12 episodes

Welcome to "The Standup," a podcast where two friends, one a product designer and the other a product manager, share their experiences and insights from their work lives. In e episode, we'll have an informal chat about the challenges and triumphs we've faced in our respective roles and offer up useful tips and tricks that we've learned along the way. Join us, and let's learn from each other as we navigate the exciting world of building digital products.

The Standup João Borges (@joaobborges) and Guilherme Coelho (@iamguico)

    • Business

Welcome to "The Standup," a podcast where two friends, one a product designer and the other a product manager, share their experiences and insights from their work lives. In e episode, we'll have an informal chat about the challenges and triumphs we've faced in our respective roles and offer up useful tips and tricks that we've learned along the way. Join us, and let's learn from each other as we navigate the exciting world of building digital products.

    #12- Year in review and season one finale

    #12- Year in review and season one finale

    The Standup podcast concludes its inaugural season with a reflective last episode, marking the completion of their goal of twelve episodes for the year. In this final installment, the hosts take a nostalgic look back at the events of 2023 while eagerly anticipating the prospects of 2024. The podcast unexpectedly becomes a journey into the hosts' own perspectives, with a discussion about embracing the "snowdrop" brand and the need for a more focused direction. The hosts delve into personal aspirations for the upcoming year, ranging from lifestyle goals to managing work-life balance. The episode touches on themes of travel, business growth, and physical exercise, culminating in a heartfelt expression of gratitude to their listeners for the year and warm wishes for the holidays and the New Year.

    • 39 min
    #11- Feelings towards design authoring and ownership

    #11- Feelings towards design authoring and ownership

    In this episode of the Standup Podcast, hosts Guilherme and João center their discussion around the current industry trend of prioritizing uniformity over individuality in design. The hosts advocate for designers to consistently contemplate how they can delight users, emphasizing that products serve a purpose beyond mere functionality. They delve into the realm of digital assets, specifically those with timeless qualities like branding. In this context, they underscore the potential for smaller teams to create enduring products, even while acknowledging the perishable nature of certain things.

    The conversation takes a compelling turn towards a focus on timeless creations, urging listeners to position themselves as authors and embrace the entrepreneurial mindset necessary to build a product or company with a lasting impact.

    • 30 min
    #10- Random thought provoking topics

    #10- Random thought provoking topics

    Join us in this engaging podcast episode as hosts João and Guilherme delve into the world of design, creativity, and personal growth. In this thought-provoking conversation, they reflect on the wisdom of legendary designer Dieter Rams, who maintained his creative spark even at the age of 50. Is creativity truly a casualty of growing up, or do we become more efficient as we mature?

    The hosts share their insights gained from a busy month of freelance projects, inviting you to discover the valuable lessons they've acquired. Are there specific takeaways you can apply to your own journey?

    Additionally, they tackle the contentious issue of design systems and their impact on creativity. Is it possible that design systems, while seemingly restrictive, could actually free you up to be more creative where it matters most?

    Tune in to this podcast for a fascinating discussion that navigates the balance between creativity and efficiency in the ever-evolving world of design.

    • 34 min
    #9- Strategies to improve your mental health

    #9- Strategies to improve your mental health

    In episode nine of the Standup podcast hosted by João and Guilherme, the hosts dive into a thoughtful discussion on motivation and productivity. As they reflect on the end of summer, they share their personal experiences with fluctuating motivation levels and the strategies they employ to stay motivated. João discusses the role of meditation in boosting motivation and the challenge of making it a consistent practice. Guilherme explores how the rate of learning can impact motivation, especially when you already have a wealth of knowledge. They both emphasize the importance of having a toolbox of strategies to maintain motivation.

    The episode touches on key elements that contribute to their motivation, including movement, seeking inspiration, cultivating love, and practicing appreciation. João highlights the significance of physical activity, preferably outdoors, while Guilherme emphasizes the role of inspiration and emotional factors in staying motivated.

    Throughout the episode, they also share their go-to strategies for rekindling motivation during low-productivity periods. For both hosts, taking a break and experimenting with different tools and technologies proves to be effective in regaining motivation. Their candid conversation offers valuable insights into the ups and downs of motivation and provides listeners with practical tips for staying motivated in their own lives.

    • 30 min
    #8- How to manage creatives and designers

    #8- How to manage creatives and designers

    In the latest summer episode of The Standup Podcast, co-hosted by Guillerme and Joao, we dive into the art of managing creative individuals. Guillerme starts the discussion by unveiling the nuances of offering feedback to designers and creatives. Discover the importance of timing, personalization, and fostering openness within teams, all essential for effective communication and collaboration.

    The episode continues with insights into establishing project boundaries and priorities, allowing creative energies to flourish within defined parameters. Acknowledging the inherent vulnerability of many creatives, João emphasizes the significance of constructive feedback delivery, providing strategies to inspire growth while maintaining a positive atmosphere. Join us as we explore how to guide designers, allowing them to soar while ensuring their work aligns with the team's goals. Don't miss this insightful conversation that unveils the secrets of nurturing creativity within a collaborative framework.

    • 22 min
    #7- Process and framework for bootstrapped products

    #7- Process and framework for bootstrapped products

    In this exciting episode, we're back on track after a slight delay, but we're not breaking our streak! We kick things off with a discussion about a SaaS B2B tool aimed at helping companies manage and share their roadmaps, followed by a pivot towards exploring the importance of a team mindset. Next, we dive into the idea of a site builder and business automation platform for small businesses, marked with potential but ultimately set aside. Finally, we land on our current passion project: a product centered around saving and sharing precious photos and videos, capturing the essence of your journeys and experiences. Join us as we embrace the challenge of crafting a strong branding from the very start and aligning with our mission and values.

    • 35 min

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