Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Frank Gehry's latest building finally opens, design trends from Stockholm, and an essential video on how creativity really works.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 17 february 2014

PSFK highlights the important design stories of the week. Get caught up and discover what’s new in product, retail, automotive and architectural design.


Panama Biomuseo By Frank Gehry Ready For Grand Opening
The tropical landscape inspired nature museum took a decade to finally complete.


#FolkMoMA Reuse
There’s a website dedicated to featuring creative reuse ideas for the Folk Art Museum MOMA intends to demolish.


Architects Slow To Embrace Augmented Reality As A Design Tool
Better integration with widely used design software is a possible approach to elevate the technology beyond a novelty.


Reflective Dish Of Water To Be Installed At International Garden Festival In Quebec
The humble birdbath becomes an art installation.


The Efficient Passenger Project vs. The MTA: Is Good Signage A Bad Idea?
A clever subway sign hack to make a subway trip more efficient isn’t well received by the MTA.


Favorites from Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014
Innovative wall storage ideas and the color yellow are top trends from this years’ Scandinavian design show.

 Celyn’s Super Film Celebrates Vitra’s Barber Osgerby-Designed Table
A beautifully animated short story of how Vitra’s Map Table can be creatively used.

How Creativity Works
This is a must watch video with James Carnes, Global Creative Director, Senior Vice President of Design at Adidas. He busts a lot of the myths about creativity and acknowledges that brainstorming and focus group sessions are rubbish for developing fresh ideas. He also discusses the best kind of working environment to foster for designers to get the best work out of them.



Lyft Gives Free Rides To Those Who Have Had Too Much To Drink

Augmented & Virtual Reality Today

Outdoor Camp Presented In 360° VR By X Games Gold Medalist

The video features campers riding BMX trails, zip lining through the woods, and performing big-air jumps

Travel Today

Boeing Wants Passengers To Control Their In-Flight Experience Through Their Phones

The airline manufacturer is embracing automation through a new generation of mobile travel apps


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VR Surgery Videos Offer Interactive Medical Education

Dutch startup MDLinking hopes to globalize communication between students and medical care professionals with virtual reality content

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Use Twitter To Learn A New Language

tDict is an app that uses the social media platform to help you search for words in local dialects

Mobile Today

This Startup Wants To Digitize The Loose Coins In Your Pocket

CoinOut is a new app that lets you save your extra change from cash transactions as electronic funds

Advertising Today

McDonald’s Is Accepting Trash As Currency In Exchange For Burgers

An initiative in Stockholm is trying to keep streets clean while satisfying hunger

Culture Today

Google Is Using Virtual Paper Airplanes To Bring People Closer Together

The tech giant released an app that lets people throw their good wishes out into the world on the International Day of Peace


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Creative Agency Founder: Using VR As A Race Relationship Tool

Maurice Bernstein, CEO and Founder of Giant Step, explores the value in transforming headsets from high-tech entertainment tools into empathy machines

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The Future Of Work: Why Innovation Is Every Employee’s Job

PSFK Labs sits down with management at Johnson & Johnson to learn how the company comes up with their next ‘big idea’

Advertising Today

Get Paid For Traveling In San Francisco After Rush Hour

BART Perks rewards commuters who take early or late trains by giving them extra points to trade for money

Culture Today

Artist Designs Covers For Books That Don’t Exist

Published by the fictional 'Specious Books,' the subversive works facilitate a conversation regarding the artistic integrity of graphic designers

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: The Arrival Of The People-First Workplace

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX enumerate the reasons why companies need an employee-embracing workforce in order to exist

Food Today

Bringing Food Innovation To America’s Crowded Milk Market

a2 Milk's Blake Waltrip, Chief Executive of the USA region, discusses how the distributor plans on bringing the popular drink for the dairy-sensitive to the States


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

Design & Architecture Today

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

Augmented / Virtual Reality Today

NBC Is Planning To Stream The Presidential Debates In Virtual Reality

Partnering with AltspaceVR, the broadcaster offers another way for Americans to engage with the election season

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