Gaming, Social, Virtual Worlds

In Online Ed, Content Is No Longer King—Cohorts Are

Wes Kao

Consumers pay for what’s scarce. And within the crowded, cheap, content-rich world of online education, what's scarce is community.

The Future of Games Is Instant

Jonathan Lai

A new class of inherently social instant games melds the click-to-play ease of early Flash games with the quality and performance of app-native games.

Fans, Not Professional Developers, Will Drive the Hit IPs of the Future

Jade Raymond

The franchises of the future need to be designed to ensure quality and canon even when we hand over ownership to the fans.

The Creator Economy Comes for Gaming

Joost van Dreunen

Players are discovering new ways to monetize, whether by building original game worlds, selling in-game goods on the blockchain, or engaging new streamer tools.

Designing for, Marketing to, and Partnering with Gen Z

Tiffany Zhong and Connie Chan

Key differences between Gen Z and millennials, how to market without being "cringe," and how Gen Z is shifting the paradigm around money, luxury, and work.

The Present Future of Audio — Talk, Music, Video, Interactivity

Gustav Söderström, Connie Chan, and Sonal Chokshi

What happens when we give creators (of all kinds!) tools? How do mediums — and organizations — evolve, prioritize, "disrupt themselves"?

Fintech for Gen Z and Millennials

Amira Yahyaoui, Anish Acharya, Seema Amble, and Lauren Murrow

How tech-enabled financial tools can cut through bureaucracy, downsize student debt, and optimize consumers’ financial futures from an early age.

Tiktok and ‘Seeing Like an Algorithm’

Eugene Wei and Sonal Chokshi

What can we learn from the "creativity network effects" flywheel of TikTok and "algorithm friendly" product design?

Working, Making, and Creating in Public and Private

Nadia Eghbal and Sonal Chokshi

What if there's a better, more modern way to design for communities of all kinds? Nadia Eghbal offers the latest research and insights from her new book.

A Podcast About Podcasting

Nick Quah, Connie Chan, and Sonal Chokshi

Podcasts, and interest in podcasting, is growing. But by how much, exactly? And where might opportunities for entrepreneurs, toolmakers, and creators lie?