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.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
How are furniture designers protected by law, and what is an 'original design' when aesthetics meets functionality?
To reduce the impact of its activity on the environment, a company must take into account not only the effects generated by its production, but also the end of life of its products.
Kitchens are like mini laboratories, with foods and utensils exposed to extreme temperatures. So it's no surprise that a material used for Mars missions has found its way into a range of cooking ware.
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.
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.
The design of a workspace can actually have similar effects to a drug on those who create it, consume it or pursue it.
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.
For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
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.
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.
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 mindset, tools and techniques of designers can make us better leaders. Here's how.
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.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
It's a big issue for users and the industry.
As Coco Chanel said: 'You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life.'