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Many U.S. cities today promote biking and walking, but streets have actually become more dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. Here’s what needs to change.

The notion of “design thinking”—which takes some of the tools involved in shaping physical products and applies them to the task of building better systems and organizations—has been around for dec

The largest design agency in the world has used design thinking to expand the number and type of problems that they tackle and the sphere of influence that they have in the world.

Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, stood in the center of the room and prepared to become digital.

Now more than ever, builder owners and city planners are looking to design firms to incorporate crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) as an initial line of defense against public th

The type, which features rounded edges carved into wood in all caps, has become an icon of the National Parks system.

David Adjaye has created a "provocation or a question" for the public with an exhibition on his monuments and memorials at the Design Museum in London.

Throughout history, stadiums have been transformed into villages, shopping centers, and more. The next wave of stadiums could power cities.

52% of the Millennials buy experiences over goods and services. The experience economy is coming at us like an express train.

Inc Magazine explains the development of the Experience Economy in the USA. the younger generation is spending 4x more on Experiences versus products and services. Care to ignore that trend?

Asia's Financial Review lays out the case for the developing Experience Economy.

McKinsey weighs in with some financial analysis to help you underpin your next pitch.

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Dusty Duistermars of JLL’s Digital Solutions group. talks about the journey (yes, it is not a simple step) towards smart and intelligent workspaces.

After more than 30 years, I was contemplating quitting my beloved design job.

In this installment of IFA's Smart City series, Marc Bielas provides four different sources of smart city media to frame your understanding of smart cities in 2019 and beyond.

With hundreds of design fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place around the world every year, it can be hard to choose which to attend.

Late last month, The Guardian published a piece with the somewhat incendiary title “How placemaking is tearing apart social housing communities.”

This 30-minute webinar will discuss how technology is now being used on hotel and resort properties to better serve and enhance the guest experience, what emerging technologies are currently being

We talk to long list of designers who work at the intersection of sound and design about how and why the two worlds so often meet.

For Lyft's VP of Design Katie Dill, building a team is like mixing a great cocktail – it’s about finding the right balance of ingredients. Here’s a peek into her approach.

Over the past few years, design thinking has quickly gained momentum in the business world.

Even though it looks like it’s buried deep in the Norwegian forest, the outdoor care center is only 650 feet from the Oslo University Hospital.

A holographic pyramid by SYNDICATE Architects has been selected as the winner of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art's Summer Cinema Pavilion competition.

Seattle is the new home of an inspirational educational institution called the Center for Design.

Cities sometimes fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that.

Digital ads can do good in the world–they can be programmed to serve the community in times of crisis.

We look back at the top smart cities stories of 2018.

Samsung today announced that it has recently finished implementing its SMART Signage at the new Istanbul Airport, which will be the world’s largest airport once fully-completed, serving 200 million

Design leaders at Microsoft, Google, Ideo, Pentagram, Gensler, and more weigh in.

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society announced a $10 million lead gift to the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations from The Starr Foundation, one of the largest private

Cadbury’s fight over 2865c raises many questions, like can a company own a Pantone color?

How do you see Artificial Intelligence (AI) figuring in the future of digital signage?

Dimensional Innovations (DI) partnered with Cabela’s for the opening of their newest location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The "I amsterdam" letters have been removed from outside the Rijksmuseum in the Dutch capital, after they were accused of promoting mass tourism.

Designers have never been more in demand. But when you’re just starting out, how do you identify the right opportunity?

Go ahead, get that second beer. Call your Mom. You have time.

Eva Hagberg Fisher on the recurring refrain of what happened to all the good architecture writing.

From office items to treats, here are 20 delightful and *actually* useful design gifts on a budget.

As 2018 draws to a close, accommodation website Airbnb has dived into their data to reveal the most creative cities and countries from the year.

Design is more than color, shape, or font — it’s a powerful tool that mediates our relationship with the world.

GPS continues to play a prominent role in innovative digital signage, and can help the transportation industry deliver a stronger customer experience.

Midtown Athletic Club is not your typical health club.

The latest release from the most comprehensive source for information on the value of design for business. This report extends the information available to defend the value of design.

Every airport has a different ride-share pickup point, and every airport has different signage. Officials at LAX hope to change that.

The sneaker giant has an ambitious new goal: Woo people who hate shopping IRL.

Augmented reality is the unique process of taking an image and actively layering it over an existing surface in real time.

Nobel Prize winner, John O'Keefe's, Google Talk about how the human brain navigates its way around the environment.

Cryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns has revealed plans to develop a large parcel of Nevada's desert into a smart city powered by blockchain technology.

“Good design is good business”: This line from then-IBM president Thomas J.

CG is proud to announce the Spring Garden Connector project has been recognized by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania AIA and ASLA members, and has received a Design Citation in the

Picasso’s genius as an artist hovers over the cultural landscape like a giant zeppelin.

The boutique design firm sells to DXC Technology for an undisclosed sum.

Design group helps set the stage for professional confidence and manufacturing success.


Ten pros share their tricks for staying engaged with your work.

Retail is no longer about products; it’s about the relationship between a brand and its audience.

The result of the public vote to scrap Foster + Partners' partially built airport for Mexico City has not gone down well among local architects.

Although the term has been used since the 19th century, it was only recently embraced by designers to describe a workplace strategy or aesthetic.

Autonomous car proponents say that they will make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists–but will car drivers accept the changes in car culture that come from truly livable streets?

Ideo partner Michael Hendrix discusses how design thinking can be used as a superficial tool to make a company seem innovative–even when it’s not.

The Management Consultancy, McKinsey has just released their report on the business value of design. It is one more index that proves the quantifiable value of implementing design.

Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet division focused on smart cities, is caught in a battle over information privacy.

Three industry leaders agree: If you want to be an ethical designer, stop thrusting so much junk out into the world.

The 1968 international games in Mexico City marked a landmark moment in athletics as well as society, when two medal winners raised fists in a "silent protest."

Plant Seven's soft launch took place from 12 to 17 October 2018 – coinciding with the High Point Market furniture trade fair in the North Carolina city.

There was one influential book that helped shaped my ability to represent my designs... Architectural Graphics, the classic bestselling reference by Francis D.K. Ching.

Type designers at Hoefler & Co. created the novelty gift item as a send-up of type abusers and snobby designers alike.

Smart Cities Week took place from October 2 - 4 in Washington, DC, gathering 1000 smart city leaders from both public and private sectors to discuss how to leverage technology to create cities bett

A design project which revitalized a 1950s residential building has won two global prizes.

The Laserlight Core shoots an image of a bike onto the road in front of you, to give cars a bigger warning that a cyclist is nearby.

Tristram Hunt says museum is working on price models, and warns over arts in schools.

Helvetica is so 2011. It's all about Sans Forgetica now.

A seminal current architectural project with an overall budget of over $1 billion, the building in Nine Elms on London's South Bank opened earlier this year with finishing touches more recently com

The rich automotive heritage of Munich, Germany attracted Harman which will showcase its award-winning consumer and automotive audio brands at the experience store and event centre.

Featured as an art program installation at SXSW 2017, ‘Infinity’ is an immersive environment project by Refik Anadol that creates a perception of presence in a non-physical world.

The Smart Cities for All global initiative, a collaboration of the non-profits G3ict and World Enabled, has announced a new project to define a more inclusive approach to innovation for smarter cit

British set designer Es Devlin has been chosen to create the UK Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, with a performative structure that will use artificial intelligence to write poems.

Readers are more likely to believe the content of text when the layout and text quality is easy to understand.

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone.

Designers should stop using recycled plastic and instead use bioplastics made from natural materials such as algae if they want to reduce pollution, according to Istanbul Design Biennial curator Ja

Interior Design Magazine has categories for EGD. Winners receive a lot of promotion through Interior Design Magazine and its website.

Though the Las Vegas Strip may be garish to some, with its borderline intrusive décor and “pseudo-historical” architecture, some professional architects, most notably Robert Venturi and Denise Scot

What are some of the ways to increase interaction with touchscreens?

Drone photography has been one of the biggest advancements in aerial photography and cinematography.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, two sites are currently under consideration.

Now in its second edition, London Design Biennale is on show at Somerset House, with entries from 40 countries and territories, ranging from Saudi Arabia and Australia, to Leeds and Dundee.

How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is set to be transformed through digital art projections by media artist Refik Anadol and Google Arts & Culture.

Design practices offer strategies for when—and when not—to solicit outside PR help.

The Harvard Business Review takes a thoughtful look at why Design Thinking works and why it can be thought of as a powerful social technology.

The fields of graphic design and semiotics are inextricably linked.

The debate about whether video games might be art has been around for about as long as pixels were being pushed around screens, and the entire industry is tired of it.

Architect John Cary curates an exhibition based on his latest book on people-centric architecture.

Digital signage turns the surfaces of your city and your office into stages.

The Stanford Center on Longevity today opened its sixth annual Design Challenge competition with the theme “Contributing at Every Age: Designing for Intergenerational Impact.”

Sean Adams, Ping Zhu, Arianna Orland, Zak Kyes, and Mac Premo share the most embarrassing moments of their careers.

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose.

As Burning Man 2018 comes to a close, snapshots and glimpses of the event have begun to emerge in the mediasphere.

Pentagram's New York office has updated the visual identity for America's Library of Congress in Washington DC, with a shape-shifting logo that resembles stacks of books and bookends on a shelf.

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