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In rapidly-growing cities, streets have no names

In rapidly-growing cities, streets have no names

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may come as a shock to learn that about 1.8 billion people in the world today don’t have an address. That’s not because they’re homeless, but because they live in rapidly growing cities where the streets were never named—cities like Sekondi-Takoradi, in Ghana, which is now working to change the situation. The city, which […]

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Infographic: How your brain processes logos

Infographic: How your brain processes logos

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever driven around town with a two-year-old, marveling at the way a non-reading preschooler can recognize and call out the logos for Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Walmart, and Target? How is that even possible? Logo Maker’s new infographic explains away the mystery, which starts—for children and adults alike—with recognition of the basics: shape and […]

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Marketing firms are paying close attention to your photos

Marketing firms are paying close attention to your photos

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Picture this: You and a friend are lounging on your deck. You’re holding a can of Coca-Cola. You snap a selfie, deem it worthy of the public, and post it on social media. Soon, you start seeing Coca-Cola ads pop up ads during  your Internet browsing. You might not even notice the ads. If you do, you […]

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Presidio Trust design proposals prioritize accessibility

Presidio Trust design proposals prioritize accessibility

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Charged with attracting visitors—but not mobs of tourists—to a freshly blank outdoor space, design firm West 8, based in Rotterdam, Brussels, and New York, proposes a number of innovative ideas. A sloped oval-shaped walkway, that’s accessible to all. An enclosed meadow in the center of the walkway. Softer grass in the meadow, making it clear it’s […]

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Design that breathes life into important regulations

Design that breathes life into important regulations

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Imagine yourself as a recently-arrested juvenile offender. Or a father on his way to family court. Or a tenant with minimal knowledge of English and a landlord who’s refusing to repair a big leak. Look for help in some communities and you might be handed a typical brochure or pamphlet outlining concepts and policies you […]

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Amazon.com gets physical (with a brick and mortar store, that is)

Amazon.com gets physical (with a brick and mortar store, that is)

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazon.com is the king of online retail. In 2013, Amazon reported just shy of $75 billion in sales. That’s the equivalent of every man, woman, child, and newborn on the planet shelling out a little more than ten bucks to Amazon in a single year. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that Amazon.com’s recent […]

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MIT is developing smarter maps

MIT is developing smarter maps

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Google Street View is already somewhat of a revelation. The ability to see 360-degree images of millions of locations around the world is something we couldn’t have even imagined a generation ago. And yet, being able to look up images via address is just the beginning. Researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory […]

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