Designing technology to feel more familiar can help older people live more independent lives.
Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) was a presence in the fashion world for so long that he seemed immortal. With his passing, we look at his impact and future legacy.
Many homes are already smart – but they're about to get much smarter.
Research around the world shows a consistent pattern of failures in public sector policy and project implementation. Yet we continue to embark upon implementation built on bias and faulty logic.
Optical illusions appear when our brains have trouble moulding raw sensory data into shapes and patterns. Designers have been exploiting this process for centuries.
Knoll is best known for transforming the design of America's corporate offices. But she was also on the front lines of a State Department effort to promote American ingenuity and capitalism abroad.
Design thinking isn't a cure-all for every organization, nor is it a dying fad. But in the right circumstances, it can bring great value to a business.
Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
A design team at Emily Carr University worked with families from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation to support the development of healthy environments for children.
Often overshadowed by her famous brothers, Ruby Lindsay found ways to challenge the restrictive gender roles of early-20th Century Australia.
Leaders in private and public organizations should seek creative problem-solving skills to better innovate. Design thinking may be the answer.
The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?
Labels plonked on plonk once had a distinctly awkward sense of place. But a new breed are helping to create a sense of Australian terroir.
There is nothing to prepare us for the shock to the senses in the National Gallery of Victoria's latest exhibition combining the works of M. C. Escher with Japanese design firm nendo.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
The cities we build in turn shape our society. So when so many of us feel lonely, we should aim to apply what we know about the social impacts of design to help people connect with each other.
Research shows that access to urban green space makes people and neighborhoods healthier. But parks can't work their magic if their design ignores the needs of nearby communities.
New design executives are making the case that integrating design across an entire company will have a positive impact on employees, customers and the bottom line.
Practical advice from an expert about lighting, decoration and furnishings.