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The Standable – Stand Naturally at Work

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Date: December 12, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on The Standable – Stand Naturally at Work Share:

Stand More. Stand Correct. A desktop accessory that provides the most natural way to stand at work. The desk is unique because it focuses on helping people to not just stand at an affordable price, but to do so correctly. The 2 shelf system makes this customizable approach possible. We know that the best way to stand is with your eyes straight [...]

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How many designers does it take to change a lightbulb?

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Date: December 11, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on How many designers does it take to change a lightbulb? Share:

Special Group’s Heath Lowe on why design thinking should inform everything “I thought I’d tell you a joke. It’s one of my favourite jokes,” says Special Group’s design creative director Heath Lowe, having just finished wrangling a turkey for the annual agency Thanksgiving lunch. “How many designers does it take to screw [...]

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Recyclable Paper Bike helmet Wins James Dyson Award

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Date: November 23, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Recyclable Paper Bike helmet Wins James Dyson Award Share:

Recyclable paper bike helmet wins James Dyson Award The £30,000 prize will go towards developing the design student’s helmet concept, while £5,000 will also be awarded to her university. A foldable paper helmet designed to be used for bike share programmes has won the international stage of this year’s James Dyson Award. The contest, [...]

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Why You Need a Freelance Portfolio Website

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Date: August 4, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Why You Need a Freelance Portfolio Website Share:

As a freelancer, your portfolio is the “best self” you present to the world. It’s a combination of your unique approach and your best work. It’s the compelling reason you give to persuade clients to hire you. Learn how to plan, build, test, and use an effective freelance portfolio website, together with hints and tips to make it irresistible [...]

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The Future of Design (And How To Prepare For it)

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Date: July 28, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on The Future of Design (And How To Prepare For it) Share:

A handy guide to navigating what’s coming up next in the design world. In trying to figure out what the future of design will look like, we’re at a bit of a loss. Technology is changing at a rapid pace. In five years, mobile platforms have gone from being an emerging part of a company’s strategy to the focal point of its future. [...]

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Sir Richard Taylor’s Take On Inspiring Creativity

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Date: July 15, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Sir Richard Taylor’s Take On Inspiring Creativity Share:

‘Love needs to be present. A lack of it will diminish everything into mediocrity’: Sir Richard Taylor’s take on inspiring creativity Photo: Steve Unwin Weta Workshop has established itself as one of the world’s most creative companies. How did they do it? And what do you need if you want to replicate it? Suzi McAlpine [...]

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3 Ways to Work More Effectively in a Web Development Team

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Date: July 5, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on 3 Ways to Work More Effectively in a Web Development Team Share:

Developers gravitate towards what they know and like, what’s comfortable and feels good. This can be problematic in a team environment. Looking back at my career, I’ve made more than a few mistakes in this regard. Consider that framework you enjoy now: is adding that extra dependency enabling anybody? That design pattern you like: does [...]

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Virtual Reality Set To Become The New Video

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Date: June 9, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Virtual Reality Set To Become The New Video Share:

Is virtual reality set to become the new video on demand? After 20 years building broadband networks, Kurt Rodgers works in the sweet spot where fibre broadband demand meets supply. Think of it as having a day job involving working out how we might live in the future. It would be hard to find a more significant change in people’s habits [...]

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Snickers Bars’ In-store Pricing Changes

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Date: June 9, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Snickers Bars’ In-store Pricing Changes Share:

Snickers bars’ in-store pricing changes to suit mood of the internet The system was created by agency Clemenger BBDO Melbourne as a development on its “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign. It’s built on a 3000-word algorithm that analyses around 14,000 social media posts per day. When trawling these [...]

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The Future of Retail

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Date: June 9, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on The Future of Retail Share:

The future of retail: Stores that don’t actually sell anything Tech giant Samsung’s New York flagship store is a bold reimagining of retail – in fact, it might not even be classed as retail by some accounts. The shop doesn’t stock any Samsung products. Instead, the three floor, 40,000 square foot space is called an [...]

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