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New bike lock doubles as bike alarm

New bike lock doubles as bike alarm

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

You know those car alarms that drive you crazy in the middle of the night (or day), with their never-ending series of shrieks and beeps? Now there’s similar technology available for bikes! This is good news, though, for bike owners who want to deter thieves. Here’s how it works. A simple, U-shaped piece, the Noke […]

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Design team imagines business cards for superheroes

Design team imagines business cards for superheroes

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

It must be tough being a superhero. You have to save the world while concealing your identity and, in many cases, trying to project the image that you hold a typical 8-5 job. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, a design collective based in Brooklyn, are doing what they can to help out these poor superheroes. […]

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Stenciled lettering gets noticed

Stenciled lettering gets noticed

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot the average person probably doesn’t know about stencil typography. A few examples cited in this recent Co.Design article: It’s nothing new. In fact, it’s an ancient technique, dating back to the caveman days. Its use isn’t limited to any particular part of the world. It’s been found in prehistoric Chinese and Japanese […]

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Startup wayfinding company creates the “Google Maps” of indoor spaces

Startup wayfinding company creates the “Google Maps” of indoor spaces

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

“You want to get to Ernie’s desk? Okay, go through the double doors to my right, take that hallway until it ends in a T, turn right, make your fourth left after the water cooler, then turn right at the potted ficus tree and he’s in the fifth cubicle on your left.” Ugh. In an […]

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Android for Work untangles business and pleasure

Android for Work untangles business and pleasure

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you ever posted a gripe about work, forgetting your boss and coworkers are among your Facebook friends?  Or started a job search then slapped your forehead with regret, realizing you should have hidden that photo album depicting your antics at a particularly raucous party? Do you occasionally send out group emails that include both […]

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SmartSign digital detoxes on National Day of Unplugging

SmartSign digital detoxes on National Day of Unplugging

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re so glued to our gadgets, that the mere thought of being separated from them provokes anxiety and frustration. “Fashionably late” would no doubt morph into “helplessly late” without our smartphones showing us both the way and the time. However, tech habits can take a toll on our ability to have wholehearted, meaningful experiences. One solution that’s been […]

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Better design for more effective warning pop ups

Better design for more effective warning pop ups

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

To ensure effective communication, people used to rely heavily on language. Carefully structured, properly punctuated sentences did the important work of conveying messages clearly. Note the difference between, “Let’s eat Grandma,” and “Let’s eat, Grandma.” (It’s the comma, in case you didn’t catch it.) Language usage was once held to the highest standards in order […]

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