‘Nothing Special’: Rohan Gunatillake on Mindfulness In Design

I don’t know how it works but there are moments in life when someone says something which stays with you forever. All of us will have our own different examples of this: wise advice from […]

Jules Walter on Diversity in Tech: The Unspoken Empathy Gap

Ken Norton recently published a great piece about the importance of authenticity and psychological safety in order to help teams succeed. In his article, he cites research from Google that suggests psychological safety is the […]

Mel Choyce: 3 Reasons Why Every Designer Should Create a WordPress Theme

It’s a wrap! After months of work and over 100 individual contributors, Twenty Seventeen, the new default theme for WordPress, shipped this month in the WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” release.

Michael Arestad: Open Source Everything

Howdy designers! I’m sure it has been drilled into you, over and over again, that you need to watermark your images, add copyrights to your website, and guard your secrets like a national treasure. After […]

Tammie Lister: Design for Humans, Not Robots

Before I begin this article, let me set something straight. I am not saying robots aren’t awesome — they totally are. Robots are amazing. However, beyond comic book robots, there is this discourse between humans […]

Saron Yitbarek: ‘I Don’t Belong in Tech’

When I was at NPR years ago, I did a story on public education in California. I don’t remember the angle, but I remember looking up a stat to use in the script. I used […]

Ced Funches on the Responsibility of Being Better Than Advertised

I’ve always wanted to be a designer. I grew up drawing and painting (traditional artist) and knew I wanted to be able to do that for the rest of my life. I was good. I […]