The Surface, a coffee table-mounted touchscreen PC for retail and leisure customers, has been launched today by Microsoft. The wireless-enabled computer, which runs Microsoft Vista and has a 30-inch display screen that can respond to multiple touches simultaneously, was conceived by Stevie Bathiche of Microsoft Hardware and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research. It goes on sale in the US at the end of the year and is designed to ‘transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live’.
Print your own tote bag, delve into film graphics and learn about the future of plastics at this year’s East London design festival, taking place 22-24 May.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster science fiction film, Glazier Design has created a set of eight stamps that contain secret messages for fans.
Young designers should be taught to think critically rather than waste time learning how to time-manage and compile spreadsheets, says Miranda Bolter, design director at Superunion.