Human Clock Unites Global Population in Time

Despite an infinite number of cultural differences, the human population is unified by one inescapable, constant: the passage of time. Hoping to celebrate the incredible diversity of individuals united by time, creative agency WE ARE Pi has designed an interactive “Human Clock” for social conference TEDxAmsterdam. The Human Clock is a true digital timekeeper. Individuals […]

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The Weird-Looking Woojer Adds Haptic Feedback To Whatever Game You Play

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Visually Arresting GIFs and Next-Level Cinemagraphs

Photography It was on the photography-based PetaPixel website that I first heard of what are called cinemagraphs. While cinemagraphs are uploaded as GIFs, in essence a cinemagraph is to a standard GIF what color footage is to black-and-white. With a cinemagraph, a photographer uses photo compositing techniques to animate only selective elements of a photograph, […]

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Name Your Price Gadget Store Goes Live

Name your price websites aren’t a new phenomenon. Priceline lead the pack as early as the 1990s with a bidding process for travel-related expenses, and name your price bundle websites are thick on the virtual ground. Greentoe is entering the market with the same service for gadgets of all stripes. Durable goods have been a […]

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App, Magazine and IRL Community for Collaborating Creators

The Internet, thus far, has encouraged an individualistic approach to many creative pursuits. Utilitarian tools like Doodle and Google Docs have offered a collaborative culture to more verbal, often less creative pursuits, but visual and musical collaboration has sometimes taken an indirect path, with artists often appropriating and reusing each other’s work but not really […]

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Solidifying the Cross-Channel Retail Experience [Future of Retail]

As part of our 2015 Future of Retail report, we reached out to industry experts and tastemakers to get their opinions on the key trends shaping the future. Neil Blumenthal is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker, an eyeglass retailer working to solve the problem of an overpriced market by offering designer eyewear, while leading the way for social […]

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Big Ass Lights: How Direct Sales Can Lead to Better Product Design

Business We’ve periodically covered Big Ass Fans (here and here), the Kentucky-based company that shrewdly changed their name from High Volume Low Speed Fan Company. Due to their no-nonsense marketing approach, the efficient, sturdy design of their product and periodic design refreshes, they’ve grown into something like the Dyson of overhead air movement systems. And […]

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Tinder-Style App, Magazine and IRL Community for Collaborating Creators

The Internet, thus far, has encouraged an individualistic approach to many creative pursuits. Utilitarian tools like Doodle and Google Docs have offered a collaborative culture to more verbal, often less creative pursuits, but visual and musical collaboration has sometimes taken an indirect path, with artists often appropriating and reusing each other’s work but not really […]

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IDEO Envisions Future of Self-Driving Cars

Part-study, part-imaginative exercise, a new project from an innovation think-tank offers a vibrant vision of how urban life will be altered by self-driving vehicles. While no one can nail down the specific nature of tomorrow’s roads, the team is confident that “automobility” will “unlock a new wave of efficiency, convenience, and urban growth.” “The Future […]

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‘Technical Design’ and Branding Collide to Create Audi Car-Sharing System

Disruptive digital applications for ride-sharing and car-sharing technologies have been a growing trend – mainly created by smaller garage and incubator based technology startup companies, rather than design firms. For a refreshing, and perhaps needed change, design studio Kram/Weisshaar recently teamed up with Audi to “technically design” and develop a car-sharing initiative to encourage drivers […]

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