Lyft Launches Open-Source Design Tool

Most of the world’s largest companies protect their patents, data and design tools at all costs. But, as coding and design careers become increasingly coveted in today’s market, more people are interested in mastering (or at least brushing up on) the tools and techniques of the trade. A handful of larger companies have decided to go open-source with some of their internal tools, and Lyft …

The First-Ever Customizable, Digital Stencil

Morpholio's latest tool to help designers and creatives within their Trace app

It is now possible to take any image one creates, or finds (be that patterns, words, a product and more), and turn it into a digital stencil. Stencils have long factored into the world of art and design and now their use as a tool for creatives has just gotten a bit easier. With the new Stencil feature of Morpholio‘s drawing and image editing Trace …

Personal Body Unit Index Poster

Essentially a cheat sheet for measuring things, this print is incredibly handy

Whether you’re a professional designer or one of the many of us who attempts to measure things with your hands, the new Personal Body Unit Index poster from Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T will prove to be a very useful tool. The poster has been created to improve users’ sense of physical scale, and essentially means you will no longer have to carry a tape measure …

From Pencil to Photoshop to Dropbox: 2015 Design Tools Survey

Which weapons designers around the world are favoring today, from prototyping to project management

Earlier this summer, web design veteran Khoi Vinh—former Design Director at The New York Times Online and now Principal Designer at Adobe—sent out a questionnaire to the public to learn what tools designers are using and favoring today. With participation from over 4,000 designers in almost 200 countries, the first annual Design Tools Survey results are now published on Vinh’s long-running blog Subtraction. Extracting findings …

Ferrari World Design Contest

Dramatic innovations from students around the world help shape the future of supercar design

Ferrari invited us to their headquarters in Maranello, Italy to see the work of the seven finalists in their year-long World Design Contest. The contest tasked the students with devising a concept car design with the brief to reduce fuel consumption and the car’s overall weight in order to increase driving pleasure. The teams used Autodesk’s Alias industrial design software, completing concepts first in renderings …