Category: Viewpoint

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

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 […]

Sara Berman on the Entrepreneur vs. Artist: A Game of Boundaries

The hardest thing about going back to school to get my MFA was not giving up the respected fashion brand I had founded and built (I was done there). It was not the struggle to […]

Lena Groeger on Discrimination By Design

A few weeks ago, Snapchat released a new addition to its face-altering filters that have become a signature of the service. But instead of surrounding your face with flower petals or giving you a funny […]

Sarah Burstein on ‘Design’ & Design Patents

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Samsung v. Apple. The Court hasn’t considered a substantive issue of design patent law for over 100 years, so naturally the case has attracted […]

Kyna Leski on the Storm of Creativity

I wrote the The Storm of Creativity from the inside, from my observations as an architect, an artist, student and teacher. It is about the workings of the creative process, the cycles within cycles that […]

Ti Chang on Manufacturing in China as an American Designer

For better or worse, I was raised in the South; Georgia to be exact… I love my biscuits and gravy with a large helping of grits, and it is that Southern grit that first brought […]

Julie Zhuo on the Lessons of Good Design

If you cannot get a group of people for whom your product is designed to generally agree that your design is good, it’s not good.

Ricarose Roque: Designing from My Childhood

One of my earliest memories was when I was four years old. I was busy making a jump rope with my older sister. We were using colorful rubber bands, looping them together into a chain […]

Burak Arikan on Civic Data, the Foundational Tool to Fight Abuses of Power

Big data is the term used to define the perpetual and massive data gathered by corporations and governments on consumers and citizens. When the subject of data is not necessarily individuals but governments and companies […]