IBM’s Annual Report

Having worked client-side in a corporate responsibility and sustainability marketing group tasked with researching, creating and marketing an annual report, I can attest to how big a challenge it is. Particularly at a company as big as IBM. It's a monumental effort that requires so much buy-in across the globe, and getting to a place where you're actually innovating how people (not just stakeholders) get the information can be the biggest hurdle. IBM's 2014 annual report is intuitive, well-organized and engaging, offering a true experience across all the sections of the report as well as the legal and mandatory elements that can sometimes slow down creativity (PDF downloads, accessibility, financials). Not to mention it's fun to read more about their efforts! ...

Giant UI Magnets

I love these UI Magnets - huge iPhone whiteboards that go anywhere and can function as creative space for teams with ease. Also available in vinyl! Shop now, and sign up for a free test product! ...

Feedly’s Material Design

I highly recommend this Medium piece by Arthur Bodolec, Design co-founder at feedly, discussing how the Material Design UX workshop at Google helped his feedly team think about their application in some new ways. Incidentally, the foundation of feedly was based in material (cards) already - but it's later in the piece where Bodolec addresses colors and imagery, that the real innovation creeps out. Subtle but powerful before and after pictures included. ...