395 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.

    393: The Not-So-Humble Button

    393: The Not-So-Humble Button

    This week, we talk about the hidden complexities of a designer’s favorite element: the button. In the Sidebar, we examine interfaces that defer moderation responsibilities onto the end user.

    • 31 min
    392: Becoming a Strategic Designer

    392: Becoming a Strategic Designer

    This week, we talk about how to become a more strategic designer: what should you be doing day to day, or thinking about more often? In The Sidebar, we talk about the downsides of using metaphors to describe the role of designers in building software.

    • 28 min
    391: Portfolio Review Tips for Senior Designers

    391: Portfolio Review Tips for Senior Designers

    This week, we share tips and best practices for senior designers who are presenting their work in a portfolio review. In The Sidebar, we break down the qualities of great typographic hierarchy in interface design.

    • 29 min
    390: Building Design Infrastructure ft. Kathryn Gonzalez

    390: Building Design Infrastructure ft. Kathryn Gonzalez

    This week, we catch up with Kathryn Gonzalez, the Head of Design Infrastructure at DoorDash. We talk about building DoorDash’s first design system, how to scale a design systems team, balancing technical and design skills, how to become a better systems designer by learning outside of work, and much more.

    • 41 min
    389: Better Design Reviews

    389: Better Design Reviews

    This week, we talk about how to have better design reviews. Who, what, where, and when? We share our experiences, and frustrations, with certain formats and processes. In The Sidebar, we try to answer the question: WTF is up with NFTs?

    • 34 min
    388: Design Tips and Tricks, Part 2

    388: Design Tips and Tricks, Part 2

    This week, we cover part two of our design tips and tricks series. We talk about naming conventions, thinking in divs, structuring frames, and share a few Figma pro-tips. In The Sidebar, we talk about design content overload.

    • 38 min

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