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Tammie Lister: Design for Humans, Not Robots

Before I begin this article, let me set something straight. I am not saying robots aren’t awesome — they totally are. Robots are amazing. However, beyond comic book robots, there is this discourse between humans […]

Saron Yitbarek: ‘I Don’t Belong in Tech’

When I was at NPR years ago, I did a story on public education in California. I don’t remember the angle, but I remember looking up a stat to use in the script. I used […]

John Palfrey on The Paradox of Tolerance

Co-Editor’s Note: Two weeks ago, I was lucky to be introduced to John Palfrey’s open note to his campus. It has stayed with me as the clearest piece of creative writing on the vital topic […]

Alisha Ramos: Embracing My Mixed Race, Hybrid Identity

This piece was originally published in my weekly newsletter on mixed race, Mixed Feelings. In high school I was president of the Asia Club for two years. The club had members from various Asian backgrounds such […]

Sarah Cooper on 9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

The following is an excerpt from Sarah Cooper’s new book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings (Andrews McMeel) In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of coming up with incredible new ideas can be debilitating. Luckily, […]

Dom Goodrum on Why Measuring Design Isn’t a Terrible Idea

Embracing measurement puts yourself and your team out there. It openly says that we aren’t perfect and perhaps we could do our job better. Through my experience of building the design team at Percolate, my […]

Carl & Elena Schrónez: Things We’ve Learned From Telling Others’ Stories

Back in 2009, I discovered that the world wasn’t all the same. Surprise! Yes, this was a realization for me. Sadly, but truthfully, I believed that race and socioeconomic status were the only things that […]

Angela Kyle on Why Blocks Matter: Designing the Future of Design Education at Street Level

One week ago I sat at a community dinner table in a church kitchen in Central City, New Orleans surrounded by a group of African-American kids ranging in age from four to ten. I know […]

Ernesto Méndez

In the modern world, big advancements in technology have been made by multiple minds working together. Open Source has made this possible in many ways, allowing several people to contribute, build upon, and improve ideas, […]

Hajj Flemings on The 100 Project–The Plan to Rebrand Detroit

“Detroit’s future requires connecting the worlds of design, technology and innovation to neighborhoods.”  In 2011, I was one of eight entrepreneurs selected for the CNN’s Black in America 4: The New Promised Land Silicon Valley […]