375 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 330 Ratings

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

    373: Designer or Developer?

    373: Designer or Developer?

    This week, we discuss the career paths and tradeoffs for someone who wants to do both design and development. In The Sidebar, we recap the Mac event and share our first impressions of the new iPhones.

    • 21 min
    372: Saving People from Themselves

    372: Saving People from Themselves

    This week, we brainstorm design patterns that help save people from themselves. From stopping the spread of misinformation, to saving eardrums, to screening spoilers, these design ideas are often clever and non-obvious. In the Sidebar, we discuss why radio and checkbox inputs are the way they are, and how to use them well in your designs.

    • 28 min
    371: A Culture of Excellence

    371: A Culture of Excellence

    This week, we dig into practical steps for creating a culture of design excellence. In The Sidebar, we share strategies for designing adaptive interfaces that work well on any screen size.

    • 27 min
    370: Designing for One Hand

    370: Designing for One Hand

    This week, we discuss the tradeoffs and challenges of designing interfaces for one-handed use. In The Sidebar, we talk about strategies for collaborating effectively with brand and product design.

    • 33 min
    369: Shallow Design Culture

    369: Shallow Design Culture

    This week, we talk about the shallow parts of design culture, where superficial work tends to generate far more attention and praise. We dig into potential solutions for this, too. In The Sidebar, we recap and share our spicy takes on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and HomePod mini.

    • 22 min
    368: Teaching Design Fundamentals

    368: Teaching Design Fundamentals

    This week, we discuss strategies for teaching design fundamentals and how to make the process engaging and fun for new designers. In The Sidebar, we discuss the pain of noticing problems right before you ship.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
330 Ratings

330 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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