Design philosophy is a reflective action taken to better understand our community’s design culture. Nascent ideas and opinions go on to inform our value systems, our principles, and our processes.

Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things

The internet has become an integrated, seamless, and often invisible part of our everyday lives. Some see this connection as a way to a brighter future, while others have trepidations. The only thing that seems certain is that the Internet is going to be very different from what it has been and from what we might even be able to imagine. This week, Kim Morrow explores some of the recent Internet buzzwords (Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things), tries to explain what they are, and highlights recent articles that discuss how these technologies have affected us and how they may affect us in the future.

Forging Ahead in the World of the Web Forging Ahead in the World of the Web

Forge Conference, coming up this Friday in Philadelphia, is a place where web designers come together to share their triumphs and their challenges, and to discuss the web of the future. This week UX Booth interviewed Marc Sasinski and Wren Lanier, two speakers at Forge Conference, to gather insight into their unique views on web design.

Breaking the Constraints Breaking the Constraints

We all come up against constraints in our work. The question Marli Mesibov asks us this week is: which constraints should we work around, and which ones should we challenge?

What a Difference a Lab Day Makes What a Difference a Lab Day Makes

Can a single day really make a difference? If it's a day designed specifically to increase innovation, foster creativity, and bring together projects that might otherwise never see the light of day, it can make all the difference in the world. This week, author T.J. Cook tells us about the one-day "labs" his company CauseLabs organizes, and shares advice for how we can incorporate innovation days into our own companies.

Facebook, Sentiment Analysis, and Emotional Contagion Facebook, Sentiment Analysis, and Emotional Contagion

Sentiment analysis and emotional contagion are nothing new, but Facebook's recent research study, dubbed by the media the "emotion manipulation" study has launched heated debates regarding the accuracy of the research and the ethics of performing experiments on people without their knowledge or consent. This week, Kim Morrow brings us through some of the recent articles looking at the different sides of the Facebook "manipulation."