The brains behind the innovative platforms of Twitter and Blogger have now created Medium, a new kind of writing platform. No longer restricted by the 140-character world of tweets, writers can use Medium to publish anything they want—op-eds to manifestos—straight onto Medium’s site. It is a collaborative platform: posts link easily to other posts within the site and writers can solicit the help of other users for editing. And writers never need to worry about their posts getting lost in the mix, or sent to the wrong audience—using a combination of algorithms and editorial logic, posts are automatically spread across the site, meaning even novice authors can have their posts seen by hundreds of thousands of readers.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.