300 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 4.7, 321 Ratings

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

    354: Designing on a Visa ft. Yitong Zhang

    354: Designing on a Visa ft. Yitong Zhang

    This week, we caught up with Yitong Zhang to talk about what it's like to navigate the visa process in the US. We dig into the details of different work visas, the constraints they impose on designers, and what is changing in the current processes. This, plus bonus questions and cool things as always!

    • 40 min
    353: WWDC 2020

    353: WWDC 2020

    This week, we go deep down the WWDC rabbit hole to dissect the latest design details coming from Apple HQ. We also share our spicy takes on the new macOS icons in this week's sidebar.

    • 1 hr
    352: Building a Better Design Industry ft. Maurice Cherry

    352: Building a Better Design Industry ft. Maurice Cherry

    This week, we caught up with Maurice Cherry to talk about design podcasting, building an agency from scratch, and the current state of diversity in design. Maurice is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and much more.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    351: Accessibility Gut Checks

    351: Accessibility Gut Checks

    This week, we share some accessibility gut checks that designers should think through before moving into high fidelity mocks. We also talk about industrial design and video game hardware in this week's Sidebar, plus we share our cool things as always!

    • 35 min
    350: Designing Misused Features

    350: Designing Misused Features

    This week, we talk about weaponizing hashtags, co-opting social media movements, and solving hard problems in product design. Spoiler: hard problems are hard. This, plus The Sidebar, some follow up, and cool things as always.

    • 21 min
    349: Black Lives Matter

    349: Black Lives Matter

    This week, we can't record a podcast talking about pixels and software design. The world is hurting, and the best thing we can do right now is direct people to the resources and organizations that are able to have the most impact in black communities. Please consider reading, learning, introspecting, and donating this week.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
321 Ratings

321 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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