Great Design Matters

Great Design Matters

Great Design Matters by Michael Van Houten An unseasonably hot autumn is underway here in West Michigan and, right on cue, downtown Grand Rapids is heating up with artists and residents gathering to celebrate ArtPrize. This annual international art competition turns...
The Value of Collaboration

The Value of Collaboration

The Value of Collaboration by Michael Van Houten Share everything. That’s the first maxim in Robert Folgum’s best-selling book, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. And while it might sound a bit simplistic, “playing well with...
Think Small

Think Small

Think Small by Michael Van Houten When I look at the state of the web in 2017, I’m astounded at the number of web sites I come across that are still trapped in 1999. I’m not necessarily talking about scrolling banners and image-based buttons, but instead...
Escape the Tech Trend Trap

Escape the Tech Trend Trap

Escape the Tech Trend Trap by Michael Van Houten In Wim Wenders’ Sci-pocalyptic film Until the End of The World, a father and son invent an amazing device that allows people to record and “see” their own dreams. But what begins as a technological...