The Eight and a Half studio founder tackles the graphics of American resistance from Benjamin Franklin to the Vietnam War and draws a few lessons on how America’s darkest moments spark some of its greatest design.
French-Senegalese photographer Delphine Diallo discusses how spontaneity and waitressing made her a better photographer, the financial model that allows her to balance prestige and personal projects, and how she has made the most of her chance encounters.
The NBA redesign business is booming and Rodney Richardson, founder of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based RARE Design, has played an outsized role in the frenzy. How did a regular guy from Mississippi leading a seven-person team come to have such an impact on the NBA?
The Airbnb user experience design manager unpacks how Airbnb is designing for the superhost, what her team is learning offline that they are applying online, and how the line between design and business is so blurry these days she can’t even see it anymore.
Instagram's head of design, Ian Spalter, has numerous management tools in his belt to get the best work out of his team—from Monopoly brainstorm sessions to timeboxing. But, for Spalter, the most important tool is obsession. In an interview with 99U, he remembers learning early that the things you're willing to waste time and energy on might just be the key to ultimate success.
In teaching computers how to communicate with people, Hector Ouilhet, Google's head of design for Search sees in the technology the same 'painful yet interesting' learning phases that a young person goes through when becoming an adult. To train computers in the art of questions, Ouilhet looks to the questing period of his own youth and to his four-year-old daughter for models of both simple and complicated questions that he wants computers of the future to understand.
The New Yorker cartoonist once saw her career going over a waterfall. Four decades as a working artist later, and still churning out whimsical and pithy cartoons, Chast sees humor everywhere she looks—especially in New York City.