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Heatherwick Studio’s glimmering staircase monument, ‘Vessel,’ has topped out after eight months of construction at New York City’s Hudson Yards development.

Miami's Institute of Contemporary Art has opened its dedicated building in the city's Design District, featuring a metallic facade designed by Spanish firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos to

After speaking with Boissy and getting a taste for the passion he has for his job, I'm thinking of referring to him as "The CMO of Smart Cities."

The Future Starts Here explores the advantages and perils of ever-advancing technology and product design, from artificial intelligence to 3D-printing and cryogenic freezing.

The Oakland Athletic's have hired four firms to lead the design and urban planning for their new ballpark on the Peralta site, near the heart of Oakland.

Nick Bannikoff and Carlo Giannasca explain why they’re on a mission to build a strong community of experiential designers here in Australia.

The art installations, which are located along UBC's main mall walkway, work in a way that is similar to invisible ink.

SEGD’s Xlab returned to New York City this month with a focus on “Experiences in the Era of Disruption,” a showcase of how disruption impacts experiential graphic design and how people interac

John Hanke and Brian McClendon think mapping is vital to self-driving cars and augmented reality.

With Open House, Pierluigi Colombo wants us to get smarter with how we use housing spaces.

Wu Chi-kai started in the business 30 years ago and, despite newer technology and government regulations, is still kept busy today.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been selected to collaborate with The Costume Institute on a new exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art focused on the relationsh

A company owned by the Microsoft co-founder is developing a new community from the ground-up based on cutting-edge tech.

As winter approaches, cities around the world are preparing to celebrate the season by transforming their buildings, squares, plazas, and streets into magical illuminated spaces. 

Perkins+Will, the global architecture and design firm that ignited the industry movement toward healthier building materials with its 2008 Precautionary List and 2011 Transparency website, unveiled

An attempt to building a font database with opentype.js

A ‘Hack the City’ wayfinding hackathon on Saturday 25 November is challenging people to travel across Cambridge by walking, cycling or using public transport, then come up with

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Katie Osborn calls her small business, Via Collective, a “wayfinding” company.

Once “typographically promiscuous,” Bierut has a simple method for selecting typefaces–as detailed in this exclusive excerpt from his forthcoming book “Now You See It and Other Essays on Design."

 IDEO's Bryan Walker on the role of a design firm in an ever-changing world.

The work of late gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk will be celebrated in San Francisco's famous Castro District with a large set of ramping steps, designed by US architecture firm Perk

Intersection, the leading smart cities technology and media company, today announced that Philadelphia is the latest city to join the fast-growing Link network.

Now, some 200,000-plus objects chronicling more than 30 centuries of design history have made the jump from 91st street onto the internet.

It’s currently being trialed in Ísafjörður, Iceland, and looks brilliant.

In the US, pumpkins are the ultimate symbol of fall – from autumn holiday centerpieces to Thanksgiving pies to those infamous spiced lattes, the loveable gourd is near inescapable the time October

The show is on view until January 18, 2018, at New York’s center for architecture, a fitting location given the amount of scaffolding that populates the city. 

Using a humanitarian crisis for a marketing stunt made many people angry.

The city of New York is connecting all 32-miles of coastline with public amenities, piece by piece. 

But its influence, and core technology, lives on across the industry.

Chairman of the Global Board, Jerry Anderson, designer for numerous Olympics and Super Bowls, helped provide the vision for their new home.

Cities already have tolls and charges for a lot of services (parking and roads, licenses) in a city but Google is far more efficient at generating money from targeting ads and mobile ads.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.

Red Dot’s new home features several galleries, a cafe, a retail space and outdoor seating.

Creative leaders and innovators are thinking about design thinking in more mature ways. 

At the Oct. 10 commission meeting, Todd Mayfield of Axia Creative, the firm hired to help the city with the program, estimated the signs would be installed in 12 to 18 weeks. 

British architect David Adjaye has released plans for a museum in New York City dedicated to espionage, featuring dimly lit interiors and self-contained exhibitions in weatherin

The city’s director of digital engagement breaks down the ways government can boost public services and resident opportunity with connected tech deployments.

The Starling Crossing is designed to reshape streets by responding in real time to pedestrian movements.

Companies from Best Buy to Forever 21 use Futura, but probably not the original. That’s because it has been endlessly reimagined, imitated, and blatantly ripped off.

From October 11-14th, the 20-minute-long multisensory production Reflections combined music, light and projection, creating a show on the building’s north-facing titanium facades that told the stor

Watch this interview with Massimo Vignelli. You won't be able to help yourself as you listen to his beautifully constructed thoughts about design, success and his career.

A very useful report from the British Design Council about the value of the Design economy (distinct from the Creative Economy).

We talked to Microsoft’s Alex Kipman and other industry leaders about what the blending of real and virtual means for human interaction with tech.

A CompTIA report shows that 6 in 10 US citizens are interested in living in a smart city, despite concerns about cybersecurity and budgetary constraints.

ELIA Frames is a new tactile reading system that claims to be easier to learn than braille. Is it necessary?

According to designers from Brand Union, Local Projects, and more.

Clients invest more, and competition increases among creative shops.

OPINION: The Government is missing an important tool in its bid to ensure the economy continues to deliver for its citizens.

 

Conceived and curated by designer, podcaster, and brand strategist Debbie Millman, this exhibition is an attempt to organize, express, translate and reflect both how we live in language and ho

For the new DAZZLE Project Nik Hafermaas and E-Ink developed a completely new module that can be used in any project. There were a number of real breakthroughs achieved.

Several high-profile, billionaire-backed public spaces are on the outs.

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting citizens to help plan and design new wayfinding street signs and maps for walkers and cyclists.

 

MapSwipe’s clever design encourages users to map remote locations, helping aid workers find people during humanitarian crises.

The 1,600 foot DAZZLE art installation designed by UEBERALL International and created by E Ink was launched today at San Diego International airport.

Apple's iPho ne event was as much about the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 and iPhone X as it was an homage to the company's impressive feats with consumer technology over the last 10 years.

Transit nerds have a new must-read book.

Brand identity firm Matchstic has worked with Atlanta's Department of City Planning to redesign its branding and create new zoning signs around the city.

Has a building, place or a public place made you feel excited, interested, melancholic or stressed? Do some people find a location stimulating, while others find it boring or even alarming?

In the latest in a series called "Why Bother?" by Gresham Smith outlines the rationale for upgrading airport terminals.

The installation celebrates the 70th anniversary of Vestre, a Norwegian family-driven furniture manufacturer known for its colorful, high-quality and long-lasting designs.

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.

Inspired by the pervasive and sometimes creepy effect of the algorithms that power these recommendation ads, Scott Kelly and Ben Polkinghorne–a pair of advertising executives who moonlight as artis

The Stadium Business Design & Development Summit is a high-level networking and knowledge exchange event designed to address the specific needs of key executives engaged in the construction, de

Virtual reality and augmented reality tools for the AEC industry are getting increasingly better and more optimized. 

Penn Station, friendly? Pentagram’s new wayfinding in the notoriously unfriendly transportation hub aims to make it so.

SEPTA's partnership with digital signage firm Intersection will deploy nearly 300 interactive displays to both subway and commuting rail lines. 

Chances are, you’ve probably seen a display or other glowing rectangle displaying an advertizement or tweets, powered by a Raspberry Pi.

Now researchers at MIT have designed a smart city system that leverages the windshield tags used to smooth drivers’ passage onto toll roads and bridges. 

The Virginia city is soliciting plans to redesign the downtown parks where white supremacists recently held violent rallies.

For more than a decade, 1010 has been painting colorful cave-like illusions that make flat surfaces appear as if they have been breached by holes go on forever. 

A clever new traffic implementation in Britain has many hopeful that neighborhood streets will be able to to get all the benefits of speed bumps without the jarring disruptions they create.

“This place is really Instagrammable, you’ll see what I mean.”

Experiential design firms need cool spaces to sell brands. Architects make it happen.

How the glow went from strip clubs to trendy restaurants.

Many—and you know who you are—are extraodinarily creative and active in the later ages, sometimes doing the best work of your lives.

Brunel University graduate Emilios Farrington-Arnas has designed a collection of wearable devices that vibrate to guide visually impaired wearers to a destination.

Developed in Germany, the CityTree is a mobile structure that incorporates mosses and urban furniture to create a possible solution to the polluted air of urban centers.

Watch the construction of the Zaha Hadid-designed Beijing Airport, expected to be the world’s largest, and think about how much you don’t want to be late for a flight in there.

Artist Camille Walala has used her signature colorful style to create a maze inside a southeast London gallery, imagined as a playground where visitors can "unleash th

New York architect David Rockwell's models of his flamboyant set designs for Broadway shows and movies, from Hairspray to Team America, are documented in these photographs.

Constructed from 2,551 silver-and-magenta wound paper tubes, Hive invites visitors to explore their senses in a series of dome-shaped chambers, each scaled to reflect a unique so

Great clear short video explaining the most popular file formats and when to use them. Heads up: The video runs to 5:20 seconds followed by an embedded ad.

Great clear short video explaining the most popular file formats and when to use them. Heads up: The video runs to 5:20 seconds followed by an embedded ad.

For all but the most experienced travelers, navigating the airport can be the most unpleasant part of a trip, filled with stress and potential pitfalls.

Creating 3D maps of all city streetscapes is paramount to the future of self-driving cars. While we’re at it, can it also be helpful for cities?

We gathered insights from eight industry leaders — through panels and interviews — on how to define the concept of a smart city.

The winners were announced over the weekend at a celebration at Toronto's iconic Evergreen Brick Works.

Research is redefining what "good design" means.

We want to bring together countries to look at design’s important role in the big emotive issues of our time,” says festival director.

Imagine if New York’s subway map had only three colors.

“They either communicate well on the different levels intended or they can be visual gibberish.”

The Sign Foundation has a few reports that indicate the value that signs add to a business

The High Line Network, a new forum for cities around the world, isn’t about cloning the park.

Richard Poulin picks his top 13 examples of great graphics and story telling in the built environment for Interior Design magazine.

Shadows are dynamic, changing throughout the day. This study of the shadows cast by buildings in New York provides great insight into the role they play in placemaking through out the year.

Entries for the Taiwan Graphic Design Award are due on July 15.

Julie Maggos didn’t plan on a career in experiential graphic design. Once known as environmental graphics, this niche area is not formally taught at most schools.

From geo-location to sun-paths, here are 10 very useful tips to make you the model SketchUp user of the office.

As in previous years, the event was launched with a mesmerizing video projection mapped onto the sails of Sydney's iconic O pera House.

By now you’ve probably seen those silver, black and blue monoliths on the streets of Manhattan.

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