology (in which a lumpy forehead could mean you’re a psychopath) and astrology (in …

Research

4 Ways Slow Design Will Make The Super-Fast World We Live In Better

Smart products learn, recognize patterns, and anticipate our decision-making in order to simplify our overstimulated lives.<p>All the buzz over “#unplug,” Baratunde Thurston’s excellent piece on “taking a digital vacation,” wasn’t surprising. The article tapped into an idea that’s catching on with …

For $15, This Service Will Deliver A Quick Design Fix

Design crowdsourcing website 99designs is launching a new service called Swiftly. And $15 buys any quick design fix that an entrepreneur, marketer, or even your mom might need.<p>A chef from a small restaurant wants to update a few items on their seasonal menu. But it’s a PDF, and he doesn’t have the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Just How Valuable Is Google’s “20% Time”?

Reports of the death or deliquescence of Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to devote one day a week to side projects, may well be exaggerated. They certainly inspire less controversy than Yahoo’s targeted euthanizing of telecommuting. But both emphasize the importance of Silicon Valley’s …

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

Warby Parker

Top 10 Websites for Designers — July 2013

HOW has assembled an all-star list of top websites for this month’s edition of Top 10 Websites for Designers.<p>Check out our picks below and <b>submit your</b> …

Watch: A 2-Minute History Of American Industrial Design

The design movement that revolutionized consumer goods, explained.<p>If you were born after a certain year, then buying toothpaste that doesn’t come with the promise of whitening your snappers is unthinkable.<p>As explained by the animated short from The Open University‘s series on 20th century design, …

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