Category: Stories

New stories are published every Thursday on by Automattic.

Amy S. Choi On Mash-Up America

Our experience is not vertical and compartmentalized; our storytelling should not be either.

Jongmin Kim on Embracing ‘the Essence of Programming’

I see myself as a designer/developer hybrid. As a developer, I used Flash for the past five years to build interactive websites. Currently, I am a Senior UX Engineer at Google and mainly use HTML5 […]

Courtney E. Martin on the Coworking Revolution

Coworking is a growing movement of spaces and people, usually independent contractors, who have realized that working together makes for happier, more productive work lives, so they’re making it happen without the hierarchy. The spaces […]

Ashleigh Axios: Four Leadership Tips from the White House

Being a creative leader is usually nuanced — it can involve balancing business, user, and client needs, as well as managing a team and developing compelling creative solutions. It was especially so at the White […]

Words Matter: Thursday Bram on the Art of ‘Responsible Communication’

If you want your organization to be diverse and inclusive, it takes a lot of hard work. You have to listen, expand your networks, rethink your assumptions … and you also have to make sure […]

Kat Holmes: Who Gets To Play?

“Inclusive Design doesn’t mean you’re designing one thing for all people. You’re designing a diversity of ways to participate so everyone has a sense of belonging.” —Susan Goltsman, Founding Principal of MIG, Inc., co-author of […]

First 18 Contributors to

Design Blog 18

We’ve reached the 18th feature story on our little design blog here at Automattic. This is in no small part thanks to the early work of Brie Anne Demkiw, Mel Choyce, Matt Miklic, Davide Casali, […]

Jessie Shefrin On Critical Making

Making is a Kind of Thinking and Thinking is a Kind of Making When the ground shifts, the next chapter begins. Making things can expand one’s understanding of what it means to be human. Once, […]