Better than good: how universal design helps widen your reach

As Steve Jobs told us, design is not just what it looks like and feels like, but also how it works. If we’ve created something with an interesting aesthetic that’s also intuitively functional and helps users solve a real problem, it’s a good design. If it’s novel and sells, it’s even better. People with disabilities

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It’s not (all) about foosball: How we bring “play” to our work

  At HWC, we frequently use the word play when describing our workplace culture and performance. It’s mentioned at pop-up meetings, in our weekly Round Up emails, and during our quarterly performance check-ins. Yet, what do we mean when we talk about play in this context? In their book Primed to Perform, Neel Doshi and

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Personal Preparedness: You don’t need a bunker

Do you have a preparedness plan? The apocalypse is imminent! Ok, maybe I’m being a little dramatic. But if you engage with the news these days, it can seem like the world is ending. There are stories about volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, terrorism, famine, historic floods, mudslides, tornados, wildfires, hurricanes, bomb cyclones, pandemics, civil unrest, solar

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Preparing for Your New AI Colleagues

The introduction of new technology has always forced the workforce to adapt – creating great benefits and new challenges alike. The significant integration of technologies such as AI is accelerating the pace of change in the workplace, prompting questions about the human role in a modern workforce. While the ‘networked’ nature of these technologies provides

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Road rules: A map to clean code

Coding is like driving. Some road rules vary depending on where you are, but most are universal to keep drivers safe. A stop sign is a stop sign, regardless of where you are in the world. Best coding practices are similar. While they may differ slightly from one language to another, these practices ensure code

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Designing for results: 5 steps to more powerful dashboards

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Meaningful work. Good company.

What makes a place a “great place to work?” It involves people, culture, leadership, and investment.

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Will emerging technologies make your job obsolete?

It’s true that emerging technologies will eliminate some jobs in cybersecurity. But it’s equally true that labor shortfalls will continue, and that many cyber jobs require human attributes that bots can’t (yet) imitate.

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Growing Together

What makes a workplace great? Every 2 years, Washingtonian magazine tackles that question to compile its list of “50 Great Places to Work.” They sift through hundreds of submissions and reams of qualitative and quantitative data to identify workplaces that stand out for vibrant cultures, engaged employees, and meaningful work. At HWC, it’s a little

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