America’s crumbling infrastructure has been a topic of ongoing discussion in political debates and campaign rallies. A self-healing concrete could be the solution.
Mike DavidsonA researcher has found a way to inject fungus into concrete such that it "self-heals" when cracks eventually appear. Early stages of her experiments, but pretty cool implications for construction. (via @bradsling)
“Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet
Mike DavidsonThis new theory of obesity sounds very right to me. "Designed" foods are specifically made for you to crave them as much as possible. The best way to lose weight is to eat things that aren't specifically designed to game your system.
The setting will let you block unwanted email tracking
Mike DavidsonOh hey look! The new update to the Gmail iOS app allows you to block remote images, like the covert tracking pixels from Superhuman and others. Bravo on helping protect users from non-consensual technology. 👏
It’s been exactly one year since I joined InVision, and after learning the ropes of remote work at an 800+ person all-remote company, I wanted to share some thoughts on how placelessness may affect the way we work in the …
Mike DavidsonIt's been exactly a year since I started working remotely for the first time. If you're thinking about making the jump to remote work, I wrote a post about what I've learned so far
Last week was a good week for privacy. Or was it?
It took an article I almost didn’t publish and tens of thousands of people saying they were creeped out, but Superhuman admitted they were wrong and reduced the danger that …
Mike DavidsonSuperhuman is STILL spying on you, even after its “fixes”. Why last week’s Superficial changes are not something to celebrate, and why we should expect better. New post on Mike Industries. 🔦
Over the past 25 years, email has weaved itself into the daily fabric of life. Our inboxes contain everything from very personal letters, to work correspondence, to unsolicited inbound sales pitches. In many ways, they are an extension of our …
Mike DavidsonSuperhuman is an email surveillance app that encourages its users to spy on friends and co-workers without their consent. Why the ethics of this matter and what it says about Superhuman as a company. New post on Mike Industries
Mike DavidsonI’m looking for the most diverse, unique candidates I can find to fill a 👌 (remote!) design leadership role. Not in SF? Haven’t led a huge team? No design degree? No career in Thought Leadership™? If you're a leader who lives for design tools, more here
Color is looking for an experienced Head of Product Design to lead our amazing team of designers, while continuing to build out our strong design culture. You’ll grow and manage the product design team, while also rolling up your sleeves to do...
Mike DavidsonThere are a lot of great jobs for design leaders in San Francisco, but it's always extra special when you find one specifically designed to save lives. Work with the great @katies and @othman at Color as their new Head of Design
It’s fashionable these days for companies to proclaim their commitment to great design.
You may hear things like “Design is very important to us” or “Design has a seat at the table” or even “We’re a design-driven organization”. As a designer …
Mike DavidsonI wrote a piece about design-driven companies, design-hostile companies, and everything in between. In particular, the noble and worthwhile challenges that await you at each.
Mike DavidsonI love how this Harvard article about "what it takes to become great PM" uses a Pantone swatchbook hero image and then proceeds to cut Design out of the Eng/PM/Design partnership. We still have work to do, people