Designers, we need to combine our skills and perspectives

In a recent column Clay Chandler (Time International’s executive editor) touched a very interesting point by implying that the meaning of design is up for debate. Design is changing, and so are…


2018 fountair.com

Fountair’s solution provides a sustainable energy and drinkable water source that is available anywhere, at any time. Fresh potable water has become a limited and scarce natural resource. In…


2018 Phase_1 Tech Branding

Detroit, Michigan, anno 2018. Phase_1 or Phaseone is a new digital technology led design and brand management studio based in the heart of creative Detroit.  Phase_1 nurtures ideas into existence.…


Gerhard Richter's Atlas at the GOMA

During our last visit to Queensland (December 2017) we had the chance to see the vast Gerhard Richter exhibition called ‘The Life of Images‘ at  the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane…


Why designers hate Powerpoint

When graphic designers started to work with creative software, back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, they experienced the intervention of a new kind of automation for the very first time. A simple…


What is New Media Design?

When talking about the design of a new website, or the design of the actual content on such a website – for example the illustrations, slider images or banner ads on a blog site – there…


2017 Book a doctor with Oladoc - UI design

Oladoc is an on-demand platform to search for doctors in Pakistan. It works both ways: patient to doctor and doctor to patient. On one side it is a booking app that lets you make reservations with…


Livin' in a ghost town

Al Jazeera Al Hamra or “the village of Al Hamra”, the place we currently call home, actually used to be a real village. I’m talking 50 years ago. What we see now is a relative new…


2017 Muhimma, methodized localization

    Muhimma means ‘task’ in Arabic. This refers to the small tasks that the app provides for its users. This is the gig economy and user tasks like surveys and easy on-site…


Amir Khojasteh at carbon 12 Dubai

A few months ago I discovered a new painter from Iran at Carbon 12, an art gallery in the Al Quoz industrial area that is thé location for modern art in Dubai. Amir Khostasteh currently lives and…