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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

Connecting: Makers

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

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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

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Trending Topics from SXSWi 2014

Another year of SXSWi has come and gone. While the event is reaching unwieldy proportions and marketers are creating increased... Read more