Category: Viewpoint

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

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 […]

Kevin Bethune on Picking the Locks: Journey to Innovation

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist When I was young, I had a voracious curiosity for the arts and sciences. I loved to […]