Memory, Explained

Ever wonder what’s happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, this particular episode of a new Netflix series cover Mind, Explained.


Watch “Radical Change Management” with Marijke Jorritsma

For this talk at IxDA’s Interaction ’19, Marijke Jorritsma tells the story about how a team of UX Designers convinced the Europa Clipper mission to adopt design processes into the design and development of spacecraft operations using “radical change management” […]


Steven Pinker on Measuring Human Happiness

Debbie Millman talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness […]

Design Readings

Watch Dr. Genevieve Bell’s “Rage Against the Machine?” Keynote at IxDA | Interaction ’12 Conference

Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, Dr. Bell leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technologies and products that are increasingly designed around people’s needs and desires […]

Design Innovation Readings Software

Watch Tan Le’s “A headset that reads your brainwaves” demo at TED

Tan Le’s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications […]

China Economics Trend Watching

Education in China: Reverse Brain Drain

China is experiencing some reverse brain drain, by attracting Chinese scientists and mathematicians in the U.S. back to the mainland […]

Design Innovation

Watch Rachel Armstrong’s “Architecture that repairs itself?” talk at TED

Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too […]

Design Trend Watching

Watch Steven Pinker’s “Language and Thought” talk at TED

In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize […]

Design Economics Innovation Software Trend Watching

Core77 highlights Brazil’s innovation capabilities as a “natural knowledge-economy”

Mark Vanderbeeken writes for Core77 that the landscape for innovation in Brazil is changing fast: A new report by the UK think tank Demos argues that Brazil is a ‘natural knowledge-economy’ where the intertwining of knowledge, skills and innovation with environmental and other natural assets holds the key to competitive advantage […]

Design Information Technology Innovation

Watch JoAnn Kuchera-Morin’s “AlloSphere: a stunning new way to see scientific data” demo at TED

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, an entirely new way to see and interpret scientific data, in full color and surround sound inside a massive metal sphere. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements […]