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  1. BlogJuho Parviainen

    How We Designed a Studio Space That Reflects Our Values

    At IDEO, our values are the guideposts for everything that we do. And that commitment extends to our office spaces.
  2. BlogShayna Proctor

    How Four People Live (Happily) in 400 Square Feet

    One designer's values-based system for life in a small space
  3. BlogTom Kelley

    Build Your Creative Confidence: Empathy Maps

    Exercises to help you unleash your creative potential from David and Tom Kelley’s best-selling book, Creative Confidence
  4. BlogLuca Ponticelli

    Thoughtless Acts: Going With Gravity

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  5. BlogRoss Sokolovski

    A Designer’s Daily Diary of Learning to Draw in VR

    Practice may not always make perfection, but it definitely builds proficiency, as this new IDEOer discovered.
  6. BlogJayme Brown

    If You Can’t Have Fewer Meetings, Have Better Ones

    Our best tips to help you design a non-boring meeting (yes, it's possible)
  7. BlogReid Williams

    What a Computer Learns From Watching Hours of Cartoons

    Exploring how an AI’s output is shaped by the data we provide it
  8. BlogScott Shigeoka

    This Artist-CEO Built a Collective That Tells Immersive Stories Through Art

    Meow Wolf's mysterious, larger-than-life work dots New Mexico's desert—with more coming soon
  9. BlogShoshana Berger

    5 Business Leaders Share Their Best Advice for Organizational Change

    Put your company on a self-improvement regimen
  10. BlogRich Cahill

    Thoughtless Acts: Glass Full of iPhone

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  11. BlogTom Kelley

    Build Your Creative Confidence: 30 Circles Exercise

    Exercises to help you unleash your creative potential from David and Tom Kelley’s best-selling book, Creative Confidence
  12. BlogJoe Brown

    To Build a Culture of Experimentation, Start With Bad Ideas

    How one company embraced experimentation to empower their employees
  13. BlogJuan Astasio Soriano

    Why This Cartoonist Keeps Pitching the New Yorker—Even After 100 Rejections

    One IDEOer is on a quest to land on the pages of The New Yorker. It isn’t going very well.
  14. BlogJoe Brown

    This Menswear Maker Works out of a 19th-Century London Workshop

    A hidden, rain-damp shop houses S.E.H Kelly’s obsessively detailed clothing line
  15. BlogNadia Surtees

    5 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Designer

    Incorporating mindfulness into the design process can help you feel more grounded and be more creative
  16. BlogMelanie Bell-Mayeda

    3 Tips to Help You Prototype a Service

    Prototyping is an integral part of design, but what does the process look like for experiences and human interactions?
  17. BlogDeirdre Cerminaro & Jimmy Chion

    Design Your Very Own Non-Partisan Voting Guide

    One IDEO alum’s plan to to increase voter engagement
  18. BlogSarah Rich

    15 Podcasts Playing in IDEO Ears Right Now

    Podcasts we're currently listening to and loving
  19. BlogTom Kelley

    Build Your Creative Confidence: 15 Seconds of Brilliance

    Exercises to help you unleash your creative potential from David and Tom Kelley’s best-selling book, Creative Confidence
  20. BlogJoe Brown

    4 Models for Handing Off Innovation Projects

    Tips to help you avoid the handoff trap
  21. BlogVirginia Martinez

    An IDEO Recruiter’s 5 Tips for Writing a Better Cover Letter

    What we've learned from the best letters to come through IDEO
  22. BlogShuya Gong

    Thoughtless Acts: Learn From Nature

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  23. BlogTom Kelley

    Build Your Creative Confidence: Mindmaps

    Exercises to help you unleash your creative potential from David Kelley and Tom Kelley’s best-selling book, Creative Confidence
  24. BlogKateryna Romanova

    6 Ways We Want to Redesign Cities

    Visions for a more human-centered city
  25. BlogSaige Perry

    Get Inspired by These Designers’ Side Gigs

    Passion projects help us stay inspired, push our edges, and bring new ways of thinking to our day jobs
  26. BlogAnna Hartley

    The Bright Side of Design Constraints: 3 Tips for Leveraging Limitations

    Three insights for turning design constraints into better client relationships and more effective prototypes
  27. BlogKristen Myers

    Why I Made a GIF Every Day (And You Should, Too!)

    How tiny projects can make you a better designer
  28. BlogMatthew Epler

    Learn the Basics of Coding with a Needle and Thread

    How a hands-on craft project builds digital know-how
  29. BlogJane Zanzig & Lisa Nash

    Using Data Science to Design Human Connection

    How we built Meaty the Meetbot, a humanoid meetball on a quest to bring people together
  30. BlogAnna Hartley & Carl Fudge

    5 Tips for Running a Successful Design Sprint

    To kickstart a marathon design project, it helps to start with a sprint. Here are 5 pro tips for building solutions in rapid intervals.
  31. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    Thoughtless Acts: Home for Joey

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  32. BlogSaige Perry

    6 Creative Crushes Whose Work Will Inspire You

    Sometimes the best way to get inspired is to steep in other people’s genius for a while
  33. BlogSean Mulholland

    How to Experiment with 360˚ Video

    Learn a new way to tell stories in 360 degrees—without the expensive camera
  34. BlogYuriko Yamaguchi

    How to Turn the Familiar Into Something New

    6 design lessons from a Japanese art exhibition that embraces the art of surprise
  35. BlogShuya Gong

    Thoughtless Acts: Clean Plate Club

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  36. BlogNadia Surtees

    To Make Sense of Messy Research, Get Visual

    “Sketch synthesis” is a way to make sense of research data and share that sense with others
  37. BlogSean Tang & David Aycan

    How to Set the Conditions for Innovation

    Creativity thrives in environments that fit the dynamic needs of modern teams
  38. BlogDavid Webster

    How We Can Help Technology to Be Good

    Our technology should bring out the best in us
  39. BlogMollie West Duffy

    What Org Design Actually Looks Like

    Follow an IDEO organization designer through a day of collaboration, synthesis, and making
  40. BlogAnnette Ferrara

    Why Workplace Culture Matters (And How to Build a Good One)

    5 ways to create an environment that inspires innovative work
  41. BlogSamantha Miller

    Thoughtless Acts: Mobile Hat Rack

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  42. BlogCamden Foley

    11 Magazines That Keep Us Inspired

    Learn which glossies inspire IDEO designers all month, every month
  43. BlogNat Steinsultz

    Why Your Office Needs a Laugh Detector

    How one data scientist set out to track the volume of laughter as a measure of success
  44. BlogJörg Student

    How to Motivate a Team to Pull Off the Impossible

    These life-size origami installations are built by creative leaders at IDEO
  45. BlogJustin Massa

    ​Trust is Earned, Not Machine Learned

    AI needs to earn our trust, just like any human relationship
  46. BlogJochen Weber & Tiffany Yuan & Leo Marzolf

    Teaching AI to See Our Best Side

    Teaching machines to respond to our most personal preferences
  47. BlogAnna Silverstein

    7 Ways to Design an Unforgettable Event

    How to engage your guests beyond the panel
  48. BlogKim Cullen

    5 Quick Org Design Tips

    Lessons in organization design (from a product designer!)
  49. BlogSophy Lee

    Design Like You Can Hear the Page

    Tools of visual storytelling:  Music and Calligraphy
  50. BlogAlex Gallafent & Randy Plemel

    How Sweden is Sparking a Mobility Movement

    3 design lessons from Sweden's sustainable mobility initiative
  51. BlogTara Tan

    Designing for Blockchain: Three Ways to Get Started

    3 design challenges to explore the future of blockchain
  52. BlogLynda Deakin

    What Electric Cars Can Tell Us About Redesigning the Food System

    Looking for inspiration in unexpected places can help us cut food waste and make products more appetizing
  53. BlogDean Malmgren & Jure Martinec

    What the AI Products of Tomorrow Might Look Like

    With human needs in mind, we designed some speculative smart things
  54. BlogLars Kaltenbach

    Thoughtless Acts: Hack Your Commute

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  55. BlogLars Kaltenbach

    Thoughtless Acts: Hack Your Commute

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  56. BlogSean Mulholland

    The Digital Selves We Leave Behind

    We detail so much of our lives online; what if the dead could whisper through technology?
  57. BlogElise Craig

    How an Art Director at the New Yorker Unwinds

    When Rina Kushnir's not designing layouts, she can be found painting leaves
  58. BlogAshlea Powell Sommer

    This Deck of Cards Will Change the Way You Work

    Creating a common language for critique
  59. BlogAshley Szukalski

    How to Make Hard Feedback Pay Off

    It's not easy to have your work ripped apart, but it's essential to the creative process. Here's how to make it less hard.
  60. BlogEmma Scripps

    How to Use Conspiracy Theories for Good

    The human behavior behind sticky stories
  61. BlogMarta Harding

    3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Ambiguity

    When not having all the answers is the answer
  62. BlogBecca Chacko

    6 Tips for Amping Up Your Work Sprints

    Start with small questions, tight deadlines, and lots of listening
  63. BlogJane Ha

    Can an Interaction Designer Survive Without a Smartphone?

    What I learned during a month unplugged
  64. BlogLawrence Abrahamson

    Thoughtless Acts: Driving in Style

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  65. BlogAshley Holtgraver

    Why I’m Building a TV For My Baby

    Why I’m Building a TV For My Baby
  66. BlogSam Bertain

    A Kiss from the Future and Other Biodesign That Will Blow Your Mind

    A Q&A with Ani Liu, the MIT-trained artist whose boundary-pushing projects look more like science fiction
  67. BlogSean Mulholland

    How to Make Cinemagraphs with Your iPhone

    How to master the art of the moving image
  68. BlogAllison Press

    5 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts

    How to adapt group activities to make sure all voices are heard
  69. BlogSally Madsen

    Thoughtless Acts: Design Your Breakfast

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  70. BlogClark Scheffy

    Be the Leader You Wish You Had

    Remember that people like to play
  71. BlogNadia Surtees

    The Kitchen Designer Who Helped Women Get Out of the Kitchen

    Ever heard of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky? Her Frankfurt Kitchen changed women's work
  72. BlogJacob Waites

    How We Turned an Old Gas Station into a Community Hot Spot

    Great design doesn't just happen in big cities
  73. BlogNjoki Gitahi

    A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

    Follow an IDEO designer through a day of research, prototyping, and inspiration
  74. BlogKatie Kirsch

    3 Ways Boredom Can Unlock Your Creativity

    Ideas come to the prepared mind
  75. BlogShauna Carey

    Why This Illustrator Makes Her Own Tools

    An interview with picture book author and illustrator Cindy Derby
  76. BlogSabrina Keller

    Thoughtless Acts: Urban Surfing

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  77. BlogChristine Hendrickson

    Love Notes to Our Design Heroes

    In which we give our hearts away to Maira, Bucky, Syd, Marcel, and more
  78. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    The 4 Books Tim Brown Can’t Put Down

    The top four books IDEO CEO Tim Brown read last year
  79. BlogMaggie Zhang

    Whale-Centered Design

    4 lessons on designing for a client that isn't human
  80. BlogNicholas Pajerski

    Meet the Woman Who Spots Great Design for a Living

    SF MOMA curator Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher puts the world of design on display
  81. BlogShoshana Berger

    The Human-Centered Heart of California Design

    SFMOMA's "Designed in California" celebrates the legacy of the Left Coast
  82. BlogJake Knapp

    Feeling Stuck at Work? Switch to “Play Mode”

    Jake Knapp shares how a change in mindset can unlock creativity
  83. BlogDavid Rose

    Why Gesture is the Next Big Thing in Design

    With new cameras, sensors, and AI, it's time for design to get physical
  84. BlogShoshana Berger

    The Life of David Kelley, According to His Shelves

    The first Apple mouse, the Jaminator, and other gems from the personal collection of IDEO's founder
  85. BlogChris Nyffeler

    Get to Know the Creator of Song Exploder

    Graphic designer, musician, podcaster: Hrishikesh Hirway is a creative jack of all trades.
  86. BlogAlex S.

    How I Taught Myself to Code in 3D

    Hosting a 3D dance party in multiple realities
  87. BlogKate Lydon & Anna Hartley

    A Designer's Guide to Emergency Preparedness

    IDEO designers share their non-scary, non-overwhelming disaster preparedness plan
  88. BlogEri Tsutsumi

    Thoughtless Acts: Escape the Rain

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  89. BlogJake Knapp

    5 Design Hacks to Trick You Into Actually Reaching Your Goals

    Jake Knapp shares his slacker-friendly plan for sticking with resolutions
  90. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    10 Resolutions for a Creative, Inclusive New Year

    We asked the design community—inside and outside IDEO—for their New Year’s resolutions
  91. BlogAlastair Warren

    The Tool Every UX Designer Needs

    Sometimes digital design is best done by hand
  92. BlogSaige Perry

    Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

    The stories our readers loved this year
  93. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    8 Ways to Redesign the Workplace for 2018

    We asked IDEO designers how they’d improve work life
  94. BlogAli Cottong

    Why Designers Need to Start Thinking About Blockchain

    Bringing human-centeredness to a technology that is going to radically alter how we live, work, and play
  95. BlogSuzanne Gibbs Howard

    8 Exciting Design Research Trends

    It's less what you learn, and more how you learn it
  96. BlogSean Mulholland

    Designing the Siris and Alexas of the World

    We shape our devices, and thereafter our devices shape us *with apologies Marshall McLuhan
  97. BlogEthan Klein

    Beat-Boxing Our Way to a Better World

    One way to give refugees a voice
  98. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    The IDEO Gift Guide for Creative Types

    Crowd-pleasers for those who don’t follow the crowd
  99. BlogJocelyn Wyatt

    The Designer’s Toolkit for Tackling Tough Problems

    Bite-sized tools to spark creativity in the face of daunting design challenges
  100. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    9 Travel Hassles We’re Dying to Redesign

    Some suggested improvements to trains, planes, and automobiles
  101. BlogMichael Hendrix

    Why Joy is the Best Protest

    Inspiration came from an unlikely place. A defiant nun.
  102. BlogNastasha Tan

    A Day in the Life of an Interaction Designer

    No biggie, just creating the experiences of tomorrow
  103. BlogNazlican Goksu

    5 Design Research Lessons I Learned From My Mom

    Hint: Look for the unexpected, in unexpected places.
  104. BlogCarlos Arturo Torres Tovar
  105. BlogDanae Sterental & Tiffany Knight

    The Freelancer's Guide to Hustling

    3 ways to fuel your freelancing
  106. BlogNazlican Goksu

    Thoughtless Acts: A Seat on the Street

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  107. BlogSean Hewens

    Writing a Novel? Harness the Power of Design Thinking

    Your novel is a prototype. Treat it that way.
  108. BlogOwen Sanderson

    Time to Burst Your Research Bubble

    Why you should make this one simple change to your research plan