Tyler Monteferrante

1,062 Added | 23 Magazines | 840 Likes | 168 Following | 154 Followers | @TMonteferrante | Product Design @flipboard; passionate about design, tech, and classical music.

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Silicon Valley

‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave

Court filings, internal documents and interviews with employees illustrate why Microsoft has failed to hire or retain more women: Widespread …

The Workplace

Rapid UX Research at Google

How do you conduct impactful user research in a short space of time?<p>As the manager of a Rapid Research team at Google, I’ve built a team around just …

UX Design

In Focus: The paintings which show Monet’s genius for architecture as well as nature

Think of Monet and you think of reflections and nature, but his works included huge amounts of architecture and other elements of the modern, …

Art

Learning to let go of your entertainment backlog

There is simply too much entertainment happening all the time. There's new movies all the time. New TV shows and series. New podcasts. New video …

TV

Helvetica & Other Typefaces Can Now Be Used To Encrypt Secret Messages

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via Chang Xiao<br>Do you recall those invisible ink pens that let you write secret notes …

Typography

Should designers mock?

<b>Mockups are expensive to create, hard to iterate on, and communicate all the wrong things. Why does our industry rely on them?</b><p>If you’re a digital …

UX Design

In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible

Last week I took part in the Third Annual Phil Patton Lecture, hosted by the Masters Program in Design Research…

Design

The Fast and the Furious Way of Getting Around Tokyo | The Tales of Fotourista - Part 6

I knew that Shibuya was on our list because of Hachiko. I have forgotten about its famous scramble crossing, which was featured in several movies. …

Numb

5 Japanese Hot Spring Baths to Put on Your Bucket List

With Tokyo Fashion Week coming to a close, there is much to see and do outside of the collections—from the gardens to the shrines and the obligatory (and adorable) stationery store romps. However, few visitors know that across the volcanically active country lie thousands of natural hot springs …

Japan

String theory explained in ‘Itzhak’

If Alison Chernick’s “Itzhak,” a documentary about the great violinist Itzhak Perlman, had a musical tempo designation, it would probably be “A …

Violin

Netflix Created a Clean, Custom Font That Could Save the Company Millions – Adweek

Netflix has developed a new bespoke font called Netflix Sans that is clean, functional, subtly inspired by the brand’s famous logo—and perhaps most …

Typography

Typography is the new black. Trends in web design

In the world of web design we have been experiencing a long process of incorporating typography effects in sites, which years ago was technically …

Reviving the Mischievous, Modernist 1980s Type Publication that Challenged the Status Quo

Sidestepping the brash exterior of much of the 1980s design in the UK, one publication quietly challenged the status quo, combining the influence of …

Typography

Why You Should Make Your Team Switch Seats

When corporate workspaces are reorganized, many employees view the process as nothing but a nuisance. Desks are cleared, boxes are packed, daily work is disrupted—for what, exactly? Design firms have long touted the benefits of such changes, promising that when people are able to circulate more …

Workstations

**False promises**. When an app store sells us a fitness app or a dating app, are user reviews enough information to keep us from wasting our time? …

Inside the Alexa Prize

The first interactor—a muscular man in his fifties with a shaved head and a black V-neck sweater—walks into a conference room and sits in a low-slung …

Develop Your Hiring System Like a Product to Eliminate Bias and Boost Retention

Dan Pupius was the consummate Googler. For six years, he built infrastructure that still supports Maps and Gmail — and won the company's coveted …

A Great Among Greats: Where Does Henryk Szeryng’s Technique & Style Fit within His Generation?

Henryk Szeryng and pianist Gyorgy Sandor at a University Musical Society concert on July 24, 1978. Photo © University Musical Society<p>Olivia …

Why Accessible Design Isn’t a Niche Market

We’re living in an increasingly customizable world; everything we use can be tailored to fit our changing needs or desires. When it comes to products …

Product Design

24 Incredibly Fun Things To Do In Tokyo

Wondering what to do in Tokyo? Whether you’re a <b>history junkie</b>, <b>foodie</b> or <b>fashion connoisseur</b>, there are surely plenty of <b>awesome and exciting treats</b> in …

Leonard Bernstein Introduces the Moog Synthesizer to the World in 1969, Playing an Electrified Version of Bach’s “Little Fugue in G”

When Wendy Carlos released <i>Switched-On Bach</i> in 1968, her “greatest hits” compilation of the Baroque composer’s music, played entirely on the Moog …

Comparing the brain activity of jazz and classical pianists

IT DOESN’T take a musical genius to recognise the differences between performances by Arthur Rubinstein and Duke Ellington. They were both prominent …

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

5 Lessons Algorithms Must Learn From Journalism

As Election Day 2016 approached in the United States, thousands of specifically targeted Americans began seeing racially, politically and religiously …

Social Media

#27 – Facebook’s VP of Product Design Margaret Stewart about leadership lessons and career advice

About Margaret<p>Margaret credits being the youngest child of 9, as well as having initially studied Theatre as incredibly useful tools in the …

Leadership

Graphic Design by Balmer Hählen for Rendez-vous des créateurs 2017

Experimental and unique graphic design and art direction by Balmer Hählen for Rendez-vous des créateurs 2017.Balmer Hählen is a Lausanne, Switzerland …

Graphic Design

Designers rise to top jobs as companies rethink how to inspire the consumer

When Jim Hackett stepped into the position of CEO at Ford, he became the first designer to lead a car company. But Hackett is part of a wave of …

Design

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

Companies are finally listening to designers, writes Google Ventures’ Kate Aronowitz. Here’s what designers need to do now.<p>About 15 years ago when I started at my first tech company, design was seen by most as an afterthought. Even as a senior designer, I wasn’t invited to meetings to present my …

UX Design

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Artificial Intelligence