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https://www.wired.com/category/design/latest© Condé Nast 2017enTue, 08 Aug 2017 23:42:32 +0000The startup unveiled two key features that should give its competitors pause.https://www.wired.com/story/figma-updates597669b10c694f7e4119406aTue, 25 Jul 2017 16:07:01 +0000GearDesignfigma, ux/ui, softwareRobbie GonzalezThe set of nine rotating disks shows how to design objects for people, using more than 60,000 data points.https://www.wired.com/story/humanscale-the-classic-design-tool-gets-a-second-life597224f988c660231060af3cTue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000GearDesigndesign, Product DesignElizabeth StinsonNorman Foster has a qualm about Apple’s new headquarters: What happens when people stop driving?https://www.wired.com/2017/06/apples-architect-says-future-offices-must-flexible5938ac39ca941e4d0cb7d0dbThu, 08 Jun 2017 19:32:00 +0000Designapple, Architecture, Wired Business Conference 2017, WorkElizabeth StinsonA new exhibition in New York puts the surveillance state on display.https://www.wired.com/story/ai-weiwei-gets-artsy-fartsy-about-surveillance593853adf061de0423ccffa6Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:08:11 +0000DesignSecurityElizabeth StinsonThe architecture and design of the years-in-the-making Apple Park are brilliant. How it fits into the world around it? Not so much.https://www.wired.com/story/apple-campus59388041f061de0423ccffa9Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:15:00 +0000DesignAdam RogersThe sequel to the popular iOS game is even deeper and smarter than the original.https://www.wired.com/2017/06/monument-valley-ii593757c331379d0b2f5b945bMon, 05 Jun 2017 18:46:29 +0000GearDesignmobile gamesElizabeth StinsonWood is architecture’s hottest new (old) material.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/wood-skyscrapers5932214fb8eb31692072ded0Tue, 30 May 2017 12:00:25 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonFlawless curves, milled aluminum, endless glass, walled garden—sounds like an Apple product. In fact, it’s the company’s biggest launch ever.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/apple-park-new-silicon-valley-campus59265008f3e2356fd8008cdcTue, 16 May 2017 11:30:18 +0000Designapple, magazine-25.06, steve jobsSteven LevyThe Louvre Abu Dhabi—set to open this year—is anchored to the seafloor. That way it won’t float away before you get there.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/louvre-abu-dhabi-new-island-museum592650c6af95806129f4f014Mon, 15 May 2017 11:00:54 +0000DesignArchitecture, magazine-25.05Anna VlasitsHumanlike speech poses a major challenge to designers, and raises important questions about what people really want from their virtual assistants.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/surprising-repercussions-making-ai-assistants-sound-human592651c5f3e2356fd8008d2fFri, 12 May 2017 11:00:28 +0000DesignAlexa, Amazon, amazon echo, voice assistantsElizabeth StinsonUniversity researchers create a simple device that plugs into an electrical outlet and connects everything in the room.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/supercharged-sensor-soon-make-homes-scary-smart5926524d8d4ebc5ab8069d9eThu, 11 May 2017 12:30:14 +0000DesignsensorsElizabeth StinsonAmazon is building a massive biodome in downtown Seattle…https://www.wired.com/2017/05/amazons-expansive-biodomes-get-first-9000-plants592654c57034dc5f91beb06fSat, 06 May 2017 09:30:02 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonIn reflecting the 44th president’s proclivities and priorities, the Obama Presidential Center creates a monument to community.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/obama-pioneers-new-approach-presidential-library59265556f3e2356fd8008df1Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:32 +0000DesignArchitecture, Barack ObamaSam LubellThe most compelling visual artists are tech innovators, using advanced materials, industrial design, and clever light manipulation to trick your brain.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/how-artists-trick-your-brain592655e5cfe0d93c4742fd44Thu, 04 May 2017 11:00:07 +0000Designmagazine-25.05Julia HalperinWith help from machine learning algorithms, Artsy wants to create an art brain that understands the whims and nuances of the art market the way an insider would.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/inside-artsys-quest-make-love-art-much-music592656537034dc5f91beb0bdWed, 03 May 2017 15:00:43 +0000Designart, data, UX/UIMargaret RhodesPulling ornament into the digital age generates just a few feels in the field.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/changiz-tehrani-emoji-architecture592656f17034dc5f91beb0e2Tue, 02 May 2017 14:30:41 +0000DesignArchitecture, EmojiSam LubellA new book from data designer Manuel Lima looks at why so many infographics are circular.https://www.wired.com/2017/05/data-viz-designers-obsessed-circles59265739cfe0d93c4742fda2Tue, 02 May 2017 11:00:15 +0000DesignWIRED InstagramElizabeth StinsonOne Drop’s glucose meter is an uncommonly attractive alternative to the typical blood monitoring setup.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/simple-smart-elegant-yes-elegant-glucose-monitor592658c1af95806129f4f1feThu, 27 Apr 2017 11:00:30 +0000Designhealth, Product Design, UX/UIMargaret RhodesThe Swish stool is an example of using parametric design to kinetic effect.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/lowly-folding-chair-reimagined-algorithms592659a68d4ebc5ab8069f3dTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:46 +0000Designalgorithms, Furniture, Product DesignMargaret RhodesForty years ago, the EPA had a beautiful graphics standards manual.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/can-now-design-manual-made-epa-cool59265a33f3e2356fd8008f40Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:23 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonA new online tool makes building virtual reality worlds far easier.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/want-kick-putin-virtual-world-kokowa59265b96cefba457b0799afeThu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:41 +0000DesignUX/UI, VRElizabeth StinsonSix years ago Times Square was a congested thoroughfare. Today it celebrates its reopening as a European-style piazza.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/brilliant-simplicity-new-yorks-new-times-square59265c01cfe0d93c4742fed6Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:24 +0000DesignNew York City, urban designMargaret RhodesMaster & Dynamic’s new speaker looks as stunning as it sounds.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/master-dynamic-ma770-concrete-speaker59265c6ecefba457b0799b2dTue, 18 Apr 2017 18:37:33 +0000Designmaterials science, Product Design, SpeakersElizabeth StinsonUSAFacts organizes 30 years of data from more than 70 local, state, and federal government agencies into an interactive visualization of America’s finances.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/steve-ballmers-usa-facts-uses-smart-design-make-sense-government-spending59265c87f3e2356fd8008fd4Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:44:22 +0000DesignGraphic Design, Infographics, Steve Ballmer, Taxes, UX/UIElizabeth StinsonWhat does it mean to own a digital book?https://www.wired.com/2017/04/bizarre-digital-book-must-destroy-sharing59265e927034dc5f91beb2c3Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:30:09 +0000DesignBooks, e-books, google, PublishingElizabeth StinsonMastodon is an experiment in whether individually moderated communities can make a social network like Twitter more civil.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/like-twitter-hate-trolls-try-mastodon59265eed8d4ebc5ab806a06aThu, 13 Apr 2017 17:13:52 +0000Designtwitter, UX/UIMargaret RhodesAn Instagram ad for an egg-freezing procedure highlights the pitfalls of targeted advertising.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/hey-instagram-dont-tell-freeze-eggs59265fa0cefba457b0799bd7Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:53 +0000DesignAdvertising, fertility, Instagram, MarketingElizabeth StinsonIndustrial designer Evgeny Arinin designed an LED display that uses its shape, big arrows, and punchy icons to clearly articulate the rules of the road.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/newfangled-traffic-light-built-people-robots592660717034dc5f91beb326Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:00:32 +0000DesignIndustrial Design, Parking & Traffic, Self-Driving Cars, urban design, usability, UX/UIMargaret RhodesAt 165 feet tall and 188 feet wide, the proposed tunnel will be big enough for a 35-million pound ship to pass through.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/norways-bold-maybe-foolhardy-plan-build-worlds-first-ship-tunnel592660a78d4ebc5ab806a0c2Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:00:01 +0000DesignBoats, Infrastructure, Norway, shipsElizabeth StinsonA new computer from Microsoft and Disney alums aims to make projected augmented reality simple to use.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/lightform-magical-little-device-transforms-whole-rooms-screens592661b08d4ebc5ab806a0f1Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:00:54 +0000Designprojectors, UX/UIElizabeth StinsonAutodesk’s AI creates floor plans that try to make all workers happy.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/autodesk-project-discover5926625dcefba457b0799c6cWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:00:11 +0000Designdesign, magazine-25.04Joseph Bien-KahnGoogle’s new font, Source Han Serif, looks consistent in a variety of scripts, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, English, Cyrillic, and Greek.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/googles-new-font-honors-ancient-type-traditions59266315cefba457b0799c93Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:19 +0000DesignAdobe, fonts, google, Typography, Web fontsMargaret RhodesElectric cars will make cities eerily quiet … and that presents a big problem.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/evs-dangerously-quiet-heres-sound-like5926635df3e2356fd8009132Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:00:06 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonA new exhibition highlights three films by an Australian architect who sees technology not as a tool, but a star.https://www.wired.com/2017/04/can-make-movies-drones-cgi-sure-not-make-stars592663c2cfe0d93c47430085Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:00:17 +0000DesignArchitecture, FilmSam LubellSway is the latest in a recent spate of meditation apps designed to encourage mindfulness.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/app-tracks-movement-help-relax-even-back-cab5926646fcfe0d93c474300b8Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:33:31 +0000DesignApps, ustwoElizabeth StinsonPuffer, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, can explore places too risky for bigger, more expensive rovers.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/nasas-shapeshifting-origami-robot-squeezes-others-cant592664f7af95806129f4f4e3Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:48:00 +0000DesignIndustrial Design, Mars, NASA, robots, spaceMargaret RhodesTinder Online encourages users to temper their snap judgements with some genuine connections.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/tinders-new-desktop-app-pushes-actually-talk-people5926654f8d4ebc5ab806a1c3Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:34:08 +0000Designtinder, UX/UIMargaret RhodesSpanish architect David Romero is resurrecting Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost buildings one hyper-realistic rendering at a time.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/beautiful-renderings-resurrect-frank-lloyd-wrights-demolished-buildings592665fa8d4ebc5ab806a1edMon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:36 +0000DesignArchitectureSam LubellThe Lindlund ruler closes the gap between analog and digital design.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/clever-lindlund-ruler-measures-digital-physical-worlds592666c68d4ebc5ab806a22eFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:42 +0000DesignGraphic Design, measurements, Product Design, toolsMargaret RhodesYou’ve probably heard television is in something of a golden age, but the same can be said of title sequences.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/tv-opening-titles-got-damn-good5926675c8d4ebc5ab806a250Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:38 +0000DesignGraphic Design, Television, TypographyJason TanzClips is no mere Snapchat clone.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/hidden-breakthrough-apples-new-video-app592667977034dc5f91beb4c5Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:35:07 +0000DesignApps, ios, Social Media, UX/UIMargaret RhodesA new aerial video of Mars, made from high-res satellite imagery, gives a gorgeous, 3D sense of the planet’s topographyhttps://www.wired.com/2017/03/stunning-video-mars-took-three-months-stitch-together-hand592668a27034dc5f91beb50fMon, 20 Mar 2017 11:30:37 +0000DesignFilm, Mars, short filmsElizabeth StinsonTech veteran John Maeda released his annual Design In Technology report this week.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/john-maeda-want-survive-design-better-learn-code59266a307034dc5f91beb569Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:00:36 +0000Designdesign, SXSW, UX/UIElizabeth StinsonAlessi’s gorgeous designs say a lot about the state of airlines, and why your experience at the back of the plane still kind of sucks.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/delta-alessi-brought-high-design-30000-feet59266a747034dc5f91beb583Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:15:19 +0000DesignAirlines, Delta, Industrial DesignRobbie GonzalezThe folks at Jigsaw teamed up with The Washington Post to create a browser plug-in that uses analogies to explain arcane security terms.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/sideways-dictionary-google-washington-post59266ac8cfe0d93c4743022bTue, 14 Mar 2017 11:00:47 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesSan Francisco’s world-renowned symphony has transformed an acoustically dreadful space into the city’s hottest classical music venue.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/san-francisco-soundbox59266b12af95806129f4f645Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:00:44 +0000DesignArchitecture, engineering, MusicJoanna PearlsteinFilm Map is a street map of Los Angeles labeled with the titles of more than 900 films.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/mesmerizing-map-renames-la-streets-favorite-films59266c7dcefba457b0799ec9Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:00:37 +0000Designdata visualizations, Infographics, mapsMargaret RhodesThe glassy stadium could be the deadliest building in the Twin Cities area.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/vikings-stadium-reflector-light-murderer-birds59266c8ccfe0d93c47430273Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:33 +0000DesignArchitecture, birdsSam LubellThe piece required two weeks to create, and seconds to sweep away.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/artist-makes-universe-sand-destroys59266d487034dc5f91beb614Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:13 +0000DesignAnna VlasitsA low resolution screen is designed to elicit emotion.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/atom-screen59266d71cefba457b0799efaWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:00:11 +0000DesigndisplaysElizabeth StinsonThe Zoom Vaporfly Elite is the shoe Nike believes will lead its runners to the first sub-two-hour marathon.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/nike-zoom-vaporfly-elite59266e22af95806129f4f6bfTue, 07 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Designnike, Nike Two Hour Marathon, runningMargaret RhodesRight now, hiring managers want—need—UX designers. Programs like Center Centre are responding, training a new, modern kind of workforce.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/forget-welding-hottest-new-vocational-schools-digital-design59266edd7034dc5f91beb66eMon, 06 Mar 2017 12:00:15 +0000DesignUX/UIMargaret RhodesThe Pritzker Prize jury awarded architecture’s highest honor to RCR Arquitectes, a little-known trio from the Catalonian region of Spain.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/even-architecture-prizes-political-crazy-world5926703fcefba457b0799f9eThu, 02 Mar 2017 01:02:34 +0000DesignArchitectureMargaret RhodesA new documentary aims to tell the untold story of Canadian graphic design.https://www.wired.com/2017/03/surprising-history-canadas-iconic-designs592670b88d4ebc5ab806a44cWed, 01 Mar 2017 12:30:47 +0000DesignCanada, documentaries, Graphic Design, MoviesElizabeth StinsonIdeo reimagined the carpooling experience for 10 years in the future.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/ideo-concept-car592671a27034dc5f91beb70eTue, 28 Feb 2017 08:01:40 +0000DesignSelf-Driving CarsElizabeth StinsonThe book lays bare the interconnectedness of the visual world, spanning time and geography and bridging hundreds of seemingly unrelated subjects.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/graphic-500-designs-matter-like-time-travel-design-nerds59267251cfe0d93c474303b9Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:43 +0000DesignBooks, Graphic DesignMargaret RhodesFire ecology is a big topic. Eleanor Lutz, the infographic maker of the Tabletop Whale blog, breaks it down.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/eleanor-lutz-science-infographics-paper-and-fire592673c0f3e2356fd800947aFri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:36 +0000Designmagazine-25.03Margaret RhodesFor decades, Cape Town’s commuters have learned to navigate the city’s vast informal taxi network by word of mouth. Now they have a map.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/someone-finally-mapped-cape-towns-bewildering-taxi-network5926740fcfe0d93c47430402Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:30:41 +0000Designmaps, public transportationElizabeth StinsonThe origami-like Apsara delivery drone is made of scored and laser-cut cardboard sheets that take about an hour to fold and tape together.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/brilliant-drone-thatll-deliver-medicine-rot-away5926749acfe0d93c47430421Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:37 +0000DesignCardboard, dronesPatrick FarrellThe island city-state’s simulated version of itself is scheduled to be up and running by the end of the year.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/virtual-singapore-looks-just-like-singapore-irl-data5926750acefba457b079a094Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:10 +0000DesignCities, urban planningSam LubellFor years, consumers have turned to IkeaHackers for tips on modifying their furniture. Now, the flat-pack giant wants in on the DIY-game.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/secret-hacking-ikea-furniture-ikea-furniture-says-ikea592675caaf95806129f4f836Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:00:49 +0000DesignDIY, hacks, Ikea, modsMargaret RhodesThe new documentary show tries to demystify the process of creating the look and feel of the world.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/netflixs-abstract-peers-lives-rockstar-designers592678e8f3e2356fd80095c3Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:52:19 +0000DesignNetflix, TelevisionElizabeth StinsonWhy open public spaces are good for your body, mind, soul, and democratic ideals.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/secret-happy-healthy-city-places-people-protest59267921af95806129f4f90bFri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:23 +0000DesignCities, protests, urban planningAarian MarshallDesigner Nathan Yau shows how different one data set can lookhttps://www.wired.com/2017/02/25-visualizations-spin-data-25-different-tales592679af7034dc5f91beb8c5Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:00:16 +0000Designdata, data visualizations, InfographicsElizabeth StinsonOverview, an exhibit currently up at the Design Museum Holon in Israel, charts eyewear’s evolution.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/oddly-fascinating-fantastical-history-eyeglasses59267a108d4ebc5ab806a662Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:45:38 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesAir Ink is the first ink made from air pollution.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/hey-eco-warriors-now-can-buy-ink-made-car-exhaust59267a917034dc5f91beb8ffTue, 07 Feb 2017 15:07:19 +0000DesignKickstarter, pollution, researchElizabeth StinsonBad robot inventor Simone Giertz shows us around her San Francisco workshop.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/tour-simone-giertzs-mad-laboratory-hilariously-awful-robots59267b127034dc5f91beb917Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:00:59 +0000Designmakers, robotsElizabeth StinsonMaybe it’s time to get a new car.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/watch-terrifyingly-bad-car-safety-just-20-years-ago59267bc18d4ebc5ab806a6cfFri, 03 Feb 2017 12:00:49 +0000Designautomobiles, car designJack StewartYves Behar designed a record player for the Spotify generation.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/bizarre-new-love-turntable-rotates-records59267c73cefba457b079a248Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:00:11 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThese enormous photomontages burst with unexpected scales, moments, and juxtapositions.https://www.wired.com/2017/02/sohei-nishino-diorama-maps59267cf48d4ebc5ab806a711Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:00:34 +0000DesignPhotographySam LubellCasper Privacy Film makes screens look like black boxes, so your open-plan office doesn’t sacrifice security for transparency.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/steelcase-casper-privacy-film59267e978d4ebc5ab806a77dMon, 30 Jan 2017 10:30:30 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesEver wonder just how many businesses Donald Trump owns? Now you can see it visualized.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/kim-albrecht-trump-data-viz59267f1ecefba457b079a2e1Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:00:11 +0000Designdesign, Donald Trump, Infographics, National AffairsElizabeth StinsonBoeing unveiled its new spacesuit, which will be worn during the launch of the Starliner in 2018.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/boeings-new-spacesuit-may-look-stylish-hell-business59267fedaf95806129f4fa8bThu, 26 Jan 2017 12:00:10 +0000DesignAviation, spaceElizabeth StinsonWindy Chien decided to learn a new skill. One year later, she’s got a lot of knots.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/artist-tied-one-knot-every-day-2016-results-gorgeous5926801faf95806129f4fa94Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:51:40 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesUnderstanding how to make vintage designs feel fresh has made House Industries popular with clients ranging from the Jimmy Kimmel Show to JJ Abrams.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/house-industries-designs-retrotastic-logos-typefaces592680d0af95806129f4fac6Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:45:55 +0000DesignBooks, Graphic Design, TypographyMargaret RhodesThe new Star Wars titles are red instead of yellow. What does it mean?!https://www.wired.com/2017/01/bad-feeling-sith-red-star-wars-logo592680f6f3e2356fd80097f0Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:49:14 +0000DesignGraphic Design, Star WarsGraeme McMillanData artist Nick Rougeux’s sentence diagrams look like star charts.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/beautiful-literary-star-charts-map-famous-first-sentences5926812cf3e2356fd80097fcMon, 23 Jan 2017 12:00:55 +0000DesignBooks, data visualizationsElizabeth StinsonThe resemblance is uncanny, intentional, and smart on multiple levels.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/new-linkedin-looks-just-like-facebook-smart-move592681fd8d4ebc5ab806a857Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:26:56 +0000DesignLinkedIn, UX/UIRobbie GonzalezThis new website lets you peek into the lives of strangers, one obscure YouTube clip at a time.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/watch-surprisingly-touching-stream-unwatched-youtube-videos59268213cfe0d93c4743073eFri, 20 Jan 2017 17:45:59 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe most delightful way to turn on the light? Pucker up and blow.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/classic-mobius-lamp592682208d4ebc5ab806a85dFri, 20 Jan 2017 16:00:28 +0000DesignMichael CaloreOn the anthropomorphic spectrum, is there a sweet spot for robotic assistants?https://www.wired.com/2017/01/touchy-task-making-robots-seem-human-not-human59268332af95806129f4fb36Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:23 +0000DesignIndustrial Design, Product Design, robotsMargaret RhodesWhen a big tech company unveils its new identity, it usually does so with a surprise announcement. Not this time.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/introducing-mozillas-new-logo-moza-get592683a9cefba457b079a3d2Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:18 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesAmazon’s Alexa is about to be everywhere, but ubiquity comes with its own set of challenges.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/alexa-conquering-world-now-amazons-real-challenge-begins592683e37034dc5f91bebb23Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:13 +0000DesignAlexa, amazon echo, UX/UI, voice assistantsElizabeth StinsonGoogle and AIGA surveyed 9,000 designers about their work. Here’s what they heard back.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/exactly-design-industry-anyway59268420cefba457b079a3e8Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:00:18 +0000Designdata visualizations, google, Graphic DesignMargaret Rhodes“For Rogue One, the encouragement every step of the way was: How little can we put on the screen?”https://www.wired.com/2017/01/check-hi-res-shots-rogue-ones-gorgeous-interfaces592684b78d4ebc5ab806a8dfSun, 15 Jan 2017 12:00:16 +0000DesignJoseph Bien-KahnLike all missions to outer space, a lot could go wrong.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/watch-tom-sachs-rocket-europa-without-ever-leaving-earth59268575cfe0d93c47430808Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:04 +0000Designart, europa, Sculpture, spaceMargaret RhodesHerzog and De Meuron’s new philharmonic in Hamburg, Germany is an impressive feat of technology.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/happens-algorithms-design-concert-hall-stunning-elbphilharmonie592685c5cefba457b079a452Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:20:27 +0000DesignArchitectureElizabeth StinsonBen Carson has said little about what he may do at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His confirmation hearing today could provide insight.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/3-key-questions-senators-ask-ben-carson-trumps-hud-pick592685fe7034dc5f91bebba5Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:18 +0000Designurban planning, urbanizationMargaret RhodesAfter bouncing from city to city, it appears George Lucas’ museum will end up in LA.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/george-lucas-museum-finally-maybe-lands-los-angeles59268634cfe0d93c47430841Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:58:55 +0000DesignChicago, San Francisco, Star WarsSam LubellImprovements for all five senses along the United States’ most long-anticipated transit linehttps://www.wired.com/2017/01/new-york-second-avenue-subway592686967034dc5f91bebbd2Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:30:52 +0000DesignArchitecture, InfrastructureSam LubellThe Paperfuge is a hand-powered centrifuge made of paper, string, and plastic that can spin biological samples at up to 125,000 rpm.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/paperfuge-20-cent-device-transform-health-care592687198d4ebc5ab806a978Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:00:49 +0000Designcentrifugal force, design, engineering, Industrial Design, InnovationRobbie GonzalezIf the book has a meta-narrative, it has to do with the inescapable silliness that comes with being human.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/jean-jullien-creator-peace-paris-symbol-drops-clever-book592687267034dc5f91bebbedTue, 10 Jan 2017 10:50:24 +0000Designcartoons, Graphic Design, illustrationsMargaret RhodesWe’ll repeat that: Lego robots.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/legos-boost-kit-turns-bricks-robots-robots5926873cf3e2356fd8009949Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:00:15 +0000DesignCES, LegosElizabeth StinsonThe interaction echoes an old-school pull chain, but the final effect is captivating—like there’s some unusual technology whirring below the surface.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/heng-lamp592687528d4ebc5ab806a985Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:21 +0000DesignIndustrial Design, Product DesignMargaret RhodesThe Pop is wholeheartedly digital and analog, all at once.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/polaroids-new-camera-combines-analog-charm-snapchat-stickers59268805af95806129f4fc37Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:51 +0000Designcameras, CES, polaroid, Product DesignMargaret RhodesSmart tech projects focused on developing countries will find their way back to the West, making them good for the Next Billion—and good for you too.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/designs-aimed-rest-world-will-us-good59268893af95806129f4fc48Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:16:04 +0000Designmagazine-25.02, trends-2017Robbie GonzalezWheat, rice, and corn form the basis of most diets around the world—but in every culture, these foodstuff appears in a different form.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/incredible-photorealistic-renderings-foods-power-human-race592688d5cefba457b079a514Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:00:55 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesIts steely, 600-foot spine swoops into an infinite loop.https://www.wired.com/2017/01/chinas-sinuous-lucky-knot-bridge-no-beginning-no-end5926897baf95806129f4fc8dWed, 04 Jan 2017 12:00:40 +0000DesignArchitecture, InfrastructureElizabeth StinsonThe year’s biggest color trend wasn’t a single hue, at all. It was a blend of them. More precisely, it was ombré—the ten dollar word for color gradients.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/ombre59268c097034dc5f91bebd04Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:00:31 +0000Designcolor, Graphic Design, TrendsElizabeth StinsonLand Lines is a clever new tool that lets you search satellite images by drawing just a line.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/googles-addicting-game-turns-scribbles-satellite-images59268cf2af95806129f4fd4dThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:00:21 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe new anthology includes infographics from throughout the magazine’s 128-year history.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/national-geographics-classic-infographics-now-one-stunning-book59268dd2cefba457b079a63aTue, 20 Dec 2016 12:00:17 +0000Designdata visualizations, Infographics, National GeographicMargaret RhodesThe best digital renderings trick the eye. But are these renderings?https://www.wired.com/2016/12/skrekkogle-still-life59268e3acefba457b079a646Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:00:41 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe Avalon needed to function as far more than an elaborate backdrop.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/seeds-inspired-swooping-starship-passengers59268ebaf3e2356fd8009aecSun, 18 Dec 2016 12:00:01 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonPowerball, and Pokémon Go.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/google-year-in-search59268f28f3e2356fd8009b02Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:57:09 +0000Designdata visualizations, google, InfographicsMargaret RhodesThe plans get stolen, transmitted to Princess Leia, hidden on an R2 unit, and allow the Rebels to triumph. They’re also terrible.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/architects-engineers-shove-lightsaber-death-stars-design59268f318d4ebc5ab806ab62Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:13:54 +0000DesignDeath Star, Rogue One, Star WarsSam Lubell”Break Apart” was shot in the Mojave Desert, but it looks more like an otherworldly landscape mixed with cinematography from Thelma and Louise.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/bonobos-video-break-apart59268fe77034dc5f91bebdfdThu, 15 Dec 2016 13:30:45 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesGraphic designers sure know how to make a holiday cardhttps://www.wired.com/2016/12/cooper-union-vintage-christmas-cards592691108d4ebc5ab806abc3Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:30:18 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe calorie distribution of Carls Jr.’s menu items looks very different from Subway’s.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/handy-chart-organizes-fast-food-chains-calorie-count592691f97034dc5f91bebe6aTue, 13 Dec 2016 14:00:11 +0000Designdata visualizations, Graphic Design, health, InfographicsMegan MolteniIt’s kind of like bonsai, but for the subterranean part of the plant.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/artist-teaches-roots-grow-beautiful-alien-patterns5926921c7034dc5f91bebe71Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:00:40 +0000Designmaterials, SculptureMargaret RhodesTatters don’t come cheap in this royal drama.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/netflixs-crown-captures-turmoil-post-war-london5926927a8d4ebc5ab806ac0bMon, 12 Dec 2016 18:50:50 +0000DesignNetflixSam LubellDyson’s Cu-Beam Duo looks like a satellite, runs for decades, and gives you total control of your office lighting.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/dysons-cu-beam-duo-radically-new-office-lamp-seriously59269376af95806129f4fe98Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:00:04 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesThe Outline’s user interface is fashionably opaque—mysterious enough to keep you engaged, but not so impenetrable that it turns you away.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/outlines-bizarre-design-actually-makes-lot-sense5926938baf95806129f4fe9aFri, 09 Dec 2016 12:00:38 +0000DesignUX/UI, web designElizabeth StinsonThis brilliantly illustrated science book explains the origins of some of life’s most complicated questions.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/origin-just-everything-visualized59269428cefba457b079a788Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:25:02 +0000DesignBooks, data visualizations, Graphic Design, InfographicsElizabeth StinsonThe building is fortified by steel and concrete. Perfect for a tsunami shelter, but overkill for a school gymnasium. So the architects made it kid-friendly.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/ordinary-looking-gym-thats-built-survive-tsunami5926945acfe0d93c47430b61Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:00:34 +0000Designcritical infrastructure, InfrastructureSam LubellStoryboard VR is like a sketchbook for building VR worlds.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/storyboard-vr-makes-building-virtual-worlds-stupid-simple592694dc7034dc5f91bebf32Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:00:29 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonDoug Aitken’s new exhibit is designed to raise awareness about ocean conservation. But building and installing the structures wasn’t easy.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/explore-giant-underwater-installation-off-california-coast592694e28d4ebc5ab806aca1Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:57 +0000Designart, Doug Aitken, engineeringJack StewartThe Oculus Touch goes on on sale today, and it’s more than a set of VR controllers. The devices are, in effect, your hands.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/oculus-touch-design592d0593f0c6a87ab069e322Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:04:40 +0000DesignOculus, VRPeter RubinMore fancy shed than Four Seasons, the Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel lets commuters pay a small monthly fee to safely store bicycles indoors.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/fancy-hotel-know-bicycles592697228d4ebc5ab806ace3Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:57 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesWIRED Logo Click to share this story on Facebook Click to share this story on Twitter Click to email this story Click to comment on this story. (will open new tab) © 2016 Christoph Niemann For years, Christoph Niemann spent every Sunday conducting a drawing experiment. The artist, whose illustrations have appeared in dozens of […]https://www.wired.com/2016/12/sunday-sketching-christoph-niemann-tells-brutal-truth-creative-process5926972dcfe0d93c47430bdaMon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:40 +0000DesignGraphic Design, illustrationChristoph Niemann’Looking Good: A Visual Guide to the Nun’s Habit’ is a fascinating work of reference on a subject to which you’ve almost certainly never paid much mind.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nun-fashion-way-fascinating-realize592697e8cfe0d93c47430c07Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:25 +0000DesignGraphic Design, illustration, InfographicsElizabeth StinsonMola is the first structural modeling kit you’ll want to snap a selfie with, regardless of your major.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/gorgeous-mola-modeling-kit-will-make-real-engineer59269800f3e2356fd8009cd6Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:30 +0000DesignArchitectureMegan MolteniBlue Crow Media makes maps that celebrate and organize a city’s architecture.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/explore-lovely-map-berlins-20th-century-architecture59269815cefba457b079a834Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:00:27 +0000DesignArchitecture, mapsMargaret RhodesThe LABB band’s straps interlock like Lego bricks, allowing each to fasten quickly and securely to the other.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/labb-clever-watch-strap-inspired-lego-bricks592698a97034dc5f91bebfeeThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:33 +0000DesignApple Watch, Industrial DesignMargaret RhodesIt just keeps going and going and going and going…https://www.wired.com/2016/12/infinite-galaxy-puzzle-nervous-systems592698b4cefba457b079a861Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:15 +0000Designdesign, puzzlesBrian BarrettCultures have used death masks to memorialize the deceased for thousands of years. A new project out of MIT reimagines these artifacts for the modern age.https://www.wired.com/2016/12/next-generation-death-mask-freakishly-beautiful592698eb8d4ebc5ab806ad4eThu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:04 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonWhat foods have Americans have been googling for the past 12 years? Hint: Pizza and beer never go out of style.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/google-food-trends592699108d4ebc5ab806ad56Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:01:56 +0000Designdata visualizations, InfographicsElizabeth StinsonDesign agency Column Five recently gave a makeover to 13 municipal flags, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Newport Beach.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/city-flags-hot-mess-beautiful-redesigns59269961f3e2356fd8009d36Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:24 +0000DesignGraphic DesignMargaret RhodesFor once, a pop-up window that does some good.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/chrome-extension-can-make-ethical-shopper592699e1f3e2356fd8009d5fTue, 29 Nov 2016 12:00:10 +0000DesignChrome, Shopping, UX/UIMargaret RhodesEach piece in the Recollection line sports 100 percent reincarnated down, wool, and polyester.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/patagonia-recycled59269a877034dc5f91bec06bMon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:11 +0000DesignClothing Design, materials, recyclingMargaret RhodesThis animated short explores the beauty (and frustration) of the unexpectedhttps://www.wired.com/2016/11/absurd-film-unexpected59269ab2cfe0d93c47430cb9Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:00:44 +0000DesignGraphic Design, short filmsElizabeth StinsonLast week, a residential tower in Brooklyn became the tallest modular building on Earth. Here’s what designers and developers can learn from the project.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/cities-can-learn-worlds-tallest-modular-building59269bc5cfe0d93c47430cffWed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:09 +0000DesignArchitecture, mods, TetrisElizabeth StinsonIt starts with a simple way to say thanks for a job well done. It could end with a complete shift in how riders and drivers interact.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/uber-plan-make-driving-lot-fun59269c8fcfe0d93c47430d3dMon, 21 Nov 2016 14:01:47 +0000Designon-demand economy, UberDavid PierceIn stylish new microhotels, architects deploy tech and minimalist design to fold a lot of amenities into small spaces.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/sleep-tight-smartly-designed-microhotel59269cc28d4ebc5ab806ae37Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:45:56 +0000DesignTravelEliot SteinThe golden Futurecraft Biofabric is a biodegradable running shoe made from synthetic spider silk.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/compost-adidas-spider-silk-shoe59269d29cfe0d93c47430d5eSun, 20 Nov 2016 10:30:20 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesGoogle just rolled out AI Experiments, an online hub of web toys that use games to elucidate the inner workings of machine learning.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/woah-googles-ai-really-good-pictionary59269da67034dc5f91bec130Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:00:58 +0000DesignArtificial Intelligence, google, machine learning, neural networksMargaret RhodesAn exclamation point for the burgeoning King’s Cross neighborhoodhttps://www.wired.com/2016/11/googles-team-architects-will-shape-new-london-hq59269dc6cefba457b079a99dThu, 17 Nov 2016 17:56:32 +0000DesignArchitecture, google, londonSam LubellThe designers behind the “Alternative Love Blueprint” are back with a map of the world. Only this map uses song titles instead of place names.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/every-single-name-entrancing-map-music-reference59269e29af95806129f500f4Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:41 +0000Designdata visualizations, Infographics, maps, MusicMargaret RhodesA single logogram can express a simple thought (“Hi”) or a complex one (“Hi Louise, I’m an alien but I come in peace”).https://www.wired.com/2016/11/arrivals-designers-crafted-mesmerizing-alien-alphabet59269ea2f3e2356fd8009e98Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:00:54 +0000DesignGraphic DesignMargaret RhodesApple’s got a new photograph book, and it’ll cost you as much as its gadgetshttps://www.wired.com/2016/11/apples-new-300-book-slick-gadgets59269ec28d4ebc5ab806ae8eWed, 16 Nov 2016 12:00:46 +0000Designapple, Books, Industrial DesignElizabeth StinsonYou know how restaurants these days tell you what farm your kale comes from? Katerina Schneider thinks supplements companies should do the same.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/ritual-daily-multivitamins59269f39cfe0d93c47430dbbTue, 15 Nov 2016 12:00:27 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesThe Amp is a two-way beacon that Lyft claims will help riders and drivers find each other faster and more easily than ever.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/lyft-ditches-iconic-pink-mustache-help-find-ride-faster59269f82cefba457b079a9ebTue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:18 +0000DesignLyft, UX/UIElizabeth StinsonDesign has always had the ability to effect political change, and designers are pondering how to promote understanding and empathy in post-election America.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/now-ever-designers-must-transform-america5926a001af95806129f50163Sun, 13 Nov 2016 11:30:58 +0000DesignNational AffairsElizabeth StinsonRusty Wiles snaps bright, happy photographs along Florida’s eastern coast.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/florida-firefighters-instagram-better5926a1d9cfe0d93c47430e24Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:58 +0000DesignPhotoInstagram, PhotographyLaura MalloneeMore and more companies are working to adapt 2D visualization systems for a 3D world.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/vr-totally-changing-architects-dream-buildings5926a1eeaf95806129f501b6Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:19 +0000DesignArchitecture, VRSam LubellThe map provides a fascinating glimpse at America’s electoral process in action.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/googles-real-time-map-voter-issues-totally-captivating5926a21df3e2356fd8009f31Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:45:45 +0000Designdata visualizations, election 2016, maps, National AffairsRobbie GonzalezThe newest web toy from the designer behind the ‘Stranger Things’ type generator and, more recently, the LaCroix flavor generator, is an homage to WordArt.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/express-like-1999-wordart-generator5926a26faf95806129f501d3Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:00:55 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesElection night has always been about making complex information as digestible as possible.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/inside-foxs-insane-30m-studio-super-bowl-news5926a27d8d4ebc5ab806af5cTue, 08 Nov 2016 15:00:59 +0000Designelection 2016, National AffairsElizabeth StinsonNow in its third edition, The Atlas of Design champions a more inclusive definition of cartography.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/atlas-design-back-wonderfully-funky-maps5926a2b37034dc5f91bec223Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:00:15 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesThe almost perfectly-proportioned AuthaGraph Map won Japan’s biggest design award.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/weird-globe-folding-map-isnt-perfect-close5926a4167034dc5f91bec25dFri, 04 Nov 2016 18:07:49 +0000DesignmapsElizabeth StinsonUnlike most weather apps, Sun only shows a user neatly parceled amounts of information at any given time.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/sun-seriously-beautiful-weather-app-powered-dark-sky5926a444cfe0d93c47430ea1Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:00:54 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesTwo Italian photographers catalogue the angry election paraphernalia they found while traveling the American southwest.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/2016-presidential-campaign-toilet-paper-hot-sauce5926a4778d4ebc5ab806afb8Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:15:56 +0000DesignPhotoelection 2016, National Affairs, PhotographyLaura MalloneeThis video is frustrating and annoying and very disappointing and DEAR LORD WE CAN’T STOP WATCHING SOMEBODY PLEASE SEND HELP.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/beautifully-agonizing-video-unsatisfying-moments5926a498cefba457b079aae4Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:50:15 +0000DesignanimationMegan MolteniDesigning for the homeless—and learning from themhttps://www.wired.com/2016/11/strikingly-imaginative-structures-housing-las-homeless5926a4decefba457b079aaedThu, 03 Nov 2016 11:00:45 +0000DesignSam LubellThe most interesting thing about Uber’s dramatically redesigned app isn’t the streamlined UI. It’s a brand new feature called Uber Feed.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/radical-redesign-makes-uber-feed-center-ride5926a53bf3e2356fd8009fd1Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:46:44 +0000DesignUber, UX/UIRobbie GonzalezProject Felix brings photorealistic 3-D rendering to the masses.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/adobe-project-felix5926a54ef3e2356fd8009fd6Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:01:27 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesRand wanted A Designer’s Art, originally published in 1985, to be the book people remembered him by.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/paul-rands-classic-designers-art-finally-back-print5926a5648d4ebc5ab806afebWed, 02 Nov 2016 11:00:56 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesDon’t ask permission. Just sneak in.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/reginald-van-de-velde-abandoned-enormous-cooling-towers5926a5c7cfe0d93c47430ef6Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:00:29 +0000DesignPhotolandscapes, PhotographyLaura MalloneeA new kind of Apple Watch band is turning your dumb band into a camera.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/cmra-apple-watch-camera5926a5fbcefba457b079ab28Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:01:27 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe InstruMMent 01 looks like a pen and works like a tape measure.https://www.wired.com/2016/11/clever-pen-mission-finally-kill-tape-measurer5926a6258d4ebc5ab806b00bTue, 01 Nov 2016 13:13:27 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonUsing technology to stop birds from flying into buildingshttps://www.wired.com/2016/11/keep-buildings-killing-hundreds-millions-birds-year5926a6418d4ebc5ab806b012Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:42 +0000DesignArchitecture, birdsSam LubellThere’s not much to Universal Everything’s Closer, but it will still make you feel thingshttps://www.wired.com/2016/10/eerie-short-film-celebrates-beauty-simplicity5926a6c1f3e2356fd800a019Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:00:46 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonTesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/tesla-unveils-new-line-camouflaged-solar-panels5926a734cfe0d93c47430f43Sat, 29 Oct 2016 03:04:46 +0000DesignSolar, TeslaJack StewartOne of the world’s most iconic cities gets a makeover.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/mark-yankus-new-york-city5926a7bdf3e2356fd800a049Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:00:13 +0000DesignPhotolandscapes, New York City, PhotographyCharley LockeToday, with its new MacBook Pro, Apple killed the escape key. In fact, it got rid of physical function keys entirely. Here’s why you won’t miss them.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/youll-miss-escape-key-even-less-headphone-jack5926a7e4cfe0d93c47430f67Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:25:11 +0000Designapple, Mac, PCsMargaret RhodesMicrosoft’s newest input device is a programmable knob that you’ll love playing withhttps://www.wired.com/2016/10/microsoft-dial5926a808f3e2356fd800a05eThu, 27 Oct 2016 18:48:01 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe artist behind Alien’s Xenomorph was known for a whole lot more than that monster.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/disturbingly-beautiful-tribute-h-r-gigers-nightmarish-work5926a85ef3e2356fd800a071Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:00:08 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonDesigned by Shigetaka Kurita and released for cell phones and pagers in 1999, each one is rendered in one of just six colors—red, orange, lilac, grass green, royal blue, and black.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/new-yorks-moma-acquires-first-ever-pixelated-emoji5926a8787034dc5f91bec351Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:44:30 +0000DesignEmoji, Graphic Design, MoMaMegan MolteniMicrosoft Paint, everyone’s favorite art software, gets a 3-D updatehttps://www.wired.com/2016/10/beloved-microsoft-paint-finally-going-3-d5926a87c8d4ebc5ab806b08dWed, 26 Oct 2016 20:35:37 +0000DesignMicrosoftElizabeth StinsonWatch 400 paper birds flap and flock in mid-airhttps://www.wired.com/2016/10/watch-mesmerizing-sculpture-morph-like-flock-birds5926a8aaf3e2356fd800a085Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:00:23 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonThe man replacing Zaha Hadid wants nothing less than to lead a revolution in architecture.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/meet-patrick-schumacher-zaha-hadids-ambitious-abrasive-successor5926a8ba7034dc5f91bec35fWed, 26 Oct 2016 11:00:41 +0000DesignArchitectureSam LubellThe DodeCal is an exceptionally attractive at-a-glance desktop calendar.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/gorgeous-12-sided-wooden-calendar-geometry-nerd-life5926a902f3e2356fd800a098Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:58:19 +0000DesignWoodworkingMargaret RhodesA graphic designer gives the composition notebook a much needed update.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/beloved-composition-notebook-gets-slick-redesign5926a937f3e2356fd800a09eTue, 25 Oct 2016 13:45:52 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonEach center will be built around a three-story-tall concrete silo for turning ashes to ashes and dust to fertilizer.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/inside-machine-will-turn-corpse-compost592d05a56cc02b55618398f0Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:00:39 +0000Designdeath, InnovationRobyn RossWhat if you thought about flowers the way you did about avocados? Where did these come from? How were they grown? How much water did they take to produce?https://www.wired.com/2016/10/time-think-flowers-like-produce5926a9d5af95806129f50387Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:06:52 +0000Designplants, sustainabilityBlanca MyersA group of summer camp kids created these giant flip books and stuck them in a forest. Watching them is almost as satisfying as playing with them.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/giant-flip-books-hiding-woods-new-hampshire5926a9e6af95806129f5038bMon, 24 Oct 2016 14:23:03 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonAfter a 10-year hiatus, the Kodak “K” is back.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/kodak-revives-iconic-logo-gives-little-twist5926aa8caf95806129f503b4Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:15:45 +0000Designdesign, kodakMargaret RhodesExperts weigh in on how the built world will change.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/heres-self-driving-cars-will-transform-city5926aaa58d4ebc5ab806b127Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:58:47 +0000DesignSelf-Driving Cars, urban design, urban planningSam LubellHerman Miller made a series of ergonomic tweaks in pursuit of Bill Stumpf’s original goal for the Aeron: to create a chair you don’t notice.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/herman-miller-just-redesigned-iconic-aeron-chair5926ab198d4ebc5ab806b14cThu, 20 Oct 2016 18:00:45 +0000DesignIndustrial Design, Product DesignMargaret RhodesThere are too many photos online. Anastasia Samoylova puts them to good use.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/anastasia-samoylova-landscape-sublime5926ab77cefba457b079ac4eThu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:53 +0000DesignPhotoFine Art, PhotographyCharley LockeBruce Blackburn, the designer behind NASA’s worm logo, designed this symbol for the United States’ 200th birthday. Maybe it’s time to bring it back.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/40-year-old-logo-america-really-needs-right-now5926ac00cefba457b079ac64Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:41:22 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonNow you can experience Fortunato Depero’s iconic monograph the way he intended: with your own hands.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/get-reprint-depero-futurista-one-worlds-iconic-design-books5926ac7fcfe0d93c4743105bWed, 19 Oct 2016 11:00:19 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonEvery element of the new creator page was designed to highlight filmmakers’ workhttps://www.wired.com/2016/10/redesigned-vimeo-wants-linkedin-indie-filmmakers5926acb4cfe0d93c4743105cTue, 18 Oct 2016 19:36:10 +0000DesignUX/UI, vimeo, YouTubeJoseph Bien-KahnMeet the Snoo. It’s a smart, self-rocking cradle. It took Dr. Harvey Karp five years, Yves Béhar, and the MIT Media Lab to create it.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/robo-cradle-will-rock-baby-sleep5926acdecefba457b079ac8cTue, 18 Oct 2016 13:01:56 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesMichael Bierut and Jessica Helfand are the hosts of “The Design of Business/The Business of Design,” a new podcast based on their course at Yale.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/incisive-new-podcast-two-legends-design592d05ad9fa2947155cb8c07Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:30:06 +0000Designdesign, podcastsElizabeth StinsonThe book offers an exquisite assortment of cross sectional, transparent, and exploded-view cutaways that crisscrosses both history and subject matter.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/look-inside-spectacular-collection-cutaway-infographics5926adafaf95806129f50440Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:01 +0000Designdata visualizations, Graphic Design, illustrations, InfographicsMargaret RhodesFardan Munshi designed 16 posters that use basic shapes and colors to describe superhuman abilities like telekinesis, elasticity, and transmutation.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/heres-superpowers-look-like-geometric-shapes5926aee77034dc5f91bec48aFri, 14 Oct 2016 11:00:55 +0000DesignGraphic Design, illustrationElizabeth StinsonCharlie Kitchen uses elaborate analog techniques and an old-fashioned camera to make these deceptively simple collages.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/charlie-kitchen-crazy-3-d-shapes-made-film-camera-zero-photoshop5926af097034dc5f91bec48dFri, 14 Oct 2016 11:00:21 +0000DesignPhotoFine Art, PhotographyLaura MalloneePandora’s new logo and brand identity are a mix of minimalist maximalist graphics—and signal changes ahead for the company.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/pandoras-new-logo-channels-simplicity-80s-era-mtv5926af8d7034dc5f91bec4a9Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:21 +0000Designdesign, Graphic DesignMargaret RhodesA couple of made-up electoral possibilities from ace statisticians at FiveThirtyEight become a Twitter meme … and then things get predictably ugly.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/electoral-map-look-women-men-bears5926afa6cefba457b079ad31Thu, 13 Oct 2016 01:20:16 +0000DesignDonald Trump, election 2016, Infographics, National Affairs, twitterMegan MolteniThis morphing map is a helpful reminder of how difficult it can be to convey a wide range of information in a single cartogram.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/electoral-maps-look-little-different-heres5926afc7cefba457b079ad37Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:00:39 +0000Designelection 2016, maps, National AffairsMarley WalkerIf you’re not home, Ding will turn the doorbell’s ring into a voice call that goes straight to your phone, via an app.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/ding-smart-doorbell-not-smart-good5926afd18d4ebc5ab806b241Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:00:49 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesHoefler & Co.’s Try.typography.com is like a fitting room for typefaces.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/hoefler-co-s-handy-web-tool-lets-try-different-typefaces-free5926afda8d4ebc5ab806b242Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:00:40 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesDesigner Brendan Ravenhill reimagined Fuller’s Dymaxion Map as a magnetic globe.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/map-nerds-rejoice-heres-dymaxion-foldable-globe5926b081f3e2356fd800a20bTue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:58 +0000DesignElizabeth StinsonExperience something akin to the overview effect flipping through Ben Grant’s gorgeous book.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/explore-earth-as-only-seen-by-satellites5926b0abf3e2356fd800a210Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:30:24 +0000DesignPhotoPhotographyCharley LockeJonathan Hoefler based Chronicle Hairline on Didot, a font found in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, but it’s a little more dressed down.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/new-font-chronicle-hairline-men-wear-dress-shoes-without-socks5926b16f7034dc5f91bec4e8Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:56:39 +0000DesignMargaret RhodesThe designer of famed logos had a rich and important career in designing film titles, too.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/design-legend-saul-bass-changed-film-tv-forever5926b270cfe0d93c47431171Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:19:03 +0000DesignGraphic Design, TelevisionElizabeth StinsonDesigner James Quail based the poster’s design on a circuit board from a transistor radio.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/lets-obsess-intricate-map-alt-music-history5926b296cefba457b079adb2Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:24:44 +0000Designalternative, data visualizations, MusicMargaret RhodesYou know when someone texts you and some characters shows up as rectangles? Those rectangles are called tofu. Google wants to do away with them for good.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/meet-noto-googles-free-font-800-languages5926b303f3e2356fd800a25fThu, 06 Oct 2016 22:21:59 +0000Designgoogle, TypographyElizabeth StinsonJames Lovelock, environmental guru and creator of Gaia theory, has a new book out. Consider it an illustrated guide to how the world works.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/earth-gorgeous-picture-book-famed-scientist-james-lovelock5926b36ecfe0d93c474311b1Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:00:08 +0000DesignBooks, data visualizations, picture books, science visualizationMargaret RhodesAce typographer Tobias Frere-Jones brings Retina, his iconic typeface, from stock listings to phone screens.https://www.wired.com/2016/10/typographic-trickery-shifts-font-paper-pixels5926b39e7034dc5f91bec555Wed, 05 Oct 2016 21:37:42 +0000Designperception, retina, TypographyElizabeth Stinson