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Morphology and Material in Kinetic Structures

 1. Introduction Most of the current adaptive system designs are focused on the programming of the software. In this report, however, what we are really interested is more on designing entire systems rather than software progrmming, that is, including the... Read More

The Ear and The Other. Collective Listening.

Featured image: Kristina Kubish – Electrical walks, Bremen (2006).   1.1 Collective soundscapes This thesis will look at how virtual soundscapes can be designed as collective listening experiences with relevance to public spaces and the debate on how our... Read More

Interaction Dynamics of Behaviour : An artificial life approach to augmented space design

The research is an attempt to embed intelligence in spaces combining virtual and digital medium using an artificial life approach. The report looks into the design of objects that can sense their use, analyse the context and act instantaneously. The... Read More

In India, LoveDoctor Answers The Sex Questions No One Else Will Answer

In a country where discussion of sex and relationships is largely taboo, a new online counseling service is giving teens real advice about their love lives. In a country where discussion of sex and relationships is largely taboo, a new online counseling service is giving teens real advice about their love lives. Show More Summary

Elon Musk Is Getting Into Architecture Now

The chairman of SolarCity takes his first steps into architecture by proposing to expand the company's presence in the roofing market. The chairman of SolarCity takes his first steps into architecture by proposing to expand the company's presence in the roofing market. Show More Summary

8 Artists Redesign The Birth Control Ad

Fed up with patronizing contraceptive ads marketed to women, two designers asked friends to create their own. Fed up with patronizing contraceptive ads marketed to women, two designers asked friends to create their own. At a time when...Show More Summary

How Design Is Helping Us Understand The Brain

A startup incubated through TED's inaugural residency program in New York is helping demystify neuroscience—and this is only the start. A startup incubated through TED's inaugural residency program in New York is helping demystify neuroscience—and this is only the start. Show More Summary

The Unsung Architecture Of 1990s Anime

The intricate hand-drawn worlds of director Mamoru Oshii's films hide lessons for architects. The intricate hand-drawn worlds of director Mamoru Oshii's films hide lessons for architects. In most films, the scenery is merely a backdrop—the second fiddle to the dramatic tension between characters. Show More Summary

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

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