Reality-bending AR lenses imagined by a new generation of designers are redefining our relationships with our digital selves

By Ritupriya Basu

In Ines Alpha’s world, everyday faces turn into futuristic landscapes. Through a mere swipe, the face filters imagined by the self-styled ‘3D makeup artist’ zaps us into a fantastical future, one where quivering, translucent fins sprout out of cheekbones, and curling lines of liquid metal sketch looping…

A look back at the positive impact communication design can have in matters of life and death

By Lucienne Roberts

Whether employed to warn or impart information about symptoms, prevention, and infection, graphic design plays a significant role in the front-line response to infectious disease, making life-saving messages accessible to all. Examples of this can be seen in the bold graphics used to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS…

Designers need a methodology that helps them weigh the benefits of using a new technology against its potential harm

By Caroline Sinders

AI is going to radically change society. It will do so in exciting and even life-saving ways, as we’ve seen in early projects that translate languages (in your own voice!), create assistant chat bots, make new works of art, and more accurately detect and analyze cancer.

But…

The first generation of voice assistants are feminized and domestic — can designers help to make the next generation any different?

By Madeleine Morley

In an episode of the beloved animated 1960s sci-fi sitcom The Jetsons, Mrs. Jetson decides that housework is becoming too much for her to handle on her own. She doesn’t have time to run errands while balancing caretaking with frequent trips to the beauty salon, so she…

Sanders’ logo is distinctly Americana, but is that enough to convince Americans to buy in?

By Hunter Schwarz

Bernie Sanders’ campaign logo is one of the defining visual representations of socialism for many Americans, but look a little closer, and it rejects some of the most well-known tropes of socialist design. The standout color of socialist images is red, while the Bernie wordmark is most…

‘Video game history doesn’t know how to make sense of her except to single her out’

By Perrin Drumm

YOU ARE IN THE FRONT YARD OF A LARGE ABANDONED VICTORIAN HOUSE. STONE STEPS LEAD UP TO A WIDE PORCH.

— — — — — ENTER COMMAND?￾

If you’re a computer programmer or digital designer over the age of 40, this is probably how the future began…

With her interactive floppy disks and zines, the Silicon Alley star was ‘basically making websites offline’

By Claire Evans

Jaime Levy’s real name is not Jaime. She won’t tell me what her real name is, only that her parents named her after a Beatles song, and that she hates the Beatles — wishes they’d never existed — and so she’s Jaime, a nod to Van Halen…

Gráfica Ilustrada del Uruguay showcases rare work from the ’60s through the ’80s that mixed expressive illustration styles with polished design

By Emily Gosling

Put the word “design” in front of the name of some countries, and it becomes shorthand for a certain aesthetic. Scandinavian design evokes calm, sensible minimalism; Dutch design, a bold, often conceptual approach. Swiss design generally connotes tight grids and typographic rigor.

Uruguayan design may not have…

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