300 episodes

A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.

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A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.

    333: Writing an Effective Self Review

    333: Writing an Effective Self Review

    This week, we discuss the ins-and-outs of writing an effective self review: What should you talk about? How important is it? What does a bad self review look like? As always, we share our cool things of the week, this time including a new provider for Marshall's favorite esport, and a movie that is "cool" or...something.

    • 36 min
    332: Creating layouts: Design vs Implementation

    332: Creating layouts: Design vs Implementation

    This week, we get deep into the weeds on creating layouts with Sketch's Smart Layout and Figma's Auto Layout, and compare the experience with implementing layouts in CSS and SwiftUI. This is a detailed exploration at the pros and cons of each toolset, and we try to find takeaways that can help us reconcile the wildly different mental models for each. As always, we share our cool things of this week including a content-blocking Safari extension and a novel about a cyberpunk future in which a trailer park girl and her cat decide the fate of humankind.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    331: The Designer-Developer Handoff

    331: The Designer-Developer Handoff

    This week, we answer two listener questions about designer-developer handoff. We dig into questions like: What does a good developer handoff look like? What information should it contain? What are systems to make the handoff more efficient for everyone involved? As always, we share our cool finds of the week, this time including a return of the 6-second video format and a useful language learning app.

    • 35 min
    330: Twitter Tips for Designers

    330: Twitter Tips for Designers

    This week, we talk about how to be meaningfully involved with the design community on Twitter. We share tips for finding people to follow, what to tweet about, and we dig into the value of building online connections with other designers. As always, we share our cool things for the week, including some futuristic-yet-spooky technology emerging in China, and a top-notch film production company.

    • 46 min
    329: Web vs Product Design

    329: Web vs Product Design

    This week, we dig into a three-part listener question about the difference between web and product design, collaborating with print designers, and what it takes to become a unicorn in 2020. As always, we share our cool things of the week, like a subreddit that will make you cry and a website that lets you edit its design.

    • 44 min
    328: Thinking About 2020

    328: Thinking About 2020

    In this first episode of the new decade, we look ahead to 2020 and enumerate some personal and professional goals for the year to come. And as always, we share some cool things (this week, with the help of a listener and VIP Patron!), including an IRL magazine, a couple grumpy websites, and the final season of a show.

    • 46 min

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