Good news: Design finally has a seat at the table. Bad news: There is no table-it’s more likely a stand up desk or a bar at a coffee shop, and that seat for design is constantly evolving.

Mashup by Shusaku Takaoka


A designer’s guide to the Fluent Design process and co-creation one year after its introduction

Release Waves


Microsoft Design looks back on their top 5 stories of 2017

Our second most popular story “From 3D to 2D and back again.”

Fun fact: There are over 1,000 designers at Microsoft.


From student to professional to co-chair, one designer’s journey towards giving back to IxDA

Career arc of a designer. Illustration courtesy of RIAZ.

David Betz: You won the first IxDA Student Design Challenge. What was that like?


Inside Seattle CreativeMornings with Microsoft Design’s David Conrad

David Conrad at the Microsoft campus, September, 2017. Photo by Nitish Kumar Meena


Microsoft Design’s Steve Kaneko on revolutions, Mars shots, flow state, and ZUI

Steve Kaneko on Microsoft Campus, April, 2017

Design’s role in the revolution


A new media playbook for art and design schools

There’s a fine line between an “aha” moment and an “oh sh*t” moment


An Open Letter to VW

David Betz

Brand & Creative Services, Fenwick & West. Formerly Medium Editor, Microsoft Design | VP of Storytelling, UP Global (techstars). Views are my own.

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