399 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.

    397: Customer Feedback vs. Team Intuition

    397: Customer Feedback vs. Team Intuition

    This week, we talk about the tension between building what customers explicitly ask for versus building towards a team’s internal vision. In The Sidebar, we talk about the lack of public software critique: Why isn’t there an MKBHD equivalent for software design?

    396: Career Cheat Codes

    396: Career Cheat Codes

    This week, we discuss the things we’ve done in our design careers that have had an outsized impact on our professional growth. In The Sidebar, we talk about the anatomy of icons and how that anatomy affects user interfaces.

    395: Config 2021

    395: Config 2021

    It’s event recap week! In this week’s episode we share our reactions to everything announced at Figma’s Config 2021. In The Sidebar, we dig into our favorite updates and the confusing head-scratchers announced at Apple’s Spring Loaded event.

    394: Open Source Design ft. Joey Banks

    394: Open Source Design ft. Joey Banks

    This week, we caught up with Joey Banks to talk about contributing to open source design. In the Sidebar, we ask Joey bonus questions about ramping up in a new job, the design advocate role, and being Twitter famous.

    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.

    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.

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