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MIT Moral Machine study: how should machines treat us?
A groundbreaking study reveals how we want machines to treat us

A self-driving car is crashing on a busy street. Who does it kill? Who does it save? Your answer will be shaped by where you live, says an MIT study.
robots  robotics  artificialintelligence  study  ethics  fastcodesign 
10 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Jaguar Land Rover is putting googly eyes on its autonomous cars
Jaguar Land Rover is experimenting with visual aids that help pedestrians understand AV behavior. More specifically, it’s turning them into muppets.
automation  design  transportation  futureoftransportation  fastcodesign 
september 2018 by jorgebarba
Exclusive: Inside Target’s top secret test store
Inside its Minneapolis headquarters, Target has constructed a full-sized Target. We were the first outsiders to gain access.
design  retail  prototyping  fastcodesign 
june 2018 by jorgebarba
The legendary Apple research group that shaped our world
Before Steve Jobs gave it the ax in 1997, the Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century.
Apple  Innovation  design  fastcodesign 
june 2018 by jorgebarba
The 6 biggest myths about technology addiction
There are widespread problems related to technology–but addiction isn’t one of them, writes psychology professor Christopher J. Ferguson.
myths  addiction  Psychology  fastcodesign  Technology 
may 2018 by jorgebarba
The Internet Is Designed For Corporations
Hostile architecture has made its way to the web–and it benefits corporations, not people.
Internet  fastcodesign 
may 2018 by jorgebarba
MoMA’s Design Chief: VR Needs Fewer Gamers, More Castiglioni
Four insights from MoMA’s senior design curator Paola Antonelli about what a much-hyped medium could learn from design.
virtualreality  fastcodesign 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
I Run “Facial Recognition” On Buildings To Unlock Architectural Secret
Peter Christensen, an assistant professor of art history at the University of Rochester, writes about his work with architectural biometrics.
architecture  biometrics  fastcodesign 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
Big Data Is A Sham
Big companies are hoarding big data and doing nothing with it–except invading our privacy. It’s time to think small, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar.
bigdata  fastcodesign 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
Inventing The Next Computer
Keyboards? A thing of the past. Screens? Forget them.
ui  ux  design  Computing  fastcodesign 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
The Rise Of The Omnibots
Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.
bots  chatbots  fastcodesign 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Quietly Brilliant AI Design
The company studied personal assistants–human ones–to understand how to make a great machine assistant.
design  artificialintelligence  work  futureofwork  fastcodesign  ethnography 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
Silicon Valley Wants To Own Your Creativity
Apple, Dropbox, and other tech companies are all talking a big game about creative tools. Here’s why.
apple  dropbox  Creativity  siliconvalley  fastcodesign 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
Admit It, You Don’t Really Understand Facebook
The outrage surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal stems from a much larger problem–Facebook has yet to explain its business to its users.
facebook  datamining  privacy  fastcodesign 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
Google X’s Astro Teller: “We’re Not Going To Regulate AI”
Speaking in San Francisco, X’s Captain of Moonshots shared provocative thoughts about artificial intelligence.
artificialintelligence  google  fastcodesign 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
VIDEO | The Future Of Real Estate May Begin With A VR Headset | Fast Company
In an effort to bring more innovation and disruption to the real estate business, Compass is using VR to offer clients a 360-degree look at a potential new home.
realestate  virtualreality  fastcodesign 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success
Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.
design  amazon  ecommerce  fastcodesign 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
Meet The Designer Who Created Black Panther’s Wakanda
Here’s how Hannah Beachler, the design force behind Moonlight and Lemonade, shaped the movie’s set design.
design  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
How ProPublica Became Big Tech’s Scariest Watchdog
The nonprofit is fighting fire with fire, developing algorithms and bots that hold Facebook and Amazon accountable.
amazon  facebook  accountability  algorithms  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
Capital One VP: “The Impact AI Is Having On Design Is Bananas”
AI is shaping the future of the economy, says Steph Hay, vice president of design at Capital One. What role will designers play?
design  artificialintelligence  interview  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
Snapchat Opens A Store–And Takes Aim At A Trillion-Dollar Industry
The social media company is looking at e-commerce as its next big revenue channel, and it’s starting with some brand-new Jordans.
nike  ecommerce  snapchat  fastcodesign  augmentedreality 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
What The Kids’ Game “Telephone” Taught Microsoft About Biased AI
Microsoft illustrates unintentional bias using familiar childhood scenarios. The result? A guide to recognizing–and hopefully reducing–exclusion in AI.
bias  artificialintelligence  microsoft  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
How To Design For Everyone, In 3 Steps
First? Ignore the average user–they don’t exist.
howto  design  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
What Self-Driving Cars Could Learn From Air Traffic Control
An exclusive concept by the Seattle design firm Artefact suggests a way to prevent self-driving cars from making life-or-death decisions.
transportation  futureoftransportation  ethics  design  fastcodesign 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
What Went Wrong In Hawaii, Human Error? Nope, Bad Design
The author and eminent design researcher Don Norman examines how poorly designed software spread panic in Hawaii–and offers tips for avoiding such incidents in the future.
usability  design  ux  fastcodesign 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
How Branding Is Fueling The Cryptocurrency Craze
The creators of many new currencies are shrewdly marketing their coins by tying them to everything from weed and porn to Donald Trump.
cryptocurrencies  branding  fastcodesign  bitcoin  ethereum 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
10 Kids Designed The Car Of The Future, And They’re Brilliant
Forget self-driving cars. Cupcake boosters, flying rainbow houses, and magnetic hovercraft are the future.
design  fastcodesign 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
10 New Principles Of Good Design
Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.
design  idea  fastcodesign 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
The Secret To Great Logos, From The Gurus Of Corporate Branding
“Symbols don’t make clear what you do; it makes it clear who you are.”
branding  fastcodesign 
december 2017 by jorgebarba
Changing Inmates’ Behavior With Architecture
Denmark’s new prison has a grocery store, workshops, and lots of glass. It looks more like a college campus–and that’s the whole point.
behavior  prison  Psychology  design  architecture  fastcodesign 
december 2017 by jorgebarba
The Dead-Serious Strategy Behind Google’s Silly AI Experiments
Google’s AI Experiments are part fun, part marketing–and a reminder of how nascent AI still is.
artificialintelligence  google  fastcodesign 
december 2017 by jorgebarba
How Ferrari Built A Cult Following Through Design
Ferrari’s cars are iconic, but the reasons why are more mysterious.
ferrari  design  marketing  branding  fastcodesign 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
We Don’t Need The iPhone X
Seven reasons why Apple’s phone “of the future” is anything but.
iphone  apple  design  fastcodesign 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
4 Ways To Build Brands People Can’t Ignore
The branding consultancy Landor shares how to “disrupt perception” and build brands that truly resonate.
marketing  branding  fastcodesign 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
How Intuit Used Design Thinking To Boost Sales By $10M In A Year
The accounting software company embraces design at all levels of the organization, but it wasn’t easy getting there. Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke detail Intuit’s journey.
design  designthinking  intuit  Innovation  fastcodesign 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
How Pentagram Helped Samsung Rethink Its Design Languag | Co.Design
Samsung tapped the design powerhouse to overhaul the S8’s interface and establish a cohesive design language.
design  samsung  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
The Way You Pay Bills Is About To Change Forever | Co.Design
A company you’ve never heard of handles bills for 5,000 businesses. Here is their vision of a less confounding future.
design  simplicity  artificialintelligence  algorithms  augmentedreality  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
Dear Elon–Forget Killer Robots. Here’s What You Should | Co.Design
Panicking about killer robots is foolish when you have many more immediate problems, writes columnist Caroline Sinders.
ethics  algorithms  artificialintelligence  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
Want A Design-Led Company? Hire “People Who Are Insanel | Co.Design
Habit chief innovation officer Heather Cutter shares tips for building a design-driven company from the ground up.
design  designthinking  Innovation  interview  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
AI Is Changing Our Brains | Co.Design
Artificial intelligence is shaping not only how we think, but how we see ourselves. Will you one day be held accountable for something your digital self did without you knowing?
artificialintelligence  brain  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
How Google Created The Least Offensive Design Ever | Co.Design
Google tested 157 shades of gray to develop the Mini, a $49 home assistant that’s meant to fade into the background of everyday life.
design  Google  fastcodesign  artificialintelligence 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
Your Next Therapist Might Be A Chatbot | Co.Design
If our tough soldiers will confide more in a virtual psychologist, could the same be true for you?
bots  chatbots  artificialintelligence  medicine  futureofmedicine  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
Why James Dyson Could Steal Elon Musk’s Electric Car Throne | Co.Design
The British inventor described his vision for “something quite unique and better” than the status quo in a company-wide email this week.
transportation  futureoftransportation  fastcodesign 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
The Cities Of The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water - Where business and design collide
“If we only respond to the past, we will only get answers that fit the past,” says Dutch water expert Henk Ovink.
cities  climate  design  fastcodesign 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Study: Clean Design Really Is Better - Where business and design collide
EyeQuant used machine learning to show just how impactful uncluttered design can be.
design  fastcodesign  ux 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More
“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”
future  design  politics  sociology  ideo  microsoft  mit  fastcodesign 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Can The iPhone Change The Way We Live Again?
With the new iPhone and ARKit, Apple will bring augmented reality to the masses. What that will mean for the masses is still unclear.
apple  iphone  augmentedreality  fastcodesign 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
The Case Against Empathy
Designers love to tout their ability to empathize with users. But too much empathy can kill a company. Here’s what to do instead.
empathy  designthinking  fastcodesign 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Why Blockchain Needs Design
This complex technology is going mainstream–and IBM wants to make it easier to use.
blockchain  fastcodesign 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation
Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.
Innovation  fastcodesign 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Innovation Starts With Disruptive Hypotheses. Here’s How To Create One
The process hinges on three steps: Defining the situation, searching for cliches, and twisting those cliches around, according to Luke Williams.
Innovation  disruption  fastcodesign 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Four Ways To Spot Markets Ripe For Disruption
Luke Williams, a fellow at Frog Design, argues that you can’t find opportunities to innovate simply by watching for glaring problems and fixing them. Rather, you have discern more subtle problems that hide in plain sight.
Innovation  disruption  fastcodesign 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Disney’s Next Movie Could Be Watching You, Too
The company’s research arm is experimenting with facial recognition to gauge how audiences react.
disney  artificialintelligence  movies  fastcodesign  media 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?
Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.
artificialintelligence  facebook  fastcodesign 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Google’s Rules For Designers Working With AI
As part of a new project to humanize AI, the company created a guide to what it calls “human-centered machine learning.”
Google  artificialintelligence  design  ux  fastcodesign 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think
It’s called incubation in the research world, and it can work wonders.
creativity  fastcodesign 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Scientifically Speaking, Your PowerPoint Sucks
A study from Harvard’s Decision Science Laboratory uses brain science to explain why we prefer certain types of presentations over others.
study  decisionmaking  marketing  sales  fastcodesign 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences.
design  psychology  fastcodesign 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Meet The Biohacking Pioneers Who Are Redesigning Their Own Bodies
In the transhumanism movement, implanted chips are as common as piercings.
biohacking  transhumanism  cyborgs  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
Design Didn’t Make Uber Good, But It Made Uber Great
The company, whose CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, masterminded the dark arts of manipulative UX.
uber  design  ux  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
This Autonomous Bodega Roams The Streets Of Shanghai 24/7
A self-driving convenience store being tested in Shanghai takes same-day delivery to the next level.
shopping  automation  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More
Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.
designthinking  design  strategy  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
Will VR Ever Be Mass Entertainment?
Exorbitant costs, confused customers, and fire risks: bringing VR to the people is proving tricky.
virtualreality  entertainment  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
Meet Framer, The Prototyping Tool Used By Google, Facebook, And Uber
The tool, built by two Facebook alums, is now used across the industry–and a new version is simple enough for any designer to use.
design  ux  prototyping  google  facebook  uber  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
WWDC 2017: The Ultimate Test Of Voice Interfaces
The OG voice assistant Siri is rumored to be coming to your living room. But can she fix all of Apple’s problems?
ux  artificialintelligence  voice  apple  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
What It Means To “Google” Something Just Changed Forever
Google doesn’t want to just answer questions anymore. It wants to guess the question before you ask it.
google  artificialintelligence  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
Tesla Is Betting On Scarcity, Not Luxury
With products like Solar Roof and Powerwall, Tesla envisions balancing a world with fewer resources.
tesla  energy  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
4 Infographics To Show The Climate Skeptic In Your Life
Beach trip with family members who don’t believe in climate change? Reunion picnic with climate truthers? We’ve got you covered.
infographic  climate  environment  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
The Rise Of Auto-Complete Culture–And Why We Should Resist
Google wants to optimize self-expression and make us all sound the same.
google  ux  design  fastcodesign 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
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