Forget glassy touch screens — the next big thing in human-machine interaction is tactile interfaces. Apple and Microsoft have texture-generating screens in the lab, meaning future devices will offer a new interactivity. (Feeling the keystrokes on your iPhone? Yes, please!) Touchy-feely tech is already present elsewhere, such as a haptic glove that gives sensory navigation cues to the visually impaired. It’s one of several prototypes at this San Francisco meeting, where designers will discuss how the future will look — and feel.
The Most Innovative Companies
The top 50 companies in entertainment, media, sports, technology, and more.
Most Creative People
Meet this year's inspiring leaders.
Innovation By Design
A showcase for ingenious design solutions.
World Changing Ideas
New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine—even an entirely new economic system.
Out of Office With
Industry leaders offer a glimpse of their lives outside of the office--and how these experiences have helped to get them where they are today.
Creative dialogue can reinvent your business, your brand, and your career. Join Fast Company on a multi-platform exploration of the art of conversation.
Mind and Machine
Computers are getting smart--very smart. Fast Company explains the complex and increasingly nfluential world of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
How the top talent from creative fields get work done.
The up-and-coming companies that are disrupting industries.
Profiles of the high-level business leaders behind progressive, creative, and innovative organizations
A roundup of breaking tech news, products, and services featuring the most important takeaways.