Design

A Garden Pavilion in Zurich / Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten

<i>From the architect.</i> The pavilion is situated in the garden of a villa from the 1920s, surrounded by old trees and dense foliage. The two-storey …

Architecture

For Display Only: 7 Forward-Thinking Furniture Showrooms

One of the most important aspects of furniture design is the architecture around it. The role that furnishings play in an architectural project is well appreciated, but the reverse is not always understood. The built environment bears a great influence on the design, presentation and perception of …

Herzog & de Meuron

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Inspiration

A Design Trend That Adds Seats and Storage (but Not Clutter)

Behold, the bench-shelf<p>Few design trends are as ingenious as they are beautiful (recall how glamorous open shelving kitchens seemed like a good idea until we all realized how annoying it would be to dust them). But a recent design trend is bridging that gap, and for lack of a better term we're …

Interior Design

Why Design Is a Healing Art

<i>This essay appears in today's edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>The first thing I noticed about …

Design Thinking

Order: The New Design Office That Spun Off A $1.9M Kickstarter Business

Graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have made millions reissuing design books on Kickstarter. Now they’re pivoting into a branding business of their own.<p>The first thing you’ll notice walking into the new offices of designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth is the collection of coveted graphic …

Graphic Design

Essential Practices for Mobile App Testing You Should Always Follow

Every new day, thousands of new apps are launched. With apps integration now possible into self-driving cars, wearables, drones, digital assistants …

Usability

An Affordable Dinnerware Set That’s as Iconic as It Is Practical

“Piling up, you do with junk. Stacking, you can only do with design,” Massimo Vignelli, the designer best known for having created the identities of …

NYCTA

What Product Designers Can Learn by Looking at Concrete Floors

Or The Future of Digital Product Design<p>I’m sorry for the speculative and clickbaitey title. I don’t know what the future of digital product design …

UX Design

Smoke-Lyster House

Designed in the mid-Seventies for a mathematics professor, the Smoke-Lyster House uses a hexagonal layout to maximize both space and the views. …

Architecture

Why we’re so bad at teaching bots to talk naturally

In the era of conversational commerce, user experience experts are becoming completely absorbed by one thing: They love talking about how to talk.<p>We are learning the art of conversation at a whole new level — not only how to talk to clients, but also how to make the conversation meaningful. We want …

Design Thinking

Harvard’s building a model for energy efficiency by renovating a decades–old home

The HouseZero project will turn a wooden home from the ‘20s into a model for efficient, affordable green design<p>When architects talk about building more sustainably, the conversation often turns toward new concepts for homes and offices. At Harvard, a group of students and faculty think they can …

Green Design

Mark Mentzer on The Creative Finder

Hello my name is Mark Mentzer. (727) 333-1485. Welcome.<p>Allow me to introduce myself. I was born and raised in New York. After attending High School …

Graphic Design

Ikea Frakta Collection

Creative Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather<br>Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work<br>Client: Ikea<br>Location: Dubai<br>Packaging Contents: Ikea products<br>Packaging …

Packaging Design

Bottom navigation is being tested for the YouTube Music app

After some time spent testing out different bottom navigation styles, the latest incarnation in the Android YouTube app is something very similar to …

Usability

Jony Ive replaces James Dyson as chancellor of the Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art has announced the appointment of Jony Ive, chief design officer at Apple, as its new chancellor. Jony will begin the …

Product Design

Bank statement: a mid-century modern landmark finds a new lease of life

Architecture and interior design firm Cuningham Group has moved into its new Phoenix office, a mid-century modern landmark designed by William Pereira. Completed in 1951, the Farmers & Stockmens Bank building is listed as a historic structure by the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation …

Architecture

FILM NOTES

<b>FILM NOTES</b> is your new electric-red companion to learn film photography.<p>Inspire Yourself with FILM NOTES<p>FILM NOTES is a distillation of everything I …

UI Design

4 modern brands flying the flag for script fonts

For many designers, the choice between serif and sans serif fonts is key in modern logo design. But it wasn’t always so black and white: cursive …

Typography

Good UX Means Good SEO

When the web as we know it today was in its infancy, and search tools became a primary navigation of said web, folks starting competing for spots in …

SEO

Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story

Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 …

"Gaspar" the club, Arta, 2016 - G2 LAB

In a central location of the urban complex of Arta, some challenges were set regarding the creation of a modern club, which were met through …

Architecture

Website Evaluation

There are many approaches to website evaluation, and they can seem daunting, especially if you are not an accessibility professional. Thankfully, …

Usability

Ikea’s Top Designer on the Gift of Failure and the Future of Democratic Design

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands—As head designer at Ikea, Marcus Engman is responsible for managing a team of 20 designers who dream up and produce all the …

Design Thinking

Anime Architecture: the epic illustrated backdrops of Ghost in the Shell, Akira and Metropolis

When <i>Akira</i> came out in 1988, Japanese anime was heralded globally for its epic illustrated worlds depicting dystopian megacities and urban sprawl. In …

Anime

"Fifteen Hudson Yards" Is Where You'll Want To Live In Manhattan

Design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, also known for envisioning the High Line unveils its latest architectural masterpiece — Fifteen Hudson Yards …

Architecture

Glass-encased circular Solo House snakes through a Spanish forest

Brussels-based Office KGDVS just unveiled an amazing glass-enclosed circular building that winds through a lush green forest in Spain’s mountainous …

Architecture

Your strategy is too sacred

Everyone wants to give strategy lip service and everyone believes they are strategic thinkers. In practice, however, ‘strategy’ is dead on arrival …

UX Design

Knockout! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is Seeking a Project Manager and Graphic Designer in Las Vegas, NV

By - Feb 17<p>Enter your data by March 14th to receive Coroflot's annual report<p>2017 is officially in full swing! For some of you, that means you're just …

Graphic Design

In A Dark Year, Designers Are Worshipping Light

At NYCxDesign, designers exploring the symbolic and metaphysical qualities of light stole the show.<p>Jean Lin, curator of the SoHo gallery and co-op Colony, began thinking about what to present at NYCxDesign almost a full year ago. As she chatted with the independent designers she represents, one …