Aiming for authenticity over social validation

Red man looking at sky from the crowd, surreal painting illustration
Getty Images | Jorm Sangsorn


As technology and efficiency improve, our products have become less beautiful and unique

Retro automotive tail fin
Getty Images | PatriciaPix


How designers can use philosophical thinking to create meaning.

An individual climbing a set if infinite stairs looking for the meaning of life.
Getty Images | Pict Rider


Developing a better user experience requires taking risks

Illustration: Rachel Morris



Using storytelling to sell your designs to stakeholders

Orange loud speaker on orange wall
Photo by Oleg Laptev on Unsplash


How history has changed my perspective on getting jabbed


The ability to design well requires knowledge, talent, and wisdom.

Stack of blocks and figures representing a hierarcy
Getty Images | tomertu


The importance of designing solutions for the needs of everyone


Designers must embrace data and learn how to communicate effectively as UX research continues to drive design decisions

Robot hand manipulates a man in a business suit
Dilen_ua | Getty Images

Michael Buckley

Creative Director & Design Strategist. Interested in philosophy, psychology, and problem-solving. I write to explore my thoughts and share ideas.

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