415 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 341 Ratings

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

    413: Design Mentorship

    413: Design Mentorship

    This week, we talk about design mentorship: what does an effective mentor do, how to find a mentor, how to avoid giving bad career advice, and more. In The Sidebar, we talk about obsessing over the pixels, wasting time on unimportant details, and how to tell the difference between polish and procrastination.

    • 31 min
    412: Side Project Perfectionism

    412: Side Project Perfectionism

    This week, we talk about how we combat perfectionism in our side projects, the value of shipping, and why sharing a project too early can backfire. In the Sidebar, we recap Apple’s September event with our hot takes and spicy opinions.

    • 35 min
    411: Follow-upisode

    411: Follow-upisode

    This week, we follow up on last week’s conversation about designing at agencies, hiring contractors, Yelp’s app icons, and Bock’s Constant. In the Sidebar, we talk about designing with your mind’s eye and how learning to brain-prototype will help fast-track your growth as a designer.

    • 32 min
    410: Agency vs In-House Design

    410: Agency vs In-House Design

    This week, we compare agency vs. in-house design work, dissect the tradeoffs, and share interview tips for anyone moving from an agency to a product company. In The Sidebar, we share our favorite Keynote tips and tricks and our top strategy for telling a more clear story in a deck.

    • 26 min
    409: Twitter’s Follow Button

    409: Twitter’s Follow Button

    This week, we talk about Twitter’s new follow buttons. Are they a mistake? Or a fix for something broken that we’d all become used to? Our opinions on buttons emerge! In The Sidebar, we talk about what to do with time off.

    • 21 min
    408: News Desk, Vol. 2

    408: News Desk, Vol. 2

    This week, we talk about Yelp’s new logo and app icons, Apple’s new child safety initiatives, and the miniature masterpieces of the Olympic pictograms. In the Sidebar, we curate practical negotiation tips, strategies, and concepts to help you through a job change.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 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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