Prashant Agarwal

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The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon

As Jeff Bezos’s juggernaut continues to grow, forward-thinking competitors are finding creative ways to succeed—and be what Amazon can never be.<p>The Mall of America’s terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with …

eCommerce

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

Every movie Netflix and Amazon have acquired from Sundance, and when you can watch them

The Sundance Film Festival is finishing up this week, and Amazon Studios and Netflix have once again descended upon Park City, Utah. The annual fest is an opportunity for the companies to pick up new films and documentaries to bolster their streaming services.<p>Purchases in January can pay off by …

Entertainment

Decoding Amazon's Fashion Ambitions

Getting consumers to buy luxury products on Amazon.com is just one small piece of a much wider strategy to disrupt the fashion industry like never …

Design Like You’re Right. Listen like you’re wrong.

[I originally posted this on my blog in 2011; I was reminded of it with DJ Patil recently joining the White House as our nation’s first Chief Data …

MySpace – what went wrong: ‘The site was a massive spaghetti-ball mess’

Former VP of online marketing Sean Percival on corporate interference, Punch The Monkey, and a failed attempt to buy Spotify: ‘They sure as hell were not selling to us...’<p>In 2015, Sean Percival is a partner at Silicon Valley seed accelerator 500 Startups, but from 2009 to 2011, he was working at …

MySpace

Methods & Tools curated by Hyper Island

HI Toolbox<p>This is a resource for anyone who wants to do things more creatively and collaboratively in their team or organization. It’s a collection …

Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage

Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees.<p><b>As senior</b> …

Design

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Home Tours

Can the Brogrammers of Rap Genius Annotate the World?

Genius Idea<p>Can a company of brogrammers—best known for explaining Kanye West lyrics and telling Warren Buffett to do unseemly things— actually …

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

Author: Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>A few months ago I made the trek to the …

Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon”

This past week, Tesla CEO/Living, Breathing Tony Stark/Space X Founder Elon Musk was interviewed at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>While the whole interview is worth watching (and is embedded above), one answer to a question from the audience takes a particularly intense turn.<p>Asked about …

Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins & Hideouts

Getting back to nature doesn't have to mean giving up your modern life. Take the retreats in <i>Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins & Hideouts</i> for …

How Jews Designed the Modern American Home

The mid-century modernists who fled Hitler helped shape a visual aesthetic that's still pervasive, as shown in a new museum exhibit.<p>Not every American mid-century modern designer was Jewish. But an awful lot of them were. Immigrant and second-generation Jews like George Nelson, Alvin Lustig, Anni …

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. Read it.<p>The value of the homepage is decreasing. “Only a third of our readers ever visit it. And those who do visit are spending less time: page views and …

Inside Volvo's self-driving car: Improving driver safety without the driver

Autonomous cars are coming soon, and Volvo wants to be there first. The company is pledging to have self-driving autos on sale by 2017, and by 2020 wants to build a nearly uncrashable car. Join us in Sweden for an early test ride.<p>When the car is being manually driven, the driver will be at fault in …

Driverless Cars

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

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