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Wendy Johansson on Designing a UX Academy in Mexico

Hiring UX designers remains a huge challenge - inside and outside of Silicon Valley. How do you solve that problem?

‘Nothing Special’: Rohan Gunatillake on Mindfulness In Design

I don’t know how it works but there are moments in life when someone says something which stays with you forever. All of us will have our own different examples of this: wise advice from […]

Jules Walter on Diversity in Tech: The Unspoken Empathy Gap

Ken Norton recently published a great piece about the importance of authenticity and psychological safety in order to help teams succeed. In his article, he cites research from Google that suggests psychological safety is the […]

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 […]