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September 12, 2018

Ever Wonder Why Your Favorite Apps Are Starting to Look the Same? It Might Be a Good Thing.

Now designers can spend more time focusing on what really matters.

August 28, 2018

What Every Designer Can Learn from Leonardo Da Vinci

And what Evernote’s new brand and the Mona Lisa have in common.

July 25, 2018

How Airbnb Proved That Storytelling is the Most Important Skill in Design

Not seeing is believing. But believing is seeing.

June 25, 2018

7 Ways to Curb Your Smartphone Addiction

Quick tips to help you take back your attention and be more present.

May 25, 2018

1 Simple Design Suggestion for Facebook to Actually Follow Through on Its Mission to Bring People Together

Redesigning Facebook to become it was meant to be: a means to relationships, and not a destination.

May 23, 2018

How Walmart Should Design Its New Website (Using the Science of Retail Therapy)

For Walmart to succeed online, it has to do things a little differently.

May 7, 2018

We Redesigned the Like Button to be Better for Your Mental Health

Facebook is bad for your mental health. Here’s how a small tweak to the ‘Like’ button can fix that.

April 23, 2018

Facebook, Here’s 6 Ways You Can Fix Your Privacy Problem

The future of social media is in question.

April 17, 2018

We Employ AI to Improve Business. But What If One Day AI Employed Us?

What the world might look like like if machines were the CEOs and hired humans to work for them.

September 4, 2017

The Future of Design Education is… No Design Education

The modern designer has a breadth of human experiences, not degrees.

April 11, 2017

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal Proves Just How Vulnerable We Are to Villain Designers

The scandal illuminates just how easy it is for people to be coerced.

April 9, 2018

You’re in the Business of Well-Being, Whether You Know It or Not

And 5 metrics you need to cultivate it.

April 3, 2018

Why Product Designers Shouldn't Underestimate Their Influence

The long-term impact of the things we make extend beyond our intentions. Have you considered them?

February 5, 2017

How Awkward Silences Can Lead to Better Design

Level up your design research skills by learning how to get comfortable with awkward silences.

January 19, 2018

In 1-Minute, the State of UX in 2018

An optimistic, high-minded perspective on what UX-ers can accomplish this year.

January 12, 2018

The One Behavior Design Technique to Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

Stick to your resolution this year by experimenting with daily micro-moments.

January 2, 0207

Bitcoin Adoption is a Design Problem, Not a Technology Problem

Bitcoin’s most pressing issue summarized in two letters: UX.

January 2, 2017

The One Thing You Absolutely Need to Know About Bitcoin (and It Has Nothing to Do With the Price)

You’re probably missing the most profound feature of Bitcoin.

December 18, 2017

The Secret to Creating Products That Scale

Atlassian’s Head of Design on how to shape products that millions of people depend on every day.

November 22, 2017

Elon Musk Thinks We’re Living In The Matrix. If He’s Right, It’s a Good Thing.

Are we living in a computer simulation?

November 13, 2017

Science Says Smartphones Are Hurting Us. Here's How the Next Generation of Designers and Entrepreneurs Can Fix That.

Most digital experiences suck us in. But it’s time for that to change.

October 30, 2017

The Copycats in Silicon Valley

Are there any new ideas in Silicon Valley, or is everyone just copying each other?

September 26, 2017

In Just 7 Words, Apple CEO Tim Cook Shows Why the Future of Apple Might Be Doomed

What Apple’s long-term vision means not just for the future of the company, but for technology.

September 14, 2017

Dear Apple,

An open, honest letter to Apple about the iPhone X.

September 7, 2017

The 4 Most Important Questions About Driverless Cars

Any my attempt to answer them.

September 15, 2017

You Might Not Recognize Today's Emerging Designer

Why designers in the digital age are different.

July 31, 2017

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in AI

The one thing holding chatbots back.

July 5, 2017

Bad Ideas are the Key to Creativity

And how you can use design thinking to burn through the bad ideas that lead to good ones.

June 21, 2017

What the Golden State Warriors Can Teach Us About Great Design

The similarities between what it takes to win a championship and make products people love.

June 15, 2017

You Don't Need a Designer; What You Need is a Design Culture

Here’s what you need to know before investing in your design team.

June 7, 2017

The Advantage Chicago Has Over Silicon Valley

And what startups can learn from the Midwestern Mindset.

May 17, 2017

Chatbots Are the New Trend. Here's Why That's a Good Thing.

Chatbots are forcing us to rethink the way we design experiences.

April 29, 2017

Why Writing is the Most Important Skill in Design

Forget coding. The best designers are writers.

January 11, 2017

What HBO’s West World Can Teach Us About The Future Of UX Design

If you haven’t yet found yourself glued to the television in awe of HBO’s hit series.

March 10, 2016

We’ve Finally Reached the Golden Age of Design. Now What?

Contrary to what many people might believe, designers are no longer emerging from design school.

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