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The Bizarre Patent History Behind The Apple v. Samsung Battle

How much does Samsung owe Apple for copying a few icons? The legal reasoning involves a century of absurdity. How much does Samsung owe Apple for copying a few icons? The legal reasoning involves a century of absurdity. In 2015, Apple's long-standing claim that Samsung infringed some of its design patents was upheld by an intermediate appeals court. Show More Summary

Trump's Libertarian Rival Just Admitted To Stealing Designers' Work

The campaign of presidential candidate Gary Johnson lifted a Florida branding agency's web designs—but botched the execution. The campaign of presidential candidate Gary Johnson lifted a Florida branding agency's web designs—but botched the execution. Show More Summary

A Vivid Reminder That Flint's Water Crisis Is Far From Over

The aftermath of one of the worst man-made environmental catastrophes still lingers. The aftermath of one of the worst man-made environmental catastrophes still lingers. When President Obama drank the filtered tap water in Flint, Michigan,...Show More Summary

Oh, No: Another Racist Filter From Snapchat

The lens exaggerated facial features associated with Asian caricatures, and users are not happy. The lens exaggerated facial features associated with Asian caricatures, and users are not happy. Snapchat released a selfie filter that morphs anyone's face into a caricature that exaggerates Asian stereotypes—and negative reactions have been swift. Show More Summary

Neighborhoods With Greater Walkability Have Pricier Homes

To build a neighborhood more people want to live in, design it for people without cars. To build a neighborhood more people want to live in, design it for people without cars. These days, more and more people want to ditch their cars and walk to work, school, or shops. Show More Summary

Book Review: OAB

OAB: Office of Architecture in Barcelona by Carlos FerraterActar, 2015Hardcover, 320 pagesNine years ago I reviewed Synchronizing Geometry, a monograph on the Carlos Ferrater Partnership that came out of an exhibition on the firm at IIT in 2006, the same year OAB formed. Show More Summary

The Ingenious Way Push Pin Advertised Its Design Services In The Rotary-Phone Era

Essential phone numbers and display type by Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, all in one retro poster. Essential phone numbers and display type by Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, all in one retro poster. Push Pin—the graphic design...Show More Summary

Gorgeous New Film Explores How Our Bodies And Brains Could Morph In Space

Lucy McRae's Institute of Isolation follows a woman as she prepares for space travel with a series of sensory deprivation tanks. Lucy McRae's Institute of Isolation follows a woman as she prepares for space travel with a series of sensory deprivation tanks. Show More Summary

Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google

A new degree program with SCAD aims to "fill the gaps" in user experience design education. A new degree program with SCAD aims to "fill the gaps" in user experience design education. As a profession, "designer" is constantly evolving. Show More Summary

Designers Sandbag Trump

This group of designers wants to build Trump's wall. Just not where he wants it. This group of designers wants to build Trump's wall. Just not where he wants it. In this haywire election season, one of the most absurd "plans" DonaldShow More Summary

Peek Inside The Notebooks Of A Legendary Logo Designer

A new Kickstarter is raising funds to publish the notebooks of Lance Wyman, the designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics logo. A new Kickstarter is raising funds to publish the notebooks of Lance Wyman, the designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics logo. Show More Summary

An App For Making Government Workers Happier

A government app that doesn't feel like a government app A government app that doesn't feel like a government app The mission of Federal Occupational Health, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, is to promote the health and well-being of federal employees. Read Full Story

PSA: The Whopperito Is Not A Burrito

We have an epidemic on our hands. It's time to end the madness. We have an epidemic on our hands. It's time to end the madness. Burger King has released the Whopperito. And as countless news headlines will tell you, it means that Burger King is getting into the white hot burrito business. Read Full Story

The Next Big Technological Revolution Will Be Polite

Revenge of the nerds: Google is designing VR to beat bullies from day one. Revenge of the nerds: Google is designing VR to beat bullies from day one. YouTube. Twitter. Reddit. The Internet is one big gradient of rude behavior that starts with insensitivity and ends in outright harassment. Show More Summary

This Very, Very Detailed Chart Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used

Take a master's level course in improving your energy literacy, down to the half a percent of our energy that we use to fly military jets. Take a master's level course in improving your energy literacy, down to the half a percent of our energy that we use to fly military jets. Show More Summary

3 Myths About The Future Of UX

Virtual reality? Augmented reality? A UX designer at Unity tells us what the world is getting wrong. Virtual reality? Augmented reality? A UX designer at Unity tells us what the world is getting wrong. At age six, Greg Madison realized his potential. Show More Summary

The Terminator Of Tattoo Guns Is Here. Thanks, Autodesk!

An industrial robot arm, reprogrammed to puncture human skin and squirt ink inside. An industrial robot arm, reprogrammed to puncture human skin and squirt ink inside. Drunken benders of the late 21st century will no longer end up at the dockside parlor, at the mercy of a hairy biker named Earl if the software giant Autodesk has its way. Show More Summary

This North Korean Art Movement Was Isolated For 50 Years

A new exhibition explores what happens to an artistic style when it's cut off from the rest of the world. A new exhibition explores what happens to an artistic style when it's cut off from the rest of the world. Throughout Asia, ink wash painting on rice paper has been a popular artistic medium for hundreds of years. Show More Summary

Milton Glaser On 100 Years Of Mostly Sucky Olympic Logos

AIGA asked the graphic design legend to review every Olympic logo since 1924. They don't fare well. AIGA asked the graphic design legend to review every Olympic logo since 1924. They don't fare well. There have been more than 100 years of Olympic logos at this point, and the truth is, most of them are sad as fuck. Show More Summary

What A Neural Network Thinks About Your Neighborhood--And Why It Matters

What makes us perceive a place as safe, or even beautiful? AI is confirming century-old suspicions. What makes us perceive a place as safe, or even beautiful? AI is confirming century-old suspicions. We hold certain truths about cities to be self-evident. Show More Summary

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