Category: Stories

New stories are published every Thursday on Design.blog by Automattic.

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.

Rebrand Cities: Art in Motion, and More

WordPress.com has recently launched our very first TV commercials – telling the stories of small businesses in Detroit and starting with “Art in Motion” on the Avenue of Fashion. The spots document our journey during […]

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.

Samantha Hankins: ‘But Wait, Is Your Last Name Filipino?’

I’ve never met my dad and to this day I’ve never seen a photo of him or even discussed him with my mom. From what I’ve gathered, my mom and dad were married, and they […]