NFTs have definitely been in the news lately. Some innovative, tech-savvy recording artists have been making millions selling them, and some reputable tech entrepreneurs want in on the NFT-selling fun.

3LAU, one of the first recording artists to sell NFTs, made about $17 million in the past month on the tokenized release of his album “Ultraviolet”.

The cover art for 3LAU’s “Ultraviolet”.

Then, Grimes made about $6 million from the sale of NFTs in a matter of minutes from her WarNymph Collection, which was an artistic collaboration with digital artist, Mac.

The design of everyday objects is as old as human invention. In ancient history, any tool, pot, or storage vessel is an object designed for human use. The style of designed objects shifts most abruptly with the changes brought on by each new economic revolution.

The agricultural revolution led to the development of farming tools that allowed humans to live in just one location, kicking off the beginning of civilization. In the early 1800s, the first industrial revolution introduced steam power, reliable running water, and mechanical production. …

What is design thinking? Design thinking is a unique way of thinking, as well as a process for creating design solutions. It is concerned with solving complex problems in a highly user-centric way through inquiry and innovation.

In the design thinking process, a UX designer’s goal is to understand the underlying motivations of the user, reframe their problems, and challenge his or her own personal assumptions about the problem space. The design thinking process allows the designer to iterate and identify alternative solutions to a given design problem that are based on the end user and their needs. …

The particular scope of responsibility for a UX/UI designer will depend on each individual company and the size of the team that a designer might be joining. Usually, a UX/UI designer works on a team. Depending on the type of company and the company culture, that team may be large or small.

At a small startup, there could be just one lead UX designer for the entire company. If a designer is working at a startup or on a lean product design team, the company will emphasize a streamlined design process with focus on delivery and rapid iteration, rather than…

UX/UI design is the process of creating positive and useful experiences for users. A UX/UI designer spends his or her time designing interfaces and experiences for humans to use.

What is the difference between UX and UI?

UX stands for “user experience,” while UI stands for “user interface.”

UX is the flow or stepwise process for interacting with an experience, while UI is the visual, graphic, or branded visual identity of interacting with an experience. UX focuses on how things work, while UI focuses on how things look. …

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur currently studying on College Hill?

Morgan Cheatham, Brandon Kim, Daniel Breyer, Cliff Weitzman, and I crafted a guide to the essential resources and opportunities offered between Brown and RISD that any entrepreneurial student should check out.

As graduating seniors, we wished that somebody would have written this for us. Enjoy! And get to work.


The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship — The Nelson Center is a new center for entrepreneurship at Brown. Among the Nelson Center’s offerings, some highlights include skill-based and inspirational speaker events, office hours with accomplished entrepreneurs and industry leaders, and…

In my arts education, and in my personal life as a creative person, I have noticed some patterns that crop up again and again.

I studied at the Rhode Island School of Design under a few legendary professors, namely Gareth Jones and Tom Mills. I have also been lucky enough to have brave and energetic friends who are always making new things and who let me bounce ideas off of them until we come up with some things to ‘jot down.’

In this article, I will talk about:

  1. Several key abilities and key perspectives that I have observed in many…

Ingrid Zippe

design, technology, entrepreneurship

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