Metro stations, train stations and streetcar systems have distinct ways of showing how to get from one area to another. TheCityFix's Jonna McKone looks at mass transit systems from Mexico City to Paris and the visual representations used in each one.
Jan 11, 2011 TheCityFix
Minimalism, long declared dead, rises from the grave to lumber on, writes Sam Jacob. Can it be stopped?
Jan 10, 2011 Strange Harvest
<em>99% Invisible</em> talks with Chris Downey, an architect who lost his sight three years ago and who continues to work.
Nov 20, 2010 99% Invisible
Appreciation of diversity, social offerings, and aesthetics trump jobs, economy, and safety according to a new survey by Gallup/Knight.
Nov 16, 2010 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
With the debut of the latest map of the Moscow Metro, TheCityFix's Jonna McKone takes a look at mass transit maps from across the globe and chats with mapmaker Cameron Booth.
Oct 26, 2010 TheCityFix
A new pedestrian bridge, recently opened near a BART station in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an example of why the high price of good design can sometimes be worth it.
Oct 12, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
Tim Culvahouse argues that while the widely published and discussed post-Katrina rebuilding project is a worthy undertaking, its designers should take more cues from local building traditions.
Oct 7, 2010 Places
Two interaction design students in New York are starting a 10-week after school program that is trying to teach high school kids design skills that they can use in their communities.
Sep 27, 2010 Urban Omnibus
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. <em>Fast Co. Design</em> takes a look at the contenders.
Sep 10, 2010 Fast Co. Design
Most crosswalks are straight lines, but many people walk across streets in an arc. One designer has proposed changing the way crosswalks are painted to improve pedestrian safety.
Sep 7, 2010 Fast Co. Design