Murri sculptures (2012) by Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi) at Melbourne’s LaTrobe University.
From the Budj Bim acquaculture system to the Aboriginal flag, Australia has a long history of Indigenous design excellence. Here is our pick of 10 contemporary design classics.
Peter Thomas of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (left), Marcel Dionne of Roarockit (centre) and Jaimie Isaac, curator for Indigenous/Contemporary at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (right), are seen building a skateboard using a do-it-yourself kit in this 2017 photo. Art and design schools should reward those who actually build and create more than they do design theorists.
Even as our world goes digital, there will always be an appetite for craftsmanship, for art and for the work only human hands can truly bring to life. Art and design schools should celebrate creators.
What impact is your room having on you?
The design of a workspace can actually have similar effects to a drug on those who create it, consume it or pursue it.
Architect Frank Gehry’s computer-designed, hand made staircase at University of Technology Sydney.
The art and design industry in Australia is demanding 'mass customisation' of works of art. Robots may be the answer – and they're creating jobs already.
Ford has doubled down on its best-selling pickup trucks.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
Ten thousand native grassland plants were grown in Italy for Australia’s national pavilion at the Biennale.
Sixty two countries are represented at this year's International Architecture Exhibition. In the Australian Pavilion, 65 species of grassland plants fill a black cube.
A hall designed by Egon Eiermann for the 1937 exhibition Gebt mir vier Jahre Zeit (Give Me.
In the 1930s, the Nazis used exhibitions to create a sense of belonging and support for their ideas. Today's far right groups go online to create a similar sense of community.
For many graduates, the future looms.
AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri
A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.
The author, second from left, is seen in this photo in a designed leadership dialogue session. The techniques of designers can help make us better leaders.
(UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs)
The mindset, tools and techniques of designers can make us better leaders. Here's how.
Jakarta’s traffic system is one of many facets of the city that could be improved by smart cities technologies, but at what cost?
Governments are using Big Data to design improvements and upgrades of cities. But ethical questions need to be considered, lest we end up jeopardising citizens' privacy or deepen social inequalities.
‘Biomusic’ technology collects autonomic nervous system signals, such as heart rate, through a wearable sensor and maps them to sound.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
Two thumb typing.
It's a big issue for users and the industry.
Stop Fucking The Planet: Debbie Harry telling it how it is.
As Coco Chanel said: 'You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.'
Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
Aerial view of the Sydney Football Stadium, which is to be rebuilt, and Sydney Cricket Ground. Questions of stadium design to deal with extreme heat are becoming more urgent.
The Australian Open tennis and the recent Ashes Test cricket series show why our sporting stadiums need to be "climate-proofed" to deal with extreme heat.
Beautiful. But is it revolutionary?
There's a reason the next generation of cars look eerily familiar – and we may have a long wait for something completely different.
In Los Angeles, the architecture firm KTGY is repurposing shipping containers to build a transitional apartment complex for the homeless.
Three innovative projects set to be completed this year are geared toward strengthening communities that have been left out of the economic recovery.
The old-style speculum – soon to be replaced.
Women, rejoice. The speculum is getting a friendly makeover.
Svetlana Quindt aka Kamui Cosplay
Cosplay and comic conventions are attracting millions of fans around the world, generating huge amounts of money and launching some interesting design careers.
Behind labels’ designs, brand storytellings.
Wine labels feature a seemingly endless variety of images, type and themes. But an analysis shows that two broad themes dominate, each with four subtypes, all to craft stories that appeal to consumers.