/Design/ Last Updated: Fri, Sep 20th, 2019 @ 4:25pm EDT

Fast Company

Jessica Klein

What price should New York’s congestion charge be?

A new report looks at how much the plan will have to charge to reduce traffic.

Across the world, cities like London and Stockholm have started charging a toll to cars driving into their downtowns, with the goal of reducing traffic and pollution. In April, New York’s state government agreed to try congestion pricing in Manhattan by 2021 at the earliest and to use the funds generated to help fund transit in the city. Now the question is: What is the right price?

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Fast Company

Michael Grothaus

iOS 13 has a nasty location privacy bug

It appears iOS 13 is not respecting the “Location” privacy setting users select for certain apps.

There’s a lot to love about Apple’s new iOS 13 operating system, which launched yesterday and ships on the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. However, we’ve spotted a nasty location privacy bug users should be aware of. It appears iOS 13 is not respecting the “Location” privacy setting users select for certain apps.

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Fast Company

Harrison Weber

Walmart will stop selling vapes, but only after it’s done selling through all its vapes

The retailer is almost ready to quit, but not just yet.

Walmart is about ready to quit vapes.

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Fast Company

Ben Paynter

Is the Gates Foundation putting toilets ahead of human rights?

The Gates Foundation is going to honor Indian prime minister Narendra Modi for his work on sanitation. Activists say his human rights record should make him unworthy of any awards.

Do the ends justify honoring someone with a suspect character? That’s the central question facing the Gates Foundation, which is under fire for a plan to honor India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, during the United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York City next week.

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Fast Company

Elizabeth Segran

We’re canceling Halloween over this sexy Mr. Rogers costume

Yandy has single-handedly ruined Halloween for all of us.

Okay, everybody. I would just like to announce that Halloween is now canceled. Don’t go out on October 31. Keep your kids off the street. It’s for their own good: I am sorry to say a company called Yandy has invented a “sexy” Mr. Rogers costume. There is a chance that someone will drop $59.95 to buy it, permanently traumatizing you and your family forever.

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Fast Company

Zlati Meyer

FAIR Act: House votes to end forced arbitration and allow you to actually sue companies

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, which outlaws requiring employees and consumers to use private dispute resolution.

Having a dispute with a large corporation? Chances are you can’t sue them, but that could change.

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Designer News

Duolingo gets a new logo (and font) based on its mascot owl, Duo

https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_wordmark_and_identity_for_duolingo_by_johnson_banks.php

Fast Company

Harrison Monarth

3 ways to make better decisions for your career

Many people view decisiveness as a necessary leadership trait.

What qualities do people value in their leaders? According to research, it’s decisiveness. A study by Ketchum, a global communications consultancy, found that decisiveness was one of the top three qualities that help leaders build credibility. The results of another study, by global assessment firm ghSmart—which involved 17,000 C-suite executives over the course of 10 years—identified “deciding with speed and...

Fast Company

Christopher Zara

Who actually boycotts brands? More liberals and college grads, it turns out

Brands beware: Some types of consumers are more likely to boycott than others.

Boycott! Boycott! Boycott!

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Fast Company

Adele Peters

Amazon employee activists say the company’s big climate pledge is good—but not enough

More than a thousand of them plan to walk out of work today to press the company to go farther, especially in ending contracts with oil and gas companies.

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced yesterday that the company would reach the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years early—getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 instead of 2050—Amazon employees who have been pushing for climate action said that it was a “huge step forward.” But more than 1,500 employees still plan...

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Zara Burke—Doist

How these professionals built a successful remote career

Yes, you can have the best of both worlds.

There’s a common misconception that working remotely puts you at a big disadvantage when it comes to career advancement.

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Yanko Design

Sarang Sheth

This multi-lens point-and-shoot is for people who want the iPhone’s camera, but not the iPhone

Born out of necessity, according to designer Dennis Sedov, the C4 camera is for people who’d love to own a camera as versatile as the one on the iPhone, without shelling out over $999 to buy one. Fashioned in midnight green, just like its inspiration, the C4 is a pocketable point-and-shoot that you can carry along with your phone. With 5 different lenses to shoot with, you’ve got a choice between focal lengths of 13mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 90mm (much like having a DSLR with lens...

Yanko Design

Sarang Sheth

Your polyester sportswear is ruining the environment, and it’s time that changed

The guys behind the Runamics stumbled across a pretty strange and worrying fact. Your synthetic polyester sports and gym-wear has pretty far and wide-reaching consequences. With each wash, small plastic fibers dislodge from your garment, finding their way eventually to the oceans. These are then consumed by the marine life there, which eventually finds its way to your plate of fish or seafood. That’s why the guys at Runamics felt it was time to redesign sports and gym-wear… because these...

Fast Company

Melissa Locker

For a change, a Trump tweet hits the perfect note

Don’t get too excited, though: There are still 19 Democratic candidates left.

Bill de Blasio, who is reportedly the mayor of New York City, has given up his dream of being the Democratic nominee for president. “I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time, so I’m going to end my presidential campaign,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday.

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Fast Company

Leigh Thompson

Go ahead and tell your most embarrassing story. It will boost your creativity

New research shows that sharing your most cringeworthy moments with coworkers enhances individual and team creativity.

Sonali stood up in front of a 1000-person audience, thinking she had won an all-company award—but it had been announced for a colleague with a similar-sounding name.

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Fast Company

Ed Hawkins

The story behind the viral graphic that electrified the climate movement

The creator of the “climate stripes,” which was downloaded a million times in its first week, explains how data visualization can help communicate science.

It seems that people are finally waking up to the threat of climate change. The most poignant sign of this for me was seeing an infographic I created adorning the main music stage at Reading Festival 2019.

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Designer News

UI Design Inspiration – Sep 2019

https://blog.productdisrupt.com/best-of-ui-sep-2019-cb649b290192

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