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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. BlogDeirdre Cerminaro

    Design Your Very Own Non-Partisan Voting Guide

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

    15 Podcasts Playing in IDEO Ears Right Now

    Podcasts we're currently listening to and loving
  5. BlogIngrid Fetell Lee

    6 Ways to Hack Your Workspace and Find More Joy at Work

    Transform your work environment to increase joy and bring out your most productive, collaborative, creative self
  6. 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
  7. BlogJoe Brown

    4 Models for Handing Off Innovation Projects

    Tips to help you avoid the handoff trap
  8. 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
  9. BlogShuya Gong

    Thoughtless Acts: Learn From Nature

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  10. 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
  11. BlogKateryna Romanova

    6 Ways We Want to Redesign Cities

    Visions for a more human-centered city
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. BlogKristen Myers

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

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

    Learn the Basics of Coding with a Needle and Thread

    How a hands-on craft project builds digital know-how
  16. BlogJane Zanzig

    Using Data Science to Design Human Connection

    How we built Meaty the Meetbot, a humanoid meetball on a quest to bring people together
  17. BlogAnna Hartley

    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.
  18. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    Thoughtless Acts: Home for Joey

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  19. 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
  20. BlogSean Mulholland

    How to Experiment with 360˚ Video

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

    How to Turn the Familiar Into Something New

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

    Thoughtless Acts: Clean Plate Club

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  23. 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
  24. BlogSean Tang

    How to Set the Conditions for Innovation

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

    How We Can Help Technology to Be Good

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

    What Org Design Actually Looks Like

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

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

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

    Thoughtless Acts: Mobile Hat Rack

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

    11 Magazines That Keep Us Inspired

    Learn which glossies inspire IDEO designers all month, every month
  30. 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
  31. BlogJörg Student

    How to Motivate a Team to Pull Off the Impossible

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

    ​Trust is Earned, Not Machine Learned

    AI needs to earn our trust, just like any human relationship
  33. BlogJochen Weber

    Teaching AI to See Our Best Side

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

    7 Ways to Design an Unforgettable Event

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

    5 Quick Org Design Tips

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

    Design Like You Can Hear the Page

    Tools of visual storytelling:  Music and Calligraphy
  37. BlogAlex Gallafent

    How Sweden is Sparking a Mobility Movement

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

    Designing for Blockchain: Three Ways to Get Started

    3 design challenges to explore the future of blockchain
  39. BlogLeesa Gallaher

    What Does a Writer Do at a Design Company?

    A day in the life of a professional communicator
  40. 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
  41. BlogDean Malmgren

    What the AI Products of Tomorrow Might Look Like

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

    Thoughtless Acts: Hack Your Commute

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

    The Digital Selves We Leave Behind

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

    How an Art Director at the New Yorker Unwinds

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

    This Deck of Cards Will Change the Way You Work

    Creating a common language for critique
  46. 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.
  47. BlogEmma Scripps

    How to Use Conspiracy Theories for Good

    The human behavior behind sticky stories
  48. BlogMarta Harding

    3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Ambiguity

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

    6 Tips for Amping Up Your Work Sprints

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

    Can an Interaction Designer Survive Without a Smartphone?

    What I learned during a month unplugged
  51. BlogLawrence Abrahamson

    Thoughtless Acts: Driving in Style

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

    Why I’m Building a TV For My Baby

    Why I’m Building a TV For My Baby
  53. 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
  54. BlogSean Mulholland

    How to Make Cinemagraphs with Your iPhone

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

    5 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts

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

    Thoughtless Acts: Design Your Breakfast

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

    Be the Leader You Wish You Had

    Remember that people like to play
  58. 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
  59. BlogJacob Waites

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

    Great design doesn't just happen in big cities
  60. BlogSean Hewens

    A Cartography Nerd's Guide to Custom Map-Making

    How to one designer used public data to create an interactive map of San Francisco tennis courts
  61. BlogNjoki Gitahi

    A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

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

    3 Ways Boredom Can Unlock Your Creativity

    Ideas come to the prepared mind
  63. BlogShauna Carey

    Why This Illustrator Makes Her Own Tools

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

    Thoughtless Acts: Urban Surfing

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

    Love Notes to Our Design Heroes

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

    The 4 Books Tim Brown Can’t Put Down

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

    Whale-Centered Design

    4 lessons on designing for a client that isn't human
  68. 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
  69. BlogShoshana Berger

    The Human-Centered Heart of California Design

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

    Feeling Stuck at Work? Switch to “Play Mode”

    Jake Knapp shares how a change in mindset can unlock creativity
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. BlogChris Nyffeler

    Get to Know the Creator of Song Exploder

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

    How I Taught Myself to Code in 3D

    Hosting a 3D dance party in multiple realities
  75. BlogKate Lydon

    A Designer's Guide to Emergency Preparedness

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

    Thoughtless Acts: Escape the Rain

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

    5 Design Hacks to Trick You Into Actually Reaching Your Goals

    Jake Knapp shares his slacker-friendly plan for sticking with resolutions
  78. 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
  79. BlogAlastair Warren

    The Tool Every UX Designer Needs

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

    Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

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

    8 Ways to Redesign the Workplace for 2018

    We asked IDEO designers how they’d improve work life
  82. 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
  83. BlogSuzanne Gibbs Howard

    8 Exciting Design Research Trends

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

    Designing the Siris and Alexas of the World

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

    Beat-Boxing Our Way to a Better World

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

    The IDEO Gift Guide for Creative Types

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

    The Designer’s Toolkit for Tackling Tough Problems

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

    9 Travel Hassles We’re Dying to Redesign

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

    Why Joy is the Best Protest

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

    A Day in the Life of an Interaction Designer

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

    5 Design Research Lessons I Learned From My Mom

    Hint: Look for the unexpected, in unexpected places.
  92. BlogCarlos Arturo Torres Tovar
  93. BlogDanae Sterental

    The Freelancer's Guide to Hustling

    3 ways to fuel your freelancing
  94. BlogNazlican Goksu

    Thoughtless Acts: A Seat on the Street

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

    Writing a Novel? Harness the Power of Design Thinking

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

    Time to Burst Your Research Bubble

    Why you should make this one simple change to your research plan
  97. BlogTracey-Lauren Milne

    What Would Rhonda Do?

    How do you build community? An homage to our colleague who did it best.
  98. BlogSteve Moore
  99. BlogBurton Rast

    5 Tips for Rocking a Public Speaking Gig

    5 go-to speaking tips from the best presenters at IDEO
  100. BlogDenise Burchell

    4 Tricks for Getting Better Feedback

    An IDEO designer shares her tips to gather great feedback from events
  101. BlogRochael Adranly

    How Design Taught Me to Be a Human-Centered Lawyer

    IDEO's general counsel on the importance of empathy in legal processes
  102. BlogLuca Ponticelli

    Thoughtless Acts: Hot Rod

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  103. BlogPaloma Nikolic

    Meet the Badass Brooklyn Art Collective You've Never Heard Of

    If you like rainbows, cats, and textiles, you'll love Cassandra Joy Fountaine
  104. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    6 Ways to Get Inspired on Your Commute

    How to turn your commute from a time sink into a springboard
  105. BlogJake Knapp

    “Sprint” Author Jake Knapp Built You a New To-Do List

    Jake Knapp's simple, paper-based system for focused to-dos
  106. BlogPedro Andrade

    Why You Should Start Prototyping—Right Now

    How early prototypes can kickstart your project
  107. BlogSarah Codraro

    Meet the Sisters Behind Block Shop

    There are creative crushes, and then there are girl crushes. This qualifies as both.
  108. BlogBob Sutton

    Are You Dealing With Assholes at Work?

    A few tips to help you survive
  109. BlogRoshi Givechi

    Your Daily Creative Challenge

    A few snaps can catalyze a chain reaction of curiosity
  110. BlogEri Tsutsumi

    3 Creative Lessons to Learn From Our Kids

    Rules for maintaining a childlike curiosity
  111. BlogJavier Soto Morras

    5 Things My Startup Taught Me About Design

    What I learned from developing my own product
  112. BlogScott Shigeoka

    Why You Should Make a Habit of Talking to Strangers

    How a Lyft ride led to a creative partnership
  113. BlogHeather Currier Hunt

    3 Ways to Make Your OOO More Human

    The art of Out-of-Office messages
  114. BlogEri Tsutsumi

    Thoughtless Acts: DIY Rain Gutter

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  115. BlogHeather Kathryn Ross

    Being Indiana Jones (for Three Weeks a Year)

    Being a part-time archaeologist makes me a better full-time editor
  116. BlogLeif Huff

    5 Ways to Think Like a Designer, from an IDEO Partner

    What I've learned from teaching design
  117. BlogAllison Press

    How to Make Friends—Literally

    How one designer creates collage portraits to celebrate friends
  118. BlogBurton Rast

    Building Superhumans and Supermachines—a Normal Day for Riccardo Giraldi

    Riccardo Giraldi and his team can see things we can't
  119. BlogElise Craig

    19 Things We're Dying to Redesign

    IDEO designs a lot of things. Here's what's still on our wish list.
  120. BlogRachel Maloney

    4 Ideas to Steal From IDEO’s Test Kitchen

    Here's what it looks like when design thinking enters the kitchen
  121. BlogNazlican Goksu

    Thoughtless Acts: Space to Socialize

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  122. BlogSarah Codraro

    These Insanely Detailed Cityscapes Are Drawn by Hand

    UK artist Patrick Vale drew a giant map of San Francisco on our office wall
  123. BlogKim Powers

    Thinking About Starting a Side Business? Read This.

    This IDEO designer started a coffee shop on the side
  124. BlogMinnie Bredouw

    5 Exercises That Break Down Barriers

    How to get comfortable in a room full of strangers
  125. BlogMeija Jacobs

    3 Design Lessons From a Dream Hotel

    What I learned about hospitality from SingleThread Farms
  126. BlogSarah Codraro

    This Artist Takes Weaving to a Whole New Level

    Mimi Jung is pushing the boundaries of textile arts
  127. BlogClaudio Fresneda

    Get Inspired by 5 Great Film Title Designers

    How I learned design principles from going to the movies
  128. BlogAdam Moulter

    Thoughtless Acts: Headphone Helper

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

    What Brewing Beer Taught Me About Design

    Mapping the future of beer drinking
  130. BlogPedro Andrade

    Quick + Dirty Design Tips: Animation in After Effects

    Animation tips from an After Effects power user
  131. BlogJacob Waites

    Why You Should Keep Making Stuff By Hand

    Don't let technology stop you from getting your hands dirty
  132. Blog

    Thoughtless Acts: Single-Serve Medicine

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  133. BlogNicholas Pajerski

    A Day in the Life of an Environments Designer

    Ever wondered what an environments designer does all day?
  134. BlogGreg Perez

    Code-Based Eye Candy from a Tokyo Renaissance Man

    This artist is on a quest to make Japanese culture more fun for everyone
  135. BlogJenn Maer

    Our Bathroom Reading List

    The average human spends 213 days in the bathroom over a lifetime. Might as well bring a good book.
  136. BlogGreg Perez

    The Jam Session That Spanned Three Continents

    Eight designers, five cities, three countries, one song
  137. BlogAmanda Sim

    7 Tips for Seamless, Sexy Typography

    For more friends and fewer misunderstandings
  138. BlogTony Wong

    These Eye-Popping Videos Capture the Madness of Cities

    An interview with nomadic filmmaker Brandon Li
  139. BlogMegan Crabtree

    8 Ways to Fail Your Way to Success

    One designer's take on how to fail to succeed
  140. BlogEri Tsutsumi

    Thoughtless Acts: Skate the Streets

    The intuitive ways we adapt and react to things in our environments
  141. BlogNazlican Goksu

    6 Reasons to Play More

    A playful look into what makes city life so charming.
  142. BlogBurton Rast

    How to Use Your iPhone to Create Frameable Art

    How a design constraint helped me make art
  143. BlogAdam Cristobal

    What’s in my Moleskine: Adam Cristobal

    Take a peek into an interaction designer's sketchbook
  144. BlogHannah Williams

    An Artist’s Love Affair with Cute Patterns

    Austin Salmi makes a habit of frequenting tiki bars and drawing clean patterns