102 episodes

Tentative is a podcast about digital product design.
Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design.
Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

    102: Automation is the Goal (Adekunle Oduye)

    102: Automation is the Goal (Adekunle Oduye)

    Adekunle Oduye, UX Engineer at Mailchimp, discusses working on a design-system team, setting goals for 2021, storing documentation in Figma, and conducting user research for design systems.




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    Mailchimp Style Guide
    Essentialism
    Adekunle on Twitter


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    101: Unconsulting (Ryan Rumsey)

    101: Unconsulting (Ryan Rumsey)

    Ryan Rumsey, founder & CEO of Second Wave Dive, discusses building programs that solve systems problems through design thinking, and struggling with critique.




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    Second Wave Dive
    Business Thinking for Designers- Ryan Rumsey
    Ryan's Personal Site
    Ryan on Twitter


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    • 43 min
    100: Who We Are as Designers (Senongo Akpem)

    100: Who We Are as Designers (Senongo Akpem)

    Senongo Akpem, author of Cross-Cultural Design, joins the show to discuss design in civic-tech, ways to include cross-cultural design thinking into short engagements, staying dedicated to long-term projects, and memories of Dreamweaver.




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    Cross-Cultural Design- Senongo Akpem
    A Civic Technologist's Practice Guide- Cyd Harrell
    curry.cafe
    Senongo on Twitter


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    • 44 min
    99: Organic Backlog Gardening (Erin May & JH Forster)

    99: Organic Backlog Gardening (Erin May & JH Forster)

    From User Interviews, Erin May (VP Growth & Marketing) & JH Forster (VP Product) join the show to discuss hiring during Covid, onboarding remotely, using GitHub for documentation, backlog management, managing team morale while remote, and work on diversity & inclusion initiatives.



    User Interviews
    Awkward Silences- User Interviews Podcast
    Being There
    Remo
    The UX Research Flex Stack
    Rocket Emoji App
    JH on Twitter
    Erin on Twitter


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    • 44 min
    98: Think About the Edge Cases (Hannah Yang)

    98: Think About the Edge Cases (Hannah Yang)

    Hannah Yang, Product Manager of Provider Experience at Oscar Health Insurance, joins us to discuss feature prioritization during COVID, designing towards a KPI goal, customer relationships at small & large companies, qualitative vs quantitative data in health-tech, and the hurdles of working in a regulated industry.




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    TheShareWay
    Oscar Health
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    • 37 min
    97: Park the Train-Car in Harvard Yard (Elaina Natario & Vendela Larsson)

    97: Park the Train-Car in Harvard Yard (Elaina Natario & Vendela Larsson)

    Elaina Natario and Vendela Larsson join us to discuss the research, procedure, and findings, that went into their Glides project for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.



    "Gliding to Success"- Design Museum Magazine
    MBTA Case Study
    Just Enough Research- Erika Hall
    What the heck is a bomb cyclone?
    Elaina on Twitter
    Vendela on Twitter


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Thom O. ,

The waffle-fries of podcasts

Tentative is the waffle-fries of podcasts.

johnjacobjake ,

Great resource, great podcast.

I really love listening to this podcast. Nice variety of topics all pertaining to design, code, and personal and professional development. It's nice to just hang out and "talk" with interesting people about some interesting topics.

Dr. Berner ,

Nope

No substance here. Other podcasts by thoughtbot are great, though.

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