Inside the wild design of the Playstation 5

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We spoke to chief designer Yujin Morisawa about the experience he wanted to create with the PS5, one of the most polarizing industrial designs of the year. When the design of the Playstation 5 console went public in June, the internet roasted it, comparing the design to everything from a Wi-Fi router to a mitre (aka pope hat). It’s easy to understand why. Competitor Microsoft had revealed its sleek, spartan black box Xbox Series X, and a Dieter Rams-inspired Series S would follow . These were bastions of what so much of America and Europe have deemed “good design.” Read Full Story

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What organizations get wrong about design research

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Lauren Serota, former head of service design at Yoma Bank in Myanmar, discusses mistakes companies make during design research, the challenges of remote work, and why sometimes designers shouldn’t make anything at all. Lauren Serota is a design consultant and the former head of service design for Yoma Bank in Myanmar. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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How OCAD’s Dori Tunstall is rewriting the rules of design education

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Dori Tunstall, the world’s first Black dean of a design school, is on a mission to redesign design education itself: “We can’t decouple colonialism from design. They’re deeply linked and implicated.” Dori Tunstall is the dean of the faculty of design at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University) in Toronto, and the first Black and Black female dean of a faculty of design anywhere in the world. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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Public health is in crisis. Design thinking could help

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“Together designers and public health professionals can make a great impact on people’s health.” Martelle Esposito is the founding president and CEO of Mothership, a nonprofit platform for millenial parents seeking health information. She’s also the the senior program manager at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL). She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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This website is elevating African fashion—and helping designers get paid

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“This is going to change the way people value Africa and its creators,” says Amira Rasool, founder of The Folklore, which sells clothing and accessories from prominent and emerging African brands. Amira Rasool is founder and CEO of The Folklore , an online concept store featuring contemporary African design. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for “ Designing Women “, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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The best graphic design projects of 2020

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See all the honorees of Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards in the Graphic Design category. Winner [Photo: South China Morning Post ] Hong Kong protests: The full story in infographics South China Morning Post A series of illustrations, maps, animations, and videos that tell the complex story of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests in an accessible, visual way Read Full Story

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