Motion graphics software is intended to allow producers to achieve better production quality at a fraction of what it used to cost. Folks who invest the time into learning the software can enter the exciting world of film, video and television production. Or they can make GIFs where things blow up for no reason other than that Michael Bay is seared into all of our psyches.
The San Francisco–based designer on having a very straightforward computer setup, being an impatient early adopter—and why she’s grown wary of the “super shiny rendering.”
Billing their product as the "world's first and only mechanical smart watch hybrid," Kairos Watches has set the expectations bar high. Especially considering their watches haven't launched; they're taking pre-orders, but still working out the tech.
As much fun as it is to fill a notebook with sketches of fast shoes and sexy cars, ID is definitely a digital field. As we trawled around the forums looking for interesting tech issues we noticed several queries about which programs beginning designers really ought to know.
Let’s say you met a caveman and wanted to teach him Tetris. How would you go about it? You and the caveman would probably sit down on a couch one afternoon and, after a perfunctory description of the rules, just start playing.
Furniture designer Jory Brigham tells us what six years with a Domino does for your work, and your workflow.
The Smart City is a huge, vague and ubiquitous idea. The phrase—so insistent yet so slippery—suggests a way we can understand how cities work and how we might get them to work better.
We've had an eye on the "Hackaball" project by London based agency Made by Many since we heard wind early last year. What started out as a brief for two talented incoming interns, slowly grew legs and spiraled into a learning project that saw the studio stepping back from the
A controversial tech topic showed back up in the forums over the last year: the onward march of automating design. With the steady progress towards smarter programs and ever greater computing power, some designers look forward to more automation and some remain skeptical.
For the Core77 Tech-tacular, a look at a game-changing power tool of such unique utility and intelligent design that the capabilities of the tool itself actually change the way we are able to design and build.
The NYC–based art director on prototyping through code, building interactive installations—and being careful not to let new technology get in the way of the story.
There’s something about the current design buzzword, “wearables,” that is spectacularly mesmerizing. As a tech nerd, I’ve seen it coming for some time, and have been intrigued to see its recent explosion in new product launches and popular media coverage. When the UP band from Jawbone emerged on the market
Starting today, as part of our 2015 Tech-tacular, we’ll be publishing Q&As with ten designers about their computer setups, most-used software, favorite apps and biggest tech gripes.
In the first of our ten tech-centric Q&As, Murray talks about the industry-wide transition from analog to digital sketching—and his personal aversion to cordless mice.
Startup culture may be good for innovation, but it’s often bad for the body—a plight that the folks at Tangram know all too well. “Running a busy startup means our schedules are less than predictable, and we’re always crunched for time,” says Joen Choe, the president of Tangram America. To try to squeeze in some cardio during their long workdays, Choe and his colleagues got in the habit of taking breaks on the office patio to jump rope.
A faithful companion for the midnight 'war-room' warrior.
It's my dream for snow shovel manufacturers to go out of business
What is the future for design skills when machines do all the hard work?
The founder and creative leader of San Francisco's NewDealDesign answers our Core77 Questionnaire.
Tactus Technology is finally bringing their morphable buttons to market
This robot takes a break from trying to kill John Connor to fight fires for the U.S. Navy
A new challenge to QWERTY conformity.
In the summer of 2013, Andy Quitmeyer was teaching electronics workshops to scientists in the jungles of Panama as part of his dissertation, when he met a woman with a very specific project in mind: a vibrator. Quitmeyer sat down with the woman and showed her
While L. Young has four albums out and a host of TV music credits, the Kentucky-based R&B singer has been toiling in relative obscurity for years. But 10 months ago he began playing around with an iPhone app (we've not been able to find out which) that records multiple takes...
If you haven't seen it already, BeMyEyes is a wonderfully promising and impeccably presented app allowing fully sighted individuals to 'lend their eyes' to someone with a visual impairment to help them through their day. As the slick promo video above introduces beautifully, the app connects those in need...
Our first stop during Cologne's design week is Passagen, a collection of 190 exhibitions scattered throughout the north part of the city. Off the beaten path for people who are more used to strolling through more established hubs and brands, the chilly walk lead...
When we last looked in on the Phoneblok modular smartphone, it was just a concept video. Fast-forward to 2015 and it's...a new concept video. But the project is in fact moving forward, and with a lot more juice than before. "Phonebloks" has been re-dubbed "Project Ara" under the auspices of...
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