Category: Stories

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

Alice Rawsthorne, by Michael Leckie

Alice Rawsthorn on Design and Choice

Choice will be a defining element of design in the future. As our personal identities become subtler and more singular, we will wish to make increasingly nuanced choices about the design of many aspects of our lives. We will also have more of the technological tools required to do so. Yet design practise will need to change radically to deliver those choices.

Cassidy Blackwell, by Walker & Company

Above All Else, Authenticity: Cassidy Blackwell on Designing for the Individual

To repress what makes us unique is to artificially constrain all the potential we have to offer.

Jessica Helfand: Design and Precedent

Earlier this summer, an internet gimmick surfaced on social media where people randomly posted their first seven jobs. Implicitly, this meant that you had to be old enough to have held seven jobs in the […]

John Maeda, Why Automattic?

At some point in my career, I stopped caring about Open Source. I don’t know exactly when. But I know that when I met Matt Mullenweg just a few months ago and he told me […]