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The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

Tatyana Mamut on How Technology Has Changed the Way We Conduct Design Research

2018 Strategy & Research Jury Captain talks about the real meaning of design research and the most pressing topics in need of research today<p><b>For this</b> …

UX Design

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo?

A generation of peerless products made Apple the world’s most valuable company. Now some in the i-universe are questioning if the magic—in the …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

How to Launch a Product Without Starting a Business | Inc.com

There has never been a better time to pursue a product idea.<p>I really believe that.<p>You don't have to drain your savings account or quit your day job to get a concept off the ground. You don't need co-founders, investors, or even to write a business plan.<p>From the advent of rapid prototyping and …

Innovation

22 Ways to Digitally Transform, Innovate and Compete for the Future

With the abundance of digital transformation and corporate innovation success stories, the possibilities for change and progress are seemingly abundant. Yet in my ongoing research on the subjects, I consistently find a majority of companies missing the “why” and overall purpose for digital …

Innovation

7 must-read books for design students

Heading off to uni this year, and looking for recommendations for graphic design books to keep you inspired? Maybe you're already studying and keen …

5 Reasons to Learn CSS

Why CSS is Important for Web Designers<p>Cascading Style Sheets or CSS are an important way to control how your Web pages look. CSS can control the …

Apple isn't working on a car — it's working on something much bigger

And yet, Business Insider's Sam Shead recently discovered a secret Apple office in Berlin that — sources tell us — is devoted mostly to transportation. The engineers there were hired from car companies, and some are working on mapping projects.<p>So is Apple working on a car or not?<p>UBS analyst Steven …

Why UX Design For Machine Learning Matters

How you make machine learning transparent to users is one of the great design challenges of our time—but a necessary one.<p>Machine learning is going to radically change product design. But what is the future of machine learning? Is it the singularity, flying cars, voiceless commands, or an Alexa that …

Automotive 2.0: The new road ahead to autonomous vehicles

We are witnessing the rebirth of the automobile. It’s quite remarkable if we press pause to think about it. One could argue that much hasn’t changed since the first true gasoline-powered automobile was patented in July 1886 by Karl Benz. Now in the early 21st century, Google (now Waymo), Tesla, …

NVIDIA's Jetson TX2 Takes Machine Learning To The Edge

Small development boards have become a key enabler of a recent wave of hardware startups. The most popular boards such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi have inspired many projects and many knock-offs. These boards are great to kick start a project like a beer brewing machine, but they are limited in …

Machine Learning

Don't Waste an Inch: Ideas for Using a Really Narrow Room

Have you got a landing, a spare room, a bit of hallway—any particularly small sliver of space in your home that's searching for its purpose? Narrow …

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.<p>This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of <i>Fast Company</i>; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World’s Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the …

"Simplicity is the key to excellence" says Dieter Rams

In a rare interview, German designer Dieter Rams has called for a return to well-made, long-lasting products, even if it comes at the expense of …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes

Sat nav bike bell keeps cyclists on course

A Bluetooth bicycle bell – so, what would that do? Well, in the case of the Blubel, it syncs with an app on your smartphone to provide navigational …

8 European Road Trips You Need On The Bucket List

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>Those brave enough to drive cautiously through a foreign country may want to take their holiday to the next level with a …

10 Ways To Make Your Home A Stress-Free Sanctuary

Do you ever find that your home stresses you out?<p>A long time ago, I went through a phase where I constantly worked late and got anxiety when it was time to go home. At first, I couldn't figure out why since I seemed to enjoy work less than I enjoyed my home life.<p>After some therapy and …

This Classic Documentary On the Making of the Porsche 356 Is Mesmerizing

Forty minutes watching this is time well spent.<p>Porsche's cars have always been expensive, and watching this early 1960s documentary on how the 356 was made, you get the sense why. Things have been different since the Boxster was introduced 20 years ago, ushering a leaner, more cost-effective …

Top 10 music festivals in Europe for 2016

Love International, Croatia<p>As the Croatian festival scene bidding farewell last summer to its founding father, the Garden Festival, which bowed out after 10 years of magic, it now falls to Love International to carry the torch. Run by the team behind Bristol’s Love Saves the Day (with the Garden’s …

Festivals

#SERVEMYPURPOSE — Pelago Bicycles

Our Finnish friends at Pelago Bicycles make very stylish and well-made machines for every aspect of urban cycling. They made this short edit with Blam Studio that better describes their worldview.<p><b>#servemypurpose by Pelago Bicycles on YouTube.</b><p><b>Pelago Bicycles Website | Facebook | Instagram</b><p>The post …

NASA Just Released More Awesome Space Tourism Posters

Pack your bags, we're moving to Jupiter.<p>Can we just take a moment to appreciate how incredible our Solar System is? Sure, pretty much everywhere …

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

Samsung’s smart clothes are wearables you’d actually wear

LAS VEGAS — The man talking to me looks dapper in his grey suit. As we chat, he takes a smartphone out of his pocket and waves it over an enlarged …

Wearable Tech