Watch “(The value of) Dystopian thinking” with Andreas Wegner & Thomas Kueber

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’20, Andreas and Thomas present a practical framework for how to apply dystopian thinking to design artefacts and how to use them to influence final product and service decisions.

Design Software

Watch “Voice UI and conversation design” with Stuart Reeves

Is talking with Amazon Echo really much like an actual conversation? In this talk about Conversation Design at IxDA’s Interaction ’18, Stuart Reeves uses audio recordings of Echo actual use in the home to explore just how people ‘talk’ with machines […]

Design Innovation

Watch Tom Wujec’s “Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast” talk

Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest, most complicated problems at work […]

Design Innovation Inspiration

John Maeda’s “The Art of Critical Making”

Many of us hope to change the world—or another person’s perspective—with the things we make. In this talk John Maeda explores how Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)’s critical making (back when he was still President of that School) helps bring us closer to these aspirations.


Watch Tomer Sharon’s “Perfectly Executing the Wrong Plan” Talk

In his talk at Google I/O 2014, Tomer Sharon inspires developers to implement valid and reliable ways to answer their most burning questions. It’ll help them validate or invalidate their assumptions on their own—cheaply, and quickly, by using simple user research techniques with a main goal in mind: developing apps people need, want, and enjoy […]

Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Amazon starts selling books with a catalog of 150,000 titles

Just over six months after entering the e-commerce space of other physical goods through internet in Brazil, Amazon will soon begin to sell books, making its debut in the country in the segment that Amazon has revolutionize the way business is done […]


Ellen Lupton on the important role of design in everyday life

Ellen Lupton, author, educator, curator, and graphic designer speaks about the important role of design in everyday life […]

Design Innovation Readings

Watch Mike Kuniavsky’s “How designers will reinvent manufacturing” talk

Consumption directly drives production, and data informs design. If we weren’t talking about physical products, this would sound a lot like Web/app interaction design, but the worlds of making atoms and bits are quickly colliding, and the implications are profound. By mapping what we have learned creating analytics-driven digital design to the physical world, we can change how everything is made, for the better […]

Design Readings

Watch Stephen P Anderson’s “From Information to Understanding: Solving the Small Data Problems” talk

In this interesting (and personal) talk at TEDxUtrecht, designer Stephen P. Anderson shares a story about how the presentation of information can facilitate understanding and can improve our quality of life […]

Design Innovation

Watch Luke Wroblewski’s “Infinite Inputs” talk

Today, the kinds of input our computing devices support keeps growing: touch, voice, device motion, and much more. Each additional input type offers new possibilities for interaction that requires our interface designs to adapt. When will this deluge of new input types end so don’t have to keep re-designing our software? Luke Wroblewski’s — speaking at dConstruct 2013: — claims it won’t. Not until everything is input […]