427 episodes

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

Design Details Spec.

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 345 Ratings

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

    425: Overengineering Variants

    425: Overengineering Variants

    This week, we share tips for crafting component variants to avoid the dreaded variant-explosion problem. In the Sidebar, we talk about Tesla’s latest UI refresh, where we see auto interfaces going in the future, and share some of our favorite car dashboard design details.

    • 24 min
    424: The Art of Unsolicited Redesigns

    424: The Art of Unsolicited Redesigns

    This week, we talk about the art of creating unsolicited redesigns at work — how to approach them, how to wrangle complexity and rabbit holes, and what to do when you have something worth sharing. In the Sidebar, we share our strategies to become a better storyteller and presentation builder.

    • 35 min
    423: What We Learned in 2021

    423: What We Learned in 2021

    This week, we recap how we grew, and the things we learned, in 2021. In The Sidebar, we look forward to 2022 and talk about some of our personal and professional goals for the new year.

    • 48 min
    422: The Complainisode

    422: The Complainisode

    This week, we were invited to have a rant session about the little things in modern software that drive us nuts. A complainisode! In the Sidebar, we share our strategies for having a successful design challenge interview loop.

    • 52 min
    421: The Future of Remote Design Teams

    421: The Future of Remote Design Teams

    This week, we talk about the pros and cons of working on a remote design team, and what we think the future of design organizations will look like in a post-pandemic world. In The Sidebar, we talk about how to weigh compensation against your career trajectory.

    • 38 min
    420: The Pointer Cursor Debate

    420: The Pointer Cursor Debate

    This week, we discuss the humble cursor and its role in affording interactivity in software design. In The Sidebar, we talk about the long term impact of the features we build, the importance of smart defaults, and the value of time well spent in our products.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

paperfairy17 ,

fun and informative

listening to deep dives about programming and design is amazing, and the hosts manage to keep it fun and refreshing every episode

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?

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