Move Over, Zoom. This Magic Interface Is The Future Of Videoconferencing

from Fast Company Tens of millions of people are working from home. Zoom use has exploded as we’ve turned to video chats—even though they’re exhausting. And whenever we do go back to our offices, we probably won’t all go back. To enable social distancing, more people will work in shifts, and remotely. So, do we need to settle for the Zoom-from-the-couch home office we have today? Not necessarily! The design firm Argodesign has created a concept called the Square. It’s an artificial window, created from an LCD screen that goes on the wall next to your desk. When you raise […]

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Gustave Eiffel’s Original Drawings for the Statue of Liberty

from kottke Long thought destroyed or lost forever, a cache of original engineering drawings & blueprints for the Statue of Liberty done by Gustave Eiffel were found among some of Eiffel’s papers purchased at auction last year. Smithsonian magazine has the story of how they came to be found and why the drawings are so significant. More here.

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The End Of The Office (As We Know It)

from Enrique Dans More and more companies seem to be coming round to the idea of the ??open office, although there is still criticism to be found in some quarters. Such criticism usually has to do with a misunderstanding of the open office as a design or an architectural matter, when the issue is related a change in the philosophy of work: if you don’t understand that, your redesign will not work. Many employees see the idea of ??leaving an office to work in an open space as a loss: they lose their privacy and must now function in plain […]

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Designing Urban Walks

from Medium Personal projects are not easy. They might look easy, but if you are trying to make something real and tangible it is quite hard; considering you have full time job and on top of that absolutely no budget. I am a designer who is obsessed with traveling, maps and photography. What a cliché! I was dreaming of writing my own New York City guide the moment I moved to NYC 7 years ago. Over the years I was making multiple design attempts on this topic: once .NET Magazine asked me to design a concept for city guide that I created for one of […]

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