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.

Design in Service: Crafting the Citizen Experience Design in Service: Crafting the Citizen Experience

The one-two combination of publicly available data and ubiquitous technologies presents exciting opportunities for would-be civic designers. Interaction designer Andrew Maier recounts the altogether brief history of citizen experience design and provides avenues for readers to get started.

Design for Transcendence Design for Transcendence

Getting lost in the minutiae of user experience research can affect the way we design for the Big Picture. Writer and user experience lead Jod Kaftan discusses why and how you should strive for design transcendence.

User Experience and the Platform War User Experience and the Platform War

EffectiveUI chief executive officer Rebecca Flavin examines how the ongoing "platform wars" effects user experience. Even with all the options in the hands of we designers, it's important to remember that users come first.