As AI Dominates More of Our Lives, How Design Can Mitigate Unethical Behavior

John Maeda from Automattic and former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Design partner, at South by Southwest Interactive 2017 before presenting his annual #DesignInTech report. Photo credit: Ken Yeung

Last April, former President Barack Obama released a video warning us not to believe everything we see and hear on the internet, at least many thought it was from the ex-president. In actuality, it was produced by actor and director Jordan Peele using artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted deepfakes. There are many examples of how… Continue reading As AI Dominates More of Our Lives, How Design Can Mitigate Unethical Behavior

Making The Case For Why Inclusion Is Good For Design In Tech

There’s no shortage of criticism about technology’s impact in today’s society, but often the attention being paid is to the algorithms and capabilities — it’s the¬†function, but not the form. But the programming isn’t solely to blame for the woes inflicted on us by technology, as part of our attention should be looking at the… Continue reading Making The Case For Why Inclusion Is Good For Design In Tech

Creatives are paid to be creative. Let them do their job.

I had been meaning to do a post on specific roles and how those folks in the web profession are being slowly invaded by outside influences (e.g. clients, other departments, consumers, etc.). Then lo’ and behold, there’s an online video that was embedded onto Kooji Creative that I found got straight to the point when… Continue reading Creatives are paid to be creative. Let them do their job.

Redesign? Are you sure you want to do that?

It’s funny how things happen that only reinforce my decision about what to write about. We’re undergoing a redesign of our website and the new one will be awesome and have all the basic glamorous features that most new websites have – updated navigation, better organization, and throw in a back-end application – basically it’s… Continue reading Redesign? Are you sure you want to do that?