Sinopsis

No chit-chat, just focused in-depth discussions about design topics that matter. Jonathan Shariat and Chris Liu are your hosts and bring to the table passion and years of experience.

Episodios

  • Episode 62 - Ethical Design and Principles

    Episode 62 - Ethical Design and Principles

    26/08/2020 Duración: 43min

    This week Chris and Jon discuss how to use principles in your work to be more ethical. There are many good reasons to bring ethical practices into your work, and leading a project with principles is a great way to get things started. Listen in to learn how to be a more ethical designer!

  • Episode 61 - Fear vs Productivity for Designers

    Episode 61 - Fear vs Productivity for Designers

    10/08/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    This week, Jon and Chris talk about productivity and the fear. A designer’s work is creative which is inherently ambiguous and difficult. Design work can always benefit from more time to explore, research, polish, etc. This leaves the designer to contend with how much time to spend on each step, how good is good enough, and staying on task as they battle the fear. But fear not :). Jon and Chris have some ideas for what we can all do about this. So listen in and get productive!

  • Episode 60 - The Importance of Research

    Episode 60 - The Importance of Research

    20/07/2020 Duración: 01h17min

    Jon and Chris are back with an all new show, discussing the importance of research in product development. There are many things you can do to help you do better work, and research is one of them. So stay tuned, you'll love this episode!

  • Episode 59 - Concluding the Design Process

    Episode 59 - Concluding the Design Process

    17/04/2018 Duración: 51min

    At long last, episode 59 is here! This week, Chris and Jon conclude the discussion series on what makes a great design process. We talk about some of the issues that impact the "How", the part after you figure out what the design should entail. Stick around for part 3 of this series!

  • Episode 58 - Youve defined the problem. Now what?!

    Episode 58 - You've defined the problem. Now what?!

    28/11/2017 Duración: 01h01min

    This week, Chris and Jon continue their series on defining an effective design process. Once you've figured out the problem, what should you do next? There are so many things that can happen (and usually do!) and Chris and Jon give their insights on what to focus on next. Stay tuned to part 2 of this series!

  • Episode 57 - Defining our Design Process

    Episode 57 - Defining our Design Process

    01/11/2017 Duración: 38min

    This week, Chris and Jon talk about defining an effective process. Let's face it. Defining a useful process is hard! There's so many questions about what to do first. And worst of all, it's really easy to start jumping in and making mockups. Stay tuned to this episode to hear about why that may not be the best idea!

  • Episode 56 - The 10th Anniversary of the iPhone

    Episode 56 - The 10th Anniversary of the iPhone

    03/10/2017 Duración: 55min

    This week, Jon and Chris talk about the recent keynote from Apple. The show starts with a quick product review of all the different product announcements made by Tim Cook & co. Then in the second half, they get into a discussion about what's happened with Apple over the past 10 years, and why they may no longer be the center of innovation in the post-Jobs era. Stay tuned for a different kind of Design Review episode!

  • Episode 55 - How to Succeed at Interviews

    Episode 55 - How to Succeed at Interviews

    14/09/2017 Duración: 58min

    This week, Jon and Chris answer a listener email about how to handle job interviews. Both Chris and Jon give practical tips and information from their experiences as interviewees AND hiring managers! Stay tuned for an informative episode!

  • Episode 54 - Dont look... Its car UX!

    Episode 54 - Don't look... It's car UX!

    09/08/2017 Duración: 43min

    After 3 attempts, Chris and Jon finally get this one recorded! Phew! Jon interviews Chris about what it's like to work on car stuff, what the future holds, and how YOU could be part of it! Stay tuned for the latest show!

  • Episode 53 - Good designers write!

    Episode 53 - Good designers write!

    30/05/2017 Duración: 46min

    This week, Chris and Jon talk about why good writing skills are essential for doing good design. Obviously other things are important too, but writing is just one of those 'core skills' every designer must have. Stay tuned to this episode!

  • Episode 52 - Meetings are a necessary evil!

    Episode 52 - Meetings are a necessary evil!

    09/05/2017 Duración: 44min

    This week Chris and Jon talk about awful meetings, why we have to have them, and what we can do about them. There's lots of useful information to help you have better meetings, so definitely stick around for this one!

  • Episode 51 - How to get things made

    Episode 51 - How to get things made

    26/04/2017 Duración: 44min

    At long last, here's episode 51! Yay! This week, Chris and Jon discuss production design and how we transition from ideas to implemented products. This is where the rubber meets the road, and you don't want to miss this important episode!

  • Episode 50 - Improving Design Culture

    Episode 50 - Improving Design Culture

    14/03/2017 Duración: 44min

    It's episode 50 everybody! Woo! We made it! Thanks to everyone for supporting us! It's been a pleasure putting these together for you. This week, Chris and Jon talk about why companies STILL don't get design, and try to figure out some ways that we can all solve this big problem together. Stay tuned for a monumental episode!

  • Episode 49 - Our Tools of the Trade

    Episode 49 - Our Tools of the Trade

    21/02/2017 Duración: 01h12min

    This week Chris and Jon talk about the tools they use to get 'er done! From desks, to pens, to apps, we cover it all. Stay tuned for a more lighthearted episode!

  • Episode 48 - How to define an MVP

    Episode 48 - How to define an MVP

    01/02/2017 Duración: 37min

    This week, Chris and Jon discuss a listener question on how to define an MVP. Then they discuss what to do with it after launch. It's a great show for people working in startups, and how to successfully navigate the pitfalls of early product lifecycles. Stay tuned!

  • Episode 47 - How to plan your design career(from start to finish)

    Episode 47 - How to plan your design career(from start to finish)

    05/01/2017 Duración: 53min

    How do you get started in Design? What's next after your first job? What positions should I build to? What are the possible paths for a designer to take? We discuss these important questions and more in this week's podcast!

  • Episode 46 - Designing for Formunction

    Episode 46 - Designing for Formunction

    29/11/2016 Duración: 28min

    This week, Chris and Jon have a discussion about form vs. function and created a new word: "Formunction"!!! But is it better to emphasize form or function? Can you achieve both? Listen and find out!

  • Episode 45 - The Dangers of Empathy

    Episode 45 - The Dangers of Empathy

    18/10/2016 Duración: 26min

    This week, Chris and Jon discuss the danger of using empathy in your design process. This show is based on an interview published in the Harvard Business Review where researchers conducted studies on how being empathetic can actually cause problems that you may not be able to see! Stay tuned!

  • Episode 44 - Polite vs. Impolite Software

    Episode 44 - Polite vs. Impolite Software

    04/10/2016 Duración: 46min

    This week, Chris & Jon discuss the differences between polite and impolite software, and how it affects the user experience! Believe it or not, politeness matters, so stick around and listen!

  • Episode 43 - UI Vs. No UI

    Episode 43 - UI Vs. No UI

    08/09/2016 Duración: 38min

    This week on the Design Review: we discuss the principle of No UI and whether or not the best interface really is no interface.

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