The Best of Co.Design
10+ most popular Co.Design articles, as voted by our community.
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Co.Design on Amazon
The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success
Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.
Co.Design on Attention Economy
Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable
The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems. Designers and technologists should take cues from military history and embrace the orange.
Co.Design on Creativity
Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up
Want to foster creativity? Skip the foosball table and opt for a war room instead. Google Ventures's Jake Knapp shows you how. Plus: a peek inside...
Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found
Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.
Co.Design on Dark Patterns
Why Dark Patterns Won't Go Away
Users hate them. They're bad for business. So why do they persist?
Co.Design on Ikea
The Ikea Manual Of The Future Looks Amazing
What might Ikea’s confusing instructions look like in AR? One designer decided to find out.
It’s official: Ikea is no longer just a furniture company
Ikea is partnering with Adidas, Lego, and Sonos to sell you <em>everything</em>.
Co.Design on Jony Ive
Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview
The most famous designer in the world didn’t hold back when he spoke at the Hirshhorn Museum last week.
Co.Design on Patents
The Real Difference Between Google And Apple
Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.
Co.Design on Steve Jobs
3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview
Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.
Co.Design on Systems Thinking
Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger
Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.
Co.Design on Tesla
Don Norman On What Apple, Google, And Tesla Get Wrong
In conversation with Co.Design, design researcher Don Norman offers casual, cutting criticism of Silicon Valley's brightest.
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The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design
Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.
The magic number of people needed to create social change
Your voice is louder, and more meaningful, than you think. This new research visualizes its impact.
How Email Became The Most Reviled Communication Experience Ever
Email wasn't always a source of fear and loathing. What happened? And what can we do about itreally?
Foursquare Data Viz Shows The Pulse Of New York, London, Tokyo
The startup turns its data into fascinating visualizations of urban ebbs and flows.
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