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.

    335: Giving Better Upward Feedback

    335: Giving Better Upward Feedback

    This week, we discuss strategies for giving better upward feedback to senior designers. We also share our thoughts on how to name your spacing components, list our favorite design podcasts, and as always, share this week's cool things for your eyes and computer.

    • 43 min
    334: Keylines and Scannable Designs

    334: Keylines and Scannable Designs

    This week, we discuss key lines, design tokens, and how to make your designs look consistent across all devices. We also discuss a compelling new design tool, add some listener follow-up to last week's discussion on self reviews, and discuss the pros and cons of using Sign in with Apple. As always, we share our cool things of the week, this time featuring a retroactive cooking show and a delightful way to enjoy movies a second time through.

    • 39 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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. 💯

@mknepprath ,

Great podcast! It's great!

Being a fan of Brian Lovin’s Design Details blog posts, I had high hopes for this - and it’s exceeded my expectations. I’m a designer, but most dev-related podcasts don’t touch on the design side of things, so this is something I’ve been looking for. Keep up the great work, guys!

Update 08/27/2018: STILL LOVIN IT

Update 02/07/2020: A podcast I keep coming bock to time and time again

NakedAttraction ,

Design Details is almost as good as Naked Attraction

This podcast is incredible! Almost as good as my favorite dating show Naked Attraction. If you like this show, you will like Naked Attraction. I've heard Brian is a big fan.

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