The creators of Muse for iPad talk about tools for thought, product design, and building a small independent team.
17 // Rethink the OS with Jason Yuan
Jason Yuan believes that we all should feel empowered to think about ways to improve our computer's operating system. He joins Mark and Adam to talk about stage design, dreaming big versus delivering practical products, and why software should be fun.
Jason Yuan / @jasonyuandesign
iOS 14 widgets
the iPod click wheel
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The Mother of All Demos
16 // No more boring apps with Andy.Works
Andy.Works believes in design-forward products, as seen in his work on Paper for iPad to a handmade analog clock for his young kids. Mark, Adam, and Andy discuss products as vector for culture; maverick game designers; innovation budgets; and pushing back against the idea of scale in software.
Andy of Andy.Works
Andy's clock project
No More Boring Apps
Muse podcast with Josh Miller
Frank Lloyd Wright
Playdead / Limbo, Inside
Oskar Stålberg / Townscraper
Jonathan Blow / Braid
Notch / Minecraft
Jordan Mechner / Prince of Persia
not the user's fault
Choose Boring Technology
15 // Leaving San Francisco
It's a new world: many creative professionals can now choose where they live, independent of where their employer is headquartered. Mark and Adam discuss the implications of this. Plus: the magic of Silicon Valley, cities that feed your creative soul, and strategies for making big life decisions.
Emigration and other hedges
Stripe relocation incentive and Zapier relocation incentive
Stripe Atlas and Firstbase
Apple and Ireland tax case
Amazon and sales tax collection
14 // Onboarding with Jane Portman
Jane Portman of Userlist joins Julia and Adam to share her expertise with onboarding. Why guided tours don't work, the legacy of Clippy, and drip campaigns that are more personal and considerate.
Jane Portman @uibreakfast
User Onboarding: The Ultimate Guide for SaaS Founders
Claire Suellentrop, Forget The Funnel
UI Breakfast podcast
Inspire, Not Instruct
Samuel Hulick, UserOnboard, podcast interview
call to action
A/B test or split test
13 // Interface innovation with Josh Miller
Josh Miller from The Browser Company joins Mark and Adam to discuss how to make a better web browser in 2020. The conversation ranges from user agency in software to architecture to social capital to end-user programming.
Josh Miller @joshm
The Browser Company
The Roots of Progress
Jobs to be Done
Museum of African American History and Culture
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
web browser as Figma canvas
CERN and the birth of the web
timing matters / Adam's Heroku values
Robert D. Putnam
12 // Growing ideas with Andy Matuschak
Andy Matuschak joins Mark and Adam to talk about rituals for deep thought, how to develop an inkling over time, and the public goods problem of research.
Andy Matuschak: homepage Twitter Patreon
How can we develop transformative tools for thought?
Bret Victor on representation of thought
Solitude and Leadership
Heroku haiku names
positivism and existentialism
intelligent tutoring systems
Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software
Ivan Sutherland / Sketchpad
mechanical keyboards on Reddit
Pricing niche products: Why sell a mechanical keyboard kit for $1,668?
Genentech and recombinant DNA
Why does DARPA work?
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great level of detail!
Its great to hear about the inside process and considerations that go into Muse.
Also the episodes with guests are often great discussions!