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Category: Design

Inside Apple Park

Opening the doors to their studio at Apple Park in Cupertino for the first time, the Apple Design Team offers us a deep dive into the working processes behind their latest creations. It’s been three […]

Designing 3D Models for AR Apps

The very first steps of creating an AR app is getting your models ready for use. In this post Novoda explain how to create models, animate them, and export them in an appropriate way for […]

An End to Minimalism

Andrew Allen is hoping he’s figured out the next big paradigm of app design with his new company, Andy. Versions of these apps come free with every iPhone, but Allen’s are maximalist in design. The […]

Graphic Design Trends in 2021

Design trends for the coming year are always big news and 2021 is just around the corner, out with the old and in with the new has never been more wished for. To say that […]

State of CSS 2020 Survey Results

A neat presentation showing the data and highlighting the trends from the State of CSS survey. Forget everything you know about CSS. Or at least, be ready to reconsider a lot of it. If like […]

Continent-Sized Rotating Space Habitats

Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur (SFIA) explores some of the megastructure designs proposed for giant space stations. Mankind’s future is among the stars, but not necessarily on other planets. Instead we might forge giant […]

Design-By-Politics

We rarely think of it this way, but the leaders of organizations are designers too. By choosing the strategy, the budget, the culture and who they hire, they have more impact on whether good work […]

The Gamification of Games

With psychological insight into the values, ideals, and fantasies that users are not so willing to admit in search queries, emails, and purchasing habits, games are valuable supplements to the data Google and Amazon already […]

The UX of Lego Interface Panels

These iconic, low-resolution designs are the perfect tool to learn the basics of physical interface design. At a glance, the variety of these designs can be overwhelming, but it’s clear that some of these interfaces […]

Milton Glaser: Design as a Meditation on Love

The celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser, died on June 26, his 91st birthday. The chance to design something that could spark cultural change gave Glaser a reason to get up each morning. “I have a […]

Our Lives Are Now Run by Persuasion Engineers

Instead of designing technologies that help us make informed decisions, the persuasion engineers are hard at work creating interfaces that push us into an impulsive state where thoughtful choices are nearly impossible. We now know, […]

Facemask Emojis

As our world has changed due to COVID-19, new ways of deploying emojis have sprung up in response. According to data from the website Emojipedia, common ways of representing COVID-19 include the microbe emoji 🦠 […]

Science Confirms Websites All Look The Same Now

A study of 10,000 websites found that their design has become more uniform over time. What does this mean for the future of creative expression on the internet? We decided to investigate the claim to […]

Sustainable Infrastructure

Technologically advanced, sustainable and resilient infrastructure can pave the way for an inclusive post-COVID economic recovery. The economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to come up with policies […]

BrewDog Hand Sanitiser

NHS Grampian welcomes medical standard BrewDog hand sanitiser. The brewing company, based in the north-east, has turned its focus to producing BrewDog Sanitiser at its distillery in Aberdeenshire to distribute for free amid shortages driven […]

Prada, Gucci and Versace Producing Masks

Prada, LVMH And Kering Are Producing Masks And Medical Equipment To Combat The Coronavirus. Since the global outbreak of coronavirus at the end of 2019, companies including Prada, Gucci and Versace have all joined the […]

Designing with Cosmo-Ecological Intelligence

What might an Earth-centered technological paradigm look like? How can we design beyond human-centeredness? For The Wild podcast converses with Kenric McDowell, leader of the Artist + Machine Intelligence program at Google Arts & Culture, […]

Engineering Challenges for Kids in Lockdown

As school gates remain closed, designers and engineers at Dyson have devised 44 STEM challenges to keep children occupied at home. Designers working with the James Dyson Foundation have devised a series of science and […]

Open Sourcing Fonts

Typefaces that can be freely used and modified give others a chance to hone their craft—and share valuable feedback. The incentives to create open source fonts weren’t always obvious. In early 2009, a graphic designer […]

The COVID-19 Global Hackathon

The COVID-19 Global Hackathon is an opportunity for developers to build software solutions that drive social impact, with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hackathon […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts More Robot Usage Worldwide

The novel coronavirus has increased interest in robots, drones, and artificial intelligence. These technologies can help deal with massive staffing shortages in healthcare, manufacturing, and supply chains; the need for “social distancing;” and diagnosis and […]

10 Inventions that Battle Against Coronavirus

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital ward. Designers, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. […]

The Ultimate Medical Hackathon

In just seven days a group of 300-plus engineers, designers, tech founders and others galvanized on Facebook and built a prototype ventilator using readily available materials, 3D printing and open-source hardware resources. According to OSV […]

Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it’s a beacon of so much that’s right. In its first decade of life, the website appeared in as […]

Animism and our Intimacy with Tech

We’re learning that humans can bond, form attachments and dedicate themselves to non-conscious objects or lifeless things with shocking ease Animistic beliefs dominate the everyday lives of people in Southeast and East Asia, as I […]

Tesla’s Solar Roof Goes Global This Year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed on Twitter that the company plans to offer the roof internationally “later this year.” Musk would not name individual countries in which the roof would be offered, but he […]

Sci-Fi Spaceship Designs

Spacedock is a Youtube channel that looks at the specifications, history and lore of fictional spacecraft from science fiction When I was a teen devourer of sci-fi, I was obsessed with the spaceship designs on […]

What Does 5G Mean for Web Designers?

The arrival of 5G could bring a lot of exciting opportunities to today’s web designers. However, it’s important to remember that there are some challenges to overcome too 5G is the fifth generation of mobile […]