If our goal is true financial inclusion for everyone in the developing world, we need to design for its biggest minorities.
Anyone can create products with care and respect, for anyone, not just the few, to use and enjoy. It takes commitment.
I’m sure for those who have seen what the Apple Watch is capable of there is a fair amount of disappointment, but what I want to do is show you the benefits of having limited capabilities.
New York City consists of over 325 neighborhoods. But few New Yorkers include more than a handful on their mental map.
Last month I was commissioned by Medium to create promo illustrations for their new website.
The Evolutionary Art of Process-Painting
How barbed wire sparked a cowboy war and changed the American West
Photographer Maria Lonova Gribina has turned expired fauna into central figures within intricate and beautiful floral compositions.
My communist grandparents and their fabulous chairs
Transformed into super athletes, without Photoshop
It may have been hard to tell in 2014 — what with GamerGate—but games are bigger, better, and more important than ever.
Moto X’s context-aware computing
So, there've been some Black folks in the news lately. Most of it’s been bad news.
How the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe evolved from a boxy 1970s classic
Choose choice with your devices
Yesterday Voxel8 unveiled the first consumer 3D/electronics/drone printer. Here’s how it works, what it does, and why it matters.
Products Set to ‘Kick Crowdfunding Ass’ in 2015
Super, a new social media app created by Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder, is quirky, eye-catching, and quite possibly pointless
It’s all about needs.
New gadgets for a new year
Tricky? Sure. But it would transform the net into a universal “source of truth.”
Psychology of Talking to Virtual Assistants
From Cello to Investment Banking to Altschool
News is a stream of events, questions (and sometimes answers), debate, increasing information, and evolving understanding.
As an update to my previous post on the past and potential future of podcasting
In the endless river of new smartphones, the Moto X rose to the surface because it had one hard-to-pinpoint characteristic that lies at the intersection of design, technology, and human psychology. The Moto X had personality.
How to use ABS brakes properly, and other lessons from the BMW Performance Driving School
From Zelda to Final Fantasy to Minesweeper.
Turning a mouse house into a musical marvel.
Designing the Moto 360
In the three years since Steve Jobs’ death, as our collective memory of the specifics of his accomplishments has begun to recede, a certain narrative has taken over (in some camps) when discussing his significance. At a time when billion dollar tech companies seem to emerge overnight, and tech leaders from Mark Zuckerberg to Jeff Bezos to Elon Musk are deemed worthy of worship, a common dismissal of Jobs is that he was merely a smart, domineering asshole, a brilliant salesperson, but no different from or superior to any of a host of current tech leaders or social media stars. I recently heard a successful business leader state that he was no different from Steve Jobs, and therefore Jobs was of no interest to him. It was a tossed-off, casual comment, but it bothered me, and I’ve spent a fair amount of time since pondering why.
Centralized financial networks can never be fully open to innovation because their security depends on access control.