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 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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re Not Late to Machine Learning
If you’re worried that you’re behind in getting in on machine learning, never fear: AI has not so much come of age as reached an awkward adolescence. You’re right on time.
What is the Role of an AI Designer?
Facebook’s Amanda Linden shares how AI product designers approach their work in Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence team.
Why Machine Learning and AI Matter for Design Teams
There’s a critical role for design in the era of the algorithm—and your organization almost certainly has what it needs to jump in today.
Only One Deliverable Matters
Too much design effort goes into artifacts that are not part of the working software. There’s a better way to work.
Design Tools Are Running Out of Track
Our design tools are fundamentally disconnected from the realities and constraints of working software—which means that designers are, too.
The iPhone’s original UI designer on Apple’s greatest flaws
In an interview with Imran Chaudhri, the iPhone interface’s original designer says Apple knew the phone would be distracting and attention-soaking—and chose to bury the controls to make it less so.
Consider the Beer Can
In 1964, John Updike bemoaned the arrival of the modern beer can, offering food for thought to designers who would disrupt familiar experiences.
Designing with Artificial Intelligence: The Dinosaur on a Surfboard
On the Presentable podcast, Josh Clark joins Jeff Veen to consider the role for designers in a world of algorithms and machine learning.
Toy Story Lessons for the Internet of Things
Dan Gärdenfors ponders how to handle “leadership conflicts” in IoT devices.
AI First—with UX
AI assistants have trouble understanding user context, Mike Loukides writes, and that’s a tasty UX problem.
Making Software with Casual Intelligence
Evan Prodromou observes that artificial intelligence may have the most impact in jillions of incremental little interventions and improvements, not just moonshot projects.