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Design at a Crossroads
Why Did Corporate America Break Up With Design? • Every company wanted to be Apple. Then reality set in.
GREAT (AND TERRIBLE!) MOMENTS IN CORPORATE PRODUCT DESIGN • These items from the past few decades speak for themselves.
Billy on the Screen • Comedian Billy Eichner goes big with Bros.
MINOR ROLES, MAJOR IMPACT • Romantic comedies are never just about the leading couple (in this case, Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane). Eichner reveals how he cast Bros’ LGBTQ+ secondary characters.
Follow the (Thought) Leader • How tech moguls and billionaires show their personalities on Twitter
Seeing Around Corners • Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker uses data to predict the future—and help combat food insecurity.
A MOSAIC OF DATA • What do predictions about climate change and flooding have to do with the price of pork in China? A lot.
Moneyball • One year into the NCAA’s new NIL policies, which athletes are scoring deals?
Lighting Out • The satirist behind the finance meme account Litquidity has gone from skewering banking bros to growing a media company.
FUNNY FINANCE • Wall Street parodies have been around for almost a hundred years.
Disruptive innovation is the key to plastics sustainability • A SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS PRODUCTION CHAIN REQUIRES SHIFTING FROM A LINEAR TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Animal Attraction • Stylish, useful products for pet and pet parent alike
My Daily Media Diet • Brett Heyman, founder, Edie Parker and Flower by Edie Parker
My Hiking Soundtrack • Sofia Chang, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
Fostering a company-wide web of innovation • FINTECH FIRM TRADEWEB KEEPS NEW IDEAS COMING BY LISTENING TO CLIENTS AND MENTORING EMPLOYEES
my operating system. • Landscape designer Thomas Woltz takes our career questionnaire.
What to Download • Erik Torstensson, cofounder and creative director, Frame
SHOE GOD • SALE HEBEMBURY is the preeminent designer to emerge from sneaker culture. He’s putting his fingerprint on footwear and fashion-and getting his REI on.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN BEMBURY • Nine highlights from Salehe Bembury’s favorite sneaker creations displayed in his Los Angeles studio
INNOVATION BY DESIGN
DESIGN FOR THE AGES
A WIDER LENS • Diversity in Design Collaborative/MillerKnoll
AN AIR – FRESHENING VACUUM • Airsign HEPA Vacuum
A PATIENT – FIRST APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE • Kaiser Permanente
A FASHION LINE THAT UPSCALES UPCYCLING • Ahluwalia: Circulate/A_DA
AN OFFICE TOWER WRAPPED IN A PARK • Hana Bank Headquarters/NBBJ
AN ACCESSIBLE BANK • Majority Expedited Banking for Migrants
Banking Challenges for Migrants
A LANGUAGE KEEPER • North American Syllabies/Typotheque
A MODULAR PHONE • Fairphone 4/Above Agency
AN ALGORITHMIC APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURE • iKure Health Hub/HDR
A PILL BOTTLE THAT CAN SPEAK • Spoken Rx/ American Council of the Blind, CVS, and Identiv
AN OS THAT RESPONDS TO GESTURES • Camera Switches/Google
A WEBSITE THAT INSPIRES TRUST • Breastcancer.org/Work & Co
A NEW WAY TO HARNESS WIND • Windcatcher/Wind Catching Systems
A KID-FRIENDLY MRI • Pediatric MRI Coaching/Philips Experience Design
A SHAPE-SHIFTING CHAIR...