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During the George Floyd protests, we saw a fundamental shift in how people use Instagram. Pithy memes turned to sprawling dissertations, sexy selfies became black squares, and all the labradoodle cosplayers took the day off.

For a brief moment, Instagram stopped being a display-case for our bourgeois affectations. Overnight, it…

Originally published as cover story for the January issue of San Francisco Magazine. Illustrations by Diego Patino.

I usually make an effort to avoid looking at my own blood.

Geoffrey Woo, the CEO of bio-enhancement startup HVMN, takes the opposite approach. “You get used to it,” he says as he pricks his finger and squeezes a fat drop onto a medical strip…

Motion tells a story, adds delight, and shows a level of technical sophistication that tells the user, “These guys know what they’re doing.”

And this is all well and good, but at its core motion should teach the user how to interact with the product—demonstrating affordances, architecture, and task-flow with…

A case study by Ian Eck and Theodore Gioia

Reddit once regarded itself as the premier online hangout for politically inclined, tech-literate millennials. The self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet” has been linked with numerous web-based grassroots movements including campaigns for Bernie Sanders, Ron Paul, and, most prominently, Barack Obama.

Ian Eck

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