Melanie Jacob

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Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, …

Paula Scher: Do What You’ve Never Done Before

Good design is good business. But how do the strengths of a designer-founded business actually play out in the office and with the client? And what …

Scientists can now record and show you your dreams

Scientists are making forward strides in recreating and replaying dreams from brain activity recorded while we are sleeping. Japanese scientists have …

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

Singularity

We Need To Change The Way We Think About Technology

I recently got a call from my mother asking me to help her watch <i>House of Cards</i> on Netflix. She was frustrated and as I tried to walk her through it, she complained, “I keep pressing the thing and nothing happens!” It was hard to get her to understand I had no idea what thing she was pressing or …

Artificial Intelligence

AI and robots threaten to unleash mass unemployment, scientists warn | Financial Times

Scientists have warned that rapid strides in the development of artificial intelligence and robotics threatens the prospect of mass unemployment, …

A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.<p>In March 2001, futurist …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

Intuitive Interfaces Don't Exist. Why Use Any interface At All?

<i>Wojtek Borowicz</i><i>, Community Evangelist at</i> <i>Estimote</i><i>, freelance writer, Internet of Things enthusiast.</i><p>One of the greatest lies of software industry is the so-called <i>intuitive interface</i>. It’s the fad diet of IT world: everyone, from the behemoths of tech to hip startups in the Valley, claims they’ve …

21 Genius Gadgets On Kickstarter Right Now

Check out the campaigns that will change your life tomorrow, today.

iOS Insecurity - Designed by Apple? | Hacking

The long-held belief that Android is the least secure of mobile OSes was shattered by security researcher and expert iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski at …

The rise of data and the death of politics

On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair, …

Contact lens displays and even synthetic retinas just got real as 'nano-pixels' are discovered - Pocket-lint

Scientists at Oxford University have discovered a new "nano-pixel" that will mean displays on contact lenses, in car windows and flexible screens are …

Wire by Dan Hoopert

Helvetica Sucks! Worst Typeface Ever.

Helvetica sucks.<p>Most people who use Helvetica, use it because it’s ubiquitous. It’s like going to McDonald’s instead of thinking about food. Because …

8 Free Fonts for Clean Web Design

Clean and minimal web design has certainly grown in popularity, and typography plays a big role in this type of design. If you have been struggling …

7 Free Minimalistic Fonts for Your Designs

Long gone are the days of busy, over cluttered designs. Now it’s all about minimalism, which puts more emphasis on typography. That’s why it’s …

20 Fantastic Free Behance Fonts for Designers

Share!<p>Every designer loves new, high quality fonts! Stay updated and focus on the latest trends! Behance is a great source of freebies and today we …

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25 Examples of Big Typography in Web Design

Best Typography of 2013

We continue our tradition with a new <i>“Best of”</i> week where we’ll presented a post each day containing the absolute best pieces from our inspiration …

Typography

The Hottest Web Design Trends of 2014: Updated | JUST™ Creative

<i>This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno.</i><p>The Web design community never gets tired of discussing previous, current and future trends… JUST …

Ben Mailen selects at CDW 2014

Design, Friday 30 May, 2014<p>Clerkenwell Design Week finished for another year. To continue with our series in asking influential architects and …

Hong Kong Micro-Housing

Architecture, Featured, Friday 30 May, 2014<p>For the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale Affect-T created a form of transitional micro-housing. These …

Hong Kong

7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014

Major innovations and tech sea-changes were few and far between in 2013. Unfortunately, what usually follows major advancements are refinements. …

7 Things You Must Avoid When Designing Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are a highly popular way to disseminate information but it’s easy to drown in detail, complexity and cost overruns. In this article are 7 …

Future eLearning Trends And Technologies In The Global eLearning Industry - eLearning Industry

“<i>Universities won’t survive. The future is outside the traditional campus, outside the traditional classroom. Distance learning is coming on fast.</i>” – …

Education Technology

Harvard Develops Miniature Robotic Insects Capable of Sustained Flight

The idea of dozens of miniature, robotic flying insects buzzing overhead sounds just as cool as it does creepy. But no matter how you feel about …

Robotics

View Gartner's Special Report on Algorithms and Digital Business

Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond<p>Pace Yourself, for Sanity's Sake<p>The future is filled with disruption. But, the pending disruptions are …