Why the Future Is Arriving Faster Than You Think

More people are sharing more knowledge, at faster speeds and lower costs, than ever before, and we'll see even more growth and acceleration going forward. Source: Why the Future Is Arriving Faster Than You Think

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If We Can See the Future We Want, We Can Shape It Too

Alida Draudt and Julia Rose West are not only co-authors, business partners, and best of friends, but most importantly, they have differing points of view—which is ideal for two budding Silicon Valley futurists. Alida currently works as a futurist and design strategist at Capital One, and Julia is a design strategist and user experience manager … Continue reading If We Can See the Future We Want, We Can Shape It Too

3D Printed Houses: A Design Solution for Affordable Housing

This 3D Printed House Goes Up in a Day for Under $10,000There aren’t a ton of ways to build a house other than the way houses have always been built, which is to say, by putting up four walls then adding a roof. This ages-old technique had to be modernized at some point, though, and … Continue reading 3D Printed Houses: A Design Solution for Affordable Housing

The Future of Digital Health: Personalized Health Care Beyond the Doctor’s Office

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Leslie Saxon, founder and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing, spoke about the Virtual Care Clinic her team is building. The concept for the Virtual Care Clinic was created in 2015 and has since been the team’s vision for how to create a … Continue reading The Future of Digital Health: Personalized Health Care Beyond the Doctor’s Office

Why Nothing Cuts Through Complexity Like Visual Thinking

Dan Roam is a management consultant who uses visual thinking to make complicated ideas simple. His books Back of the Napkin and Draw to Win explain how anyone can use visual thinking to improve communication, problem solving, and innovation. “People often talk about the simplicity that's on the other side of complexity,” Roam said in … Continue reading Why Nothing Cuts Through Complexity Like Visual Thinking

Designing for Emotional Wellness

Technology Can and Should Be Designed for Emotional WellnessIn an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Nichol Bradford, co-founder and executive director of Sofia University’s Transformative Technology Lab, explored how new technologies are being designed to enhance emotional wellness and awareness. Sofia University’s Transformative Technology Lab is certainly a unique space in Silicon Valley. The … Continue reading Designing for Emotional Wellness

How Investors Can Use UX to Identify Better Startups

This article is based on a presentation by Erik Wingren and Petra Wennberg Cesario by Julian Scaff Startups are cool and exciting, and the opportunity to innovate and build a profitable business (or get bought by a big company for a lot of money) is tantalizing for both the founders and investors. But the stark … Continue reading How Investors Can Use UX to Identify Better Startups