At The Fast Company Innovation Festival, a Vimeo workshop gave an intriguing glimpse of a future in which we’ll all be creating video. If a recent workshop run by Vimeo during The Fast Company Innovation
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was devastated by the impact of Hurricane Maria and—like much of the island—is trying to repair damaged buildings, remove fallen trees, and clean up from the flood “Pretty
Now that every kid is on social media, maybe it’s time schools start teaching how to treat others on those services. One day last year, about 30 fifth graders at Seldens Landing Elementary School in Virginia
More and more, people in education agree on the importance of schools' paying attention to stuff other than academics. But still, no one agrees on what to call that "stuff." I originally published a story
A study comparing redesigns of homepages for news organizations in the United States and Canada found that contemporary designs with more images and less text resonate more with readers — but noted that
When thinking about practical applications for artificial intelligence in your business, it’s easy to assume that you need vast amounts of data to get started. AI is fueled by data, and so it only makes
The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents.
In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work.
Conferring degrees with a sprinkle of ideology—regardless of a school’s intentions The rented robes are itchy, the mortarboard hats make everyone look dopey, and the patience required to snap the perfect
With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the
In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers. These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in
When my daughter turned 1, a routine toe prick revealed that her iron levels were low. Because our family doesn't eat much iron-rich red meat, the pediatrician advised that we feed our daughter spinach.
When my daughter came home from her third-grade sports day with a plastic gold medal, I asked her what she had won it for. “We all got a medal,” she beamed. I looked at my husband, who had been at her
When my girlfriends and I share stories about our first jobs, we shake our heads at our meekness. Susan recalls her boss at a company in Paris. “She would fly off the handle at the smallest things, screaming,
Love it or hate it, presentation matters. To quote the poet William Carlos Williams, sometimes “It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” Here are eight tech tools to help
The lines in the sand that many parents draw between work and home in the struggle to balance the two may deprive kids of useful lessons. My brother and I are incredibly different people. I always loved
The humble hyperlink hasn’t changed much since its inception. The content it points to has changed wildly, of course. Conversion optimization tools and best practices have forced marketers to make the
“2017 means rethinking every aspect of our designs: what they say, what they assume, and how they might better serve our audiences.” In 2017, we will radically rethink our designs, and what they say, they
Being a CEO is harder than ever. The rapid pace of change in business and technology means that more and more companies will find themselves being disrupted. In fact, our latest research with MIT, in we
A child psychologist—and grandmother—says such fears are overblown. I was in the garden with Augie, my four-year-old grandson, watching the bees in the lavender. “Bees make honey,” I said, transmitting
Everyone is on social media. And we mean everyone. According to Pew Research, in 2015 an astounding 65 percent of all Americans were using social media. That’s more than 200 million people in the USA and
Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine