Will Myers presents his research about the new intersections of design with biology as seen in architectural technologies, design proposals, and the increasing practice of biomimicry.
Mike Neal speculates about the opportunties presented by the of the colonization of Mars, specifically the tabula rasa upon which to impose the best of human technology and design to thrive in this alien environment.
In lieu of flying cars, we must consider more pragmatic ways of using vehicles. John Cantwell investigates one possible solution along these lines—the system of car sharing.
The movie theater is just one of many spaces that are rich in meaning, despite their banal veneers. To reevaluate such everyday spaces, Chappell Ellison proposes a Web site in which users are invited to upload an audio narration of a space they visit on a regular basis.
Sandra Nuut considers the many manifestations of fashion curation to be found beyond the museum’s walls.
Lynda Decker speaks on NYC’s distinct surf design aesthetic which, with its literary typography and abstract imagery, avoids the typical Californian tropes
In 2011 the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest member state of the United Nations. As Anne Quito outlines, the need for official symbols establishes unique roles for designers during a time of emergence.
Caterina Francisca examines key transdisciplinary research and speculative design projects that have engaged with the human body as a material, a medium, and a site for critical intervention
Amanda Vallance contends that the ubiquitous “Made in China” label is gradually being challenged by the label “Designed in China.”
Anna Kealey reveals the ways in which packaging design creates a landscape of fictitious imagery, disconnected from realities of food production today.
Nawar N. Al-Kazemi advocates for design students in the Gulf region and an education embracing local history, design aesthetics, and typography.
A primer on micro-apartments and compact living in New York City.
The New York Times columnist Constance Rosenblum explores the distinctive habitats of New Yorkers.