Having the conversations about design we want to have, sometimes with guests. Hosted by Erika Hall and Mike Monteiro.You should listen.
Episode 24: Technology and Society
We sit down with Max-Beverton Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, to discuss his work helping policy-makers address challenges around the world.
Max wanted you all to know that the world has clearly changed a lot since this podcast was recorded, but the political and technology principles discussed haven’t. The Institute Max works for has pivoted to tackling the crisis. You can find more here, and two reports on how we use tech to get through the current crisis:
Digital Policy for a Lockdown: How Tech Can Help Us Adapt to a Radically Altered World
A Price Worth Paying: Tech, Privacy and the Fight Against Covid-19
Max on Twitter
Narratives of Hate: The Spectrum of Far-right Worldviews in the UK
Diversify by June Sarpong
The Bretton Woods Conference, 1944
Sky parental control design
Episode 23: How to Negotiate
We get the band back together! Our lawyer Gabe Levine joins us to reminisce about contract negotiations past and discuss the fundamentals of negotiation for designers, or anyone, really.
Gabriel Levine | LinkedIn
Matchstick | Lawyers for creative business
Matchstick | Service Agreement Field Manual
Running From the Law
Welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism | The Guardian
Episode 22: Accessible Design for Everyone
Accessibility consultant and trainer Elle Waters joins us to talk about the importance of inclusive design, and why we aren’t there yet.
Universal design - Wikipedia
There's also a transcript available here.
Episode 21: Union Strong
Yonah Camacho Diamond, union organizer with the Communications Workers of America explains how unions works in the US. We discuss why tech workers might want to consider organizing and the process for doing so.
Communications Workers of America
CWA District 9
Episode 20: Design is Gay
John Hanawalt, designer and co-founder of the Queer Design Club, returns to Mule to tell us about his work to celebrate queer contributions to the design industry and foster community, and especially the Queer Design Count.
John on Medium
Queer Design Club
Design Census 2019
The Queer Design Count
Diversity at Dropbox tweet
Episode 19: Talking to Strangers
Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet, TED speaker, and person who by her own admission makes strange faces, joins us to talk about the benefits of talking to people you don’t know. We talk about ways to step out of your comfort zone to experience moments of ‘fleeting intimacy’ without coming across as a sociopath. And it turns out this is all connected to research.
Kio on Twitter
Why you should talk to strangers | TED Talks
When Strangers Meet: How People You Don't Know Can Transform You
Kindergarteners are choosing how they're greeted...
BBC interviewee interrupted by his children live on air
Just Enough Research, Second Edition
Quality food for thought
I enjoy the topics and hard conversations of this podcast, even if I don’t come to the same conclusions. Worth listening to.