The former director of industrial design at Apple shares what separates the great design-focused companies from the rest of the pack.
By The 99U Team
"Don't round out your edges and don't assign power to third party gatekeepers."
"Networking" in an authentic way requires guts, time, and, well, being human.
Inspiration is all around you. But first, you'll need to get out of your own head.
Drawing on wisdom from Paul Rand, John Maeda shows us why both startups and "end-ups" need great design to succeed. But getting there requires a focus on designers, ambitious leadership, and lots of experimentation.
To get our best ideas, we need to understand what a successful creative process looks like. Step 1: Mark some time to "think aside."
Tina Roth Eisenberg, also known as Swissmiss, shares how she turned several side projects into full time labors of love.
Ben Shaffer, designer of the Nike Flyknit, has three rules: incubate, instigate, and build, build, build.
"Putting something out in the world, requires a temporary removal from it."
Krista Donaldson and her team design products that change the world — cheaply. How? By leveraging partners, listening to users, and tons of grit.
Jeff Sheng spent a decade photographing closeted members of the military — and then "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed.
"There is no answer. This isn't math, it doesn't always add up."