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#298 Colonised Thinking and Figma

Episode 298 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – we feature articles about how car culture colonised our thinking, and how Figma is making you a bad designer.

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#294 Sitemaps

Episode 294 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – we feature articles about designing the perfect button, and how sitemaps are an essential tool in web design.

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#293 Designing for stress with Katie Swindler

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

We often find ourselves in stressful situations. Sometimes that’s expected, but sometimes it’s not.  The same can be said about the things we design. Sometimes we knowingly design for stressful situations, but sometimes our designs are used (unexpectedly to us) by people while under stress. Katie Swindler, Author of Life and Death Design joins us to discuss designing for stressful situations.

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#278 No, seriously, it’s been a year

Episode 278 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – we feature articles about the era of design system in Russia and a status report on the toxicity in digital design.

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#268 Managing design systems with Brad Frost

Brad Frost joins us to talk about the nitty gritty of collaborating to create and manage design systems. We look back at the journey from responsive design to atomic design to design systems, and discuss the challenges with developing design systems and how important collaboration and culture are in order to succeed.

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#267 UX Theatre with Tanya Snook

Are we all just putting on a show? A few years ago, Tanya Snook coined the phrase UX Theatre to describe when we are just acting like we’re doing user-centred design rather than actually doing it. 

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#266 Target size

From this summer, target size is going to become something we hear much more about. In this topic show, we look into what it is, what it means, why we’re going to start hearing more about it, and how this will impact design work (and design discussions). 

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#264 Creating a better society with Don Norman (part 2)

In the second part of our 10th anniversary interview with Don Norman, we discuss externalities, the environmental aspects of design, ethics, systems and changing design education.

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#263 Creating a better society with Don Norman (part 1)

In this 10th anniversary 2-part special, we are joined by Don Norman. We talk to Don about how design education needs to change so the designers of the future are better equipped to work at the crossroads of business, technology, people, society and culture.

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#262 Design confidence with Kate Rutter, Kim Goodwin and Pamela Pavliscak

We are joined by Kate Rutter, Kim Goodwin and Pamela Pavliscak to explore why tools, often software tools, are on everyone’s mind and how this may or may not preparing us for the demands of design in the future.

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#261 Design makes the world with Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun joins us to talk about how design makes the world. Everything in your life has been designed by someone, and this insight is a powerful way to understand the world, and everything that happens in it. Read More

#259 Japanese design culture with Rishma Hansil

We are joined by Rishma Hansil to look at Japanese design culture and how this impacts digital design in Japan. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Rishma has been living and working in Tokyo for the past 4 years.

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#252 Toxic dogmatism

Episode 252 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – We discuss a number of serious issues that the design industry faces plus we take a look at “Stories” and their abundance.

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#213 Spacesuit design with Lindsey Aitchison

This podcast is episode 3 of 5 recorded at From Business To Buttons 2019

Lindsey Aitchison, spacesuit designer at NASA, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about the challenges and process of designing the equipment astronauts need to wear in order to survive and work in space and other extra-terrestrial environments. Read More