Automattic Design Experiments

Open web meditation, now in Japanese!

I recently shared a video I created (with the fantastic Caresse Haaser) that explored the spaces of the open web in contrast to the more closed environments that have dominated…

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…

Collaborating With The Material Design Team

We have a new microsite coming up at the easy-to-remember 😉 URL: 👉materialdesignandautomatticdesigninfrance.blog There you can learn about a few easy ways to learn about the systems-thinking aspects of the…

A meditation on the open web

Come with us on a journey to explore the landscape of the web and get to know the people and possibilities of open source, the open web, and open opportunities.

Automating Asset Creation

The first thing a child draws looks like a circle. People spontaneously arrange themselves in a circle when they need to observe something close up, and this led to the…

The Four Planets of Design

Concept by Adam Becker and Brie Anne DemkiwImages by Marly GallardoText by Ian Stewart We call our design process “deep design” per a talk I gave at WordCamp Europe in…

Growing design community with the Automattic Design Awards

At the end of 2018, we launched the inaugural edition of the Automattic Design Awards, a program intended to honor the best design work in the WordPress ecosystem. There are…

2019 Automattic Commemorative Graphic

I’m from Japan, where New Year is particularly important. It’s a time for observing detailed rituals and customs (exchanging new year cards, eating particular food, going to the shrine or…