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The Power of a Story

The Power of a Story

We all know it’s important to be “user centered.” When we move pixels around and build flows and put pieces and parts together, we’re in the pragmatics of building and shipping products and user-centeredness is clear. But what about strategy – how do we put people at the center of a design strategy? Read more...

A key to growth: do something you suck at

A Key to Growth: Do Something You Suck At

Late last year, I hit a big wall. I ran out of steam and became complacent. I didn’t push my professional work – I made things that weren’t very good. I didn’t try. I was in a funk. Read more...

Learn Product Management at Modernist Studio

Introducing Our New Course – Product Management: Building Great Products

Product Management: Building Great Products is Modernist’s online introductory course to product management—the process and skills necessary to develop a new idea and bring it to market. The course focuses on developing valuable products through an iterative process of creative development. Read more...


How I Teach: Reflecting On 15 Years in Design Education

I’m pleased to announce our new book, How I Teach: Reflecting On 15 Years in Design Education. It’s available for free.  Read more...