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The Big Book

The "other AI" that matters

by Pauline Brown Dec 10, 2019
Would we have more fun shopping if businesses paid more attention to aesthetics?
A view of the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

What's in a font?

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Apr 17, 2019
Lately, a lot of brands are embracing a minimalist look.
Lately, a lot of brands are embracing a minimalist look.
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Divided Decade

Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed housing

by Tommy Andres Dec 17, 2018
Ten years ago the economy broke and changed the way we live.
There are now more renters than homeowners in almost half of major U.S. cities, according to census data from 2006 through 2016. Above, a residential area near Pittsburgh in 2010.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
The Big Book

3 innovations that started out as inclusive design solutions

by Kimberly Adams and Maria Hollenhorst Nov 22, 2018
You can thank inclusive design for typewriters, flexible straws and the technology behind iPhone screens.
A typewriter is displayed at Massilia Vintage international fashion and design fair in southeastern France, no September 26, 2015.
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Open floorplans aren’t just annoying. They make us interact less.

by Justin Ho Aug 8, 2018
A new study found that employees looked for other ways to regain privacy, like sending email to a nearby colleague.
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How to be a...

How to be a toymaker

by Eliza Mills Mar 15, 2018
Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug on how she does her job.
Melissa Bernstein started her career at Morgan Stanley ... but once she ditched investment banking and started making toys, she found her dream job.  
Courtesy Melissa & Doug

The color of the year has a political past

by Amy Scott Jan 1, 2018
Ultra Violet is a purple of protests.
The Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. 
Courtesy of Pantone

Invest in Marketplace today

Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

I've always wondered...

Why do snack companies always change their packaging?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jun 5, 2017
Hint: they want you to buy more snacks.
Would this package design catch your eye? Cheez-Its on sale at a local Chicago supermarket.
Jana Kasperkevic/Marketplace

The history of the Las Vegas Strip is the history of how we vacation

by Kai Ryssdal May 15, 2017
The evolution of the Strip's architecture reflects how U.S. leisure trends have changed in the last several decades.
Neon signs advertising casinos and clubs on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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New Google-Adobe font makes Asian scripts consistent, and that's a big deal

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Apr 17, 2017
The Noto serif CJK works across Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Photo courtesy of Adobe

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