Pixelapse is built on a simple, radical premise: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. For the past two years, Pixelapse–backed by venture capital from Y Combinator and Designer Fund–has been evolving
Ikea taps a small Swedish design studio to create a chair that looks as good in an apartment as it does in a conference center. There is an invisible line between the chair suitable for public seating
Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen. If you’ve ever been stuck at
In a financial planning guide for its workers, the company accidentally illustrates precisely how impossible it is to scrape by on a fast food paycheck. Well this is both embarrassing and deeply telling.
Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements.
Last month, Google added a new feature to its homepage that enabled users to select a background image. Google included a gallery of professional photos to choose from, including those by famous artists
A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel. When you strip away the hassle of security checks, lost luggage, inevitable delays, and that
Ever wonder where the touch screens from Children of Men came from? Now you know. Designer, filmmaker, and Berg creative director Timo Arnall recently wrote that “interfaces are the dominant cultural of
Some groups are making strides at ending child marriage and female genital mutilation by reaching out to the men in charge. Chief Kwataine, who's from the Ntcheu district in central Malawi, was working
So many foundational findings in cognition are based on Western subjects. The biases that induces might be larger than anyone realizes. To be fair, WEIRD stands for Western, Educated, Industrialized, and
This $800 device, designed by NewDealDesign, zaps particles using titanium dioxide. As the space program shifted its focus from putting life into space to sustaining life in space, the plentiful technologies
Berg Creative Director Timo Arnall explains why the future of UI isn’t what we’ve all been calling it. I’m as guilty of saying it as anyone else–mantras like “the best interface is no interface at all”–that
Tidemark rolls out infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time. It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform,
Smart Design’s Kathy Cheng identifies four ways banks can encourage couples to talk about the prickly issues of money. We hear again and again that conflict over money is the number one cause of divorce.
Services like Google Now and Siri are gobbling up small tasks like currency conversion on our phones. This app makes the case for having a standalone app specifically for the job. With the advent of apps,
What does advertising giant David Ogilvy have to do with user experience? You’ll be surprised. Here, Method’s Ted Booth updates Ogilvy’s core campaign principles for the digital age. This is the newest
User research may indicate that consumers want more choices. Google doesn’t listen–and has rated highest among any other brand out there. Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Simple: Conquering
Christopher Polly’s eco-renovation of the Cosgriff House is a study in thrift. Families grow and need space to stretch out. Just not in the last few years; economic woes halted people’s enthusiasm for
Perhaps because of its strong religious background, the nation has been more accepting of Islam than many of its European neighbors. Wikimedia Commons DUBLIN - A new 60,000-square-foot development is to