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How Tech Brands Are (Finally) Designing for Digital Wellbeing

How Tech Brands Are (Finally) Designing for Digital Wellbeing

On average, we check our phones 47 times a day. But tech companies, including Apple and Google, are suddenly designing for digital wellbeing – and attempting to restore a better tech/life balance. Here’s how.

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5 days ago

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10 Inspiring Events to Take In (So Far) This Fall

10 Inspiring Events to Take In (So Far) This Fall

As summer comes to an end and the school year begins, we present this list of inspiring talks, exhibits, fairs, films and happenings around the world to get your creative juices flowing this September (and into October).

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14 days ago

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No Strings Attached: These Wireless USB Lamps Can be Taken Anywere

No Strings Attached: These Wireless USB Lamps Can be Taken Anywere

Ingo Maurer, Grok Lighting, Davide Groppi, Vibia and Tobias Grau showcase minimal, wireless USB lamps that can be transported wherever illumination is needed.

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18 days ago

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Talsam’s Connected Jewellery Might be the Smartest Panic Button Yet

Talsam’s Connected Jewellery Might be the Smartest Panic Button Yet

Though intended as a romantic gift, the Talsam collection of connected jewellery also features a panic button that makes it one of the smartest wearables we’ve seen.

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August 2, 2018

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Person, Place, Thing: Celebrating the Flexibility of Aluminum Foam

Person, Place, Thing: Celebrating the Flexibility of Aluminum Foam

Created by infusing the metal with gas, foamed aluminum is defining design work large and small.

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July 26, 2018

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Future World: Envisioning the Smart Community

Future World: Envisioning the Smart Community

The tools for smarter buildings and even entire cities are within our grasp. But will the results, and the smart community, be boons or busts?

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July 11, 2018

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5 Designs That Make Cycling Safer, Simpler and Fun

5 Designs That Make Cycling Safer, Simpler and Fun

Cycling is often hailed as an egalitarian transport solution, but there are significant barriers to entry – and our city streets can be unsafe for people on two wheels. Here are five cycling safety products that aim to make bicycles safer, convenient and more accessible.

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June 28, 2018

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Inside 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s Experimental Hub

Inside 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s Experimental Hub

Dynamic streets, outdoor comfort zones, tall timber buildings, digital electricity and more. We stepped inside Sidewalk Labs’ newly opened prototyping space to find out what the future of Toronto’s most anticipated (and not quite green-lit) development might look like.

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June 19, 2018

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A Timeline of Mike & Maaike’s Innovative Product Designs

A Timeline of Mike & Maaike’s Innovative Product Designs

Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers, the team behind San Francisco studio Mike & Maaike, have a portfolio that merges the tech and industrial design worlds. Here is a timeline of their many innovative products, from the first Android phone to office systems designed for digital workers.

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May 30, 2018

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How Mike & Maiike Established a Culture of Design at Google

How Mike & Maiike Established a Culture of Design at Google

Mike & Maaike, who designed the first Android phone, the Nexus line and Daydream View, were once the lead industrial designers at Google. They shaped Google design culture – then left to re-establish their own brand.

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May 23, 2018

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