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Halfpipe Design Is An Art. Bobsled Track Design Can Kill You

Halfpipe Design Is An Art. Bobsled Track Design Can Kill You

“I trust my feeling for the right radius and smoothness,” says halfpipe designer Alli Zehetner. But he also relies on 20 years of technical experience. If you’re a curling fan go frantically rub your
Smart Roads Could Protect Us From Self-Driving Car Crashes

Smart Roads Could Protect Us From Self-Driving Car Crashes

The cars will protect the passengers. But who’s looking out for the walkers, cyclists, and other people nearby?What does a self-driving car do when it’s speeding down the road and a pedestrian
The UX Of A Public Robot

The UX Of A Public Robot

Robots are increasingly cropping up in public spaces. The design studio Ammunition reveals how it devised an automated barista to look friendly–but not too friendly.Sometimes when you need caffeine,
Why Do Google, Airbnb, And Pinterest All Have Such Similar Logos?

Why Do Google, Airbnb, And Pinterest All Have Such Similar Logos?

Branding experts weigh in. Why do so many tech companies’ logos look the same? From Google and Airbnb to Spotify and Pinterest, these companies have gradually shifted their branding from
Meet The Designer Who Created Black Panther’s Wakanda

Meet The Designer Who Created Black Panther’s Wakanda

Here’s how Hannah Beachler, the design force behind Moonlight and Lemonade, shaped the movie’s set design.Read any review of Black Panther, and you’ll see kudos for Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, the
A Little Advice From The Most Prominent UX Research Firm In The U.S.

A Little Advice From The Most Prominent UX Research Firm In The U.S.

Here’s when you should follow design trends–and when you should ignore them. Wise words from Neilsen Norman Group: you don’t always need to follow the latest design trends–but there’s an easy way to
Moog Is Reissuing A Legendary 1960s Synthesizer Design–For $35,000 A Pop

Moog Is Reissuing A Legendary 1960s Synthesizer Design–For $35,000 A Pop

The resuscitated synth will follow the original schematics, circuit board files, and components, all hand-soldered to the boards. The legendary synthesizer manufacturer Moog (if you’re not familiar
10 Steps To Increase Diversity In Design Right Now

10 Steps To Increase Diversity In Design Right Now

Jacinda Walker, chair of AIGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, shares 10 things designers and managers can do to make the industry more diverse, from mentoring students to recruiting talent
This Designer And Robot Working In Perfect Unison Is The Future Of Making

This Designer And Robot Working In Perfect Unison Is The Future Of Making

It’s like Ghost, but with less Patrick Swayze and more burning plastic smell.Designing 3D objects behind a 2D screen has its limitations. It requires you to shape something, wait hours to print it,
Why This Florida City Is Debranding Itself

Why This Florida City Is Debranding Itself

Gainesville prides itself on using human-centered design. Now it’s applying the same ethos to its brand. Most cities have brands. New York has a blocky typographic logo. Philadelphia’s logo is a
What Today’s Coliving Spaces Get Wrong

What Today’s Coliving Spaces Get Wrong

Ikea’s research lab asked people what they want from coliving. It’s the opposite of what many coliving startups are offering.As cities get bigger, housing gets more expensive and spaces get smaller.
When Will Americans Be Angry Enough To Demand Honesty About Algorithms?

When Will Americans Be Angry Enough To Demand Honesty About Algorithms?

The researchers at AI Now are proposing a way to regulate the algorithms at work in governments. Think of it as an environmental impact report for machines. In the 1960s, a series of man-made
A Closer Look At Black Panther’s Powerful Costume Design

A Closer Look At Black Panther’s Powerful Costume Design

Director Ryan Coogler annotates a scene to point out the small, loving details lost in the action. Black Panther has broken box office records for its rip-roaring action scenes and its social
Can You Build A Fake News Empire? Test Your Conspiracy Skills With This Game

Can You Build A Fake News Empire? Test Your Conspiracy Skills With This Game

Researcher Sander van der Linden has a hypothesis: that thinking like people who create fake news could inoculate you against it. Navigating the world of social media often feels like a game, where
A Great Reminder To All Technology Designers, From Apple In 1985

A Great Reminder To All Technology Designers, From Apple In 1985

Perhaps the key to all design is to always remember that humans need to be kind to other humans. This is a message from 1985 Apple to technology designers everywhere, including those at Apple in 2018.
I Want These Atomic-Era Midcentury Modern Posters

I Want These Atomic-Era Midcentury Modern Posters

These design jewels will look amazing on any wall–if you have a few thousand dollars to spare.If you’re a fan of science, the atomic era, and/or midcentury modernism, make a note on your calendar for
This Design Generation Has Failed

This Design Generation Has Failed

Today’s UX designers have failed to act in the best interest of users. To right the ship, the next generation has to make three significant changes, writes Mike Monteiro. A year ago, I was in the
This Smartphone UI Saves Your Battery (And Looks Classy AF)

This Smartphone UI Saves Your Battery (And Looks Classy AF)

Black and white is the new color. Last year, French designer Sylvain Boyer proposed a silly but radical idea in the world of branding: If companies like Nike and Apple simply tweaked their logos with
Inside The Invite-Only Slack Channel For Designers

Inside The Invite-Only Slack Channel For Designers

100s Under 100, aka Hundos, has grown from a resource for freelancers into a community for designers. It was summer 2017, and Andres Cuervo had just graduated from college and started work as a
This Clever Wedding Band Is One Ring That Breaks Into Two

This Clever Wedding Band Is One Ring That Breaks Into Two

So who gets the bigger half? (She does. Don’t even think about it, dude.) We all believe that our love is unique. Extra special. An unmelting snowflake in the desert of life. And really, that’s the