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A World Without Work and the Network Ensemble

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of June 28th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas

A World Without Work: For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?

Anticipatory Design: The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices.

Lessons We Can Learn From Raf Simons: From bouquets to modesty, we look at what we can learn from studying the behavior of one of the world’s most revered designers.

Products

The Network Ensemble: A tool to sonically uncover and amplify the invisible territory of the networks that sit between our offline and online experiences.

Project Seen: A novelty typeface with an agenda: as you type, it automatically redacts terms that the NSA might consider threats to security.

ALGARA: A stone that changes color to match your day, mood or lifestyle, via integrated connection with a mobile app.

Visuals

After Sunset: It is very rare for a video game to feel urgent. It is even more rare when that sense of urgency becomes a reflection on video game distribution

Design History Of Super Mario Maker: Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka discuss the process they used in designing the levels for the original Super Mario Bros.

Who Pissed Off All the Mascots?: Teams have found out that angry mascots appeal more to fans than friendly mascots.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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