300 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 4.7, 320 Ratings

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

    347: Overcoming Skill Gaps

    347: Overcoming Skill Gaps

    This week, we talk about how to overcome skill gaps. What should you do if you are bad at visual design? What if you can't make icons? Should you play into strengths or develop upon your weaknesses? We explore these topics, and more!

    • 29 min
    346: Quality Software

    346: Quality Software

    This week, we discuss the characteristics of high quality software. We do our best to organize and outline things to pay attention to that will help you ship better software. This, plus a Sidebar discussing how to handle negative feedback from customers, and cool things as always!

    • 36 min
    345: Developing Taste

    345: Developing Taste

    This week, we discuss what it means to have and develop taste. From software to fashion, styles change, trends come and go, so what does it mean to be tasteful? In The Sidebar, we discuss the hacker mindset and building for an audience of one. This, plus cool things like a handy iPhone app and a killer new VR game!

    • 38 min
    344: Knowing When to Give Up a Fight

    344: Knowing When to Give Up a Fight

    This week, we try to figure out the right time to give up on a fight when collaborating with stakeholders who have different opinions and priorities. We also cover a lot of feedback this week, discuss new design resources in The Sidebar, and share our cool things of the week.

    • 29 min
    343: Over and Undervalued Design Skills

    343: Over and Undervalued Design Skills

    This week, we introduce a new supporter-only show segment, The Sidebar. Each week we'll be sharing a story, pro-tip, shortcut, or design-related cool thing. Supporters on Patreon will hear the first story today! We also discuss the most over and undervalued design skills, including feedback from folks on Twitter.

    • 36 min
    342: Critiquing Our Early Work

    342: Critiquing Our Early Work

    This week, we dig into the dregs of our portfolios to critique some of earliest design work. We try to look for indicators of taste and fundamentals, but ultimately have a good laugh about our early mocks. We'd love to see your early work too, so share it with us on Twitter this week!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
320 Ratings

320 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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