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Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says "I'm a designer," it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by the umbrella term designer.
A given design problem has no single right answer.
A mind-reading chip is working miracles for one test patient.
When Ian Burkhart was 19, he accidentally dove into a sandbar while in the water with friends and quickly realized what had happened: He was paralyzed. Today, Burkhart is still paralyzed--but he can move his hand by controlling it with his mind.
Aukerman has turned the talk-show format on its head with that Zach Galifianakis web series and a comedy show on IFC, Comedy Bang! Bang!
When his good friend Zach Galifianakis came to him with a title for a sketch called Between Two Ferns based on his work in public access television, writer/comedian Scott Aukerman said, "Yeah, I think we can do something with that . . ." Six years later, Aukerman has a bona fide hit on his hands, having landed A-listers like Charlize Theron, Justin Bieber, Sean Penn, James Franco, and infamously, President Barack Obama to sit opposite the dry, often antagonistic Galifianakis.
Kids who could identify golden arches and other junk food logos had higher BMIs than their brand-ignorant peers, researchers found.
A new study shows that young children who are familiar with unhealthy food branding--McDonald's golden arches, Trix's silly rabbit, Burger King's crown--are more likely to be overweight than their brand-ignorant peers. Studies show that people who are overweight in childhood tend to stay that way.
Brand knowledge was a better predictor of BMI than hours spent in front of the TV per week.
An artist scours the Google Art Project archives for instances when the Google Camera couldn't help but snap its own image in a mirror.
The Google camera sure is vain. It has taken advantage of Google's scheme to capture the world's most ornate buildings and art galleries by snapping selfies in these spaces' fancy mirrors, as artist Mario Santamaria reveals in his Tumblr, "The Camera in the Mirror."
Even inanimate devices have succumbed to the selfie craze.
Ammunition and master surfboard craftsman Jason Tilley team up on a line of luxury surfboards.
Ammunition, the design firm behind Square and Beats by Dre, has recently shifted its focus from the tech and corporate world to the open ocean. Ammunition's travel products startup, Octovo, collaborated with master surfboard builder Jason Tilley to design a limited-edition, hand-crafted line of what they're calling the "world's most luxurious surfboards" and bag. High design hangs loose here.
Throughout its 80-year history Massey University has played a defining role in the development of New Zealand as a nation. The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand with a legacy of creative education. The College of Creative Arts is seeking to extend its activities in design entrepreneurialism/enterprise, design thinking and applied design research and they want three new driven members of staff to respond to the extraordinary demand for expertise in these areas.
The right applications should have a postgraduate qualification in design, a strong record of recent research and an exceptional academic or professional background in Design, or a related field. Proven ability to access external research funds would be an advantage as well as an ability to forge links with industry. This is an outstanding opportunity, so go on, Apply Now!
the design features a solid rammed earth facade, with its distinctive elongated shape reflecting the steps involved in the industrial process.
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As the days of suburban sprawl give way to those of urban density in U.S. metros--"smart growth," most call it--providing sufficient housing remains a challenge. Decades of planning regulations and highway patterns support single-family homes built far outside a city center. Even in areas where big residential towers make sense, developing them takes a long time and costs a lot of money. Manhattan wasn't built in a day.
The premise that single-family house neighborhoods should be frozen in amber is increasingly being questioned.
the french artist finished the epic-scaled series in le havre with a final piece that will see the artwork continue to travel onward, despite the project's completion.
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internal volumes are articulated around central atrium that brings natural daylight and ventilation inside the family dwelling.
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in galeria melissa's new york flagship store, lasercut acrylic and mylar add colors to complement the company's 'we are flowers' collection.
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the cable tidy makes your neatly wound-up wires look like a barcode, keeping everything in order, almost like your own personalized inventory.
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floating over the highest branches of the canopy in the lush gabonese rainforest in africa, the artist challenges gravity both in the physical and aesthetic sense.
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intimately crafted rooms are united around a long narrow pool, providing views of both the dwelling and its immediate surroundings.
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located on a hilly site, the structure is comprised of unified roof and wall elements overlapping to create dynamic spatial and lighting conditions.
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