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Seamless Translation with Microsoft Teams and Powerpoint Live

With the shift in presentations from in-person to virtual, we are seeing a lot more diversity among audiences. Location as a barrier to entry simply isn’t the hurdle it used to be. We truly are living in the Information Age, and the collaboration between Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint Live makes this more apparent than ever before. New features that improve global communication are rolling out at a rapid pace. One of the more exciting ones we’ve encountered will pave the way for live language ...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, Presentation, Speaking, Language Barrier, Presentation Design, Microsoft Teams, Language Strategies, Language Tools, Presentation Language, Presentation Trends, PowerPoint Live, Powerpoint Live Translate, Powerpoint Live Translating, Powerpoint Live Translator, Presentation Translation


A Beautiful Window Unit Air Conditioner? Windmill Has You Covered

We've seen disruption in mattresses, razors, alcohol, toothpaste and, now, window unit air conditioners. Mike Mayer is the co-founder of Windmill, a startup that's setting out to breathe new life into the air care category--starting with their window unit AC. On this episode of I'm With the Brand, we hear about Windmill's relentless focus on...
Tags: Design, Advertising, Sustainability, Product Innovation, I'm With the Brand, Adweek Original Video, Mike Mayer


Google’s UX Design Professional Certificate: 7 Courses Will Help Prepare Students for an Entry-Level Job in 6 Months

During the pandemic, Google launched a series of Career Certificates that will “prepare learners for an entry-level role in under six months.” One such certificate focuses on User Experience Design, or what’s called UX Design, the process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful experiences to users. Offered on the Coursera platform, the User Experience (UX) Design Professional Certificate features seven courses, including the Foundations of User Experience, Start the UX Desi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, College, Online Courses, Walmart Best, Conduct UX Research, Google Coursera, Top Universities Google


Welcome to the United Fonts of America

Here's one pandemic project we approve of: a map of the United Fonts of America.The question was simple: How many fonts are named after places in the U.S.?Finding them became an obsession for Andy Murdock. At 222, he stopped looking. The Neon Museum (a.k.a. Neon Boneyard) in downtown Las Vegas, a monument to the siren call of typography. Credit: Dale Cruse, CC BY 2.0Who isn't fond of fonts? Even if we don't know their names, we associate specific letter types w...
Tags: Maps, New York, Texas, Design, California, Washington, Typography, America, Georgia, Chicago, United States, Wyoming, Innovation, Michigan, Las Vegas, Great Lakes


New Presenter Toolbar in Google Slides is Changing Things Up

Have you ever felt like the presenter toolbar left much to be desired while presenting in Google Slides? As it turns out, you’re not alone! Google recently overhauled the presenter experience after listening to countless users expressing that the previous toolbar was clunky. Users felt it got in the way of their content, disrupting the experience for them and their audience. So, if you, too, have written off Google Slides, we’ve got good news! Here’s what you can look forward to in the new prese...
Tags: Google, Design, How-to, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Presentation tips, Google Slides, Presentation Tricks, Google Slides Features, Google Slides Improvements, Google Slides New, Google Slides Presenter Toolbar, Google Slides Updates


New streetwear line with art by legendary Black Panther designer Emory Douglas

From 1967 through the 1980s, Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary social justice and political organization founded in Oakland, California. Douglas was the art director, designer, and primary artist for The Black Panther Newsletter and created the iconic Black Panther flyers, handouts, and posters. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Clothing, BLM, Black Panthers, Black Panther Party, Streetwear, Emory Douglas, Oakland California Douglas, Power to the People


Using brands in presentations

It is usually hard to find good images of products made by well known brands that are of high quality, not obstructed by advertising copy and free of copyrights. Free photo site Unsplash is trying to change that by building up a revenue model where photographers post (and get paid for) posting images with brands in it. (Curated for quality by Unsplash and endorsed by the brand in question). This is very useful for presentation designers. Looking for a nice Harley-Davidson motorcycle? Here you go...
Tags: Images, Design, Advertising, Harley Davidson, Speaking, Unsplash


Inspirational quote art for your home office which may be your forever office: 14 amazing quotes to encourage amazing women

She believed she could so she did. My very favorite inspirational quote. The first time I saw it, not long after I had graduated college, it was printed on a funky wooden brooch by an artist at a craft fair. I pinned it to a jacket, and wore it for ages. From then on, it was like…it was mine. I claim […]
Tags: Quotes, Art, Design, Shopping, Home Decor, Etsy, Home Office, Printables, Cool Websites, Deals And Discount Codes, Art + Decor, Art Prints + Posters


France Design Week 2021 prolonge son appel à projets

Née des Assises du design, la France Design Week a pour objectif de promouvoir le design et les expertises de ses designers auprès des professionnels et de sensibiliser le grand public à sa pratique, en mettant à l’honneur tous les champs du design. Professionnels, grand public et adeptes du design découvrent dans les régions françaises, ou à l’étranger, et sous différents formats – expositions, conférences, visites de studios de design, portes ouvertes d’écoles, workshops, etc. Tout un program...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Designer, Salon, Agenda, Evenement, Fresh Actus, France Design Week


Money Announces Rebrand and Profitability Under Its New Management

Money announced a sitewide rebrand this morning, the result of a year-long process to improve the site speed and user experience, as well as signal a new chapter in the history of the nearly 50-year-old publication. Plans for the redesign began when the advertising technology company Ad Practitioners acquired Money from its parent company, Meredith,...
Tags: Design, Media, Advertising, Ad Practitioners


Omsom Is on a Mission to Reclaim Asian Flavors in Grocery Stores

After studying sociology and economics at Harvard University and working as a management consultant at Bain & Company, Vanessa Pham felt frustrated that she wasn't able to put her energy and skills towards building the world that she wanted to see. This is when Vanessa and her sister Kim decided to start Omsom, a proud...
Tags: Design, Advertising, Harvard University, Kim, Branding, Vanessa, Packaging Design, I'm With the Brand, CPG & Grocery, Mission to Reclaim Asian Flavors in Grocery Stores, Bain Company Vanessa Pham


Habitat for Humanity is building a 3D-printed home in Arizona

In the midst of the race to solve an acute affordable housing crisis in Arizona, Habitat for Humanity is placing its bet on 3D printing.
Tags: Design, Technology, Radio, 3d Printing, Arizona, Affordability, Industry News, 3d Printed Homes, Arizona real estate, Arizona Habitat for Humanity


Easter egg: code in BBC Developer Portal stock photo is editable

The BBC Developer Portal appears to be a bland, password-protected internal area fronted by a similarly bland stock photo of someone authoring code. But the code in the stock photo is editable, an easter egg showing off the kind of subtle expertise the BBC presumably expects of its coders. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Bbc, Websites, Clever, BBC Developer Portal


Modular construction: Using Lego-like blocks to build structures of the future

Modular construction involves building the components of a habitable structure in a factory, and then assembling those components on-site.The history of modular construction stretches back centuries, and it became briefly popular in the U.S. after World War II, but it's never quite caught on.Construction firms like iMod Structures, which constructs buildings that can be modified and relocated, may soon change that.Modular construction is on the rise. Once a marginal sector focused on building a...
Tags: Japan, Design, California, Mexico, China, Environment, Sustainability, Development, Cities, Architecture, South Africa, New Jersey, Innovation, New Zealand, Ikea, Fast Company


Everyone hates the Yugo, except these people who love it

Shortly after the Yugo was introduced in 1985 by then-Yugoslav corporation Zastava Automobiles, it became the most hated car in history. Consumer Reports thrashed the vehicle, writing that the engine "struggled and strained to climb highway grades in high gear," the upholstery was "cloth that resembles towel material," and "our 0-60 mph run took 18.5 seconds." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Cars, Automobiles, Zastava, Yugo


Amid housing shortage, investors double down on prefab startups

Construction startups have raised $1.5 billion since the start of this year as builders rush to address the shortage, according to Crunchbase.
Tags: Design, Radio, Crunchbase, Investors, Prefab, Housing Shortage, Modular Homes, Markets & Economy, VEEV, Prefabrication, Prescient


Citröen C3 Aicross 2022 : l’âge de raison, par le design

Dans la course aux chiffres des ventes de SUV en France, le C3 Aircross -né en 2017- se contentait d’une 5ème place, loin derrière ses frères et confères que sont les Peugeot 2008 & 3008, Renault Captur, ou encore le Dacia Duster. Une place plus que louable sur le segment ultra concurrentiel, dans lequel le design offre souvent une belle partie des ingrédients de la réussite. A l’occasion de son 5ème anniversaire, le C3 Aicross s’offre une cure de jouvence paradoxalement destinée à lui offrir pl...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Cars, Transport, Avignon, Peugeot, Citroën, Automobile, Voiture, Nouveau, Test Drive, Citroen C3 Aircross, Essai, C3 Aircross, Citadine


10 of the most luxurious log cabins on the market

While many of us still associate log cabins with going off the grid, the modern reality is often much more luxurious and expensive.
Tags: Design, Listings, Radio, Luxury, Realtor.com, Log Cabins, Luxury Lens, Becky Bracken, Log Mansions


This programmable fiber has memories and can sense temperature

MIT researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.Yoel Fink, who is a professor in the departments of materials science and engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, a Research Laboratory of Electronics principal investigator, and the senior author on the study, says digital fibers expand the possibilities for fabrics to uncover the context of hidden patterns in the human body...
Tags: Science, Design, Mit, Computers, Engineering, Innovation, Rhode Island, Fink, RISD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Loke, Yoel Fink, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Wei Yan, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Nature Communications Until


Jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix

South Korean designers LEJE created these curious jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix. The style above are called "Slash" Jeans while the below are dubbed "L" Pants. It is not cheap to wear designer glitch garments though. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Fashion, Design, News, Style, Optical Illusions, LEJE


Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel Celebrate Art and New York City

The Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel have teamed to present Art Is New York/New York Is Art. The program invited more than 60 artists to contribute original sketches inspired by the relationship between art and New York City. The works will be posted on vacated storefronts throughout lower Manhattan. Contributing artists include Julian Schnabel, Kiki […]
Tags: Design, News, New York City, Festivals, Artists, Manhattan, Chanel, New York New York, Tribeca Film Festival, Julian Schnabel Kiki


How the Designer Behind Pixar’s ‘Luca’ Crafted a Love Letter to Italy

When production designer Daniela Strijleva joined Pixar’s “Luca” in 2016, she knew two things — the saga was set in Italy and it was a fantasy. With 3D animation informed by director Enrico Casarosa’s cartoony 2D drawings, the movie, available June 18 on Disney Plus, is the story of two teenage boys having a carefree […]
Tags: Design, Italy, Pixar, Luca, Enrico Casarosa, Daniela Strijleva, Disney Plus


Who Designed the 1980s Aesthetic?: Meet the Memphis Group, the Designers Who Created the 80s Iconic Look

For those who remember the 1980s, it can feel like they never left, so deeply ingrained have their designs become in the 21st century. But where did those designs themselves originate? Vibrant, clashing colors and patterns, bubbly shapes; “the geometric figures of Art Deco,” writes Sara Barnes at My Modern Met, “the color palette of Pop Art, and the 1950s kitsch” that inspired designers of all kinds came from a movement of artists who called themselves the Memphis Group, after Bob Dylan’...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Design, Milan, College, Architecture, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Vox, Brian Eno, Memphis, Memphis Tennessee, Dada, Josh Jones, Ettore Sottsass


Design Thinking for the Greater Good: A Free Online Course from the University of Virginia

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector shows how and why human-centered design is a powerful tool. Offered by the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the course lets students “view design thinking success stories from around the world, in areas as diverse as government, health care, and education.” Throughout the course, students will “learn the tools, techniques and mindset needed to use design thinking to uncover new and creative solu...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Design, College, Online Courses, University Of Virginia, Ideo, Greater Good, Social Sector, Darden School of Business, Smithsonian Design Museum Digitizes


‘An architectural fashion show’: Greenwich peninsula’s Design District

From a rooftop basketball court to a caterpillar-shaped food hall, the souk-like London development is architecture at its trendiest. Can its eye-popping buildings lure young creatives – and bring the buzz?A mirror-polished silver box stands proudly on a corner of the Greenwich Peninsula, reflecting a curious new world of architectural experiments. To one side wriggles a transparent caterpillar of a building, with clear plastic stretched around a bright yellow frame, forming a space-age chrysali...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Real Estate, Design, London, Life and style, Communities, Society, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Technology sector, Planning policy, Technology startups, Craft, Regeneration


What real estate agents need to know about slab foundations

Most houses in the U.S. are built on foundations below grade, but agents should be educated on all types of foundations, including slabs, to be able to answer any buyer questions. Let's break down what a slab foundation is and why it can be a smart choice.
Tags: Design, Service, Radio, Agent, Select, New Construction, Foundations, Gerard Splendore, Building Basics, Slab Foundations


Siteless is a book of architectural inspiration

One of my friends gave me a copy of the book, Siteless: 1001 Building Forms by François Blanciak as a gift a few years ago, and I use it often for reference images and inspiration for my drawings. Although I'm not an architect and this is an architecture-inspired book, the forms in it are great for drawing inspiration, creature parts, or just fun eye candy. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Art and design, François Blanciak


2022 BMW 2 Series Coupes Coming Soon

  The 2022 BMW 2 Series coupes are on their way. Dynamic testing, drivetrain, and suspension tuning on the two-door compact are nearing conclusion. Production begins in the late summer of 2021. The new BMW 2 Series is being described as more nimble, agile, and powerful than previous models. Tuning and testing at Nurburgring’s Nordschleife and […] The post 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupes Coming Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Sales, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Branding, Premium, Nurburgring, Ultimate Driving Machine, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Coupes


For sale: Darth Vader helmet house in Houston

When Dr. Jean Cukier decided to build his dream house in Houston, Texas, he grabbed a piece of paper and drew it himself. Cukier loved Star Wars so he took architectural inspiration from Darth Vader's helmet. The 7,000 square-foot, four bedroom/five bath home is now for sale for $4.3 million. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Real Estate, Design, News, Homes, Darth Vader, Houston, Houston Texas, Cukier, Jean Cukier


From Materials to Design: How to Craft Effective Big Banners for Businesses

When a company needs more visibility in the marketplace, a big banner might be one way to attract attention to the company and its message. But to be effective, the banner must be well-designed, well made, and placed effectively. Big banners are similar to billboards except they are more portable and can be placed in a wider range of locations. Banners can be used temporarily and then rolled up and stored until the next time they are needed. Why Do You Need a Banner? A company may have seve...
Tags: Business, Design, Sales, Don, Banners, Blog & Grow, Big Banners for Businesses, Different Types of Banners, Effective Big Banners, Effective Big Banners for Businesses, Miami Banner