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Design To Wake a Sleeping Giant
Big Medium helped About.com (now Dotdash) reinvent its product strategy and design process—and created some mighty good-looking and profitable sites along the way.
Scaling Great Design Across a Fortune 10 Company
Big Medium crafted a design system to help one of the world’s biggest companies scale great design across hundreds of apps.
Natural Gesture Language for Smartwatches
Big Medium worked with Samsung to prototype a natural-gesture language for smartwatches: snap your hand or flick your finger to control your digital life.
UX for a Connected Inhaler
Big Medium designed the UX flow, data visualization, and visual interface for the web and mobile apps of Propeller Health’s bluetooth-connected asthma inhaler.
from the lab
Shake Music from your Phone to your PC
Happy Together is a prototype app that lets you transfer data or media by shaking it out of your phone.
An Online Home for the World's Biggest Publisher
We crafted a new website—and along the way, a new brand—for the world’s most iconic publisher. Here’s how we did it.
The Technology We Deserve
Smart gadgets often abuse their trust or overreach their capabilities. A personal list of favorite fitness devices yields some principles for good product design.
Design Systems: Mastering Design at Scale
In this InVision video series, Brad Frost, Dan Mall, and Josh Clark share their know-how to help you build and use a design system.
What we’re reading
How Machines Are Taking Over the World’s Stock Markets
Use machine learning “to identify new theories, and once you identify a new theory, you throw the machine away, you don’t want the machine.”
Slack and the Decline of Bots
After customers found Slack bots hard to use, the company added traditional UI elements to bolster the bots’ simple vocabulary and hard-to-remember “slash commands.”
The Decade of Design
Figma interviewed a dozen experts, including Big Medium’s Josh Clark, to chronicle the rise of design in the past decade—and what comes next.
The Damaging Fiction of the Wellness Industrial Complex™
The unlikely pairing of capitalism and wellness has insidious effects, Liza Kindred writes. There are parallels for UX here, too.
Simple Plan Gets Millions Running
South China Morning Press tells the story of Couch to 5K, the running schedule created by Big Medium’s Josh Clark.
How Dotdash, Formerly About.com, Is Taking over the Internet
This may be the most successful design- and business-turnaround story Big Medium has been involved with. Fast Company tells the tale of Dotdash, the network formerly known as About.com.
A.I. Is Your New Design Material
Discover the opportunities to use machine-generated content, insight, and interaction as design material in your everyday work.
Design in the Era of the Algorithm
Machine learning is technology’s new frontier, and designers have a crucial part to play. Josh Clark explores our new roles and responsibilities when we design for the machines.
The Physical Interface
With a rich trove of examples, Josh Clark explores the practical, meaningful design opportunities for the web’s newly physical interfaces.
Multidevice Mambo: UX Choreography Among Gadgets
Plan and craft UX that goes beyond the individual device and embraces the whole ecosystem of gadgets.
Magical UX and the Internet of Things
Designing for the internet of things means blessing everyday objects, places, even people with extraordinary abilities—requiring designers, too, to break with the ordinary.
Significant Glances: Meaningful Interaction on the Wrist
New interfaces need new interactions, and we’ve never had quite as vexing an interface as the smartwatch.
Big Medium is the design studio of Josh Clark and friends. We design forward-looking experiences for connected devices, mobile apps, and responsive websites. We choose our projects carefully for work that makes a difference—with new technique, giant scale, or social change.
We love an audacious challenge. If you’ve got one, let’s talk.