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What we’re up to and where we’re headed in the world of meaningful design.
This year, Blank Space partners with the NYC Mayor’s Office, New Lab, Fast Company and AIANY to host The Driverless Future, a challenge to shape and envision the impact of autonomous transportation in New York City.
Shaped on the ground by digital innovation pioneers including Spotify, Netflix, and Amazon, consumers’ digital expectations are high, and airlines haven’t been able to meet them. Digital disruption presents a clear, new opportunity for airlines to leverage technological innovations and differentiate themselves with great in-flight digital experience.
In its second year, Yale’s Social Impact Conference will bring together industry experts and undergraduate students to engage in meaningful dialogue about social enterprise through a series of panel discussions and workshops. The conference will provide tools and techniques to address some of society’s most pressing problems.
As part of the W.R. Berkeley Innovation Lab NYU Stern and this year’s $300K Entrepreneur Challenge, Smart Design will run a workshop on user experience research and design.
With over 20 years’ in user-centered design and brand experience, Kelly Clark has been appointed to the role of VP, Design in Smart’s New York studio. A strategic thinker with extensive expertise in digital design, interface design, user experience and research, she brings considerable depth to Smart’s growing interaction design and technology team.
The latest research suggests that millennials are now the largest generation in the housing market. Smart Design’s recent research project ‘Money, Honey’, focusing on couples 18-35, uncovered the financial challenges that couples face today, and reveals what banks and mortgage companies should do to help these couples bridge their financial differences.
The 2016 election brought the total number of states that have legalized some form of cannabis use to 28, and as the fastest growing industry in the US, it is projected to rise to a $50 billion industry in the next ten years. With new opportunity, how are designers and entrepreneurs planning to apply user-centered design approaches to this industry in the future?
As the US learned of a new Republican era, Creative Pool interviewed a number of creatives on what a Trump presidency will mean for their industry. This group of optimists and explorers shared their predictions on the challenge of innovating in a divided nation.
Personalization is set to be the major trend of the next decade in products and services. Companies across a range of sectors can now anticipate and respond to consumer preferences like never before.
The rejection of long-term birth control options by Millennial women has long been a subject of debate, as the healthcare industry aims to avert the instance of unplanned pregnancies.
‘Inside the Tech Studio: A View to the Future of Product Design’, will take place on Thursday, October 27th. An initiative of Starrett Lehigh, the discussion features an expert panel of experts working at the forefront of tech and product design.