design

  • The Apple Watch hack: Bringing design expertise to reinvent the wearable Crunch Network

    The Apple Watch hack: Bringing design expertise to reinvent the wearable

    I bought an Apple Watch six months ago. This was no casual purchase. As an Apple fan, a watch collector and with more than 20 years of experience in the design innovation space, I had extremely high expectations of the purchase. While I have enjoyed the stylish Apple Watch’s features and functions, I have occasionally felt frustrated with the overall experience, for two, admittedly… Read More

  • InVision acquires Silver Flows, a tool for prototyping inside Sketch

    InVision acquires Silver Flows, a tool for prototyping inside Sketch

    Prototyping suite InVision just announced they are acquiring Silver Flows, a tool that lets developers prototype directly inside Sketch. The acquisition comes just a few months after InVision acquired the code-based design tool Macaw, and is the company’s fourth acquisition to date. Silver Flows, which is currently in private beta, removes the hassle of designing in Sketch then… Read More

  • Adobe launches Experience Design CC, a new tool for UX designers

    Adobe launches Experience Design CC, a new tool for UX designers

    Adobe today launched the first public preview of its new Experience Design CC tool, which was previously known as Project Comet. Experience Design CC is the company’s first tool that is purpose-built for user experience (UX) designers. It takes what Adobe has learned from working with UX designers who currently use its tools like Illustrator, Photoshop and others and distills it into… Read More

  • Hem.com Is On The Block, Swiss Furniture Maker Vitra Likely Buyer

    Hem.com Is On The Block, Swiss Furniture Maker Vitra Likely Buyer

    It looks like another chapter is in the works for Hem, the home design startup headed by Jason Goldberg that first emerged as a pivot from the Fab.com design marketplace in 2014. We’ve heard from multiple sources that Hem.com has been trying to sell itself and that Vitra, a high-end furniture company based in Switzerland, is currently in the frame to buy it. From what we… Read More

  • Houzz Brings New Collaboration Tools To Its iOS Apps

    Houzz Brings New Collaboration Tools To Its iOS Apps

    Houzz, the popular service for giving you house envy and connecting you with the right home professionals to cure it, is launching an interesting new feature for its iOS users today. The new Sketch feature makes it easier for homeowners to annotate photos on the service to discuss their remodeling ideas with their housemates and professionals. The company also today announced that it now… Read More

  • Inneract Project Teaches Underserved Kids Design And Technology

    Inneract Project Teaches Underserved Kids Design And Technology

    Design plays just as big of a role in technology as computer science. That’s why it’s no coincidence that boatloads of successful startups have designers on their founding teams. Since 2010, 27 designer-founded startups have been acquired by large tech companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Adobe, Dropbox and LinkedIn, according to the Design In Tech Report, produced by… Read More

  • Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

    Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

    The online design platform Canva, which has made creating quality professional graphics something anyone can do, has raised $15 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round, which follows the release of Canva’s new platform for businesses, “Canva for Work,” was led by Felicis Ventures and values the startup at $165 million. First launched in… Read More

  • Design In The Age Of The Consumer Crunch Network

    Design In The Age Of The Consumer

    The Apple iPhone, Spotify’s streaming service and the Tesla Roadster — all revolutionary pieces of technology that secured competitive advantages because of the quality of their design. In the past decade, the importance of design within technology companies has risen dramatically as more digitally savvy consumers demand beauty alongside flawless functionality and great user… Read More

  • Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

    Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

    According to AdAge, our corporate overlord Verizon will be introducing a new logo this week. Proving that we have little or nothing to do with AOL or Verizon really, this was also news to us. Read More