Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
This week, we talk about our processes for reviewing UI and making sure that things are shipping as close to spec as possible. In The Sidebar, we recap Apple’s Unleashed event, sharing our favorite moments and spicy takes. Golden Ratio Supporters: Sympli builds design version control and developer handoff tools to help teams collaborate on screen d…
 
This week, we talk about the new Stripe Press website, pasting behavior in Figma, the latest tvOS UI, and the importance of using fake data in placeholder copy. In The Sidebar, we share our tools and strategies for remembering the important things that come up in our day-to-day work. Golden Ratio Supporters: Plume empowers a billion smart devices i…
 
This week, we recall our most recent “wow” moments with the products in our lives. What are yours? In The Sidebar, we talk about different loading state strategies and their impact on the user experience. Golden Ratio Supporters: Plume empowers a billion smart devices in homes and small businesses through a suite of adaptive WiFi, AI security, and …
 
This week, we talk about design mentorship: what does an effective mentor do, how to find a mentor, how to avoid giving bad career advice, and more. In The Sidebar, we talk about obsessing over the pixels, wasting time on unimportant details, and how to tell the difference between polish and procrastination. Golden Ratio Supporters: Plume empowers …
 
This week, we talk about how we combat perfectionism in our side projects, the value of shipping, and why sharing a project too early can backfire. In the Sidebar, we recap Apple’s September event with our hot takes and spicy opinions. Golden Ratio Supporters: Plume empowers a billion smart devices in homes and small businesses through a suite of a…
 
This week, we follow up on last week’s conversation about designing at agencies, hiring contractors, Yelp’s app icons, and Bock’s Constant. In the Sidebar, we talk about designing with your mind’s eye and how learning to brain-prototype will help fast-track your growth as a designer. Latest VIP Patrons: Darion Xinran Wang Ólafur Sverrir Kjartansson…
 
This week, we compare agency vs. in-house design work, dissect the tradeoffs, and share interview tips for anyone moving from an agency to a product company. In The Sidebar, we share our favorite Keynote tips and tricks and our top strategy for telling a more clear story in a deck. Sponsor: Baronfig makes tools for thinkers: guided journals, simple…
 
This week, we talk about Twitter’s new follow buttons. Are they a mistake? Or a fix for something broken that we’d all become used to? Our opinions on buttons emerge! In The Sidebar, we talk about what to do with time off. Sponsor: Baronfig makes tools for thinkers: guided journals, simple notebooks, writing instruments, bags, desk organizers, trav…
 
This week, we talk about Yelp’s new logo and app icons, Apple’s new child safety initiatives, and the miniature masterpieces of the Olympic pictograms. In the Sidebar, we curate practical negotiation tips, strategies, and concepts to help you through a job change. Sponsor: Baronfig makes tools for thinkers: guided journals, simple notebooks, writin…
 
This week, we dig into questions like: who should design a team’s visual style guide? And: who should break a tie in subjective aesthetic arguments? In The Sidebar, we share our tips and strategies for succeeding as a new designer in a large organization. Latest VIP Patrons: Max Kaplun Dave Michael Schultz MJ Zach Ouderkerken Chris Doner Michelle L…
 
This week, we talk about the new Microsoft emoji, a cool Android 12 feature, the joy of watching Apple iterate in public, and the new “King of Buttons” aka the Steam Deck. In The Sidebar, we talk about the challenge of having work that is NDA-locked, or never shipped at all. Latest VIP Patrons: Alex Dylan Raphael Lee Karina Kedo Justin Stahl The Si…
 
This week, we talk with Justin Stahl about visual design and craft, the impact of design systems and tools on the visual landscape, tactical tips for a stronger design interview, and much more. In The Sidebar, we ask Justin about the best advice he’s ever received, becoming a manager, and knowing when it’s time to switch teams. Latest VIP Patrons: …
 
This week, we talk about the confidence gradient, how we’ve built confidence over time, and the funny circumstances that can take us out of our element. In The Sidebar, we share our first impressions of Windows 11 and talk about the growing convergence of operation system designs. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better way to video call.…
 
This week, we dig into the best way to think about margin and padding in your component system. In The Sidebar, we break down the basics of design advising and angel investing. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better way to video call. It’s designed specifically to make it easier to gather small groups together to collaborate in real time…
 
This week, we try to answer a simple question: is software ever finished? In The Sidebar, we talk money: compounding, investing, negotiating, planning, and more. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better way to video call. It’s designed specifically to make it easier to gather small groups together to collaborate in real time, without all t…
 
This week, we talk about how the framework Strong Opinions, Weakly Held can be used to effectively critique visual design. In The Sidebar, we recap Google I/O 2021, discussing our favorite announcements, Material You, and the wild future of computers. Latest VIP Patrons: Javier Alaves Ash Oliver “Easily pronounceable” Michael Wilkins Mark Lee Zlata…
 
This week, we dig into two frameworks for leveling up at work: Proof of Curiosity and The Helpful Hierarchy. Whether you’re looking for more accountability, want to stand out in a job interview, or just want to be more intentional with your professional growth, we think these frameworks will help. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better w…
 
This week, we talk about the tension between building what customers explicitly ask for versus building towards a team’s internal vision. In The Sidebar, we talk about the lack of public software critique: Why isn’t there an MKBHD equivalent for software design? Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better way to video call. It’s designed spec…
 
This week, we discuss the things we’ve done in our design careers that have had an outsized impact on our professional growth. In The Sidebar, we talk about the anatomy of icons and how that anatomy affects user interfaces. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better way to video call. It’s designed specifically to make it easier to gather sm…
 
It’s event recap week! In this week’s episode we share our reactions to everything announced at Figma’s Config 2021. In The Sidebar, we dig into our favorite updates and the confusing head-scratchers announced at Apple’s Spring Loaded event. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Around is a better way to video call. It’s designed specifically to make it e…
 
This week, we caught up with Joey Banks to talk about contributing to open source design. In the Sidebar, we ask Joey bonus questions about ramping up in a new job, the design advocate role, and being Twitter famous. Latest VIP Patrons: Chris Barrett Amanda Liam Mews The Sidebar: The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters…
 
This week, we talk about the hidden complexities of a designer’s favorite element: the button. In the Sidebar, we examine interfaces that defer moderation responsibilities onto the end user. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Thank you to Around, a better way to video call. The product is designed specifically to make it easier to gather small groups t…
 
This week, we talk about how to become a more strategic designer: what should you be doing day to day, or thinking about more often? In The Sidebar, we talk about the downsides of using metaphors to describe the role of designers in building software. Golden Ratio Supporter: Around Thank you to Around, a better way to video call. The product is des…
 
This week, we share tips and best practices for senior designers who are presenting their work in a portfolio review. In The Sidebar, we break down the qualities of great typographic hierarchy in interface design. Golden Ratio Supporter: Mailbrew A huge shoutout to Mailbrew for supporting the show this week! Mailbrew is a personal daily digest for …
 
This week, we catch up with Kathryn Gonzalez, the Head of Design Infrastructure at DoorDash. We talk about building DoorDash’s first design system, how to scale a design systems team, balancing technical and design skills, how to become a better systems designer by learning outside of work, and much more. Golden Ratio Supporters: Mailbrew A huge sh…
 
This week, we talk about how to have better design reviews. Who, what, where, and when? We share our experiences, and frustrations, with certain formats and processes. In The Sidebar, we try to answer the question: WTF is up with NFTs? Golden Ratio Supporter: A huge shoutout to Mailbrew for supporting the show this week! Mailbrew is a personal dail…
 
This week, we cover part two of our design tips and tricks series. We talk about naming conventions, thinking in divs, structuring frames, and share a few Figma pro-tips. In The Sidebar, we talk about design content overload. Golden Ratio Supporter: A huge shoutout to Mailbrew for supporting the show this week! Mailbrew is a personal daily digest f…
 
This week, we dig into specific tips and tricks to level up your craft game: how to leverage tools to make faster iterations, stay organized, and allow your mocks to easily scale over time. In The Sidebar, we dig into how to give design critique without having full problem or product context. Golden Ratio Supporter: A huge shoutout to Copilot, the …
 
This week, we talk about designing with grid systems. In particular: when grid systems break, and what to do when they don’t align with our hardware screens perfectly. In The Sidebar, we talk all about design debt: how to work with it, pay it down, and eventually learn to accept it. Golden Ratio Supporter: A huge shoutout to Copilot, the best app f…
 
This week, we talk about strategies and tactical tips for elevating a team’s bar to design high quality interfaces. In The Sidebar, we talk about how to transition from web to mobile design. Golden Ratio Supporter: A huge shoutout to Copilot, the best app for budgeting and tracking your personal finances. It’s our favorite tool for categorizing our…
 
This week, we talk about the real struggle of finding the time to do North Star design. It’s complicated! In The Sidebar, we try to find the digital equivalent of a Norman Door. Golden Ratio Supporter: A huge shoutout to Copilot, the best app for budgeting and tracking your personal finances. It’s our favorite tool for categorizing our spending, ha…
 
This week, we talk about “invisible design” – those products and experiences that go unnoticed when present, but would be immediately noticed if absent. In The Sidebar, we react to the new Tesla Model S refresh. Latest VIP Patrons: Ben Patton Grzegorz Danielle Schechter Havana Nguyen John Cafazza The Sidebar: The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segm…
 
This week, we talk about designing experiences that weave between meatspace and screens. In The Sidebar, Marshall gives a deep dive into using modifier keys to level up your Figma productivity. Latest VIP Patrons: Sherri Kevin Fernandez Veronica Jefferson Brian Mireles John Brady Jade Tuckey Cathy Guarino Will The Sidebar: The Sidebar is an exclusi…
 
This week, we catch up with Priyanka Kodikal, a design manager leading consumer design at WhatsApp. We talk all about her journey as a designer, and what it's like building WhatsApp. In The Sidebar, we answer a simple question: should designers learn Figma in 2020? Latest VIP Patrons: Belinda Hui Nuzi Barkatally Eugene Fedorenko Mike Griffin UX Vie…
 
This week, we talk through our playbook for shipping personal projects. In The Sidebar, we weigh the tradeoffs of building an online persona. Should designers thought lead? Latest VIP Patrons: Adrian Corscadden Martin Maričák Polina Sogolov Tereza Kavinska Eric Eng Kuldar Kelly Hagan Jameson Bryant Maxym Nesmashny Matt Kubota Adam Haas Zachary Schw…
 
This week, we compiled all of our cold opens, stingers, and outtakes into a single 2020 Clipstravaganza! This is our final episode for 2020 – thank you everyone for listening and supporting us this year. We'll catch you in 2021! Design Details on the Web: 📻 We are @designdetailsfm 🎙 Brian is @brian_lovin 🎙 Marshall is @marshallbock 📬 Don't have Twi…
 
This week, we talk about the skills and tools that designers can learn to become future-proof. In The Sidebar, we share our impressions, tips, and best practices for using Figma Variants. Latest VIP Patrons: Jesper Andrell David Nikita Khapankov Keyla Rodriguez Tanner Woodworth Josh Miles Jason Zurita John Thachil Katherine R Ross PW Timothy Grady …
 
This week, we talk about tips and processes for shipping a high quality UI. In The Sidebar, we discuss the Silicon Valley trend of job hopping every few years. Latest VIP Patrons: Matt Crowley Yannick Megan Learn C. Anderson John Tyrrell Matt Makaran John-George Sample James Bartlett Kramer Canfield James Smet Katu Muadinohamba Sophie Bond Graham B…
 
This week, we talk about the tradeoffs and considerations of designing for consistency. In The Sidebar, we share tips and strategies for starting a podcast. Latest VIP Patrons: Ashish Negi Alyssa Zhang Tiffany C Yu Aleksandra Strączek Richard Picot Sam Olendi Kamil Lafere Jackie Carr Joaquin Kunkel Fabian Valkenberg Belén Lozano Ruobing Chen Ryhan …
 
This week, we discuss the future of designing on Macs. Are we moving to a PC-dominated future in the field? In The Sidebar we nit pick through the latest changes in Figma's Auto Layout v3. Latest VIP Patrons: Maxime Daraize Jamie Rhodes Vitaly Odemchuk Yuyang Luo Yu Zhao Jaynish Shah Shanberg Andy Santana Erica Lester Christopher Mark Guill Jørgen …
 
This week, we discuss the career paths and tradeoffs for someone who wants to do both design and development. In The Sidebar, we recap the Mac event and share our first impressions of the new iPhones. Latest VIP Patrons: Jordan Isip Matej Hrescak Fabiano Souza Darren Soulsby Priscilla Oscar Linger Greg Corby Tamara Didenko The Sidebar: The Sidebar …
 
This week, we brainstorm design patterns that help save people from themselves. From stopping the spread of misinformation, to saving eardrums, to screening spoilers, these design ideas are often clever and non-obvious. In the Sidebar, we discuss why radio and checkbox inputs are the way they are, and how to use them well in your designs. Latest VI…
 
This week, we dig into practical steps for creating a culture of design excellence. In The Sidebar, we share strategies for designing adaptive interfaces that work well on any screen size. Golden Ratio Patrons: Float Float has been a lifeline for teams working remotely in 2020. With float you can send your team their work schedule (daily or weekly)…
 
This week, we discuss the tradeoffs and challenges of designing interfaces for one-handed use. In The Sidebar, we talk about strategies for collaborating effectively with brand and product design. Golden Ratio Patrons: Float Float has been a lifeline for teams working remotely in 2020. With float you can send your team their work schedule (daily or…
 
This week, we talk about the shallow parts of design culture, where superficial work tends to generate far more attention and praise. We dig into potential solutions for this, too. In The Sidebar, we recap and share our spicy takes on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and HomePod mini. Golden Ratio Patrons: Float Float has been a lifeline for teams wor…
 
This week, we discuss strategies for teaching design fundamentals and how to make the process engaging and fun for new designers. In The Sidebar, we discuss the pain of noticing problems right before you ship. Golden Ratio Patrons: Float Float has been a lifeline for teams working remotely in 2020. With float you can send your team their work sched…
 
This week, we talk about how to have effective brainstorms: what does good prep look like, and what should be done alone or with a group? In The Sidebar, we share our spicy takes about brutalism in interface design. Golden Ratio Patrons: Float Float has been a lifeline for teams working remotely in 2020. With float you can send your team their work…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login