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Messaging group avatars

“Upload a profile picture” is the question you often face when creating a new messaging group for an upcoming event, a school parent group, etc. Most people go for a relevant picture, for example the class group photo of last year’s end of school year party. But avatars are tiny and often have a circle shape. What jumps out most to the user is the dominant color of the image. So the best solut...
Tags: Design, Colour, Speaking


The Geek in Review Ep. 134 – Teaching Law Students Business Design Skills – Jessica Erickson and Josh Kubicki

Richmond Law School professors Jessica Erickson and Josh Kubicki join us to discuss how they are teaching law students not only the critical skills to “think like a lawyer” but also the understanding that they are entering the world of business. Whether that is in BigLaw, non-profit, in-house, public interest, or solo practice, they need to have a baseline of business acumen to practice and thrive. Prof. Kubicki runs Richmond’s Legal Business Design Hub that delivers leading-edge competitive ski...
Tags: Utah, Business, Podcast, Design, Law, Virginia, Uncategorized, Toronto, Cisco, Chicago, Ford, Arizona, Delta, Craft, Emory, Houston


Nick Cave’s Online Store: Pencils Adorned with Lyrics, Mugs, Polaroids & More

I’m sitting on the balcony Reading Flannery O’Connor With a pencil and a plan – Nick Cave, Carnage Access to technology has transformed the creative process, and many artists who’ve come to depend on it have long ceased to marvel at the labor and time saved, seething with resentment when devices and digital access fails. Musician Nick Cave, founder and frontman of The Bad Seeds, is one who hasn’t abandoned his analog ways, whether he’s in the act of generating new songs, or seeking respite from...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Design, Instagram, Writing, College, Creativity, Vikings, Polaroid, Staffordshire, Nick Cave, Bic, Wim Wenders, Warren Ellis, Flannery O'Connor, Ayun Halliday


Reebok x Eames Office : chaussez des créations inédites du couple mythique !

Après un teasing de sa collaboration avec Eames Office via une collection capsule “Friends & Family”, Reebok dévoile quatre modèles destinés au grand public. Retour sur une collaboration aussi cool qu’étonnante !   Comment tout ça va se dérouler ? La collaboration sortira en deux drops, le premier intitulé “Monotone” transformera la Club C, modèle emblématique de la marque, en deux déclinaisons blanche et noire, ramenées à leur plus simple appareil. Date de sortie ? Jeudi 21 octobre, 10 heur...
Tags: Books, Fashion, New York, Design, Collaboration, Charles, American Airlines, Ray, Vitra, Eames, Ray Eames, Reebok, Eames Office, Jeudi, Eames House, Maharam


‘Existing is an act of resistance’: the Syrian refugees creating design from displacement

An installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale shows how camp residents have transformed the raw materials of aid to preserve their heritage and cultureWhen the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp started to overflow in 2013 it was so big it had become Jordan’s fourth-largest city. The camp, Za’atari, housed a staggering 150,000 people, and the influx of new arrivals meant that another camp had to be built a few kilometres away.Za’atari had been plagued by design flaws that were linked to v...
Tags: Design, Syria, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Refugees, Jordan, Venice Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale, Za'atari, Azraq


Learn to write like an architect

Forget the ersatz typefaces (though they be awesome) and learn how to letter in the distinctive and uniquely legible style of an architect: "Everything had to be clear because a misinterpreted note on a drawing could make for a costly construction error" Even though digital production has made the architectural handwriting tradition less essential, I would argue learning a handwriting style is still a relevant exercise. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Design, News, Architecture, Typefaces, Handwriting


Testicle bath wins Germany's James Dyson Award

Industrial designer Rebecca Weiss has won Germany's James Dyson Award which "celebrates, encourages and inspires the designers of new problem-solving ideas." The problem she is trying to solve is the limited number of male birth control options. The proposed solution is a new kind of male contraception device enabling the testicles to be periodically submerged in an ultrasound bath to inhibit sperm motility. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Germany, Contraception, James Dyson, Rebecca Weiss


Weird Wheels: United Nude’s ‘Lo-Res Car’ Up for Auction

If anybody has a soft spot for wedge designs and the automotive future envisioned during the 1970s, it’s yours truly. While mainstream vehicles being manufactured during the Malaise Era often left a lot to be desired, the concepts were sublime and led to some of the most unique-looking production cars in automotive history. I’m talking about […] The post Weird Wheels: United Nude’s ‘Lo-Res Car’ Up for Auction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Auctions, Autos, Concept Cars, Lo Res, Petersen Automotive Museum, Art Cars, Wedge, News Blog, Automotive Design, Styling, Concept Vehicles, Golf Carts, Lo-Res Car, United Nude, Weird Wheels


Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with grim Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID


Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID


Prototype design

I am currently working flat out on a new business that my wife and I are putting together in the field of healthcare. With a bit of luck, we can take the covers of at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco next January. (Hopefully after that I can boost the SlideMagic product more, I have a few interesting ideas). I am becoming better and better at designing web front ends, fusing what I am learning about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with what was already in my head when it comes to...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Speaking, JP Morgan Healthcare


2 years after leaving Apple, Jony Ive's new design company finally has a website - take a look

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images LoveFrom, the design firm by former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Marc Newson, has a new website. The site describes LoveFrom as "a creative collective" that is "fanatically devoted to excellence." Ive departed Apple in 2019 after leading its design on products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. A design firm from the man behind the look of many of Apple's iconic products now has an official website. Jony Ive was Apple's chief design officer and led th...
Tags: Apple, Design, Trends, Ferrari, Financial Times, Jony Ive, Ives, Justin Sullivan Getty, Ive, Marc Newson, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Exor, LoveFrom, Newsroom Affiliate Link


Two years after leaving Apple, Jony Ive's new design company finally has a website - take a look

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images LoveFrom, the design firm by former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Marc Newson, has a new website. The site describes LoveFrom as "a creative collective" that is "fanatically devoted to excellence." Ive departed Apple in 2019 after leading its design on products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. A design firm from the man behind the look of many of Apple's iconic products now has an official website. Jony Ive was Apple's former chief design officer, le...
Tags: Apple, Design, Trends, Ferrari, Financial Times, Jony Ive, Ives, Justin Sullivan Getty, Ive, Marc Newson, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Exor, LoveFrom


Aeroflot: a history of the Soviet airline – in pictures

The story of one of the world’s oldest carriers is told through photographs, posters and ephemera in Bruno Vandermueren’s book Aeroflot – Fly Soviet, published by FUEL Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Design, Russia, Culture, Illustration, Art and design, Air transport, Airline Industry, Aeroflot, Bruno Vandermueren


The creator economy needs a Universal Basic Income — here’s why

The internet — and now Web3 — has created an environment where anyone can share their creations with people worldwide. Digital technology has also enabled professionals to work remotely without being tied down by an office job. The creator economy encompasses the new generation of creators and innovators who are not limited by the 9–5. This trend has been emerging for years, but it’s only recently been given a name. It’s an economy where creative entrepreneurs can work from anywhere they please,...
Tags: Startups, Design, Digital, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Creativity, House of Talent


A Guitarist Rocks Out on Guitars Made from Shovels, Cigar Boxes, Oil Cans & Whisky Barrels

When Keith Richards felt he’d gone as far as he could go with the six-string guitar, he took one string off and played five, a trick he learned from Ry Cooder. These days, the trend is to go in the opposite direction, up to seven or eight strings for highly technical progressive metal compositions and downtuned “djent.” Traditionalists may balk at this. A five-string, after all, is a modification easily accomplished with a pair of wire-cutters. But oddly shaped eight-string guitars seem ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Design, College, George Harrison, Creativity, Johnson, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, Keith, Robert Johnson, Keef, Josh Jones, Justin Johnson, Durham NC Follow, Diddley Bow


Medieval Tennis: A Short History and Demonstration

British You Tuber Nikolas “Lindybiege” Lloyd is a man of many, many interests. Wing Chun style kung fu… Children’s television produced in the UK between 1965 and 1975… Ancient weaponry, chainmail, and historically accurate WWII model miniatures… Actress Celia Johnson, star of the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter… Evolutionary psychology… …and it would appear, tennis. But not the sort you’ll find played on the grass courts of Wimbledon, or for that matter, the hard courts of the US...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Design, London, Youtube, College, France, Sports, History, Paris, Shakespeare, Henry V, Penn, Wilson, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn


This is the era of the book blob

For several years now, bookstores are overflowing with blobs of amorphous shape and warm colors. In Print magazine, RE Hawley explores the book jacket trend of the decade. From Print: This design trend, well into its third or fourth year in the major publishing houses, has attracted plenty of nicknames and attendant discourse online—culture critic Jeva Lange calls it "blobs of suggestive colors," while writer Alana Pockros calls it the "unicorn frappuccino cover," and New Yorker writer Kyle C...
Tags: Post, Books, Design, News, Hawley, Kyle Chayka, Jeva Lange, Alana Pockros


My frame is true: new wave posters – in pictures

Andrew Krivine began collecting music industry flyers and posters in 1977 on his annual trip from the US to see family in London. “I’d go on expeditions to Camden Market, Rough Trade, Stiff Records and even brazenly walk into the headquarters of Virgin Records,” he recalls. By the time he’d finished college in the early 80s (spending a year in the UK as well as studying in Chicago), he’d amassed around 5,500 items of memorabilia for punk and new wave LPs, gigs and clubs. The finest of these have...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, Design, London, US, Chicago, Culture, Art and design, Graphic Design, Posters, Virgin Records, Andrew Krivine, Camden Market Rough Trade Stiff Records, Krivine


Bored of your wardrobe? Try wearing one colour at a time

Dress in ‘monoclo’, says artist Pascal Anson, and you’ll rethink your relationship with clothes for ever. Jess Cartner-Morley gives it a goIt started when Pascal Anson’s mum bought him a yellow jumper for his birthday. “I already had a pair of yellow trousers, yellow socks and a yellow belt. So I thought I’d wear them all together, as an experiment.” He enjoyed the experiment so much he gave it a name – “monoclo” – and turned it into an event at Kingston University, London, where he was a senior...
Tags: Fashion, Design, London, Life and style, Bbc, Culture, Art and design, Fashion industry, Men's Fashion, Royal College of Art, Kingston University, Anson, Jess Cartner Morley, Vintage Fashion, Pascal Anson, Monoclo


September linkfest

I’m about halfway through Virginia Postrel’s 2020 book The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, and the only reason I haven’t finished it is because I keep stopping to take notes, usually punctuated with exclamation marks. Postrel is a journalist and independent scholar who has written very good books about style and glamour; here she elegantly blends centuries of research and her own investigations (she learned to spin thread, spent a week at a traditional Indian dyeing school,...
Tags: Books, Death, Design, Minnesota, Wikipedia, Animals, Women, Web/Tech, New York Times, Linguistics, Colors, Jargon, Branding, Latin, Clive Thompson, David Sedaris


Apple's former design chief Jony Ive is reportedly helping Ferrari design its first electric car

Jony Ive is the designer behind many of Apple's most recognizable products. Getty Ex-Apple designer Jony Ive's firm is collaborating with Ferrari on its first electric car, FT reports. The luxury carmaker plans to introduce its electric vehicle in 2025. Jony Ive designed iconic Apple products like the iPhone, Mac, and iPod. See more stories on Insider's business page. A design firm headed by Jony Ive, Apple's former chief design officer, and industrial designer Marc Newson...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Design, News, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tech, Designer, Ferrari, Airbnb, Electric Car, Financial Times, Jony Ive, Ive, Marc Newson


Opinion: How Hyundai and Kia Have Made Design a Strength

I got my first, in-person taste of the upcoming Kia EV6 this past weekend in Irvine, California. It was a beautiful 77-degree day spent amid rolling hills under blue, sunny skies – even the people I met were wonderful. They were tanned, attractive, “California” people who were cheerful and engaging. No matter what California sent […] The post Opinion: How Hyundai and Kia Have Made Design a Strength appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, California, Autos, Hyundai, Kia, New Cars, Irvine California, News Blog, Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq5


Andy Warhol’s Vibrant, Impractical, Illustrated Cookbook from 1959: A Feast for the Eyes

Gorgeously illustrated cookbooks featuring sumptuous images of fancy desserts and other special occasion food can be quite an intimidating proposition to self-doubting beginners. The recipes themselves are daunting, and as every Great British Baking Show viewer learns, watching the top contestants squirm in advance of co-host Paul Hollywood‘s icy judgment, flavor can’t save an edible creation that fails as art. Andy Warhol’s approach to cookery appears rather more blithe. His 1959 cookbook, Wil...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Design, Rizzoli, College, New York City, Frankfurt, Food & Drink, New York Times, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Upper East Side, Portlandia, Fdr, Stanford University


This TikToker Gave Brands the Refresh They Didn’t Know They Needed

Earlier this month, TikTok user Emily Zugay uploaded a satirical video in which she made mock redesigns of famous logos. A week later, huge brands like Adobe, Tampax, Nascar and Tinder had left comments on the video, begging her to make crude reimaginings of their own marks. She more than delivered, sharing more MS Paint-esque...
Tags: Design, Advertising, Creative, Voice, Emily Zugay, Adobe Tampax Nascar


How Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates and others in the tech elite see themselves and the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased substantially in 2020. Nick Wass/Associated Press From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, the tech elite is "a class for itself," according to a PLoS ONE study. One researcher said they deny their role in influencing democracy with their financial capital. The researchers claimed the tech elite's view of the world was shaped by a meritocratic ideology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The tech elite is "a class for itself...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, UK, Design, Microsoft, Democracy, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Wealth, Language, Bill Gates


Humans won't be able to control a superintelligent AI, according to a study

Machines already perform certain tasks without humans understanding how they learned it. Reuters A Max-Planck Institute study suggests humans couldn't prevent an AI from making its own choices. The researchers used Alan Turing's "halting problem" to test their theory. Programming a superintelligent AI with "containment algorithms" or rules would be futile. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It may not be theoretically possible to predict the actions of artifici...
Tags: Apple, UK, Science, Design, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Robots, Alan Turing, Ai, Nordic, Google Amazon, Isaac Asimov, Baker McKenzie, Asimov


The smart toilet era is here! Are you ready to share your analprint with big tech?

Loo design has barely changed in 150 years – until now. Will people trade their privacy for the chance to find out exactly what is in their waste?For the past 10 years, Sonia Grego has been thinking about toilets – and more specifically what we deposit into them. “We are laser-focused on the analysis of stool,” says the Duke University research professor, with all the unselfconsciousness of someone used to talking about bodily functions. “We think there is an incredible untapped opportunity for ...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Design, Technology, Biology, Life and style, Architecture, Art and design, Smart Homes, Duke University, Grego, Sonia Grego, Coprata Grego


Experience Thinking – The Next Evolution for Design Thinking

GUEST POST from Anthony Mills Prologue Design Thinking is an incredibly powerful way to approach the design of just about anything that involves an interaction with people (or other intelligent creatures). Its underlying philosophy of Human Centered Design requires that … Continue reading →
Tags: Design, Innovation, Experience Design, Design Thinking, Experience Thinking, Anthony Mills


Three Tips for Unforgettable Content Creation

Having spent over 15 years in the presentation world, we have a philosophy here that simplicity is best, bullet points are an eyesore, and stories work.   We’ve seen this in action and have witnessed its success time after time.   Unforgettable content is just a few action steps away for any presenter.   You just have to know what to put on the slide, what to leave off, and how to approach your narrative.   Thankfully, we’ve got three solid content tips that will get you well on your way tow...
Tags: Design, Powerpoint, Presentation, Content Creation, Content Strategy, Speaking, Presentation Design, Presentation Content, PowerPoint presentation, Content Strategist, Powerpoint Hacks, Presentation Trends, Powerpoint Tips, Powerpoint Tricks