The Cooper Union catalogues decades of student work including projects by Liz Diller and Daniel Libeskind

New York City’s The Cooper Union has created online database The Student Work Collection to collate over 80 years of work produced by former architecture students, with notable alumni including Elizabeth Diller, Daniel Libeskind and Toshiko Mori. Launched this month, The Student Work Collection is an archival website created by The Cooper Union for the Advancement […]

Seek app lets users identify plant and animal species in real time

Kids can identify plants, flowers, insects and wildlife while tracking biodiversity in their area, using the augmented-reality app Seek by iNaturalist and the WWF. Described as “like Pokémon Go for nature”, Seek lets users point their smartphone camera at any plant or animal species to identify it in real time. Anyone can use the app, […]

Facebook rebrands to “create visual distinction” between company and social app

Facebook has launched a new branding for its subsidiary companies, which comprises an all-capital typeface that changes colour depending on the service offered. Facebook will use the new branding on the services it owns – such as image-sharing app Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp. It will continue to use the lowercase, blue lettering for its social […]

Samsung Mobile Design Competition finalists present their wallpaper designs to the jury

[embedded content] In this movie, jury members discuss how the finalists in the wallpaper category of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition incorporated elements of nature and colour into their responsive designs. The Samsung Mobile Design Competition asked designers to submit proposals for innovative wallpaper designs to enhance the experience of using Samsung Galaxy mobile devices. […]

Samsung Mobile Design Competition finalists present their accessory designs to the jury

In this movie, jury members of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition discuss how the finalists in the accessory category offered a wide range of interpretations of what a mobile device can be. The Samsung Mobile Design Competition asked designers to submit proposals for innovative accessory designs to enhance Samsung Galaxy mobile devices. During the judging […]

LifeCredit computer game envisions a dystopian future ruled by a social credit system

Digital designer Diana Ganea’s LifeCredit video game imagines a dystopian future where social status is determined by a corporate credit-system that rewards or punishes citizens. Set in the year 2050, the LifeCredit game sees players take on the character of an office worker who faces complications as they try to change their job. This process […]

Helsinki launches Think Sustainably digital service for residents and tourists

The city of Helsinki has revealed a first-of-its kind app and website meant to empower citizens, businesses and tourists to make more sustainable choices. The Think Sustainably digital service resembles a regular city guide, but with environmental sustainability as the primary factor. It is part of the local government’s Carbon Neutral Helsinki Initiative, which aims […]

Wallgren Arkitekter and BOX Bygg create parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

Architecture studio Wallgren Arkitekter and Swedish construction company BOX Bygg have created a parametric design tool called Finch, which can generate floor plans adapted to the constraints of a site. The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be […]

Useless is a digital directory for London’s zero-waste shops

Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Useless is described by its creators as “London’s first digital directory that is dedicated exclusively to showcasing the capital’s zero-waste shops”. The website features an […]

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