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Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has picked 10 projects representing the New London Fabulous movement of “beauty, complexity and joy”.
How did the big consumer apps get their first 1,000 users? Considering every startup confronts this question at some point, I was surprised by how little has been written about it. Particularly anything actionable. So I decided to do my own digging. I spent the past month personally reaching out to founders, scouring interviews, and tapping the Twitterverse.
According to Forbes, business leaders from a variety of industries have joined forces to face one unexpected enemy. That enemy? Log-ins and passwords. The group includes such giants as PayPal, Amazon, Visa, MasterCard, and Aetna. The unnamed members of the group are the millions of people who throw their “password” book across the room because none of the listed log-ins and passwords ever seem to work.
The founders of Belgium's Studio Plastique explain how their research-based projects and material investigations aim to position design as “a tool for a world that is in transition” in this interview as part of our VDF x Alcova collaboration.
Contact lens cases, electrical wires and pill packets are among a number of common home goods that have been reimagined in glass by students from Lund University, in a bid to explore the material's potential within a more circular economic system.
Unusual, innovative and avant-garde approaches to seating were among the highlights of Dutch design fair Object Rotterdam, which took place earlier this month. Anna Winston picks six of the most intriguing chairs from the annual event's crop of up-and-coming talent.
Tokyo 2010: Japanese studio Nendo have created these bottle-shaped piggy banks with two coin slots that mimic a pig's snout. Called Pyggy Bank, the designs were created for an exhibition called Piggy Bank Collection, which will remain on show until 9 November at Isetan department store in Tokyo's Shinjuku district. The show is part of DesignTide Tokyo
The Reuters news company and an AI startup named Synthesia today unveiled a new project they’ve partnered on that uses Deepfakes-style technology to generate automated news reports in real time.
Designed as a proof-of-concept, the system takes real-time scoring data from football matches and generates news reports complete with photographs and a script. Synthesia and Reuters then use a neural network similar to Deepfakes and prerecorded footage of a real news anchor to turn the script into a “live” video of the news anchor giving up-to-the-second scoring updates.