Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Alan Siegel's latest book shows what business can learn from simplicity and good design

Designers are more than floor lamps and logos—first and foremost, they are problem solvers. When Alan Siegel began his career in corporate design, he saw a problem with complexity. He saw insurance forms that were incomprehensible to policy holders and financial contracts that befuddled retirees. His first act as a pioneer of simplicity came in the form of an installment loan that was rewritten in …

Apps for a Productive 2013

Resolve to stay organized and get stuff done this year

Resolutions can be hard to keep, especially when you aren’t equipped with the right tools. In the spirit of being productive in 2013, we’ve decided to share 11 of our favorite apps that we use to stay organized and get stuff done. Whether you are looking to streamline your inbox, clean up your desktop or just keep on top of your contact list, these apps …

CH Gift Guide: OCD-Friendly Offerings

Ten items for your favorite neat freak or organizational enthusiast

Have a neurotic officemate on your holiday shopping list? If someone you love (or happily tolerate) loves keeping clean, organizing cords or staying perfectly on time, bestow them with one of these OCD-friendly options culled from the Cool Hunting Gift Guide. At the very least, introduce them to our iOS app—arguably the most efficient way to tackle the gift-giving season this year. To-Do List Calendar …