Mobile World Congress is here! Let’s not forget about these 10 hilarious missteps in mobile phone design.Read More
There are no two ways to say this - smartphones are boring and Mobile World Congress has exposed this. If the biggest news story coming out of Barcelona is the return of Nokia's feature phone, then we have a problem...Read More
No matter how many smartwatches enter the market, nothing will compare to the mechanical fascination of analogue. Watching all the gears, springs and cogs spinning makes for an almost hypnotic experience. Students at the Tohoku University of Art And Design in Japan have taken note of this, creating incredibly complicated clock that writes out the time.Read More
With shades of Richard Nixon's head opening his speeches with "my fellow Earthicans" on Futurama, the planet now has a new flag we can pledge allegiance to.Read More
Florida based tech company 'Number one' is working on a display concept, which aims to be the last step before we turn to Minority Report-style holographic displays. Long time followers of New Rising Media will know we've seen our fair share of holography, but this seems to be the most logical next step towards that.Read More
Academics at the University of Lincoln have created a unique digital garden for the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Powered by social media activity, the public can directly influence how the garden appears by tweeting about it.
A project that allows people to have "secret, digital conversations" with lamp posts, post boxes, bus stops, or various other pieces of street furniture in Bristol is to be installed after being declared winner of the first Playable City award.
User Interface designer Adrian Maciburko has created a concept dubbed 'Google Time.' As the idea of wearable computing rapidly becomes a technological trend in 2013, this shows a really nice and simple take on the smart watch, using Google's latest design language.
Re: Sound Bottle is rather unlike any audio recording device you've ever seen before. It's a device that captures and plays back noises, operated by the simple act of lifting the cork and opening the bottle.
Fifteen project finalists the design-focussed James Dyson Award have been shortlisted by a panel of high-profile designers, engineers, academics and journalists. They will now be judged by the aforementioned Founder and designer of the iconic Dyson vacuum cleaner, where a winner and two runners-up will be selected.
In the latest verdict in a long line of patent disputes between the two technology giants, a UK judge has sided in favour of Samsung in an ongoing case over design patents relating to the iPad. With it, Apple will be ordered to run advertisements in British newspapers and magazines, as well as its website, stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s design patents.
Israeli designer Nitsan Debbi has cooked up several pieces of technology made of bread, baking the components into fresh loaves. This has to be one of the most strange-yet-tasty projects we have seen.
Boasting the slogan ‘Reinventing The Wheel’, a group of students have begun to conceptualise, build and test an electric motorcycle quite unique in its design. Replacing the typical circular wheels of which we have grown accustomed is a set of carbon fiber/fiberglass, rubber-coated spherical balls. The result is one of the coolest-looking, most bad-ass bikes we’ve ever seen…
Apple have officially announced the next generation of the iPhone, fortunately sticking to the product numbering logic set by the previous four iterations with the name 'iPhone 5.'
Wikipedia is a fantastic source of information and one of the world's most popular websites; but let's be honest, it's design hasn't really kept up with the times. The interface is an inconvenience at the best of times, and its just downright ugly. This is something that Lithuanian creative agency New! has attempted to fix, with a complete design overhaul titled "Wikipedia Redefined."
Los Angeles-based design student, Andrew Kim, has presented a comprehensive rebranding plan for Microsoft. Something that he has worked on in the space of just three days.Read More
While the regular bulk uploading of files comes with ease and automation to smartphones, the idea of choosing and offloading individual files comes with some difficulty. That's where designer Ishac Bertran's intuitive UI concept comes in: making use of spatially-aware hardware.
In a sea of smartphone case mediocrity, a search for something that doesn't make your phone look worse is a perilous one that rarely ends in a solution. The end-product results fall into one of two categorys: a case with such a sheer determination for protection that the look and feel of materials isn't taken into consideration whatsoever, or an attempt to remain as inconspicuous as possible, which inevitably backfires due to a subpar design ethic.
That is where Grove comes in.Read More
What you are about to see are five of the best short-listed hardware designs from Microsoft’s inaugural PC Hardware Design Project. Amongst the diverse line-up of conceptual designs are shining examples of innovation, creativity and ambition that represent not only their respective designers’ understanding of the largely impenetrable, crowded hardware market, but also show the vision and intuition to think ahead to the emerging tech trends of tomorrow. Say hello to the five designs you'll no doubt be seeing sooner than you think.
The title is pretty self explanatory for this. Everybody's a fan of good design, even if you say it doesn't bother you a good typography and visual style will always win through.
And, courtesy of justonescarf design's Aaron Wood, social networks from Facebook to Twitter now have their own propaganda posters, heralding the design era from wartime. Take a look at the full collection on his etsy store. or check out our gallery of favourites, where he tackles more than just social media.