Articles

A Wrinkle in Tool Time

Fold space and time to make the user experience better for our customers.

October 14, 2018 · 4 min read

Calavertubre 2018

A simple art project with a goal to create an iteration of a skull every day this month.

October 01, 2018 · 5 min read

Design Snake Oil

Does design make a difference? Or are we modern peddlers of digital snake oil?

September 15, 2018 · 7 min read

Penrod’s Law

A law to remember for design communication in meetings.

September 08, 2018 · 3 min read

Product Design Alchemy

Product designers are alchemists. We hope to turn ideas into gold.

March 05, 2018 · 2 min read

Fainting Goats

Fainting goats—use your flawed ideas to help get what you want.

July 06, 2017 · 2 min read

Protect Yourself from the Future

Practical advice to help you maintain your humanity in an age where everything trying to take it away.

January 04, 2017 · 5 min read

Shaker Design Philosophy

The rule of thumb for Shaker creations - the best in American design.

January 04, 2017 · 1 min read

The Inventors

Portraits of some of the world's greatest inventors with their creations.

January 04, 2017 · 1 min read

The Spell of Technology

Sometimes technology is like real magic, and sometimes it is just an illusion.

January 04, 2017 · 2 min read

The Subtle Difference Between Good and Bad

Sometimes the difference between good and bad is barely noticeable.

January 04, 2017 · 1 min read

The Road to Expertise

Explores the path it takes to become an expert in your field.

May 13, 2012 · 8 min read

Make it Beautiful

An essay exploring the nature of beauty, in philosophy, neuroscience, spirituality, and aesthetics.

January 06, 2012 · 12 min read

Mucluhan’s Four Laws

Marshall McLuhan’s 4 laws help to understand the effects of media and technology on society.

January 04, 2012 · 1 min read

More Chaos

Chaos is your friend. At times it can even be way more valuable to your life than order.

September 10, 2011 · 5 min read

Less Action

We've been taught that doing anything is better than doing nothing, but I think perhaps the opposite is more true.

September 10, 2010 · 3 min read