On Building an API

A few months ago we announced the availability of the Lionbridge onDemand Public API. While there are many translation APIs in the marketplace, I think that ours is the most comprehensive. Most translation APIs offer one level of translation quality (for example, machine translation or[…]

Unnecessary Qualifiers

Present without apologies Most people struggle with confidence at times, especially in the workplace and I’m no exception. I often find myself presenting my design work and my opinions with a variety of qualifiers, as if pointing out my perceived flaws before someone else can[…]

Mind the gap

How to spend your time when there’s nothing left to do? This morning something happened that reminded me of an important lesson re: time well spent. Three of us are working on an illustration project for our forthcoming book, “It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work”.[…]

Look elsewhere

Entrance to the theater at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. Spring Green, WI. Don’t stare at your industry. Look in the opposite direction. Have you noticed that Instagram has been looking more and more like Snapchat lately (of course you have)? When companies compete, they tend to[…]

Web 3.0

Whatever happened to Web 3.0? What was it? Did it ever happen? I’ve seen multiple attempts at definitions. Things about artificial intelligence. The semantic web. Social networks. One thing I remember about Web 2.0 was that 37signals (the original company behind Basecamp) was labeled as[…]

Color of the Month: Golden Maiz

We are starting a “Color of the Month” series featuring Color Marketing Group’s monthly Color Alerts on our blog.  September’s color alert is Golden “Maíz,” which is a substance for life, glowing, abundant, and fulfilling. This hue resonates with history, and the future, as this[…]

MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Judith Vanvliet

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MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Vicki Young

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MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Melissa Steach

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MUSE Newsletter: Lost in Thought with Vikram Bawa

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Be a Lazy Designer…

Make something… that can be used… again and again… because being a lazy designer… is pretty smart. Be a Lazy Designer… was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Source: http://feeds.feedburner.com/37signals/beMH

Sometimes It’s Crazy At Work

https://medium.com/media/61668ec7d868f50d464aeafdf383cb0e/href Sometimes It’s Crazy At Work In October, Jason Fried and DHH released their new book, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work. The book featured their writing, as well as cover art and interior illustrations from Basecamp designers Adam Stoddard and Jason Zimdars. The[…]