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.

An Interview with the Future An Interview with the Future

The future is a magical place, and we're in the midst of it. This week Matt Griffin joins us to tell us about all that he's learned working on "What Comes Next is the Future," a documentary about how far we've come, and the changes we face in the web community.

Realizing Empathy, Part 1: Art Realizing Empathy, Part 1: Art

Empathy is a curious, human capacity that pervades the worlds of both art and design. In this article, the first of a three-part series, author Seung Chan Lim (Slim) explores the direct relationship between making art and realizing empathy.

Digital Literacy, Part 1: Cadence Digital Literacy, Part 1: Cadence

What does literacy mean for those of us who create the web? In the first of this three-part series, interaction designer Andrew Maier looks at the political affordances of the web and the way in which cadence affects our work.

Reimagining the 21st-century Classroom Reimagining the 21st-century Classroom

Education teaches students the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed and, in turn, become good citizens. Kat Davis explains how teachers can apply the lessons learned from service design to that end.