Lectures on YouTube

Lectures on YouTube

I’ve started recording more succinct version of the lectures from my teaching at CCA. These cover a variety of subjects, including Design Thinking, Color, Type, Information Design, and in the future will include all of my presentations, including videos...
Blind Spot finally published

Blind Spot finally published

This book has been five years in the making, rewritten (from scratch) four times, and has finally shipped! My co-authors, Steve Diller and Sean Sauber, have worked tirelessly on it with me and it’s time to share it with the world. Douglas Rushkoff was kind...

Deccan Commons (a story of making meaning)

My husband passed away suddenly a few years ago. Once we’d all gotten over the initial shock, my daughter, who lives in Bangalore, suggested that I consider selling the house and moving out their way. I gave it a lot of thought. There was no question that the house,...

Starbucks (a story of making meaning)

How can I really feel at home in Ft. Wayne? When I was in college, I never imagined I would someday be selling enterprise software, of all things. It sounds like a cliché now, but back then I wanted to be a novelist. I spent a whole summer at a café in Florence,...

JetBlue (a story of making meaning)

It was one of those awful days at Oakland International (yes, I’m flying again). You know, where you stand in line for an hour or so while everyone struggles to get their shoes off and their laptops into the plastic containers. I caused a real commotion, and a stern...

Nike (a story of making meaning)

When I first got on the Web, it was 1997 and I think I was 14. My whole life revolved around futbol then. My favorite company was Nike and my favorite team was Brazil’s national team, even though it was sometimes difficult to catch games in Korea since not all of them...