Latest in: Design

Why Google’s bookmark manager and Docs have purposefully bad UI

From Dave Lynam's post on the Bookmark OS blog: Google’s core business is still search. By neglecting UI and design for these products, Google corals user behavior into a “search-first” mentality. The more disorganized …
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July 12, 2021
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Photos of the rare P-series iPhone prototypes running Acorn OS

The iPhone has no doubt been a crazy success since the early days. But how did the iPhone end up being such a success? Speculation, rumors and the lack of a design-first company in …
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August 3, 2020
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What is a sand dam and how do they work?

A simple reinforced rubble cement wall can re-capture millions of gallons of water normally lost during the rain seasons in arid regions.
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February 17, 2020
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‘Parasite’ house is a custom-built film set, designed by Bong Joon-Ho and Lee Ha-Jun

The architect is fictional. But the genius was real. The fictional Namgoong Hyeonja house is actually a custom-built film set. Designed to be flooded, controlled lighting, trap doors and features custom designed furniture.
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January 10, 2020
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Syd Mead, designer and artist of future worlds, dies at 86

Neil Genzlinger reporting for The New York Times: Syd Mead, a designer whose wide-ranging work included envisioning vehicles of the future as well as helping to shape the look of environments in movies like …
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January 3, 2020
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Donald Judd’s Furniture

Donald Judd, was a truly wonderful artist. He was a Texan, a self-proclaimed minimalist (many attribute the term's ubiquity and elevated definition to his contributions). He was a pioneer in fabrication methods, a prolific …
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December 18, 2019
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David Harbour’s Cozy Reconstructed New York Loft

Juliet Izon for Architectural Digest writes: Then, after about three years of searching, he came across a space in the Nolita neighborhood that he describes as an uncut gem. “It didn't look like much,” …
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December 15, 2019
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Interfaces, People and Machines: Good Design Goes Beyond Just Good Looks

Interface: people, machines, design, is a new show exhibiting at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in New South Wales, Australia. From the exhibition's description: Interface: people, machines, design explores how design has been …
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December 15, 2019
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PlayStation Turns 25

The single largest innovator in the video gaming space just turned 25 year old today. Before the PlayStation came around, controllers were bulky, console felt like outcasts in your entertainment center. Joysticks felt clumsy, …
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December 3, 2019
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The Library That Almost Wasn’t, Hunters Point Community Library

Libraries, all-too-frequently, are sadly neglected. They serve so many wonderful purposes. They are civil centers, repositories of information, waypoints of knowledge and are doorways to other worlds. What should be celebrated is often left …
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November 23, 2019