Mark Rolston

Frog Chief Creative Officer Leaves To Start His Own UX Company

Mark Rolston is no longer chief creative officer at Frog. Instead, he’s building a design firm centered around the future of UX.<p>After 19 years at Frog–eight of which he was the chief creative officer–Mark Rolston has left the illustrious design firm to start a new, self-funded firm of his own …

Product Design

IBM Develops A Design Class For Non-Designers

At UT Austin, undergrads from an array of disciplines are learning about design thinking by exploring the same problems IBM is actually working to solve.<p>In March 2016, Doreen Lorenzo—the former president of both Frog and Quirky, and a columnist for <i>Co.Design</i>—joined the faculty of the University of …

Product Design

A Clapper For The Machine Learning Revolution

Clap on. Swipe off. The Clapp–we mean, The Objectifier.<p>Maybe you would like to turn on the radio with a shimmy. Or shut off your desk lamp when you close your book at night. Neither of these is a particularly complicated interaction, yet each would involve developing all sorts of special hardware …

Machine Learning

Indie Thriller 'Alone' Sets Cast

James Cullen Bressack is directing the story of survival.<p>An upcoming psychological thriller will explore how far people will go when they only have …

Horror

We need an ‘invisibility switch’ to hide from dark interactions

Woman A: “Hello. How can I help you?”<br>Woman B: “Hi. I’m calling to book a woman’s haircut for a client. I’m looking for something on May 3.”<br>Woman A: “Sure. Give me one second — sure. What time are you looking for around?”<br>Woman B: “At 12 p.m.”<p>Most of you will recognize this phone conversation. Not …

Future of Work - TNW Conference

Watch all talks<p>The #TNW2018 Future of Work talks are now up on YouTube. Watch them here.<p>What to expect<p>When work becomes play<p>Our ways of working are changing. Aside from the impact of technologies such as automation and AI, our cultural relationship to work is also undergoing significant change. …

Business Development

Apple Could Be Running Out Of Design Ideas For iPhone, Say Tech Analysts

<b>Apple’s minimalist</b> design principles have set the benchmark for smartphone makers in the past decade. When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, …

Mobile Technology

What Designers Could Learn From Lawyers, Doctors, And Priests

Designers working with AI must navigate a raft of moral dilemmas–and they need a code of ethics to do it, writes Argodesign’s Mark Rolston.<p>Design today faces a new generation of problems that carry an entirely new ethical burden created by the impact of new technologies such as AI and ubiquitous …

UX Design

9 Big Design Trends That Will Shape 2018

Inclusiveness. Value. And super-powered AI.<p>Everyone thought 2016 was bad. That was before 2017. Over the past year, we learned Russia used social media ads to meddle in our election. Our data was stolen from Equifax, Yahoo, and Uber. It felt like virtually every man in a position of power was …

Artificial Intelligence

Film Review: ‘Gangster Land’

Timothy Woodward Jr. was born too late. Clearly the kind of enterprise that enabled this actor-turned-director to make no less than 13 features in …

San Francisco

Vertical Nabs ‘Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero’, Animated Pic Starring Ian McShane & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Vertical Entertainment has picked up distribution rights to animated feature <i>Bilal: A New Breed of Hero</i>, featuring the voices of Adewale …

Entertainment

'Gangster Land': Film Review

A sidekick to Al Capone is the hero of Timothy Woodward Jr.'s period-piece crime flick.<p>Trying to find a new reason to tell stories already …

Robert DeNiro

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Hotel, Concert Promoters

Over 450 victims of the Las Vegas massacre have signed on to several lawsuits seeking damages from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, as well as the …

Las Vegas

Voices in AI – great conversations with leaders in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science

<b>By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets.</b><p>Recently rebooted GigaOm has started a new and excellent podcast <b>Voices in AI</b>, where host Byron Reese, @byronreese, …

Machine Learning

The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it)

In trying to figure out what the future of design will look like, we’re at a bit of a loss.<p>Technology is changing at a rapid pace. In five years, …

UX Design

Top Designers Share Their Reactions To First iPhone Its Influence Since Debut

<b>When Steve Jobs</b> first introduced the iPhone to the world 10 years ago, even he couldn’t have fathomed the influence that the gadget would have over …

UC San Diego

10 Top Designers On The iPhone’s Real Legacy

A decade after first iPhone was sold, design leaders weigh in.<p>Ten years ago today, Apple fans eagerly awaited the chance to buy a new kind of product–or three, as Steve Jobs had put it when onstage earlier in 2007: “A wide-screened iPod with touch controls. A revolutionary mobile phone. And a …

UC San Diego

Episode 111: All about the Amazon Show and costs of IoT compute

Who’s buying an Echo Show? This week Kevin and I share our thoughts on Amazon’s latest device, which adds a screen to the Echo, video calling and …

Cloud Computing

Rapper Boosie Badazz to Make Feature Film Debut in Boxing Movie ‘Glass Jaw’

Rapper-actor Boosie Badazz will make his feature film debut in the independent boxing movie “Glass Jaw,” <i>Variety</i> has learned exclusively.<p>The drama is …

Boxing

A startup wants to fill your house with projection-mapped effects, which are the cooolest thing ever

The most reliably impressive technology I've played with this decade is projection-mapping: using powerful LCD projectors to paint 3D surfaces with …

Mark Rolston

Jaime Camil And Reynaldo Gallegos Join Indie Boxing Film ‘Glass Jaw’

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Jaime Camil (<i>Jane The Virgin</i>) and Reynaldo Gallegos (<i>Logan</i>) have joined the cast of the indie boxing film <i>Glass Jaw</i>, directed by Jeff …

Celebrity (UK)

2017 Oscars: The Complete Winners List

<b>Best Picture</b><i><br>Moonlight<br>Arrival<br>Fences<br>Hacksaw Ridge<br>Hell or High Water<br>Hidden Figures<br>Manchester by the Sea<br>Lion<br>La La Land</i><p><b>Best Actor<br>Casey Affleck, Manchester</b> …

Entertainment

Viola Davis’s Emotional Oscars Speech Has the Internet Collectively Falling to Pieces

Even prior to tonight’s Academy Awards, it was destined to be a big night for Viola Davis: She made Oscars history as the first black woman to ever receive three nominations. Win or lose, the nod meant that the <i>Fences</i> star, up for Actress in a Supporting Role, had already accomplished more than many …

Entertainment

BREAKING: A Federal Judge Just Put a Temporary Hold on President Trump’s Immigration Ban

President Trump has only been in office for two weeks now, and already, he’s had a whole HOST of legal issues. Not only has he been sued for a possible conflict of interest concerning his business endeavors, but he’s also being taken to task by a Chicago doctor who was affected by his recent bans …

Immigration

Are Voice-Controlled Homes The Future, Or A Gimmick?

Argodesign’s Mark Rolston shares four problems that need to be solved before Alexa really takes over your house.<p>The smart home has been a mainstay of consumer electronics for the past few years, but the tone of awestruck breathlessness that surrounded it in its nascent days is changing, settling …

CES

What Does "Sanctuary City" Really Mean?

<i>A family demonstrates at a May Day rally in Los Angeles, 2016</i><p>Major metropolises like New York City and San Francisco have vowed to remain "sanctuary cities" in the wake of Donald Trump's election. (The latter did so in a sharply worded public rebuke of the then president-elect that quickly went …

Immigration

4 Ways Our Data Is Already Changing The Design Of The World Around Us

We generate mountains of data as we move through the city. It represents a new frontier for urban planners, architects, and designers.<p>By now, you’re aware that the very minutiae of your life is being collected–whether via the smartphone in your pocket, the CCTV camera in the hallway, or the …

Human-Centered Design

Desert Trip: See Photos of Historic Classic Rock Summit

Stones Stand Tall<p>The Rolling Stones headlined Desert Trip's first night, on October 7th, 2016.<p>Licked<p>A masked Stones fan poses during Desert …

Paul McCartney

'Tell Me How I Die': Film Review

A group of college students experience murderous side effects during a clinical drug trial in D.J. Viola's horror film.<p>The next time you excitedly …

Mark Rolston

Gigaom Chats: Interfacing with machines in 2026

<b>Mark Rolston</b>, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer of argodesign, is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest …

Innovation