As technology becomes all-pervasive, the need for good design is growing. And by good design, I am talking about more than improving usability to remove friction from an interaction. In the same way that quality and function were once table stakes for products, so too will be aesthetics and usability…

First published for the IDSA Spring Issue of the Innovation Magazine. May 25 2019

You could say design has finally arrived. It’s now taken seri­ously by big business, leading companies have included designers at their executive levels, and design has become the driving force for innovation behind some of the leading companies in existence today. For those of us in the design field, there…

When Pixels Dominate Design, Your Hardware is the Brand

First Published in FastCo. March 26 2013

A major takeaway of the Samsung/Apple patent dispute last year: Physical objects have retained their power in the digital age. …

Getting Seated and Feeling Settled When Work-at-Home is the Only Option

I think everyone working from home has a chair story during these strange times. A story of finding that the seating options at hand are now having to do quadruple duty — used for dining, working, lounging and even…

Maximillian Philip Burton

Founder and Creative Director of Industrial Craft

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