Tory Burch Takes on Wearables

I have to confess, like many other people I know, I gave up on my activity tracker. At first, I…

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Why We Need to Tame Our Algorithms Like Dogs

There is a theory among evolutionary anthropologists that dogs evolved from beasts to pets because the canines that continued to... Read more

Connecting: Makers

The Connecting: Makers film, the second chapter in the Connecting series, premiered today. My colleagues Gordon Hui, Carla Diana and... Read more


Innovation Workshop Series at the Haas School of Business

As the best innovators know, a tight collaboration between business and design is critical to successful innovation. For years, Smart’s... Read more


The Hidden Genius and Influence of the Traffic Light

See it sway: three-eyed blind bat hanging from a wire. Or perhaps there: perched atop a pole, lights moving from... Read more


Getting Gender Design Right

Today, it’s far too common for companies to create beautiful and interesting products without a real consideration for why they’re... Read more

Smart Salon on Microinteractions at Wayra UK

Recently, we hosted a Smart Salon on Microinteractions and Why They Matter at the offices of Wayra UK in London.... Read more


Key Takeaways from SolidCon 2014

Some of our designers and strategists had the pleasure of speaking at and attending the recent inaugural O’Reilly Solid Conference,... Read more

Microinteractions: Why Details Matter

The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product; details are... Read more


Do People Really Want Smarter Toothbrushes?

Recently, Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B announced the release of its first ever web-enabled toothbrush. Setting a new standard for dental... Read more