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Designing For All Five Senses

Do your designs touch every sense possible?<p>This essay was first published on Design for Europe.<p>Our perceptions of the world are built on multiple senses. They interact to help us make sense of our surroundings, so a car will seem to be traveling faster if it makes a lot of noise. And whether we …

Make Yourself or Your Team More Creative in Just 15 Minutes

Celebrated innovation firm IDEO lays out a quick exercise to get brilliant ideas flowing.<p>Manicures, groceries, lunch. On-demand services have shrunk our expectation for delivery of the things we desire to 15 minutes or less. Any longer and we're checking our watches and grousing about the service …

Design Thinking

OnePlus has (overly?) ambitious plans to be a platform that ‘follows us’

The OnePlus 2 is almost here, and to get us hyped up, Carl Pei spoke to <i>The Guardian</i> on what to expect from the company not just with its next handset, but in the years to come. The biggest goal for OnePlus? Turning its brand into a platform that keeps users coming back for more.<p>Android users tend …

Cellular Networks

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. But that can be most difficult when large-scale, complex technical projects with multiple teams or stakeholders involved are underway. That’s why I asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the …

Project Management

How To Go From Junior Designer To Chief Design Officer

A savvy designer should treat his or her career like a design problem. Here’s how.<p>As design school grads launch into their chosen professions, it’s a good time of year to remind all design professionals that your career is the one design project that you control. There is no single right path, no …

A New Bicycle Form Factor Wins on Kickstarter—Again

The Halfbike II is swiftly gaining a second following for Design Lab Kolelinia<p>It's not easy to reinvent the bicycle, and it took architects Martin …

Six Design Approaches to the Folding Bike Helmet

Everyone's got a different idea of how the hard shell should compress--but none of these may matter<p>No one likes carrying a bulky bicycle helmet …

Questioning Implicit Linearity

An Excerpt from Design for Dasein<p><i>"I don't think you can design anything just by absorbing information and then hoping to synthesise it into a</i> …