The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner
After announcing its plans for the app earlier this month, Facebook this evening officially released its video-centric app on the fourth-gen Apple TV. Facebook touts the new application as a prime source
Mies van der Rohe’s plans for an office tower in the City were scuppered by Prince Charles’ criticism and Margaret Thatcher’s fear of new public space – yet this tale has as much to do with shifts in opinion
A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s. The fact that National Geographic continues to be a collector’s item when print
British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood. For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture
Finland is embarking on an historic experiment. It is planning to try out what it calls a “basic income”. In a press release, the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health outlines legislation that
Ikea’s new collaboration with top British designer Tom Dixon reveals how the company is embracing open-source thinking. Every year, Ikea introduces around 2,500 new products to customers around the world.
With apologies to the people behind CES, my favorite conference starts tomorrow in Austin. SxSW is a bastion of innovative new product demos, incredible apps (last year, Meerkat was the talk of the show--it
Xyza Cruz Bacani was a domestic worker for nearly ten years, before the world recognized her as photographer. Now, in an ongoing project to document human trafficking and overseas workers, the 29-year-old
Andy Rubin, the former Google whiz that created the Android mobile operating system and headed the company's nascent efforts in robotics, has revealed his next act: a company that helps nurture startups.
Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric. He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified
But there are smart — and reckless — ways to go about it. LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job. Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and other
They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell,
Designer Nick Barclay is back with a new series that's all about famous films. While his last set was more serious, showing symptoms of depression with geometric designs, this batch is a bit lighter and
The Scientology ad calls out "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" director Alex Gibney for supposedly not allowing the organization to respond to claims made in the film. Specifically, ad