Becoming discovered as a web designer on the internet is not as plausible as it was 10 years ago. The online market has since been flooded with tough competition and free platforms for business owners to design websites themselves. Source: How to Grow Your Authority as a Designer AdvertisementsRead More →


The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), an international committee headed by an EPFL professor, has just unveiled JPEG XS. With this new format, the image-compression process uses less energy, and higher-quality images can be sent with low latency over broadband networks like 5G. Source: A new JPEG formatRead More →

To update our  report on UX design for children , we recently conducted user testing with kids aged 3 to 12 using websites and applications on laptops and mobile devices. We ran individual sessions for the youngest (3–5) and oldest (9–11) age groups, and dyads for participants aged 6 toRead More →

ÉCAL students have set up a pop-up factory during Milan design week, where they are 3D printing a range of design objects on demand. Called ÉCAL Digital Market, the exhibition was set up by students from the Swiss university’s Master Product Design course to explore the changing nature of theRead More →

From schools and colleges introducing design thinking to books, documentaries and podcasts on design, the discipline is finding more takers and becoming more mainstream. Victor Papanek begins his book ‘Design for the Real World’ with the following words: All men are designers. Source: Interested in design? Look around: there isRead More →

In today’s online world, design is all over the digital landscape—whether it is on a company’s website or a designer’s professional portfolio. While this has made the world of graphic design more accessible than ever before, it has also made it easier for copycats to take advantage. Source: How toRead More →

Elegant, chic, sophisticated: the big trend for the winter edition of Maison et Objet, being held in Paris from 18 to 22 January is the rediscovery of French savoir-faire. That is the verdict of the Paris-based forecasting agency NellyRodi, which as always has identified what it sees as the keyRead More →

3D printing itself is no longer a new technology, but that hasn’t stopped researchers and innovators around the world from coming up with new applications and opportunities. Some experiments with new materials have been driven by sustainability concerns and others are simply the result of imagination and creativity. Source: TheRead More →

Monotony, mood swings, and reduced motivation are some of the side effects of working within an office environment. It can reduce your work efficiency, output volume, and cause depression. That is why it’s important to design your office in a way that makes the employees feel better. Source: 5 ThingsRead More →

The Chicago Imagists of the 1960s and ’70s created colorful, energetic paintings and sculptures that often riffed on vernacular sources (comic books, pinball machines) and the eccentricities of American culture. Barbara Rossi’s colorful, corporeal shapes piled atop each other like jumbles of internal organs. Jim Nutt drew and painted grotesque figures that evoked brightly lit freak shows. Gladys Nilsson renderedRead More →

We’ve just started the new year and one of your new year’s resolutions may be to declutter. That said, it’s easier said than done and it’s not unusual to feel like you don’t where to start. Source: 5 Novel Ways to DeclutterRead More →

Hong Kong-based designers StudioWMW have recently been selected for the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019, and it’s no surprise. The award recognises the studio’s design work for the Hong Kong International Photo Festival’s visual identity, created at the end of last year as a refresh to the annual festival’s brand.Read More →

It’s known as the “black box problem”: Because deep-learning models are trained, rather than programmed, there’s no way to pop the hood to see how they work. Been Kim has designed a human-centred solution to the problem. Source: How a Google Brain Researcher Is Making AI Easier to UnderstandRead More →

adding texture is one of the easiest ways to give a room a warmer, more relaxed vibe, and step up the sophistication, too. and doing so through layered textiles is easy, and usually quite affordable, too. there are so many wonderful online and vintage resources for rugs, pillows, throws andRead More →

It seems like rushing around in an effort to finish off projects is part of being a freelance designer. Clients have demands and it’s our job to meet them. And, the faster we get done, the faster we (hopefully) get paid for our efforts. Source: The Case for Slowing DownRead More →

Principles of Openness The world wide web was created in 1989 by Tim Berners Lee, a researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN. You may know it as the place that now has a large hadron collider. Source: State of the Web 2019Read More →

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Think of the World Design Consortium as an International Association for Design and Designers. It connects designers to prospective clients, acting as mediators and a platform for both parties to work with and benefit from. The World Design Consortium was founded by Dr Onur Mustak Cobanli (the creator of theRead More →

In 1981, a Berkeley urban design professor named Donald Appleyard published a book called Livable Streets (now out of print). In it, he described the results of research he’d done in the late 1960s about the effects of car traffic on the people who live in cities. Source: Creating LivableRead More →

The other day, my Dutch-American friend and I were talking about the vast differences between America and Europe. My friend spent much of her childhood between Amsterdam and the United States. When she was in graduate school, she moved back to the Netherlands and lived there for a few years,Read More →