Building Inclusive Toggle Buttons

Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realize just how bad their experience can be. This is why we made a new book called “User Experience Revolution,” […]

Uploading Directories At Once With webkitdirectory

If you’ve ever tried to implement a bulletproof, good-looking file uploader , you might have encountered an issue: uploading an entire folder or folders of files is usually quite a hassle, as files in each folder have to be selected manually. And then some folders might contain sub-folders as […]

This New System Helps Bioengineering Happen 10,000 Times Faster

When researchers genetically engineer bacteria or yeast to solve a problem–creating bacteria that can eat plastic trash or make biofuel or insulin, or yeast that can make milk and cheese in a lab without a cow –one of the first steps can be the hardest: getting new DNA into […]

How New Font Technologies Will Improve The Web

Today, too many websites are still inaccessible. In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns , we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort . Hardcover, 312 pages. Get the book now! Words are the primary component of content for […]

National Geographic’s “Chasing Genius” Awards Honor Solutions To Hunger, Health, And The Environment

If a pair of sneakers made from a new material wears out, you’ll be able to compost the shoes. The material–spun into a filament from algae and other natural organisms, and then knit together–will safely biodegrade. (It’s also edible, if not particularly delicious.) The project, called AlgiKnit, is one […]

This Rickshaw-Hailing Service For Refugee Camps Just Won A $1 Million Prize

A Pakistani-American team from Rutgers University has won this year’s $1 million Hult Prize, a high profile, global contest for student social entrepreneurs. The company, called Roshni Rides , is developing a rickshaw-based shuttle network for refugees camps, hoping to spread economic opportunity to groups disenfranchised by their location […]

Shake Shack’s Test Kitchen Is Finally Moving Out Of The Basement

For the last 10 years, Mark Rosati–Shake Shack’s culinary director–concocted and tested the restaurant’s menu in a basement using induction burners. That’s where he came up with its beloved chicken sandwich that uses a sous vide-like method, along with numerous other out-of-the-box fast-food recipes. Soon that’s about the change. […]

How To Lead With Empathy

My first boss was a bully. Just before I started working for him, a rumor circulated that he’d once thrown a desk out the window. Maybe the story was apocryphal, but it didn’t feel that way to those of us under his thumb. He would yell and curse. We […]

Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn’s Freelancers Aren’t Worried About Automation (Yet)

Last year, LinkedIn added a freelance marketplace called ProFinder, where businesses and individuals can seek out services ranging from web design to public speaking. And while there are currently 70,000 freelancers on the new network, LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman sees it getting much bigger–eventually. In an exclusive interview with […]

Cassini’s Dead, But Its Science—And The Pursuit Of Alien Life—Lives On

If it wasn’t for Cassini, we might never have learned of potential life on Saturn’s moons. The NASA spacecraft’s most staggering discoveries revealed liquid water and active chemistry on Enceladus and Titan , giving them the precursors for life. That knowledge has galvanized further exploration of our solar system’s […]

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