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How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.

Five innovations that will define tech in 2013

Tablets, the quantified self movement, big data, new user interface paradigms, and the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. will help shape the coming year.

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Screw design and get data, says Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger

Who cares about good design or bad design, Ben Huh of the wildly successful Cheezburger network of comedy sites said today at GROW 2012. According to Huh, you don’t need great design to have a successful design. “We have one of the worst-looking sites on the planet,” Huh admitted.