design

Greg Mark talks about the future of 3D printing

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Greg Mark, founder of Markforged. Mark recently made news with his new metal printing technology that heats metallic objects in a microwave, reducing by hours

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb t

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging f

CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to deliv

Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M

Wix .com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/

Outdoor ad firm buys Swiss dating app Blinq to power beacon push

The dating game sure is tough to maintain. Zurich-based dating app Blinq has been acquired by a Swiss outdoor advertising firm, APG|SGA, with the latter coveting the team's experience in rolling out b

Salesforce acquires Sequence to build out its UX design services

Salesforce has made another acquisition that underscores how the CRM and cloud software giant is looking to sell more services to its customers that complement the software they are already buying.

Snapchat’s big redesign, featuring universal search and more, just hit iOS

Snapchat’s major redesign, which introduces a universal search bar to the top of the app, among other features, has today hit iOS. The refreshed user interface was first announced earlier this

The Edge Desk goes beyond the ball with a portable ergonomic desk system

I’ve done it all. I have a standing desk. I have a sitting ball. I have a treadmill. And now I just might go back to where it all started with the Edge Desk. This Kickstarter darling raised $500

These custom 3D-printed topographical maps could make nice stocking stuffers

If you intend on delaying your gift-buying to the degree that you have to 3D print a few just before go time, you're in luck. This easy to use little tool lets you quickly select, customize, and print

Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process

If you've ever had to have a logo designed, you probably know that a lot of love, care, taste, years of training, tons of experience and buckets of knowledge goes into the process. Logojoy pulls the p

The future of front-end development is design

Should our kids learn to code? I can’t argue against the value of every child having a working knowledge of software development. But there is a difference between coding foundational technology and

Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

For the most part, apps like Prisma depend on curated training sets to impersonate style and apply it to a new context. While this may signal that machine creativity is dead on arrival, we shouldn&#8

Accessory for prosthetic limbs lets users interact directly with digital media

When someone has lost a hand, particularly the dominant one, it can be a real challenge to do the simple clicks and drags that all of us take for granted on our desktops and laptops. A German design t

ProductBoard helps product managers figure out what to build next… and why

ProductBoard today is launching a service for digital product managers that helps them better organize user research and determine which features deserve priority. Making its public debut at TechCru

Google’s new Project Muze proves machines aren’t that great at fashion design

Google's AI technology may be capable of putting on a trippy art show -- thanks to its neural network-powered DeepDream computer vision program -- but when Google turned its machine learning technolog

India’s Livspace raises $15 million for its online home design platform

India-based home design and furnishing company Livspace has closed a $15 million Series B round which will be used to fund an expansion into new cities.

Grovemade’s wooden speaker set looks like beautiful cybernetic alien eggs

The title says it all, really.

Watch wall-walking spiderbots weave ‘impossible’ structures with carbon fiber

Normally, the notion of setting a pair of spiderbots free in your house would seem alarming. But if you knew that they were weaving you a strange and mathematical hammock while you were gone? Suddenly

Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

Online design platform Canva, which makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics quickly – even if they don’t have a design background – is expanding its reach today wit
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