2018 Design in Tech Report

The 2018 Design in Tech Report from John Maeda is alive and kicking (I'm late to sharing this as it debuted at SxSW in March.) This year's deck places a strong focus on inclusive design and artificial intelligence. Computers aren’t good at inclusion. They’re good at exclusion, because they’re only based on past data. The … Continue reading 2018 Design in Tech Report

Inclusive Design, Day 2/15: Building Empathy

This is day 2 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed it, start with day 1 here. A key principle of inclusive design is broadening perspectives and building empathy. What is empathy? It’s the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. To break it down even more, via … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 2/15: Building Empathy

Inclusive Design, Day 1/15: Introduction, Discovery, and Voices

Inclusive design is our passion. We’re inspired by the work of Kat Holmes and her clear articulation of design as needing to be increasingly inclusive — especially in the technology world. Our journey to understand how to best empower inclusive design in products began in 2016 with John Maeda joining Automattic as head of design … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 1/15: Introduction, Discovery, and Voices