Pentagram rebrands Scientific American (2 minute read)
Pentagram redesigned Scientific American's masthead - it retained the basic construction of the former logo but is now more space-efficient. Lower contrast between thick and thin strokes provided a bolder mark. Pentagram also updated Scientific American's print edition to improve its readability.
This Apple Vision Pro App is Already Changing Fashion Design. Here’s How (5 minute read)
Swatchbook, a materials marketplace platform, is releasing Remix for Apple Vision Pro to reduce the time-consuming process involved in fashion design drastically. Fashion designers can see their designs in life-size and even walk around them as if they were floating in space. Designers can then select any element of their garment to replace with another material or color to see how it looks without waiting weeks or months for a physical sample.
Creating portfolio pieces (7 minute read)
Designers shouldn’t treat their portfolios as an archive of their work, but as a pitch or a proposal. They should avoid deciding which work to showcase in their portfolio when they’re desperately looking for a job because these decisions are made under duress. Instead, they should focus on the pieces of work that will make them stand out.
The Future of Design? Using AI to Enhance Human Cognition and Creativity (7 minute read)
Metacognition is the process of thinking about one's thought processes. This is a crucial skill for designers as it enables them to evaluate their designs critically, identify knowledge gaps, and adapt their creative approaches. Cornell University's "Multi-Self" tool provides real-time biofeedback on designers' emotional states based on their neural data. Externalizing this typically internal information should lead to valuable self-reflection and expanded creative exploration.
Brilliant Labs’s Frame glasses serve as multimodal AI assistant (6 minute read)
Under the leadership of ex-Apple executive and Brilliant Labs CEO Bobak Tavangar, Frame has introduced what it calls a paradigm shift in daily living. Weighing only 39 grams, Frame is manufactured using engineering-grade nylon plastic for comfort and durability. It features a high-resolution vivid display with 3,000 nits of brightness, a front-facing spatial camera, and an integrated microphone.