Zachariah Mattheus

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Atomic Design

Hey there! I wrote a book called <i>Atomic Design</i> that dives into this topic in more detail, which you can buy in paperback and/or ebook formats.We’re …

Atoms

Designing for Harmony

In 1982, Scott Cook was watching his wife sit at the kitchen table struggling to balance the family checkbook. Personal computers were just becoming …

Design

Taking responsibility

Web governance may not sound sexy but as Marcus explains it is a crucial part of your web strategy. Roadmaps are no good without a clear idea of who …

Eight Ways to Say No With Grace and Style

“<i>Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly<br>and not saying no soon enough.</i>”<br>— Josh Billings<p>In a world of more requests …

Hold A Kickoff Meeting Before Diving Into The Design

The kickoff phase sets the stage for the success of your product. Without properly conducting this phase, your team might as well be working in the …

Web Design

How brand strategy can meaningfully improve product design

We’ve noticed a trend, especially with technology companies. Products can suffer growing pains if they are conceived, gestated, and born into the …

How The Next Web Redesign Puts Content First

(From left to right: CEO and Co-founder Boris Veldhuijzen and Lead Designer Alexander Griffioen)It's always thrilling to find others who share our …

Bill Murray

Four Ways to Innovate through Analogies

Many of history’s most important breakthroughs were made by seeing analogies—for example, how a plane is like a bike<p>Thomas Edison famously said that genius requires “1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Edison’s third criterion for would-be innovators is less well-known but perhaps even more …

Light Bulbs

Objective-Based Design: A creative approach to solving any business challenge

As a UX design company, we believe business objectives should be accomplished by reducing friction and creating simple, yet compelling, ways to …

Creating systems not destinations

It’s easy to forget but the internet is a comparatively young medium and we are only scratching at the surface of its potential.<p>For all practical …

How to build a team like NASA

The U.S. job market seems to be reliably back on its feet, and it’s signalling a sea change for employers and employees alike. Job seekers are no longer desperate for any opportunity that comes along. Those who are currently employed are discarding the I’m-just-thankful-I-<i>have</i>-a- job mindset. At …

Solving The World’s Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists

Band togetherBeing a soloist is fun…you get to flex your skills and shine. But music isn’t made by soloists alone…and it’s not enough to be great at …

Leadership

The Key to Giving and Receiving Negative Feedback

Rich was a plant manager with a 10,000-person workforce producing a billion dollars of product per year. He was a pro at his craft and highly respected in his industry. I met with him and his team weekly as an organization development consultant for a couple of years. Someone from HR asked him to …

Best art forger in history?

This Sunday: Master forger Wolfgang Beltracchi says all the experts he scammed for decades hate him because he was too good for them<p><i>Update: The 60</i> …

Revealed: the art experts who pass fakes as authentic

Dubious data and selective use of evidence lead to forgeries being attributed to masters<p>A fake Marc Chagall painting, owned by a Leeds businessman who had bought it for £100,000 in 1992, was ordered to be burned last month and an Istanbul art gallery closed down its Joan Miró exhibition last year …

Art Theft: The Last Unsolved Nazi Crime

As Germany unearths troves of artwork seized by the Nazis during World War II, murky restitution laws make it difficult to repay an egregious debt to art collectors' families.<p>Earlier this month, a spectacular cache of more than 1,400 artworks surfaced in Germany—works that had been unknown to the …