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Design Notes is a show from about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Google's Liam Spradlin. Each episode we talk to people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

Apr 10, 2018

In this episode, guest host Aaron Lammer speaks with Deeplocal CEO Nathan Martin about the work of an innovation studio, how Deeplocal’s ownership of its design process makes work like punk rock, and how communication and collaboration help the studio avoid failure.

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Mar 13, 2018

In this episode, Liam speaks with game designer, professor, and philosopher Bennett Foddy about  using frustration as a design pattern, positioning games at the intersection of art and software, and who he had in mind when creating Getting Over It.

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Feb 12, 2018

In the sixth episode, guest host Aaron Lammer speaks with designer and professor Molly Wright Steenson about pattern languages, the important similarities between architecture and AI, and the publication of her new book Architectural Intelligence.

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Jan 16, 2018

In the fifth episode, Liam speaks with Mitch Paone, Principle and Creative Director at DIA Studio, about creating a jazz solo out of the creative process, using a beginner’s mindset to unlock new possibilities in design, and the difference between intuitive and analytical creativity.

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Sep 27, 2017

In the premiere episode, Liam speaks with Mark Talbot and Youngjin Yoon of Talbot & Yoon, a New York-based design firm focused on objects, furniture, and home goods. The designers discuss making play a central tenet of their practice, how objects evolve, recontextualizing architecture to make it more accessible, and...