30 episodes

The Method podcast profiles designers at Google, giving listeners an inside look at their journeys and design choices.

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    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

The Method podcast profiles designers at Google, giving listeners an inside look at their journeys and design choices.

    Maggie Stanphill, Digital Wellbeing

    Maggie Stanphill, Digital Wellbeing

    Maggie Stanphill, Director of UX at Google talks about her efforts in Digital Wellbeing.
    How this became a focus in the tech industry, and what is Google doing to contribute?
    I hope you enjoy the episode.

    • 26 min
    Google UX Interns

    Google UX Interns

    Garrett Tolbert, Andrea Davila, and Alex Lim talk to us about life as a Google UX intern.
    In this episode, we talk with a trio of UX interns with three very different paths to Google: What led them to their internships? How their experience has changed them. What’s next in their UX journeys?
     
    Handy links for this episode:
    Learn about internships at Google
     
    Meet our guests:
    Garrett Tolbert – UX Engineering intern at Google
    Andrea Davila – UX Writing intern at Google
    Alex Lim – UX Research intern at Google

    • 29 min
    Emily Blank – Material Design Art Director

    Emily Blank – Material Design Art Director

    What does the term “creative collaboration” mean to you? What do you need to consider when the things you create are seen in the seams of people’s day? How do the images we see everyday impact our living experience?
    Join us as we explore these Questions with Emily Blank, Art Director on Google’s Material Design team.
     
    Handy links for this episode:
    The Canvas Project by Google Cloud
     
    Meet our guest:
    Emily Blank works to create impactful imagery on Google’s Material Design team. She’s previously worked at Apple, Bloomberg, and Billboard.

    Photo in episode art is by Jess Bonham

    • 18 min
    Philip Battin & Curtis Flanagan, Seed Studio

    Philip Battin & Curtis Flanagan, Seed Studio

    From prototyping futures to designing artifacts solely for discussion, tune in to explore the idiosyncratic—but important—field of speculative design. In this episode, host Travis Neilson sits down with Philip Battin and Curtis Flanagan from Seed Studio, a Google design team working on future-forward creative concepts for human-centered technology. In this intriguing conversation, the trio unpack what it means to rehearse the future to inform the present.

    Handy links for this episode:
    Explore “A Space for Being” from Salone del Mobile in Milan 2019
    Read Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby
    Watch HER on Google Play

    Meet our guests:
    Philip Battin currently leads strategic design and innovation for Seed Studio. Previously he worked as a design strategist on Google Glass at Google X.

    Curtis Flanagan is an art director at Seed Studio. Before joining Google, he was a senior designer at Red Antler and Ideas On Purpose.

    • 26 min
    The Google UX Hiring Process

    The Google UX Hiring Process

    What makes a portfolio stand out? Why is the design exercise necessary? What exactly is a “noogler” and how do you become one? In this episode, host Travis Neilson talks with Google Design Manager Mike Buzzard about the seven phases of the Google UX hiring process. Along the way, hear audio clips of designers describing their own stories of applying to work at Google. From overcoming the fear of submitting an application, to demystifying the full-day of on-site interviews, listen in for a comprehensive breakdown of all the hiring quirks you need to know.
    Handy links for this episode:
    Submit an application
    Stay up to date with the latest from Google Design
    Meet our guest:
    Mike Buzzard is a design manager at Google, currently collaboratively shaping the UX Community and Culture initiative. In his personal capacity, Buzzard also acts as a design advisor to A Capital, Fuel Capital, and Stitch Labs.  

    • 18 min
    Roxanne Pinto, Google Flights

    Roxanne Pinto, Google Flights

    In this episode, host Travis Neilson interviews Roxanne Pinto, a content strategist at Google, about the role of UX writing in helping people use—and understand—machine learning-driven products. Listen in as Pinto shares insightful anecdotes about unpacking errors and how mental models shape product interactions and user trust.
    Handy links for this episode:
    Get an overview of Google IO
    Explore Google Flights
    Explore Google Ads

    Meet our guest:
    Roxanne Pinto is a content strategist at Google, currently writing UX content for Google Flights and the Google Trips app. Previously she worked as a copywriter at SolutionSet and Hitachi Data Systems.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

annaoj y ,

Next episode when?

I’m still able to learn a lot from episodes that were produced two years ago. Will this podcast have new episodes again someday? I’d very much look forward to it!

Mykol225 ,

Great show

You can always count on Method to dig in about a subject they care deeply about and leave you with plenty of thought nuggets to share around.

Archimedes V ,

Entertainingly Useful!

Hearing people tell their own stories and intertwining it with their thought process for their roles/projects is awesomely intriguing!

Still consider myself a new UX Designer; hearing how people got started and work past the pervasive feeling of “faking it until you make it” or “imposter syndrome” is really inspiring.

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