Month: April 2019

Designing Design Leadership

I don’t have a formal design background. I had to learn everything the hard way through the usual methods. Diving into, or letting myself get thrown into, the deep end of the pool. Working hard […]

Changing your own oil

I learned how to change the oil in my car before I could drive. Twenty years later, I still change it myself. Sure, I could have someone else do it in the same amount of […]

Breaking the silver bullet fallacy

This post originally appeared on filippodt.com. Wikipedia defines a silver bullet as “a metaphor for a simple, seemingly magical, solution to a difficult problem”. Working in product development, I have come across my share of […]

Money and tech

From optimistically conceived origins and message statements about making the world a better place, too many websites and startups have become the leading edge of bias and trauma, especially for marginalized and at-risk groups.

How have so many of our digital services and social networks become a garbage fire of lies, distortions, hate speech, tribalism, snake oil, and privacy violations?

Kelly Hoffman, Pablo Honey, Ian Stewart

Kelly Hoffman: Design is now so many things! At its essence it’s identifying and solving problems. / Pablo Honey: Design is a practice that strives for better “(blank)” with the right balance of form and function. / Ian Stewart: Design is like drawing the essence out of something, for someone. It might be a message, a flow, or a form. And then delivering on it.

Automattic Design × Material Design at the Saint Étienne Design Biennale

The Mayor of Saint Étienne, France cordially kicked off a two-hour long presentation on #DesignInTech in a collaboration between Automattic Design and the Material Design team at Google. Complete context for the collaboration is available […]

Bethany Heck and Joshua Goldenberg

Renowned design leaders Bethany Heck and Joshua Goldenberg have joined the Automattic Design team.