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IoT at Human Scale

Oct 02 2015 in Connected World

We’ve been sold a narrow vision of IoT. There’s now an outstanding IOU to make IoT human-scaled, and give people greater control over their technology.

Stuart Roth
Senior Software Engineer

The Promise of Calm

Sep 03 2015 in Connected World

As information becomes plentiful, its value is decreasing while the value of our attention is increasing. Calm Technology helps us focus on the things that are really important.

Jonathan Brown
Senior Design Engineer

An Argument for Observational Research

Observational research doesn’t get much buzz as a design research method. But for real aha moments, it can reveal insights that you can’t get through conversation alone.

Bridget Monahan
Senior Designer & Researcher

10 Qs, Summer Intern Edition: Meet Ian

Aug 07 2015 in Notes from the Field

Wrapping up our four-part Summer Intern series is Ian Morrow, Engineering.

The Next Great Interface Will be in Your Face

Aug 07 2015 in Connected World

The next great interface will be in your face. Literally. The technology is already in your pocket, but it’s trapped behind your smartphone’s screen.

Aaron Cook
Design & Research Intern

Wearables: The Decline of Distraction in a Connected World

Aug 07 2015 in Connected World

Wearable devices are making their way into everything. But we must be prudent in our efforts to ensure that interactions between humans and information are meaningful.

Kent Vasko II
Software Engineer

10 Qs, Summer Intern Edition: Meet Linn

Jul 24 2015 in Notes from the Field

Get to know our Summer Interns in this four-part series. Next up, Linn Ruiz-Goubert, Visual Design.

Great Design Books You've Never Heard Of

Basic design principles haven’t changed. In my opinion, these design books stand the test of time.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

10 Qs, Summer Intern Edition: Meet Aaron

Jun 26 2015 in Notes from the Field

Get to know our Summer Interns in this four-part series. Next up, Aaron Cook, Human Sciences.

10 Qs, Summer Intern Edition: Meet Hannah

Jun 12 2015 in Notes from the Field

Get to know our Summer Interns in this four-part series. First up, Hannah Brinkman, Visual Design intern.