300 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 328 Ratings

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

    368: Teaching Design Fundamentals

    368: Teaching Design Fundamentals

    This week, we discuss strategies for teaching design fundamentals and how to make the process engaging and fun for new designers. In The Sidebar, we discuss the pain of noticing problems right before you ship.

    • 28 min
    367: Effective Brainstorming

    367: Effective Brainstorming

    This week, we talk about how to have effective brainstorms: what does good prep look like, and what should be done alone or with a group? In The Sidebar, we share our spicy takes about brutalism in interface design.

    • 28 min
    366: Closing the Gap to Senior

    366: Closing the Gap to Senior

    This week, we discuss options for designers to close the gap to becoming a senior. In The Sidebar we try to identify what is the duct tape of design.

    • 22 min
    365: UX Research ft. Danae Holmes

    365: UX Research ft. Danae Holmes

    This week, we sat down with Danae Holmes, a UX researcher at YouTube Gaming to talk about everything UX research. We dig into research methodologies, effective collaboration with design, tips to get better at user research, the future of the field, and so much more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    364: How to Design Better Settings

    364: How to Design Better Settings

    This week, we deep dive into tips and strategies for building a better settings experience in your product. In The Sidebar, we discuss the efficacy of paginating onboarding screens.

    • 35 min
    363: How to Talk to Users

    363: How to Talk to Users

    This week, we dive into the details of having effective user research sessions, sharing tips and strategies to get more value out of customer conversations. In The Sidebar, Marshall explains his work journaling process to capture better day-to-day notes.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
328 Ratings

328 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and empowering! 👏👏👏

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Brian and Marshall do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career and life you can be proud of as a designer - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

HowieWork ,

Big fan here 👋 & Should I post questions here?

Love design details 😊. Contents are helpful and great companions for young professions who are new to this industry. Highly recommend 🥳 !

Currently, I am focused on finding an Internship/Junior product/UX designer opportunities while learning continuously. I believe in "learning by doing". Two main questions:

My interest is products for education/architecture. Considering my background, it seems hard for me to even get a practice opportunity. Considering gain experience asap is vital for now, should I look at any possible practice opportunity instead of focusing on my interest?

I have applied to many firms including large corporations/design agencies. (mostly internships) I find it is hard to get HR's attention to my website. (I checked my website stats constantly) I assumed they ignored me instantly after browsing my resume (background as an architectural designer/without HCI related degrees) Is there any advice you could think of to solve this issue?

BTW, do we have design details community?

Rader05 ,

3 months of listening, became Friend of the Pod 👏🏻

As a UX team of one, the design space can feel isolating at times - Marshall and Brian make that go away.

Their insightful commentary on various design challenges, engagement with the design community, and support of the industry make this a can’t miss for me.

They also make it super easy to interact with the pod and bring cool things to try out every episode (thanks for Tonic!)

Can’t recommend enough. 💯

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