162 episodes

Unpacking Design is a podcast that shares the perspectives, thoughts, and ideas of two architects from New York on topics ranging from technology, lifestyle, career, health, and news.

Unpacking Design Mike LaValley / Tim Ung

    • Design
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Unpacking Design is a podcast that shares the perspectives, thoughts, and ideas of two architects from New York on topics ranging from technology, lifestyle, career, health, and news.

    Episode 140 - Unpacking Home Offices in the Pandemic

    Episode 140 - Unpacking Home Offices in the Pandemic

    During the pandemic where everyone is working from home, most people had to create ad-hoc workstations. Some people used their dining room tables while others already had a small home office setup. Why is it important for us to design a home office space that we look forward to using? How can we create a space that allows us to work comfortably throughout the day? Learn more about Mike and Tim’s home offices and what was important to them when they were designing their spaces in this episode.

    • 27 min
    Episode 139 - Unpacking Design Life - Goals and Newsletters

    Episode 139 - Unpacking Design Life - Goals and Newsletters

    How do we stay focused on achieving our goals and completing personal challenges that we decide to pursue? How can we create a community around our personal pursuits through newsletters and online groups? Learn more about the things that Mike and Tim are working on in this episode of design life.

    • 46 min
    Episode 138 - Unpacking Peer Design Groups

    Episode 138 - Unpacking Peer Design Groups

    One of the things many designers have been trained to believe is to work through design problems on their own and to only share their completed work. So, why should a designer look for and/or create a peer design group where they could have conversations with others in a similar space about their successes and struggles? Learn more about the benefits of starting a peer design group and how it could help you grow your career and brand in this episode.

    • 32 min
    Episode 137 - Unpacking Design - Habit Building and Book Writing

    Episode 137 - Unpacking Design - Habit Building and Book Writing

    How can you start to develop new personal habits by setting a goal to do something for a set period of time? How does your lifestyle begin to change so that you can achieve each of these goals? Learn more about Mike’s design life, how he’s developing new habits, and writing his book in this episode.

    • 44 min
    Episode 136 - Unpacking Design - Branding and YouTubing

    Episode 136 - Unpacking Design - Branding and YouTubing

    How can a vacation become a time of fulfillment where we make the time to complete the things in our lives that we’ve always wanted to accomplish? What does a staycation focusing on personal development look like? Learn more about Tim’s design life and how he’s developing his personal brand in this episode.

    • 35 min
    Episode 135 - Unpacking Post-it Notes

    Episode 135 - Unpacking Post-it Notes

    How do you use sticky notes as a designer? What value does a sticky note have to your design process? Learn more about how Mike and Tim use sticky notes in this episode.

    • 19 min

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platypusmax ,

Great insights

I found your podcast looking for glowforge Ideas and discussion (loved that episode!). I am a trained but not practicing industrial designer and former software product manager who is now trying to build a side hustle business selling art print shower curtains and handmade leather barrettes. So yeah. A lot of your episodes are speaking to me pretty directly while I drive, run and hammer rivets. Thanks!

Blava56 ,

Well done. Very informative.

Really enjoy the back and forth between you two. Easy to follow and very helpful. I was having a problem picking out a web design program and your Squarespace blog solved my problem. Thanks!

timridarch ,

Happy to find this

Great guys doing a great job talking about stuff I love.

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