Ikea to its designers: Make our old stuff better.
In Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving, author Jon Kolko argues that involving end users in the entire design process ensures a humane design solution.
After the outbreak, turn-by-turn directions to Michelin-level dining just didn’t have the same flare.
The very best examples do more than that, offering novel, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that approaches to such everyday activities as listening to music, reading a book, and changing the TV channel.
Design, beer, and crowdsourcing: a new marketing trifecta?
A silver ring by Torafu Architects rubs off over time to reveal a gold wedding band beneath.
It’ll just need a better name than “polyvinyl alcohol.”
The designer’s goal: To manipulate "energy that is naturally used to harm and destroy."
The color black, the designers say, lets form and function come to the fore.
Timo Arnall’s "Robot Readable World" is an impressionistic glimpse of what our sensor-stuffed surroundings are seeing.
Robin Sloan’s "tap essay" suggests that interface design isn’t just for products--it’s for ideas, too.
That hole in the ozone is invisible. But a hole in your cup is pretty tough to ignore.