Adobe announces open platform for Experience Design

 29 Aug 18  Jacques-Pierre (JP) Dumas

Adobe announced that Adobe XD is opening its platform to enable users to customise their tools with an ecosystem of community and partner-built plugins.

Leveraging Adobe…

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Pohutukawa tiny house is designed for big living

Bridget Borgobello

July 27th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand-based and family run studio Tiny House Builders has recently launched its impressive and sophisticated Pohutukawa tiny house on wheels. Pushing the boundaries of what we’re used to seeing in a tiny house, the Pohutukawa…

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Apple’s new store in Italy: design

Apple isn’t one to enter a major metropolis quietly. Its retail spaces in DubaiSan Francisco and China have all generated considerable buzz on the back of dramatic, statement-making designs. And the company’s first foray…

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Designing for dyslexia: A Style Guide

The British Dyslexia Association has put out guidelines that aim to encourage designers, businesses and teachers to consider those who struggle with reading and writing when making typeface, colour, spacing and imagery choices.

When graphic and digital designers create a website, app or a new brand, legibility will be one…

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The Rising Popularity of Canned Wine

By: Rudy Sanchez

Wine is wine.

There’s an expectation that it’s made from grapes, comes in a 750mL…

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Emoji: documenting the design story

Standards Manual’s latest crowdfunder charts the emoji’s meteoric rise from a series of simple picture characters created in Japan in the 1990s to a global phenomenon. The publisher’s founders Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth tell us about the history behind the original emoji, and the universal appeal…

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How can design make smartphones better for you?

Spending too much time scrolling has been found to have negative effects on mental and physical health, with social media use shown to increase anxiety and depression in young people. Apple recently introduced updates that help people curb their phone use – but what can designers do…

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Illustrating Green Man Festival 2018

Illustrating Green Man Festival 2018, a “playful world for adults”

The independent music and arts festival based in Wales is in its 16th year, and celebrates its non-corporate ethos by commissioning a different illustrator annually to create its look and feel. We speak to Norwegian illustrator Sunniva…

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Emoji: An “Accidental Masterpiece”

Emoji: documenting the design story of an “accidental masterpiece”

Standards Manual’s latest crowdfunder charts the emoji’s meteoric rise from a series of simple picture characters created in Japan in the 1990s to a global phenomenon. The publisher’s founders Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth tell us about the…

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Braille Typeface for Public Spaces

How a braille typeface for public spaces hopes to create an “inclusive” society

Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.

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