A History of Graphic Design As Told By 18 Classic Posters

GIFs are funny but fleeting; websites might convey more information—but if you really want to make a point, you design a poster. A new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt focuses on the cultural impact of this persuasive graphic design medium and the science behind what makes posters in particular pack their visual punch. » 5/04/15 5:40pm 5/04/15 5:40pm

This Stress-Sensing Fitness Tracker Won the Nation's Top Design Award

The National Design Awards were last night in New York, where 20 products were vying to be named the country's best. The winner, chosen by public voting, was a fitness tracker called Spire, which claims to keep tabs on your overall well-being by measuring heart rate and breathing patterns to monitor stress. » 10/10/14 4:24pm 10/10/14 4:24pm

Foist Your Opinion: Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award

If you read Giz regularly, you're as much a fan of smart design as you are of raw innovation. The legendary Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC is letting the masses decide on their favorite designs over the past year, whether it's the obvious (iPhone 3G or Beijing's Eddie-Van-Halen-guitar-inspired National… » 10/20/08 7:40pm 10/20/08 7:40pm