Overcoming Design Challenges with Technology: Museum of the Future in Dubai
Standing at 78 meters tall, the Museum of the Future (MOTF) is far from reaching Dubai’s famous skyline, which features skyscrapers like the unparalleled Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower. However, with its bold shape and striking façade illuminated by more than 14,000 meters of Arabic calligraphy, it certainly succeeds in taking its place among the city’s most iconic buildings. The award-winning project by Killa Design and Buro Happold, described by many as ‘the most beautiful building in the world’, opened in February of 2022 in Dubai’s Financial District. In a total built up area of 30,000 sqm, it accommodates exhibition spaces for innovative ideologies, services, and products, as well as theater spaces, a laboratory, and a research center.
Give this AI a few words of description and it produces a stunning image – but is it art?
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but thanks to an artificial intelligence program called DALL-E 2, you can have a professional-looking image with far fewer.
DALL-E 2 is a new neural network algorithm that creates a picture from a short phrase or sentence that you provide. No human can do what DALL-E 2 does: create such a high-quality, varied range of images in mere seconds. If someone told you that a person made all these images, of course you’d say they were creative.
But this does not make DALL-E 2 an artist. Even though it sometimes feels like magic, under the hood it is still a computer algorithm, rigidly following instructions from the algorithm’s authors at OpenAI.
If these images succeed as art, they are products of how the algorithm was designed, the images it was trained on, and – most importantly – how artists use it.
The surprising dark side of empathy - BBC Reel
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others by imagining oneself in their place.
But researcher have found that if you are too in tune with other people's emotions too much of the time, it can lead to exhaustion, apathy, and even aggression and cruelty. View this 7 minute video to learn more...
Ikea’s new app deletes your living room furniture so you can buy even more
The powerful user experience turns cluttered homes into blank canvases for magazine-ready makeovers.
Ikea’s redesigned app is powered by a new AI feature dubbed IKEA Kreativ, which promises to clear out any room in your house, making boxes, planters, and furniture disappear so you can build a picture-perfect room without simply relying on your imagination.
The metaverse is design’s new frontier. Here’s what designers need to know
David Truog, VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester makes the case that the holy grail for a successful metaverse will land somewhere in the blended space between human-centered design and extended reality design principles.
- Experiment early
- Know your purpose
- Stretch the imagination
The internet is disgusted by Meta’s virtual designer clothes
A tweet announced Meta's launch of its Avatar Store for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, with the first products on sale being virtual outfits from Prada, Balenciaga and Thom Browne. Yes, it seems Meta's contribution to helping people through the current cost of living crisis is to ensure that if you can no longer afford Prada in real life, at least you can dress up your avatar in designer threads in the metaverse.