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22 Movies And Shows Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

Netflix’s queue is constantly changing. Here’s a guide to the latest stuff.<p>(<i>This is an updated version of a list we published two years ago–the majority of which was no longer streamable, given Netflix’s content churn. We miss you,</i> Objectified<i>!</i>)<p>The Netflix queue is one of the most dangerous …

Netflix Original

How To Build A Design Firm From Scratch

Carly Ayres, Andrew Herzog, and Nicky Tesla were happily toiling away at Google, when they collectively decided it was time to quit–and start their own design studio.<p>The three young designers wanted to test creative ideas free from the constraints of a large corporation, but they had little idea …

Design

Write A UX Proposal: How-To Guide

User Experience design is big business, and there is money to be made. In fact, Andrew Kucheriavy reports in Forbes that on average, the return on …

UX Design

Who said time isn’t linear?

Well, time isn’t exactly linear… but neither is the Continue Time clock by Sander Mulder. Allowing time to traverse down a path and change angles in …

Industrial Design

The 12 Most Innovative UX Experiments Of The Year

The future is coming.<p>If 2017 showed us anything, it was that it’s no longer just researchers working on the bleeding edge UX and UI of the future. Corporations are getting into it, too, in the massively competitive world of Silicon Valley. We all expect zany inventions to be born out of places like …

Blade Runner

Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

The design industry’s reigning paradigm is in crisis. It’s time to evolve from human-centered design to humanity-centered design, write Artefact’s Rob Girling and Emilia Palaveeva.<p>On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the …

Design

11 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Designing or Redesigning Your Workplace

According to Blake Zalcberg, president of OFM<i>,</i> when designing or redesigning a workplace, it is important to consider how the space will affect both …

Linda Jiang on Designing the Essential Smartphone at Just 27 Years Old

Essential's Lead Industrial Designer shows off prototypes and delves deep into the design process<p><i>Having the opportunity to design a smartphone that</i> …

Check Out the Newest "Blade Runner" Short: It's Anime, Done by the Creator of "Cowboy Bebop"

Shinichiro Watanabe's distinctive style is on full display in "Black Out 2022"<p>As we mentioned earlier, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> director Denis Villeneuve …

Anime

Inclusive Design At Work: Lovely Objects For People With Alzheimer’s

Kneading. Stirring. Pouring. These sculptural tools offer the familiar feeling–and comfort–of cooking.<p>For Alzheimer’s patients, it’s not just the memories of people and places that begin to leave. Eventually, people may also forget movements that once were intuitive, like shaking hands with someone …

Alzheimer's Disease

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

iPhone 5

The story behind the design of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Gamasutra staffers recently had the pleasure of talking to Harvey Smith of Arkane Studios while livestreaming <i>Dishonored: Death of the Outsider</i>, the …

Game Design

The Wizard Of 3D Printing On What Comes Next

Joris Laarman, whose first major survey opens at the Cooper Hewitt this week, spoke to Co.Design about the future of digital design.<p>By 2006, Joris Laarman had finished graduate school at the Design Academy Eindhoven and was stewing on what would be his next big project. He had recently seen a …

3D Printing

This Episode of the "Artrageous" Show Sits In With an Industrial Designer

"Ever wonder who designs everyday objects?"<p>"Artrageous with Nate" is the name of a web series that seeks to "educate and inspire creativity through …

Industrial Design

The Perfect Office - iPad Pro 10.5, ASUS Blue Cave Wireless Router, Office Ideas and More

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. There are so many cool stuff out there that we could assemble infinite perfect office …

Gear & Gadgets

The Perfect Office - Logitech MX Ergo Trackball and Craft Keyboard, Office Ideas and More

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. There are so many cool stuff out there that we could assemble infinite perfect office …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Collaborates With Pentagram To Redesign Its Devices’ Overall Experience

Image via Kārlis Dambrāns (Creative Commons 2.0)<p><b>Samsung isn’t exactly</b> reputed for its UI design, which is why the company has roped in the brilliant …

Graphic Design

Interaction Design & UI/UX: Cashtree App

We are taking a closer look at the Cashtree App from an interaction design & UI/UX perspective. There is also brand identity involved but let's put …

The Designer’s Bible gets a Reprint!

A majority of the occupations we humans carry out are human-centric… and almost everything designers do revolves around human interaction and …

Product Design

Design Students, Play These Games To Brush Up On Your Skills

Proper kerning. Color matching. The convoluted logic of the Bezier curve. These are the skills of any good designer. And if you happen to be heading back to design school after a summer off, you can brush the dust off with Method of Action, a series of fun (really!), educational (really!) …

Adobe Illustrator

Paul Cocksedge mines the floor of his studio for latest furniture collection

After being evicted from his studio to make way for a new property development, London designer Paul Cocksedge reacted by excavating material from …

Furniture

10 designers to follow on Instagram during Milan design week

With Milan design week around the corner, we've rounded up 10 designers to follow on Instagram, to stay up to date with must-see events, products and …

Netherlands

Functional And Elegant Cocoon Feline Furniture

Feline furniture brand Meyou has launched its first collection with three designer cat beds. The Ball, The Cube and The Bed are produced only from …

Furniture

The 22 Most Innovative Web Platforms Of 2016

The definition of a website was once straightforward. Today, it might mean a design service, data viz tool kit, or collaboration platform.<p>The internet is now the primary portal through which many people communicate, learn, work, and entertain themselves. Web design is only getting more …

Golden State Warriors

How To Turn Jealousy Into Creative Inspiration

Five tips for turning one of the most toxic (yet totally normal!) emotions into a professional asset.<p>Jealousy. This is a big topic—it’s one of the seven deadly sins, for crying out loud. You may try to run away, but I’ve learned from experience that jealousy will chase you, breathing down your …

Time I

This 500px Account Exploded as Soon as He Stopped Aiming for Popular

In January of 2014, photographer <b>Joan Le Jan</b> created a brand new 500px account that he said was just for sharing what he really liked, with no thought …

Photography

Glowforge: Democratizing Laser Cutting with an Inexpensive, Easy to Use Machine

Watch this woman stick her MacBook into it<p>For many would-be makers, there are barriers aplenty that can keep one from realizing one's dreams. One of …

Woodworking

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

UI Design

Designers Should Design, Coders Should Code

Here’s why you need someone who understands code but doesn’t necessarily live in it.<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s an old argument: should designers code? …

UX Design