Why weirdness is at the center of belonging, diversity, and innovation In my senior year of college, I took a class about how to prepare for the workplace. The class taught us how to write a resume, what to wear to job interviews, and what companies look for in candidates. It was an easy A.… Continue reading Why weirdness is at the center of belonging, diversity, and innovation.
For more than 100 years, IBM has been one of the prominent names among computing giants, dominating the early global market with technical and service superiority. They forged a path of innovation leading to Nobel Prizes, lucrative defense contracts, and they even helped to put a man on the moon. IBM CEO, Thomas J. Watson Jr.… Continue reading How IBM revolutionized corporate America with design
In 2019, to keep pace with an interior redesign of its visitor experience, the Empire State Building decided to redesign its website. Blue Fountain Media were engaged to deliver the project. With the new site launching, we spoke to Head of Design, Tatyana Khamdamova about designing for the world’s most famous building. Webdesigner Depot: The… Continue reading Interview: Redesigning the Empire State Building’s Website
The ornamental Art Nouveau design style emerged in France in the late 19th century and became widely popular across Europe, with the style applied to art, architecture, posters, jewellery, furniture, and textiles. Alphonse Mucha’s artwork for Dance, 1898. Although Art Nouveau had fallen out of fashion by 1910, contemporary designers and illustrators are now revisiting… Continue reading What Is Art Nouveau?
At this world and age, it is important to deliver differentiated service. As the world is moving to digital platforms, this is getting quite difficult. After all, tailoring an in-store experience to a given customer is easy via human interaction. But, what do you do when different people visit your site? Simple. You deliver an… Continue reading Creating a Customized Experience with Ipstack
“A person’s hands holding a coffee cup and pouring cream into it” by Taylor Franz on Unsplash How much does a cup of coffee cost these days? Depending on where you buy your beverage, anything from $1 to $6. And while you’ve probably guessed right, that the $1 option is a McDonald’s special, likely you’re also… Continue reading From a Handful of Beans to the Starbucks Experience
The men and women who are responsible for leading companies and organizations in promoting, acknowledging, and valuing diversity and inclusion in the workplace carry a heavy burden and responsibility. Especially in Silicon Valley. They wake up, praying as they check their emails and social media feeds, “Dear God, please don’t let one person’s foolishness displayed… Continue reading Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: Why Apple’s New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion is Deeply Problematic