Category: Viewpoint

Invited contributors to Design.blog share their thinking for how technology, design, and inclusion can create meaningful new experiences and possibilities.

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.

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 […]

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, […]

Ian Bogost: Play Anything

As a game designer, I’m often asked what designers of all stripes can learn from games. Games, after all, appear to be magical objects. Dark ones, even. From Tetris to World of Warcraft, games have […]

John Maeda: Enlisting With The Next Generation

A few weeks ago I had the special honor of getting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, held at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. I was so psyched […]