Reconsidering the calculator.

Searching Google for “loan calculator” returns about half a billion results. However, when we started building Vouch (vouchtogether.com), a platform for friends and family to lend money to each other, we realized we needed to build our own calculator. Some calculators were so inscrutable that I had to call my…


As a leader of teams, I want to foster an environment of high emotional safety. Creative teams work best when they feel supported to get weird, pitch bad ideas, and offer minority opinions. …


Journalism and technology have been two sectors of staggering innovation and evolution in my lifetime. As journalists grapple with how to thoughtfully consider how changes in media are impacting society, they have begun a discussion that has important analogs for other creators. Journalists’ self-awareness and public conversations about the competing…

Michelle Trame

Designer, entrepreneur, outdoor guide, cartographer, coder, armchair behavioral economist, and voracious reader.

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