The web isn't neutral after all, and the lives we live online are as real as any other. It's up to us to build a web that takes a stance on how we should treat each other.
Looking beyond products themselves, the underlying process for their design and the broader systems in which they exist can serve as a source for renewal in design.
A daughter's bright, brief life marks a stark contrast between before and after. Through the lens of grief, creative work and the world look different.
Our identities and relationships online are made to fit into oversimplified frameworks. It’s time we lean on technology to relieve some of the social burdens it's created for us.
Passion is not a thing to be pursued. Rather, it is a constant practice, founded not on idolizing perfection but on embracing what we love in its totality.
Mentoring relationships are complex and tenuous, but they work best when the needs they fulfill are clearly identified. And like any relationship, they require nothing less than mutual vulnerability.
Gaining perspective from the world beyond web design, we’re reminded that work is not an end in itself. Instead we can each define for ourselves the place of work in our lives.
As the web matures, great designers are distinguished not by conviction but by the ability to look beyond the tools at hand, to inquire deeply, and to define a lexicon for the field.
Innovation and preservation are inherently in tension. But if we can innovate on the way we preserve, we’ll make our work accessible to future generations.
The history of hypertext reaches as far back as the history of storytelling. Its future, in turn, is characterized by the power of building connections across an ever-expanding body of knowledge.
By concealing complexity, we may miss opportunity for more powerful, meaningful engagement. Technology doesn't have to be invisible; rather, its complexities can be made appropriately visible.
In our new public, behavior is not an etiquette we can memorize. The web yields space for a multiplicity of identities, and a greater sensitivity to context is required.