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From Muji to Ikea: Why the best retailers think like UX designers

The most successful brands treat their customers as users, not buyers. Here’s how.<p>Imagine walking into a store and finding a fitting room full of outfits curated just for you–items you reserved online, and a few chosen for you based on what you’ve bought in the past. You like a pair of jeans and a …

eCommerce

This Student-Designed Cookbook Aims to Transcend Language Barriers Through a New System of Symbols

The Look Cook Book will be the first printed book to convey over 70 recipes in a format that is understandable in and language. The project brief was …

Cookbooks

How to Design Snap Fit Components

Up your 3D printing game using these crucial tips, calculations and features<p>Designing components with snap fits can save you time and money in …

How to Design Living Hinges

Best material options & tips for injection molding, urethane casting and 3D printing<p>If you've worked with consumer electronics, you'll have come …

PairOfMirrors: A Playful Take on an Everyday Object

If you thought that mirrors could only be designed as wall hangings or hand-held objects, you’d be surprised. London-based studio Nir Meiri designed …

Window Is a Roller Shade of Simulated Sunlight

The Window portable lamp is an imaginative portable lighting concept designed by Siyu Lou that’s proposed by way of crowdsourcing design platform, …

OLEDs

Technology Forces Us To Do Things We’re Bad At. Time To Change How Design Is Done

Distractibility isn’t a human problem; it’s a design problem, writes usability expert Don Norman.<p>There is a widely believed myth that human error causes some 90% of car accidents. Ninety percent of all accidents are <i>blamed</i> on human error. That is not the same as <i>caused</i> by people.<p>The real cause of …

What Are the Biggest Style Trends in Design Right Now?

Tell us: what are some aesthetic patterns going on now, and what are your predictions for 2017?<p>Last week, readers started up a fun visual discussion …

A Designer’s Guide To Surviving Four Years Of Trump

Here’s a reading list for designers in Trump’s America.<p>Donald Trump’s divisiveness has transcended politics.<p>Designers are destined to play a critical role in whatever comes next.<p>His pick to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development has never been in urban planning or government. His …

Donald Trump

Test your sensitivity to ASMR with this skin-tingling sound generator

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, is a pleasant physical or emotional feeling (not based in science) triggered most often by soft sounds such as vocal fry, rustling leaves, crinkling paper, or scratching dry skin. It’s become a huge YouTube genre, and popular accounts like ASMR Darling …

Dry Skin

Tanvas’ haptic feedback system lets you feel texture on a touchscreen

Touchscreen technology has redefined the ways we interact with electronic devices, but while controls have gotten more precise over the years, touchscreens themselves haven’t been able to truly replicate the human sense of touch. Tanvas wants to add the ability to <i>feel</i> texture on a touchscreen with …

This bone-conducting bike helmet is the safest way to listen to music while riding

The $199 Coros Linx is worth the money<p>In even the most bike-friendly of states, like California, it is illegal to wear both earbuds while riding. That makes sense — if you can’t hear the yells of other cyclists or pedestrians, or your music is so loud you drown out a car horn, the implications …

Despite What Happened In 2016, The Long-Term Trend For Humanity Is Good

In a series of charts, Oxford economist Max Roser makes the case that humans have it much better today than they did even in the relatively recent …

UC Berkeley

How The Gurus Behind Disney’s MagicBand Are Remaking A $38B Cruise Giant

An exclusive look at Carnival’s plans to turn cookie-cutter cruises into something out of Minority Report.<p>With his aw-shucks grin, neatly parted hair, and his strong resemblance to Richie Cunningham, you can easily picture John Padgett as a kid growing up in Seaford, Virginia, a small town hard by …

Cruise Ships

How Legalization Is Changing The Aesthetic Of Smoking

As legalization spreads across the U.S., designers are appealing to consumers who “don’t want a gross bro” bong.<p>This November, throngs of cheerful shoppers clutching cocktails navigated the stalls of West Coast Craft, a massive biannual design show held in a cavernous warehouse on the San Francisco …

Curatio: World's First Dedicated 3D Hand Scanner

3D Scanning is an emerging field in technology. From scanning ants to scanning cities, the possibilities seem endless. However, body parts are still …

Firm Projects that Addressed the Future in 2016

Each day, our Design Directory is updated with new firm projects that push boundaries and raise questions about the future of design. From medical …

The Gravity-defying dishwasher!

Here’s some food for thought. The top-load washing machine came long before the front-load washing machine. It was effective, easy, and people still …

Hyde Integrated Lighting

Designed by Danny Venlet for KOVR, Hyde is a innovative lighting system, where LED lights are embedded within 12 mm thick decorative panels for a …

Amazon’s image recognition AI can identify your dog down to its breed

Who’s a good robot?<p>We’ve all had a lot of fun playing around with image recognition machine learning AIs from the likes of Google and Microsoft. Today, Amazon’s getting in the game with the launch of its own tool, Amazon Rekognition, which aims to provide deep-learning services to developers.<p>While …

What Is Cut Crystal? See 3 Ways The Fancy Stuff Is Made

The West Coast is flooding, break out the bougie barware<p>As the Northwest is menaced by a drippy attempt at a hurricane, I'm finally starting to …

This New App Let's You Sketch in 3D Without the Burden of Hardware

A Look at Gravity Sketch from Concept to Launch<p>When we last spoke to the Gravity Sketch team in March of 2014, they had just unveiled their prototype …

How an Inventor You’ve Probably Never Heard of Shaped the Modern World - MIT Technology Review

Many of the inventors who fueled the digital revolution have become household names. And rightfully so. Innovators such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, …

Bill Gates

Amazon patents noise-canceling headphones that let you hear your name

Noise-canceling headphones are one of the greatest technological wonders of the modern world, letting you shut out all of the annoying people, background noise, blaring sirens, and annoying people.<p>But sometimes, living in a perfect sonic bubble isn’t a great idea. Anyone who uses particularly …

Here’s how you could walk forever in an infinite VR hallway

Redirected walking is a simple but trippy idea: what if a virtual reality game could trick you into walking in circles, while feeling like you were moving straight ahead? It’s the big trick behind ambitious "hyper-reality" project <i>The Void</i>, and something that university labs were working on for …

Virtual Reality

Machine-Vision Algorithm Learns to Transform Hand-Drawn Sketches Into Photorealistic Images - MIT Technology Review

Drawing an accurate sketch of a person’s face is an art that is hard for most people to master. But it turns out to be relatively easy for computers. …

Deep Learning

16 Wild Research Experiments That Could Change Design

Siggraph is the year’s biggest conference on computer graphics research. Here’s a look at its most compelling tech.<p>Whether it’s jaw-dropping UI, compelling use cases for 3D printing, or the most realistic computer-generated human faces you’ve ever seen, there were hundreds of technological …

Tougher Turing Test Exposes Chatbots’ Stupidity - MIT Technology Review

<i>User: Siri, call me an ambulance.</i><p><i>Siri: Okay, from now on I’ll call you “an ambulance.”</i><p>Apple fixed this error shortly after its virtual assistant was …

Sage Project is Changing the Way We Learn About Food

Through a partnership with Whole Foods, this student project has turned pro<p>The only time I formally learned about food labels was in a sixth grade …

The Harvard Professor Who Is Digitizing Scent

David Edwards wants scent to become as essential to our well-being as light or sound.<p>On Wednesday night, in the basement theater of New York’s Rubin Museum, audience members were passed a squat metal cylinder and instructed to take a whiff before passing it along to their neighbor. On a projection …