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China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump

Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback<p>China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate …

Climate

The Future of MDN: A Focus on Web Docs

Building MDN into a world class repository of high quality Web documentation is one of the most valuable things Mozilla has done for Web developers. …

Software

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave review – the mastery simply amazes

<b>British Museum, London</b><br>It wasn’t until his later years that the Japanese artist did his greatest work – the focus of this mesmerising show<p><i>The Great Wave</i> – that stupendous blue breaker flexing its claws over a tiny Mount Fuji – is the most famous image in Japanese art. It deserves its universal …

Art

Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable review – beautiful and monstrous

<b>Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Venice</b><br>Filling two museums with ancient ‘treasure’, Hirst’s spectacular mix of storytelling, invention and humour is art for a post-truth world<p>Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst’s decade-in-the-making Venetian extravaganza – is as …

British Museum

The Truth Vaccine: How UX Could Fight Fake News

As we confront the specter of fake news, new research offers insight into how we can fight it.<p>Alternative facts. It’s a term that launched a thousand jaw-drops and shudders, from scientists and educators to journalists and politicians. When people accept obvious lies because they preserve their …

8 free apps for picking a colour scheme

As a visual creative, colour is one of the most important tools at your disposal. But how do you go about creating the perfect colour scheme for your …

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2016

Designing and building a project is a challenge in itself. However, once the project is complete there are also challenges in expressing the project …

Drawing

Economics must return to its founding principles | Letters

Wouldn’t today’s economists be better served by reading some economics history rather than relying on their models (Economics in crisis, admits Bank expert, 6 January)? JK Galbraith’s classic The Great Crash, 1929 details the things that contribute to a volatile, overheating economy, and in the …

Economics

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books include <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i> (1997), <i>Status Anxiety</i> (2004) …

Emotional Intelligence

A playful solid-void balance of Brazilian Cerrado House is derived from its internal programme

<b>Built at the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais, the Cerrado House is basically a rooftop pool and a</b> …

Good Charts

Publication Date: <b>May 17, 2016</b><p>A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation …

Data Visualization

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

These Time-Lapse Videos From Space Show How Much The World Has Changed In 30 Years

In 1984, the desert in Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia, was empty. Then engineers discovered hidden aquifers–as deep as a kilometer underground–and started turning the sand into tomato and alfalfa farms. A NASA time-lapse video, stitched together from high-res satellite images, shows the …

17 Important Innovation Lessons From One Of The World's Great Architecture Firms

I’ve been privileged to interview Craig Dykers, founding partner in the extraordinary global architecture firm Snøhetta, on several occasions and walked away each time incredibly inspired by the breadth and depth of their creativity and innovation approaches. The phenomenal range of structures and …

Mockups

The Era of Living Services and Digitalization

What are Living Services?<p>Forces Driving Living Services<p>Technology enabling Living Services<p>Designing for Living Services<p>Privacy & Ethics<p>Summary

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10 Easy Pieces: White Globe Pendant Lights

Crisp and luminescent, the mod yet classic white globe pendant light never goes out of style.<p>Above: The Luna Cord Pendant with 10-inch-diameter white …

A Very Useful Work of Fiction – Mental Models in Design

Mental models play an important role in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and interaction design. They relate to the way that a user perceives the …

Interaction Design

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

Design

Hamburger menu alternatives for mobile navigation

If you’re working on digital products, you have already read dozens of articles describing how and why the hamburger navigation on mobile (and …

SEO Makeover for 2014: A Practical Guide for Businesses

SEO is about attracting non-paid search traffic to your website. The idea is that a person searches the Web using Bing or Google, etc. and your site …

<b>Fatal error</b>: Call to undefined function get_wpseo_options() in</b> …

Five Prevalent Pitfalls When Prototyping

by Jared M. Spool<p>Nathan Curtis, one of the geniuses at the design firm EightShapes, likes to say <i>“Don’t tell me, Show me.”</i> When talking about a …

Wikipedia bumps women from 'American novelists' category

There are American novelists, and then there are American women novelists – at least according to Wikipedia, where outrage has been building over the …

7 Reasons Architecture (As We Know It) Is Over

<i>Steve Mouzon,</i> <i>a principal of Studio Sky and Mouzon Design,</i> <i>is an architect, urbanist, author, and photographer from Miami. He founded the New Urban</i> …

How To Think About Turning Your Products Into Services

Services already make up 75% of the global economy. Here’s how you can tap into the growing market.<p>Eking out profits from products alone isn’t what it used to be. Thanks to the Internet and global distribution, consumers have access to lots of choices. That’s good for them but not so good for the …