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287: A Peek Behind the Curtain

March 13, 2019 at 2:30pm

287: A Peek Behind the Curtain

March 13, 2019 at 2:30pm
This week, we pull back the curtain on Design Details itself and share how we think about iterating toward a better podcast. In Follow-up, we hear back about our Spectre critique from last episode, and we discover listeners do listen until the end. And as always, we share a couple cool things like a fancy toilet seat and a design interview FAQ.


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March 13, 2019 at 11:18pm
Heya 👋 was listening and I thought to give some feedback. From the old format of the show I missed hearing from other designers. It was really cool to hear new perspectives on process and workflows (and its what got me excited about doing design in the first place!!). I think it also helped grow the podcast since the guests on the show would often promote the episodes. That being said, I also enjoy the topical approach to various episodes (kinda like audio blog posts).
If I had to rank the type of content in terms of enjoyment I think it would be something like this:
  1. Guest interviews
  2. Design Topic
  3. Design news
Also in the past I was considering building something that would transcribe DD podcasts. I felt the content was so "timeless" as in you could go back to old episodes and still get something out of them. With the new format I have felt that less. Not necessarily a bad thing as I have still enjoyed the podcast but the content now gets a little bit more dated.
One thing that I dearly missed from way back when was design crit via wake and twitch. I have some fond memories of old UI getting critiqued by Bryn, Benjamin Wilkins, and others! It was so encouraging to hear from them as a new designer. Might not really be possible now that the podcast is so big but maybe something that could be similarity encouraging to designers.
Also any chance for live shows to possibly come back? :D those were really fun… and T-shirts!!
ahh maybe take my feedback with a grain of salt. A bit too much reminiscing of the past here 😅

March 17, 2019 at 12:42pm
thanks so much for all this feedback! Discussed for a bit on next week's episode :)
We are going to try and find some more guests and make that a more semi-regular segment
Also: totally agree on losing the timeless-ness; was just a tradeoff we had to make

March 21, 2019 at 7:27pm
I'm always looking forward to Wednesday morning, aka the morning that I get to listen to Design Details! I've been really enjoying the new format and as a junior designer listening to what other experienced designers think about topics such as design principles, guidelines, research, hiring interviews, salary negotiations is super interesting!
I also like that from time to time you guys also get to review products from the community, even if it's difficult to imagine exactly what you guys are talking about. Maybe there is a way to add imagery of the component/part of the product that you guys are reviewing? I personally use Pocket Casts and it allows to change the podcast artwork based on chapters. However, I don't know if the workflow of adding these images to the podcast is tedious or not. One thing that I know is that I would definitely look at these chapter artworks to better understand your point of view and rationale while listening to the episodes. It also makes more sense when someone cannot download the app because they are using another platform that's not supported by the app being reviewed (cough cough Android)!
Thanks for making my morning walks some much better!
<3 <3 thanks so much for the kind words
not sure what we can do for the visual product/app review kinda stuff, but yeah, maybe chapter art? in general we just point to the show notes, as it seems like the best balance of workflow from our end and usability from the listener end :/

March 25, 2019 at 4:22am
Nice favicon! Any questions about favicon, welcome to the Favicon Chat lol

The very first post in Favicon spectrum => how to pronounce it?