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Design Notes

Feb 13, 2017

Designer/author Dan Saffer & I dive deep into the theoretical UX questions and principles discussed in Dan's work. From what might make us uncomfortable about cooking a roast from across the planet, to the myth of invisible design, and how we might get a handle on the well of undiscovered functionality offered by...


Jan 9, 2017

Design Notes is back, and for the 15th episode I spoke with Carla Diana, a designer who brings objects to life, translating complex human emotions to the limited (but growing) expressive palette available to social robots and sentient objects. In the episode, we cover the process of translating feelings like stress into...


Aug 1, 2016

This time I had a chat with Steve Selzer, Experience Design Manager at Airbnb. Originally I met Steve at MCE in Warsaw where he gave a talk on designing friction into products intentionally, an idea that sounds counterintuitive but one that highlights the importance of reflection and self-actualization in every...


Jun 16, 2016

Full notes: http://designnotes.fm/all/human-enough-design-notes-with-manuel-clment-and-robbie-tilton-of-googles-daydream-vr-labs In the episode, we cover everything from the “human enough” experience of seeing other people represented as googley eyes, to how to make mundane tasks more human, to how 2D designers can...


May 12, 2016

Full notes: http://designnotes.fm/all/with-avondale-type-co For this episode of Design Notes, I spoke with Jason Schwartz and Alex Sheyn, creative director and designer respectively at a foundry that consistently produces impressive work, including an artist series featuring artists and designers from the community. In...