Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:53

Dark matter: Designing for privacy

Thinkers in art, technology, fashion and product design are responding to the threat of mass surveillance with a range of privacy-conscious gadgets that have a distinctly villainous aesthetic

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:37

Apple's Jonathan Ive on …

In the final talk in the Design Museum and Icon's DM25 series, Apple's head of design discussed design education, carelessness and the Apple Watch

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Friday, 07 November 2014 09:55

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality

Watch the designer's films that depict a future in which a virtual layer of data is a continual presence in our lives

Published in Video
Monday, 03 November 2014 14:56

Ralph Nauta: Studio Drift

The designer and co-founder of the Dutch practice spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week last month about nature, technology and the studio's latest project at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:00

Digital Revolution at the Barbican

Fun, FX and nostalgia are to the fore as the Barbican attempts to cram several trillion pixels of digital history into a single real-life gallery, says Isabel Stevens

Published in Review
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:57

Patch Of Sky by Fabrica

Fabrica's internet-connected ambient lights let the user share what's going on in the sky above them

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:45

Fabrica: Patch of Sky

The Italian research centre brings a touch of sentimentality to the rising tide of “smart” products with Patch of Sky – a set of connected lamps that show a travelling loved one what the weather is like back at home

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The history of computing isn’t a triumphal progress from Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine to the new MacBook Pro. In his book about vapourware, Paul Atkinson looks at designs that were too ahead of their time, ones that didn’t work, or were even fictional

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Fashion designer Paul Smith talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

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New Zealander Jake Evill turned a broken arm into a learning experience, redesigning the orthopaedic cast as a digitally devised “exoskeleton”

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While much recent design has been preoccupied with the opportunities presented by new technologies, this Dutch design studio has been thinking ahead to the risks of the future

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00

Distribution warehouses

The vast sheds of online retail are so complex that only robots can navigate them. But in this digitalised world, human workers too are increasingly being treated as machines, says James Bridle

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Raffaello D'Andrea

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Rachel Armstrong

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: AT 103

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Cohen Van Balen

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: DUS Architects

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Marshmallow Laser Feast

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Metahaven

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Rockwell Group: LAB

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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