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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design.
Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design.
Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

    104: The Phone is Back!

    104: The Phone is Back!

    To wrap up our year, this week Kyle & Jaclyn run a retro for 2020. So put on those comfy pants and join us while they reflect on their most used tools, new amenities, and favorite hobbies of the year; as well as air some behind the scenes goodness.




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    Miro
    Between the World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates
    The Lord of the Rings- J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Queen's Gambit


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    103: If We Don't, Who Will? (Lloyd Bennett)

    103: If We Don't, Who Will? (Lloyd Bennett)

    Lloyd Bennett, designer at thoughtbot London, joins the show to discuss Tones & Shades, his new digital magazine, as well as designing a brand identity, prototyping early in the design process, and animating with intent.




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    Tones & Shades
    "The Three-Hour Brand Sprint"- Jake Knapp
    "Reinvention & the Creative Journey"- an interview With Helen Cammock
    Offscreen Magazine
    Tones & Shades on Instagram
    Lloyd on Instagram


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    102: Automation is the Goal (Adekunle Oduye)

    102: Automation is the Goal (Adekunle Oduye)

    Adekunle Oduye, UX Engineer at Mailchimp, discusses working on a design-system team, setting goals for 2021, storing documentation in Figma, and conducting user research for design systems.




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    Mailchimp Style Guide
    Essentialism
    Adekunle on Twitter


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    • 31 min
    101: Unconsulting (Ryan Rumsey)

    101: Unconsulting (Ryan Rumsey)

    Ryan Rumsey, founder & CEO of Second Wave Dive, discusses building programs that solve systems problems through design thinking, and struggling with critique.




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    Second Wave Dive
    Business Thinking for Designers- Ryan Rumsey
    Ryan's Personal Site
    Ryan on Twitter


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    • 43 min
    100: Who We Are as Designers (Senongo Akpem)

    100: Who We Are as Designers (Senongo Akpem)

    Senongo Akpem, author of Cross-Cultural Design, joins the show to discuss design in civic-tech, ways to include cross-cultural design thinking into short engagements, staying dedicated to long-term projects, and memories of Dreamweaver.




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    Cross-Cultural Design- Senongo Akpem
    A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide- Cyd Harrell
    curry.cafe
    Senongo on Twitter


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    • 44 min
    99: Organic Backlog Gardening (Erin May & JH Forster)

    99: Organic Backlog Gardening (Erin May & JH Forster)

    From User Interviews, Erin May (VP Growth & Marketing) & JH Forster (VP Product) join the show to discuss hiring during Covid, onboarding remotely, using GitHub for documentation, backlog management, managing team morale while remote, and work on diversity & inclusion initiatives.



    User Interviews
    Awkward Silences- User Interviews Podcast
    Being There
    Remo
    The UX Research Flex Stack
    Rocket Emoji App
    JH on Twitter
    Erin on Twitter


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