Kelsey Shanahan

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Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Bad Design

<i>From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you.</i><p><b>By Lena Groeger</b><p>Earlier this summer, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was …

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MIA Design Studio Offices / MIA Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It is not so easy to find a comfortable workspace in Saigon. Most people have to work in the cramped …

Domed greenhouses form heart of botanic garden design by Delugan Meissl

Tropical, desert and aquatic plants will be housed in a trio of domed glass greenhouses at the centre of these botanical gardens planned by Austrian …

5 Things You Need to Know about Facebook’s Next 10 Years - MIT Technology Review

This week at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out the social network’s plans for the next …

Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival

These are apparently the first VR headsets to offer 360-degree sound field on the go.<p>Huawei may have just announced the fancy P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London last week, but it actually saved a little surprise for its Shanghai launch today. Well, we say "surprise" but it's also very much a "me …

Gradient Wood Flooring Designs : wood flooring design

If looking at the individual pieces of the DIESEL LIVING x BERTI 'Shadow' wood flooring design, one might think it to be improperly finished. …

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

Ikea made a kitchen showroom in VR

Don't want to go to the store? No problem.<p>Sometimes, a trip to Ikea can feel like an early glimpse at the apocalypse. The crowds, the screaming kids, it's all a bit much. But oftentimes a visit is inevitable in order to see what a particular sofa, bed or coffee table looks like in real life. …

AR and VR are marketplaces suffering from a crippling supply-side deficiency

The technology is here, but owning VR kit now is like owning a first-gen, pre-Appstore iPhone.<p>You don’t have to go to many accelerator demo days to …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

Why You Should Try That Crazy Virtual Reality Headset

VR isn’t just for gamers—take a journey through the virtual experiences that will make the real world better<p>You’re going to own a virtual reality headset one day.<p>Yes, you’re going to put those funny-looking goggles on your face and your eyes won’t be rolling at me like they are right now.<p>I’ve been …

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UK Hospital Using Google Cardboard in ‘Second Stage’ of VR Training

Almost a year ago back in April 2015, <b>VRFocus</b> reported on Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital, becoming one of the …

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How the BBC is using virtual reality to help audiences engage with history

The broadcaster is producing a virtual reality documentary about the 1916 Easter Rising to make learning about historical events more accessible

Google VR field trips come to Charles Best

Students at Dr. Charles Best secondary got to swim in a shark tank, visit the pyramids of Giza and Machu Picchu, and stand on the moon — without …

BBC announces first major virtual reality project: a VR documentary

The BBC is continuing its experimental approach to new content with the announcement of a virtual reality documentary. Tentatively entitled <i>Easter</i> …

Virtual Reality – For Nurses, the Future Is Now

Discussions about virtual reality (VR) often center on the technology; specifically, sophisticated headsets like Oculus Rift, which was showcased at …

Back to the future: Why VR is the future face of education

Articles about 6 savvy uses reclaimed wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

The popular myth claims that cats have nine lives—well, what about a well-worn plank of wood?<p>Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative natural material, and when it's saved from a landfill and reused, it has even more...<p>Warm, glossy, and earthy, wood countertops are decidedly beautiful, but they do …

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How HTC and Valve built the Vive

Long before the Vive was born, both software developer Valve and phone manufacturer HTC were separately looking into virtual reality.<p>In 2012, VR was beginning to creep back into the public imagination. It started in May of that year, when id Software's John Carmack demoed a modified Oculus Rift …

Doug O'Neill joins effort to bring horse racing into new millennium, and to millennials, via social media

Sharla Sanders' day is typical for anyone in her position. She starts by looking at about 100 emails, plans the social media strategy, makes sure the right video and pictures are available and points everyone to their website.<p>But what is atypical about Sanders is she works in horse racing, a sport …

Microsoft and Lowe’s are bringing HoloLens to home improvement stores

Microsoft and Lowe’s today announced a pilot project that will bring Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality visor to a select number of Lowe’s home improvement stores. Using HoloLens, Lowe’s plans to give shoppers the ability to see different design options for their kitchens, countertops, …

Alibaba is working to bring virtual reality into its e-commerce services

Alibaba has formally thrown its hat into the virtual reality ring after the Chinese e-commerce giant announced its own VR research lab, dubbed GnomeMagic Lab.<p>The company invested in red hot augmented reality company Magic Leap earlier this year, in a deal that put Alibaba vice chairman Joe Tsai on …

Hipster guide to Park City

7 reasons why park city Utah is the capital of ski town cool.<p>The kale brigade with their bushranger beards, man buns and sockless ankles have made …

Treating food like medicine could make agriculture more ethical

A trip to the grocery store these days is fraught with ethical considerations. Where and how were these strawberries grown? Did those practices use land and water efficiently, and pesticides safely? Who grew the coffee beans, and how were the workers treated? Were the chickens that laid these eggs …

This Climate Policy Could Save the Planet

Here’s a smart way for us to limit carbon emissions and keep global warming below 2 °C.<p>International climate-change negotiators are focused on …

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Luxurious Korean Tent Pods Expand the World of “Glamorous Camping”

Some like to experience nature by getting up close and personal to the grit and grime, but for the rest of the population the answer lies in the trend of glamorous camping or “glamping” which combines the majesty of the great outdoors with the comforts of luxury travel. A South Korean company …

ERNIT: A Piggy Bank for the 21st Century

A modern companion for teaching children about money (and even bitcoins)<p>The idea of gathering savings at home in a slotted container has been around …

Stroke Logo Templates by Victor Barac

Download this well designed set of stroke logo templates by Victor Barac.<p>Graphic designer Victor Barac has released this great set of 32 stroke logo …

Artist Transforms Driftwood into Stunning Sculptures of Animals in Motion

Sculptor James Doran-Webb uses pieces of driftwood to form stunning creatures that look as though they're in motion. In a scale that's larger than life, rabbits, horses, and birds appear to be in mid hop, gallop, and flap. Webb's work with the highly-textured wood is methodical, and he fuses many …

9 responsive design mistakes you don't want to make

As explained in UX Design Trends 2015 & 2016, responsive Web design has become the industry’s recommend approach for supporting multiple screen sizes and devices. But not all responsive sites are created equally.<p><i>Photo credit:</i> <i>PlasmaComp</i><p>Whether you’re designing a small company website or reworking an …