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A Global Design System
Big Medium’s Brad Frost issues a call to action to create a Global Design System of common UI components. What would this look like, and what would it mean for you?
Is Atomic Design Dead?
Brad Frost explores today’s design system ecosystem and peeks into the exciting future of design systems. (Spoiler: Atomic Design is going stronger than ever, thank you very much.)
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.
Of Nerve and Imagination
The future is sitting right in front of us in plain view, waiting to be assembled. Do we have the nerve and imagination to piece it together?
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: How AI Will Affect UX Design
Adobe profiled and interviewed Big Medium’s Josh Clark about the opportunities and challenges facing UX designers in a world of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
A Coder Considers the Waning Days of the Craft
Writer and programmer James Somers shares his personal journey discovering just how good AI is at writing code—and what this might mean both individually and for the industry.
Thoughts on a Global Design System
Chris Coyier shares some tough-love critique on Brad Frost’s call to action for a global design system—a great framing for the conversation to come.
Inmates in Finland are training AI as part of prison labor
Grooming data for the machines has a human cost.
Should computers serve humans, or should humans serve computers?
Nolan Lawson considers dystopian and utopian possibilities for the future, with a gentle suggestion that front-line technologists have some agency.
The Juvet Agenda
The Juvet Agenda lays out the urgent themes surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning—and presents a set of provocations for teasing out a future we want to live in.
In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different
In Harvard Business Review, Ed Hess suggests that critical thinking and emotional engagement will become the most valued flavors of intelligence.
Oil City High School 2017 Commencement Speech
At his old high school, Brad Frost reminds the kids that their future jobs may not exist yet. Skills, values and personality matter more than vocation.
How iPhone Changed Computing—and Much More
The iPhone’s arrival 10 years ago catalyzed deep changes that are still playing out today. Here’s a rundown of what happened—and what’s ahead.
The City Was Connected
Dan Hon imagines what happens when all of a city’s systems are connected, incentivized, gamified, and bureaucratically weaponized.
The Future of the UX Designer
Designer Anton Sten ponders the future role of digital designers in a world of more and more Alexas, Siris, and other non-visual interfaces.
No Need for Alarm About How Neural Nets Work
Albert Wenger says it doesn’t matter if we can’t understand or audit the logic of the algorithms that run our lives.
Climbing Out Of Facebook's Reality Hole
BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan took a world-weary view of Facebook’s boosterish view new technologies.
Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand
In Backchannel, David Weinberger considers the implications of machines constructing their own models for understanding data, quite divorced from our own (more simplistic) models.
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