From pencil sharpeners to a $539m lawsuit: how big tech weaponised patents | Design

It was designed to make sharpening a pencil feel as thrilling as flying a jet. A gleaming chrome teardrop, tapered to a point and adorned with a bullet-like handle, Raymond Loewy’s aerodynamic tail-fin pencil sharpener brought the glamour of the machine age to the humble office desk. As the godfather Continue Reading

Yours for £1: what would you do with a traditional red phone box? | Art and design

Name: Red telephone boxes. Age: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s original K2 design dates from 1924, but his smaller K6, from 1936, is the the more widespread. Appearance: Iconic. Purpose: Depends. You mean it depends on the nature of the telephone call you wish to place? Of course not – nobody Continue Reading

Flying cats and a burning Banksy: why are digital art prices suddenly rocketing? | Art and design

Last week masked men set fire to a Banksy screenprint called Morons (White) at a secret location in Brooklyn, livestreaming the destruction via the Twitter account @BurntBanksy. The men worked for a company called Injective Protocol, which bought the print for $95,000 in order to destroy it and replace it Continue Reading

Design & Copy Tips for More Responses on Survey Invitation Emails

As marketers, we understand the importance of data analysis in the decision-making process. Whether you are collecting customer feedback about your products and services or gathering insights to guide your upcoming product launch, customer surveys can be extremely helpful. They allow you to extract information straight from the source: your Continue Reading

Shelby Sherritt: the Ballarat cancer survivor who became a TikTok pottery queen | Art and design- Tempemail

For years, Shelby Sherritt was known as the “cancer girl”. “All my friends were like ‘Oh, she’s going through treatments’ or ‘That’s the girl from high school that got cancer’,” she says. “For so long I thought that my narrative was going to be ‘the 20-year-old cancer survivor’, that’s who Continue Reading

Why Responsible AI is Built Around Human-Centred Design – Tempemail

Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) provides a framework for building trust in the AI solutions of an organisation, according to a report from Accenture. It is defined as the practice of designing, developing, and deploying AI with good intention to empower employees and businesses, and fairly impact customers and society. In turn, Continue Reading

Sheep and Land Rovers rejoice: Pooley Bridge reunites the Lake District | Art and design

When Pooley Bridge lost its namesake crossing to the torrential floods of Storm Desmond in 2015, the picturesque Lake District village was robbed of more than just a route over the water. “It was like losing a well-loved relative,” says Miles MacInnes, chairman of the parish council. “Our community was Continue Reading