Architects and designers ignore data at their peril. It is as important as any other building component.
Fashion has so far resisted the pull of digital technology, but now architects and designers are joining forces to revolutionise the industry’s way of working, says Debika Ray
Combining the design techniques of the digital avant-garde with pomo’s sense of historic context, a new generation of British architects is stepping into the limelight, says Douglas Murphy
Fans of the experimental artist will be mesmerised by her intrepid melding of music and technology, but those less familiar with her work will find this exhibition confusing, says Peter Smisek
An exhibition by Rhode Island School of Design at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair presents objects that encourage direct communication in a world full of electronic devices
It is the perfect symbol of a narcissistic, social-media-obsessed society that doesn't even realise what terrible photos it's taking, says Edwin Heathcote
The oracle is beginning to look as jaded as a stack of encyclopaedias. It's time to dust it off with improvements to readability and navigation, says Warriors Studio
The media reaction to yesterday's announcements by the tech giant has centred around its cost and impending obsolescence. But we want to know what you think about the gadget's design?
Until now, doctors have been losing the battle against preventable blindness in the world's most remote regions. By putting diagnosis in the hands of the community, the Peek smartphone system is set to be a major breakthrough
Is it worth sacrificing control of our lives just so the fridge can order in some more preserved lemons when we run out?
In the decades since it was first released, Thomas Knoll's digital darkroom has become a brand, a verb and a defining symbol of our image-led culture, says Sam Jacob
There's something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives, says James Bridle. It's easy to forget the reality of its vast physical infrastructure
Never mind the scammers – you're getting ripped off by the designers of these vital but dated, limited and ugly machines
The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it
Physical versions of pie and bar charts and a tapestry that represents human voices are attempts by designers to make data more accessible
A campaign to expose online paedophilia using a digital representation of a 10-year-old child won a Dutch Design Awards last month. But what are the wider implications of this development?
Watch the designer's films that depict a future in which a virtual layer of data is a continual presence in our lives