Designing the opportunity: the deep layer of product design

Design innovation is actually the deepest layer of the product design process, not some act of creation or “disruption” that happens apart from it.

Carl and Elena Schrónez: Spotlight on Detroit Small Businesses

“Don’t be limited by what others say or think, or by what others believe is possible.”

Samantha Zhang on Crafting Design Systems for Big Data

Tailoring design for one dataset is easy — designing a system that works for all datasets is much more difficult.

How a Detroit Hackathon Turned into WordPress.com’s First-Ever TV Spots

In February, a volunteer team of WordPress developers spent 48 hours launching new websites for nine small businesses in Detroit to help add visibility to the city’s rising economy.

Hajj Flemings: What Is Human Brand Design?

The connection between the physical and digital worlds requires a human element.

Caroline Sinders on Ethical Product Design for Machine Learning

What’s needed and necessary right now is for designers to have a technical understanding of machine learning.