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There were plenty of great design talks at the TED conference this year. Over the five-day ideas conference held in Vancouver last week, revered architects, urbanists, engineers, and a winsome illustrator took turns regaling the audience about the power of design to create a beautiful, more humane future.
EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon unveiled its design for the new Hayward Field, and said the changes to the historic track stadium will make it “the finest track and field facility in the world.” The re-designed stadium, scheduled to open in 2020, will hold nearly 13,000 fans, and will be expandable to ...

KENT, Ohio - The competition to design and build a new, $72.9 million College of Business Administration building for Kent State University has come down to four finalist teams that include some of the world's leading architecture firms. All of the competitors have proposed buildings with distinctive shapes ...
The design for the new Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau building was unveiled at the Hannibal City Council meeting Tuesday, and the building is a nod to the city's river history. Tourism Director Gail Bryant presented renderings done by Architechnics that show the front of the building with two ...
You open what looks like a bill, but it's just junk mail. You click through a donation process too fast, and they turn your one-time donation into a monthly contribution. A snack's packaging makes it look bigger; an opinion poll is obviously one-sided; when you copy-paste a line from an article, the site adds a ...
Times Square doesn't typically scream good design. The Crossroads of the World is more commonly associated with huge, flashy billboards and folks dressed up in Elmo costumes hustling tourists for a few bucks. But in May, the area will be the home of the Design Pavilion, the de facto hub for the ...

r/crappydesign. Crappy design is dedicated to objects, advertising, and signage created by people lacking taste or skill. Asshole design, on the other hand, is about products that feel like they were created with malicious intent. Some of this work truly seems to be the work of a diabolical designer who wants ...
With its last few debuts, BMW has slowly expanded the portion of its gauge cluster dedicated to screens instead of traditional dials. The next iteration of its instrument cluster ditches physical gauges entirely. During its Digital Day 2018 event, BMW has offered up a look at the next iteration of its iDrive ...
Standing in the Ilonka Karasz exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum it struck me that the reality of design history and my understanding of it stood at odds with one another. Karasz's work spans from the 1910s to the 1970s and across multiple medias including textiles, illustration, and ...
Up in Loyal Heights, down the road from Ballard High School, this 1902 farmhouse hangs onto its roots—but adds some major polish. A simple, symmetrical exterior design leads to a cozy interior lined with hardwoods. The living room gathers around a fireplace, which at some point was converted from ...
David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), has rejected praise for giving back to his Tasmanian hometown by choosing to set up Australia's most experimental and popular gallery there. “People keep saying, 'It's so great that you did this in the place where you were born',” he said in ...
Today it's also everyday consumers who produce media content, design products and invest in startups -- not to mention those who also act as retailers, food critics, tour guides and even taxi drivers. Consumer-generated content (CGC) wipes out the traditional wall between producer and consumer.
Jenny Lam, a longtime Seattle tech design leader, is now at Oracle. Oracle confirmed to GeekWire that Lam has joined the company as SVP of UX design leadership, but declined t o comment further. GeekWire has reached out to Lam for comment on the move. Lam was the co-founder of design consultant ...
Google revealed yesterday that it's planning to launch a new Gmail design in the coming weeks. The refreshed design will appear for Gmail users on the web, bringing it closer to the company's tweaks for Gmail on mobile devices. The Verge has obtained screenshots of the new Gmail design, currently ...
The April City of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel public hearing, with six items on the docket, was destined to run long, even without the late start as a result of the previous meeting's running 20 minutes over. Upon adjournment, however, even the three panelists in attendance mentioned their ...
Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week we look at how to design a stylish playroom. A child's playroom is a world of wonder—filled with the toys and trinkets and educational games that ...
Charlie Schaefer, former senior vice president of deisgn at Ralph Lauren, talks at the grand opening avenue for Greyson Clothiers, while PGA pro and brand ambarassador Morgan Hoffmann looks on. Schaefer started Greyson, a golf apparel company, in 2015 and recently opened his first shop on Worth ...

A final design OK was given by the Board of Supervisors on March 27 to a large portion of the project – a 50-room inn made up of a main building and separate cottages, spa, restaurant, and 102 parking spaces, all located on a plateau area of a 52-acre parcel off of Sonoma Hwy. across from Lawndale ...
As design teams start to develop long-term solutions, they will need to consider vegetation along with structure. “Almost every bit of landscape acts as a fuel,” warns Stephanie Landregan, the former chief landscape architect of the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, an agency dedicated to the ...
Dwight Township High School students were chosen to design a pattern to decorate the Illinois Easter egg on display at the White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday. From left to right, browsing the designs last month, are senior Faith Roland; English teacher Lindsey Jensen; and ...
Until then, there's the reality: It's no small challenge to design something on a grand scale in Boston that's both practical and pretty, that's financially sensible and visually stunning. On the long, winding road to approval, it's easy for bold design to turn dull, for an architectural exclamation point to become ...
The committee of the Spokane Park Board overseeing work in Riverfront Park will meet at 8:30 a.m. April 9 at City Hall to consider the recommendation that “Step Well” should be built in the Clocktower Meadow of the park. The full Spokane Park Board will vote on the design and location at their monthly ...
For years, companies have been using questionable user-interface design tactics to steer your behavior online. Broadly known as “dark UX,” these subtle interventions—colors of buttons, size of fonts, the layout of a page—manipulate users to do things they didn't intend to do, such as subscribe to a service ...
A committee selected Mr. Koolhaas and his firm OMA in an architectural competition to design the 55,000-square-foot building, which will host events for the congregation as well as Koreatown's greater community. The Audrey Irmas Pavilion is OMA's first commission from a religious institution, and its first ...
Their design skills touched tens of millions of car owners. The women were the early designers of child seats, latches, adjustable lumbar buckets, and head up displays — a system of displaying information, such as speed or RPMs, in the driver's line of sight instead of below on the instrument panel.".
The developers of the first-generation ADAS solutions tried to overcome the design stumbling blocks by creating complex software, and what they found is that the pre-programmed algorithmic approach doesn't work well in the complex physical world of automobiles. New algorithms had to be created for ...
A design competition has been launched to find the designer for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, and the anticipation is already rising. Past pavilions have been created to wide acclaim by architects, artists and designers such as Thomas Heatherwick, Asif Khan and Wolfgang Buttress – all of which ...
When Apple opened its first store in 2001, the company's attention to design and customer satisfaction permeated the whole experience. The interior was adorned in slick wood and wrapped in glass to lure in potential shoppers; the laptops, desktops, iPads and iPhones were not just on display but available for trying out; ...
The changing of the clocks at the weekend brings earlier evenings, something organisers have been keen to jump on this week. If you're staying in the city over the holiday weekend, make the most of the quieter streets by catching Modigliani exhibition and the highly popular Superflex installation at the ...
For the 21st installment of Dining by Design, designers and manufacturers brought elaborate vignettes to Pier 92 in New York. DIFFA's annual fundraiser, part of the Architectural Digest Design Show, supports organizations that fight HIV/AIDS. Leaders from Perkins + Will, Rapt Studio, Rottet Studio, ...
They designed everything from baseball and soccer fields to gymnastics jungle gyms. In the process, they learned how to design, measure and build models. Students said they had fun on the project because it allowed them to be creative. Serenity Newett said she wants to learn more about it in the future.
Cofounded with fellow educator Nicole Cerra, Design Tech High School—known as d.tech—opened in 2014. At first, students were holed up in a single corridor of Mills High School in Millbrae, just south of San Francisco, earning it the nickname “Half-a-Hallway High”; the next year, d.tech relocated to a ...
From April 5-7, the annual event at the Los Angeles Convention Center will highlight more than 2,000 innovative furnishings and products, including lighting, kitchen and bath and home technology as well as self-guided home tours throughout the city, free design consultations with architects and interior ...
By design, Airbnb mines your history to build your profile, and that's incredibly problematic for transgender people who've established a new life. In this sense, it's a perfect example of what happens when design isn't inclusive by default–when a decent solution for 98% of the population can be extremely ...
BERLIN – The Worthington Meeting House will return to its original appearance in new restoration design plans recently discussed with the Town Council. “It's great to see it's going back to what it originally was,” said Mayor Mark Kaczynski. Built in 1774, the town-owned meeting house has been a ...
As the millenial population takes over as the largest generational group in the nation, hospitals and clinics are having to shift their design, and they're relying ... HKS was responsible for the design of the Texas Health Resources Cancer Center, which incorporates modern design features for the savvy and ...
Part of Rare's decision to build anti-toxicity measures directly into Sea of Thieves' core design can be seen almost immediately upon playing. Players have a brig aboard their pirate ship, for example. Jerome Hagen, a user researcher at Microsoft, said that feature was one of many implemented to let players ...
For Ewan McEoin, an environmental scientist and curator at National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, this up-and-coming generation would do well to move away from the Modernist notion that design can only serve as a tool of industry. “We need a new mode of practice,” he says, “that can be ...
Designing for a plaza in Ahmedabad, she distils the many needs of Indian public seating into this fluidic two-piece modular design. Made from ferroconcrete, it uses the material's ability to be sculpted to achieve excellent ergonomics, user flexibility and flowing lines. While one piece provides seating with ...
How could Facebook change its platform to give users more control of their data, and possibly rebuild trust among its user base of 2.13 billion people? Co.Design posed that question to five experts this week. Their answers underline how Facebook could rebuild trust with more ethical design–but even that ...
For its March 2018 issue, Metropolis Magazine explored the three great North American design regions: The Pacific Northwest, North Carolina, and Minnesota. We looked at each area's deep historic connections to architecture and design, as well as the contemporary practices thriving there today.
The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) today announced that it is rescinding its 2018 Design Awards from architects Richard Meier and Peter Marino. The decision, made by AIANY's board of directors, comes on the heels of recent sexual harassment allegations against Meier, ...
If you're looking to spend money at an auction, the smart bet is to go with a piece of furniture rather than a painting. The market for design is booming with average sales prices increasing by 35% from 2016, according to the latest DeTnk Collectible Design Report. The annual survey also indicates a 17% ...
Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method also has the potential to impact the discovery of new optical and data storage materials, catalysts that impact pharmaceutical ...
According to Adobe, companies with a strong design outperform companies with a weak design by 219% on the S&P Index (a stock market index) over the span of 10 years. In fact, 48% of people surveyed by Tyton Media said that the website design of a business was their number one factor in determining ...
Last week, Christopher Hawthorne—the Los Angeles Times's architecture critic of 14 years—announced he'd be leaving his post to become L.A.'s first-ever chief design officer. The new role, specially created for him by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, signaled that design criticism now had a seat at the ...
Joe Shih Architects and Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop have won the international competition to design an art museum in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Called "The Hill", the winning design for the Taoyuan Museum of Art features a pair of buildings with inclined green roofs on either side of a raised railway. Taoyuan ...
At launch, that means that Figma has created an API which makes it relatively simple for a developer to reach into a Figma repository and specify a design (or lots of designs) to use in a third-party app or service. As in the past, there's still one true version of a design: It stays in Figma, and the current iteration ...
Design-led brands from both home and abroad were more prominent at Chic Shanghai, which ran concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, with designer brand showrooms taking up the entire north hall of Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center. Chic Shanghai's total ...
Have you heard of the term “Matryoshka doll design?” It is used by the motoring media when referring to the repetitive design approach some mainstream and luxury manufacturers are currently using. You can see it on modern cars by the German premium trio, and Mercedes-Benz even says its customers ...


 

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