Rules We Live By

In a recent post, our friends at FastCo Design spotlighted Alison Haigh’s beautiful reinterpretation of the periodic table — we, too, are big fans of this incredible design.

In Alison’s version of the periodic table, gone are the letter combinations standing in place of such obscure elements as flerovium and hassium. Instead, Alison’s minimalist yet elegant design shows the gradual increase in electrons among the elements, not only providing a new twist on a familiar subject but opening up the table to new and useful insights.

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What is a Wiki?

An aggregation of the world’s knowledge. To generations past, that was a futuristic ideal, incoceivable outside the attempts of Britannica and the World Book encyclopedias. Yet to kids growing up today and those of us that work in an online realm, these tools are a reality. The most common example, the one that shows up on the front page of results for nearly any Google search imaginable, is Wikipedia.

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Mapping a Cross-Country Charging Network

A map released today by Tesla Motors is interesting both for its content as well as for its functionality. Tesla, which makes high-end electric cars, announced the planned locations for its Supercharging stations around the United States and Canada. Continue reading Mapping a Cross-Country Charging Network

Map of the Week: Subways

Some of us here at Maga, myself include, ride the Metro to work every day. D.C.’s metro system’s map is a common sight around the city. Daily commuters have their route memorized, the result of day after day trekking to work in the morning. Tourists flock around the big lit up boards to study the squiggling, colorful lines, seeking out their destination. Continue reading Map of the Week: Subways

A New Toy for the Designers, a 3D Printing Pen

Though we already have Nerf guns, and a remote control helicopter was spotted around the DC studio last week, soon our studio will have a chance to try our hand with yet another toy, the 3Doodler. A pen that allows drawings (if they can be called that) to be constructed in three dimensions, the 3Doodler was a Kickstarter project we chose to support. The team behind this innovation, WobbleWorks, more than surpassed their fundraising goals, raising $2.3 million to launch their product.

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