I was born in the age where people still wrote on paper for their school homework and back then I was obsessed with handwriting. Honestly, it was kind of a problem and I might have looked fairly psycho to anyone who flicked through a notebook of mine as I’d test a new one out every two weeks. Computers stole this… Read More →

We have been living in a world of ‘clean and minimal’ for quite some time, so what’s next? Over the last several months, some of the leaders of innovative design have taken ‘minimal design’ to the next level. Facebook, Airbnb and Apple have followed a similar blueprint to simplify prominent products in a way that reflects this new trend of… Read More →

It is clear that intelligent algorithms such as deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc. will have a major impact on the world. However, what isn’t clear is how these technologies can be used to solve real problems for people. At Philosophie we work on experiences that help humans in their day-to-day tasks. We hope to join the benefits of… Read More →

In its first era, design was seen as a problem solver; it has now moved into a second era where it’s seen as a creator of meaningful experiences. “The design discipline, similar to its industry, has undergone a specialization process.” From Design to Experience Design The design discipline, similar to its industry, has undergone a specialization process. Numerous job titles… Read More →

Empathy is a buzzword in the tech industry. Although it’s important to work to understand the needs of the humans using our products, sometimes it seems like we talk about empathy more than we actually do it. “Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Silicon Valley is a notoriously insular place to work. During the two… Read More →

Being pretty self-taught as far as UI design goes, I’ve always wondered why so many articles and books talk about color theory and palettes. In my experience, using a “split complementary palette” is about 0% predictive of me making nice-looking designs. I have another word for that sort of thing: useless. “So if color theory doesn’t provide a solid basis… Read More →

I am a product designer. I design products thinking about how the person that will use them will experience those products. I could have chosen different paths but this is what I love to do…and here are a few reasons why: It is a service for others The design process, the creation of the product, what features it should have,… Read More →

Can we design invisible interfaces to be useful smart products? Last year saw an explosion of a special kind of smart products: home assistants, driving devices, lighting & security systems, etc — all devices activated by voice, gesture or automated through a chain of conditions. Major topics in media technology and Google searches were “IoT” and “Bots” — and this… Read More →

Marvel were this month’s hosts for Design Club – the event series where the creative community figure out what’s next. We heard from Tom Cavill, the designer and founder of bricklane.com — a property ISA which allows anyone to invest in residential property from as little as £100; and from Joyce Li, a product designer at ustwo and the driving… Read More →

Here we are, entry three of the ‘Dear Developers’ series and so far I’ve explained why I’m learning to code, asked my stupid questions and have done the first basic few lines of code which are building the first page of my website. I’ve been excited this week – not just because my website is currently looking as bland as… Read More →

Turning your app idea into a real product isn’t as far from reality as you might think. It can so often just come down to getting started— and to do so, “all you need is paper, pens, scissors and your imagination” (Shawn Medero, Alistapart). “All you need is paper, pens, scissors, and your imagination.” For example, when Jack Dorsey had… Read More →

Traditionally, user experience initiatives focus on the product, but that may not be the most impactful place to start. Most organizations are built upon the premise that the product offering forms the nucleus of their value proposition to customers. Marketing, or ‘content,’ is merely a promotional layer on top. For B2B organizations in particular, this model is backwards and has… Read More →