Design | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/design/RSS feed for DesignenWed, 09 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintoshhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-susan-kare-designed-user-friendly-icons-for-first-macintosh-180973286/The graphic designer is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Cooper Hewitt for her recognizable computer icons, typefaces and graphicsWed, 09 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000Designing Floating Buildings With an Eye to the Marine Species Living Underneathhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/designing-floating-buildings-with-eye-to-marine-species-living-underneath-180973285/A prototype deployed in San Francisco Bay imagines the underside of a floating building as an upside-down artificial reefMon, 07 Oct 2019 14:46:52 +0000From Bottles to Newspapers, These Five Homes Were Built Using Everyday Objectshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/from-bottles-newspapers-these-five-homes-were-built-using-everyday-objects-180973002/Open for visitors, these houses model upcycling at its finestTue, 17 Sep 2019 14:06:03 +0000The History of How School Buses Became Yellowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-how-school-buses-became-yellow-180973041/Rural educator Frank Cyr had the vision and pull to force the nation to standardize the color of the ubiquitous vehicleWed, 04 Sep 2019 15:54:28 +0000