Reading articles doesn't have to feel abstracted or second-hand. It's a valuable way for designers to explore a new topic – as long as they read with the right questions in mind.
Design thinking is practiced all over the world. Are we really doing the same thing – and does it matter?
Or, why I will always like your shirt.
A random product idea generator to unfreeze your design process.
Your own communication style is the key to building awesome work relationships with non-native English speakers. Here are some of my hard-earned learnings from a year of working with an international team.
I left San Francisco and took a new job at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut School of Design Thinking in Potsdam, Germany. Here's how it happened, and what I'm doing.
This is the most useful thing I learned from working at a flower shop. I keep showing people how to do this in real life, so I thought I'd put it on the internet.
Why radio – and teaching – are better with two.
I gave a lightning talk at Double Union in summer 2014. It addresses something I've long been frustrated with: the sorry state of "default" imagery.
2 months ago, I started my first design agency job. I thought I'd share a couple unexpected things I'm loving – and not loving – about the pace and feel of agency work.
Why should you have to go to the Muni stop to find out when the next Muni is coming? We hacked up a simple display that helps us figure out when to leave the house in order to catch the streetcar at just the right time.
I graduated from the Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) program at Stanford in 2011. Picking a graduate program is tough, and picking an ed tech graduate program is especially hard since it's an awfully diffuse field. So here are a few thoughts that might help any information-seekers. (My opinions are SO not endorsed by the Stanford Graduate School of Education.)
More lessons from The Future of Stuff: thoughts on social media, mobile-readiness, and course staffing.
Take a design and social entrepreneurship challenge and put it online – at the same time as it's running in person. Sound crazy? Well, in the spirit of prototyping, my team of edu-innovators gave it a try. Here are 4 things we learned from our pilot.