Lewis Wilson

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A peek inside Microsoft’s new ‘design-first’ development strategy

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>A few weeks ago, I highlighted a new data-analysis tool from Microsoft that automatically analyzes and visualizes data as …

3 Secrets To Designing Great Toys, From LeapFrog and Ideo

How do you build an experience for a three-year-old? Crawl on the floor and compliment their shoes. (Really.)<p>It looks like a toy–a colorful, chunky camera that’s just right for a child aged three to six. But in reality, LeapFrog’s new Creativity Camera is a trojan horse for one of the most capable …

Sir Alex Ferguson writes an open letter about the growing strength of the English game

Sir Alex Ferguson has penned an insightful valedictory love letter to English football which will be published this week by the Premier League.<p>Ferguson stood down as <b>Manchester United</b> manager in May after 27 years and 13 <b>Premier League</b> titles, the announcement of his retirement unleashing 1.4   …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

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Airing Out 40 Years: Nike Design Over The Decades

Illustrator Stephen Cheetham uses minimalist graphics to chart a visual history of the brand’s most memorable designs.<p>Growing up, Stephen Cheetham never had “cool” sneakers. “I wanted them, but just didn’t have the money,” the London-based illustrator tells Co.Design. His parents, he adds–now with …

Infographic: The Ultimate History Of Sneaker Design

From Chuck Taylors to Air Jordans, almost 100 years of kicks are here in one awesomely illustrated print.<p>In my grade school, it was all about the Air Jordans–that was, until the first Reebok Pump hit. Suddenly, all of my suburban Chicago peers were torn between wearing the shoes of the hometown …

3 Fast Ways To Tame Your Unruly Inbox

Do you need help coping with the mountain of emails waiting for you each morning? We sat down with Dharmesh Mehta, senior director of Outlook.com for some quick tips to overcome the clutter.<p>You need to be strict with your inbox.<p>According to Dharmesh Mehta, Senior Director of Outlook.com, the …

What Quirks Make Your (And Our) Office Great?

It’s show and tell time! You told us what makes your office special (thanks a lot–we can’t stop daydreaming about an office dog), and now we’re revealing what we like about our digs.<p>Everybody wants a cool office.<p>Sure, most of us don’t get to work in a place as awesome as, say, the International …

Dell mulls entry into wearable tech, says tablet sales aren't so hot

Wearable technology is all the rage these days, and Dell isn't immune to the peer pressure: its global VP of personal computing, Sam Burd, tells the <i>Guardian</i> that his company is "exploring ideas" in the field. While it's not clear just how serious plans would be at this stage, Burd notes that the …

New marketplace for 3D printing aims to make it easier to buy and sell printable designs

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Pirate3D<p>If Shapeways is the Etsy of the 3D printing world, Layer by Layer is the iTunes. The brand new online …

A Lightning-Fast Way To Make A Digital Prototype

A step-by-step guide to turning a storyboard into a prototype for user testing, from Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Missed the other previous posts? Here are Parts I, II, III, IV, and V</i>.]<p>At …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

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Game of Thrones Mini Figs Are Yours for $70

Did you watch the final few episodes of Game of Thrones? If not, then I won’t ruin it for you. But you do know, regardless of watching the last few …

How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype

Instead of defaulting to groupthink, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp, make sure you have the buy-in of the higher-ups–or you might regret it later.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second</i> …

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Browse This Awesome Collection Of Sci-Fi Interfaces

Ever wonder where the touch screens from Children of Men came from? Now you know.<p>Designer, filmmaker, and Berg creative director Timo Arnall recently wrote that “interfaces are the dominant cultural form of our time.” So much of how we experience modern popular culture, he writes, happens inside or …

The Surprising Evolution Of The Term “Innovation”

To call someone an “innovator” would have been an accusation. Here’s how things changed.<p>Being on staff at <i>Fast Company</i>, I read permutations of the word “innovator” about 5,000 times a day. Co.Design has its Innovation By Design Awards and Conference. The magazine runs lists of the 50 Most Innovative …