Three crank phones on a wall.

Better conversations about accessibility

Great design includes accessibility. However, a delta can often form between the two, especially early on during the design process. Without accessibility, you deny equal access to someone, so you can call it a moral […]

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 2018. It emerged from the […]

Photo of 3D-printed Automattic Design Award trophies.

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 beautiful websites built with WordPress, […]

People are sitting together in stadium seating. A man is standing holding a microphone speaking.

The first ATL Design Systems Meetup

Building design systems is hard. What makes it even harder is that a lot of these teams are very small, sometimes even comprising a single person. This can sometimes leave design systems practitioners feeling isolated […]

Fisheye lens photography of city.

Inclusive design: Whose Opportunity Is It?

Maybe you already know the answer to that question, but let me tell you a bit about the journey I’ve taken so I can answer it myself. I’m a twin. Born two-months premature with a […]

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 temple), quietly reflecting on the […]

St(art) Mondays / 19.01.21

Every Monday at Automattic Design we share our inspirations internally. So we thought it might be interesting to share them with a few more folks out there. Here’s a few … Paralyzing Your Voice Assistant […]

2019

The end of 2018 saw our very first “all-distributed” holiday party to help us close out an exciting year working together across all-timezones and working all-remote.

Automattic’s Inclusive Design Checklist

Good design is inclusive design Design is more than color, shape, or font — it’s a powerful tool that mediates our relationship with the world. Inclusive design is that, plus potential: the potential to unite […]