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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 […]

Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

It’s a paradox of success: As you focus more on power users, you stop engaging new users.