Cognition & Craft explores the cognitive psychology behind ingenious designs in traditional and modern crafts—from cooking & woodworking to art & software.

It’s written by Gideon Goldin, a cognitive scientist turned user-experience designer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He currently heads design at Tamr, where he thinks about solving hard problems with data. He serves as advisor to Empirical and occasionally speaks about design. He also makes conceptual software and traditional, Shaker-inspired furniture.