Pawel Smietanka

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Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn …

Smart Homes

GE’s new smart appliances are cool, but where are my retrofits?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: GE<p>GE is introducing some smart appliances designed to save time and energy at CES in Las Vegas this week, but all I can …

Home Automation

Danalock Review: Smart Door Security for the Connected Home!

The Poly-Control Danalock is a Bluetooth-enabled smartlock ($159, varies by model) designed to work with your existing dead bolt. Once installed, you can control the dead bolt from your iPhone, configure it to auto-unlock when you are in proximity to the door, and allow others to similarly …

Home Automation

The Top UX Trends of 2014

<b>This was another big year for experience design.</b> Biggest one yet? Sure, why not. There were too many developments, surprises, and shakeups to count, …

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design is a new book from IDEO.org, and we need your help to make it happen.<p>The Field Guide is a fully illustrated …

Cloud Infographic - The Internet Of Things In 2020

The growing interest in the <b>Internet of Things</b> is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic <b>by</b> …

The best tools for hooking up your kitchen to the internet

<i>This is part five of our holiday gift guide for your Quartziest friends and relatives. Collect all the installments here.</i><p>Long the epicenter of household gadgetry, the kitchen is an ideal playground for the internet of things. With all the household work that takes place there, not to mention the …

Slow Cookers

The Internet of Things Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes -- Part 1

When people talk about "the next big thing," they're never thinking big enough. It's not a lack of imagination; it's a lack of observation. I've maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don't need to imagine what's already there.<p>Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of …

Internet of Things

Home Automation Gadgets Are Leading Explosive Growth In The Consumer 'Internet Of Things' Market

Overall, a fair number of mainstream consumers still don't fully understand what connected-home devices are and how they work. However, adoption and awareness is still high for such a new category. We expect the devices to become more prevalent in the next two years, when growth will peak.<p>In a …

Internet of Things

Internet Of Things: How Will It Work?

Thanks to The Internet of Things (IOT), millions of “hyper-connected” smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, and smart cars are coming down the pike, with the promise of helping people and businesses run simple while creating an estimated $65 trillion in global trade. A never before seen …

New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi

"LinkNYC will be the fastest and largest free municipal Wi-Fi deployment in the world."<p>Say goodbye to New York's public pay phones and hello to one of the largest public Wi-Fi experiments ever. A new city plan dubbed LinkNYC will replace public pay telephones with a console that provides free …

Google, Stanford build hybrid neural networks that can explain photos

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Stanford University<p>Two separate groups of researchers at Google and Stanford have merged best-of-breed neural network …

LittleBits Introduces Internet of Things Enabled Smart Home Kit

The Internet of Things (or connected home) is pretty sweet. You can turn on lights from the couch or across the country. You can start a delicious stew in a crook pot on your way home. All of which are great, as long as you buy the products that actually do those things. So if you want to do …

Google Ventures’ Formula For Attracting Top Design Talent

Google Ventures partner Daniel Burka on how to write a great job description for designers in demand<p>At Google Ventures, we’ve helped our portfolio companies hire more than 30 full-time designers in the past two years. So we know a thing or two about how to attract talent. Demand for great designers …

We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Sergey Nivens<p>Thanks to the web and real-time measurement tools, the media industry has gone from having …

Why Foursquare should be on everyone's phone

For too many people, Foursquare is the irritating app which slightly-too-geeky friends use to spam their location on Facebook and Twitter.<p>The company has become synonymous with the concept of "checking in" to a place, marking your location on the internet for all to see. Even after the idea was …

Stockwerk Foldable Bookcase

Stockwerk by Meike Harde appears to negate its material properties. Instead of acting like a hard surface, Stockwerk collapses down like folded paper.<p>…

Torafu Architects unveils Cobrina wooden furniture collection

Japanese studio Torafu Architects has designed a collection of small and lightweight wooden furniture (+ slideshow).<p>Torafu Architects created items …

Bedroom Storage: Making the Most of the Under-Bed Space

<i>I'm Jeri Dansky, and I've been a professional organizer since November 2004. I help people whose clutter is driving them crazy—and I help the mostly</i> …

For Disney, Adorable Furniture Inspired By Winnie The Pooh

Before Winnie and Tigger and Eeyore ever appeared on television, they were real stuffed animals that belonged to a real boy named Christopher Robin. They then became the illustrations of A.A. Milne (Christopher Robin’s father), before they were brought to animated life by Disney. The characters …

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Home Tours

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

So long...

I'm sorry!<p>My site is no longer active.<p>It was great while it lasted, but I just don't have the energy, and want to focus on other stuff.<p>Doing a good …

Pinterest Is Testing A Personalized Home Page Based On Your Interests

Pinterest is introducing a new way to browse its site with the addition of a category called “Personalized for You.” This new section is essentially a version of Pinterest based entirely on your interests. For example, a fashion-focused Pinterest user might see categories like boots, jackets, …

The 13 Most Important Design Lessons Of 2013

See more of the year’s best design:<p>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Books <br>Art <br>Essays <br>Photo Essays <br>Video Games <br>Videos<p>In 2013, some of the brightest design minds took to Co.Design to offer tips and tricks for navigating the business world. Our experts tackled everything from how to code to what a …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Prismatic wants to build a social network around all of your interests, which is actually a lot harder than it sounds

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/nopporn<p>There are social networks all around us these days, from Facebook (s fb) and Twitter (s twtr) to …

The Top UX Trends of 2013

2013 marked another year of frenzied growth in the land of experience design. As connectivity has increased and mobile saturation has become a global …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things