How does design impact the world around you? Discover how graphic designers, UX designers, illustrators, typographers, artists, activists and other creatives empower creativity for all. Can the design of an app, a logo, a graphic, a sound effect, or an illustration make your life better? Find out with Adobe’s Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.
Does Peloton’s design actually help you exercise more?
An entirely new user experience has been designed for people who want to exercise from home. By combining touchscreens and apps with stationary bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, punching bags, strength trainers - even smart mirrors - a new category of exercise has created millions of new fitness buffs. But is the UX of fitness something truly revolutionary, or is it just the latest fad from an industry with a history of fads?
Does Burger King's new logo make you nostalgic?
When Burger King launched its new logo and branding identity this winter, a lot of people said the new look felt retro, even nostalgic. But was that really what the King had in mind for its new brand? In our season launch episode, host Khoi Vinh and producers Pippa Johnstone and Dominic Girard investigate the creative upsides and the pitfalls of using nostalgia to inform your design choices.
Design, creativity, and a new season of Wireframe
Wireframe is back with a fresh season all about design and creativity.
Why are elections so hard to design well?
The fundamental design feature of a democratic society is a citizen's right to vote. But ensuring that every person is able to vote is not as easy as it seems. Everything from how you design a paper ballot, build an electronic terminal, process a mail-in ballot, engineer a public space for private voting, and so on, brings hundreds of complicated design decisions. We look at how design choices are sometimes at odds with political ones.
Can an app actually help you relax?
A third of America's population struggles to sleep through the night. For many of us, stress and anxiety play a big role in that. Some designers believe they can help us tackle these problems and calm our minds. The sleep-aid market is a multi-billion dollar industry, so it's no wonder companies are trying to design solutions for us. But can apps and gadgets designed to help us sleep, and keep us calm, really help? Or are they just a kind of digital snake oil?
How streaming services design interfaces to keep us watching
On just one day this Spring, at the height of global stay-at-home orders for Covid-19, Americans watched 27 billion minutes of streaming video. Dozens of online streaming services court us with an ever increasing amount of television and film content. And yet, more streaming services are coming online. But in the battle to win over subscribers (and our subscription dollars), how much of a role can good UX interface design play in crowning a video streaming champion? Does the best interface matter, or is content truly king?
Lovely show, but sometimes feels like Khoi is reading a script
This show is tremendous. I love to listen to it. It makes me smarter and the guests are great. However, sometimes it’s far too obvious that Khoi is reading. And if he’s not, then he takes on this ‘reading’ voice that’s very contrasted with the conversational speed, tone and sound of the other voices at other points in the podcast, and even very contrasted by how he sounds when he’s just talking.
Hope this helps!
Great design podcast
As a graphic designer working on a small team, freelancing, and not having designer co-workers to get into the types of discussions that are covered on this podcast with, it’s a great resource and inspiration to listen to this while working.
Thanks for the great conversations.
more and longer
my ONLY complaint is that the episodes aren't longer and more frequent. i love this show.