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Meet Henri, A Box For Designing The Screenless Interfaces Of Tomorrow

Created by Method, the Henri will help designers invent UIs out of light and sound. Smart devices have created new problems for designers to solve, not least of which is interface: how does a gadget or appliance communicate to you when...Show More Summary

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading. Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve? Read Full Story

Litter To Your Heart's Content With This Seed Bomb Coffee Cup

A biodegradable coffee cup is embedded with seeds from local plants. America drinks an astonishing 400 million cups of coffee a day, putting 146 billion disposable coffee cups in landfills each year. Now, California environmental organization Reduce. Show More Summary

Washington, D.C., Adopting Plan To End Traffic Fatalities

The nation's capital will soon adopt a formal Vision Zero plan. Washington, D.C., will adopt a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities in the city, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced as part of the the Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets. Show More Summary

Massive Data Visualization Brings NYC's Busiest Street To Life

On Broadway visualizes New York's iconic street from millions of Instagram photos, Twitter updates, Fousrquare check-ins, and more. What does big data tell us about the character of an iconic street? Created by data viz maestros Moritz...Show More Summary

Greening the Chicago River

On a slow news weekend in October last year, the news in Chicago was all about the river, specifically a sunken barge and the filming of Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent. As ABC7 reported in regards to the latter:Saturday morning,Show More Summary

A Peek Inside MoMA's Hotly Anticipated Björk Retrospective

Björk opens this week at MoMA and covers 20 years of the shapeshifting artist's career in music, art, and design. An army of Björk takes over the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday. The Icelandic pop star/alien fairy goddess's hotly anticipated...Show More Summary

Rotate This Travelers' Clock To Switch Time Zones Effortlessly

Korean designers' clock ensures you'll never lose a minute to time zone adjustment. If you're a frequent traveler who has an analog time piece fetish, this clock by Korean design studio Elevenplus will be your new best friend. The cylindrical...Show More Summary

Missing Pet Posters From Around The World Are Weirdly Moving DIY Designs

"LOST CAT: An old and toothless orange persian with a dandruff problem and a flat face who is an important family member. Help find Norman" Making a poster for a lost pet is one of the saddest design projects there is. But as Canadian...Show More Summary

This Synthesizer Magically Transforms Into Any Musical Instrument

The futuristic Artiphon is like something straight out of Star Trek. There's no shortage of digital guitars, keyboards, and drum machines you can connect to your iPhone or iPad. If you're a guitarist, a keyboardist, or a drummer, these controllers are great. Show More Summary

Why Stencil Typography Is Here To Stay

Designers Louise Fili and Steven Heller compile 60 years of stencil type from 8 countries and reveal why the primitive style still reigns. The stencil is one of the world's most primitive printing techniques. It dates back to prehistory,...Show More Summary

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

New materials, better research, and a greater emphasis on how design can positively impact social, environmental, and economic change. What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world'sShow More Summary

What The Googleplex's Original Architect Thinks Of Google's New Headquarters

Spoiler: He loves it. But, he says, building it won't be easy. Eleven years ago, before Google's new proposal for a spectacular, allegedly moveable series of transparent circus tents designed by Thomas Heatherwick and BIG, Clive Wilkinson Architects designed the first Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. Show More Summary

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past

From fanciful flying cars to garden-covered rooftops, here's a look at what designers have imagined for our cities—and how they've shaped our urban future. In 1939, visitors stood in line for hours to see the Futurama exhibit at the New York World's Fair, an incredibly detailed model imagining 1960s America. Show More Summary

Adorable Toothpaste Packaging Magically Morphs In Water

Eat candy? Brush your teeth. Getting kids to brush their teeth is an exercise in clever persuasion, aided by candy-flavored toothpaste and cartoon-covered brushes. Germany-based design student Miriam Konig turns brushing your teeth into a graphic adventure. Show More Summary

From A Drone, Earth's Greenest City Looks Like The Apocalypse

Norman Foster's eco-city in the desert looks lovely from above. Too bad there's no one in it. Masdar City, a new development just outside of Abu Dhabi, is a marvel of sustainable architecture. The 1,500-acre development masterplanned...Show More Summary

This Awesome Reflective House Mirrors The Forest Around It

How to make a house disappear If you want to live in the middle of the forest, chances are, you don't want to obscure the pristine views of your natural surroundings with a big house. The Poland-based architects at Reform created a chameleon-like house that blends right into the forest. Read Full Story

Today's archidose #817: Facades

Here is a potpourri of facade details recently uploaded to the archidose Flickr pool. Click on the photos to learn more about each building and photographer.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos...Show More Summary

Gorgeous Silkscreens Celebrate The Best Of California Modernism

A pair of artists pay homage to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and more Californian modernists. In the '30s and '40s, Californian architects and designers like Ray Eames, Merle Armitage, Alvin Lustig, and John and Marilyn Neuhart put playful, colorful twists on cerebral modernist traditions imported from Europe. Show More Summary

The Woes Of Having Modernist Parents, Animated

"Wow, you look like an installation at the contemporary art museum!" The joys of modernism aren't for everyone. Children, especially, might not appreciate the artistry of unusually shaped furniture and all-white, sparsely decorated homes. Read Full Story

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