Magic Words: Editorial Values and the Future of Design

What's writing's role in the future of design? Nick Parish, our new editorial director, thinks it's fundamental.

news, strategy, design · Apr 21, 2017

The adidas All Day App is in Beta

Here at Uncorked, we get to work on a wide range of projects, and today we’re excited to say that one of those is the All Day well-being app from adidas.

design, development, news, strategy, ux · Mar 30, 2017

How to create inclusive environments in tech lessons learned from the 2016 tech inclusion conference

Our culture emphasizes the concept of fostering people first while creating an inclusive environment for everyone. Through this mindset, we aim to attract and keep the best talent out there. However, merely announcing our beliefs will not attract diverse talent alone. We have to learn, grow, mentor and work hard to bring a talented and diverse workforce to Uncorked.

News, Strategy · Nov 8, 2016

The Overlapping Lessons of Running and Designing in the Unknown

Ultimately, if you’re going to try something new, you have to assume some aspects of your plan are flawed in some unknowable way. The trick is being okay with this knowledge, and being prepared to pivot in the face of new information.

strategy, design · Nov 1, 2016

The Life Aquatic with Uncorked: Exploring the Opportunities and Impact of 3D Printed Coral Reefs

In the past, we’ve delved into the problem of overfishing and its potentially devastating effects on the world’s food supply. We’ve also discussed scuba diving and underwater photography at length. Most recently though we’ve become a bit preoccupied with the crucial component of all of these things: coral reefs.

strategy, news, development · Oct 25, 2016

How To Improve the World in an Hour (of Code)

There are a lot of things that can happen in an hour. While that hour will mean different things for many people, a typical hour in the life of an Uncorked-er consists of: designers and developers collaborating and generating ideas with everyone taking part in achieving our creative goals and shaping our future.

ux, development, strategy · Oct 19, 2016

The Who, Why and How of Portland’s AlterConf 2016

Here at Uncorked, we talk quite a bit about understanding the who, why and how for everything we do. While these may be simple questions, they return very meaningful and purposeful answers.

news, development, strategy, design · Oct 11, 2016

Two Interesting Takeaways from the 2016 Node Summit

The 2016 Node Summit in San Francisco was a unique conference centered on bringing together leaders and experts to discuss Node.js’ role in the future of computing. While the conference was jampacked with more than 50 talks in 16 hours, there were a couple presentations that stood out from the rest.

strategy, development · Oct 5, 2016

Travel Dossier: NYC September 2016

A few Uncorkedologists spent last week in New York during UN week, a once-a-year event where heads of state meet for the U.N. General Assembly. When the city is fat with foreign dignitaries, world leaders and media, a whole host of conferences and summits pop-up around the core event, taking advantage of the microcosm of political consciousness and celebrity. Despite the unpleasantries, like horrific traffic, and well, that one bombing incident, it was amazing brain food and we’re proud to have taken part in several events the past few days.

news, strategy · Oct 1, 2016

Introducing: The Semiotics Practice @ Uncorked

The thing about working at Uncorked Studios is that ‘who we are’ and ‘what we do’ is strikingly elusive. But while those questions might make for a painful cocktail party conversation, the truth is that the answers actually make for thrilling work.

strategy, news · Sep 14, 2016