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278: Dice Gamble

In this first episode of 2019, Brian explains online security to Marshall as though he is a five-year-old, covering everything from DNSs to VPNs. In Follow-up, we read a few listener tweets, and as always, we share a couple Cool Things, including a misused city simulator and a…

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328: Thinking About 2020

https://simplecast.com/s/9c40afc0 In this first episode of the new decade, we look ahead to 2020 and enumerate some personal and professional goals for the year to come. And as always, we share some cool things (this week, with the help of a listener!), including an IRL…

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327: Organizing Component Systems

https://simplecast.com/s/0f7d5d01 In this week's episode, we follow up on a bunch of your tweets, and then we get super semantic about naming conventions and component organization. And as always, we share a couple cool things like a vehicle upgrade and a feed reader. Golden…

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326: Design Tools Today

https://simplecast.com/s/8cce63ad In this week's episode, we discuss the state of our industry's current design tools—especially in comparison to the tools available to other disciplines—and we speculate about what those tools could look like in the years to come. In News, we…

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325: Changing Roles in a Growing Company

https://simplecast.com/s/a43d0e97 In this week's episode, we go to our patrons for a couple listener questions: one about adapting to shifting roles as a company rapidly grows, and one about the balance between creativity and meeting business needs. And as always, we share a…

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324: Interface Design and the Physical World

https://simplecast.com/s/3b7f3e26 In this week's episode, we riff on a listener question about the influence of the physical world on digital interfaces, and we end up covering everything from video game controllers to sliders and shiny buttons. And as always, we share a couple…

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323: Designing Social Proof

https://simplecast.com/s/9f5c9a5c In this week's episode we dive into the murky waters of designing social proof in social networks. From upvotes to view counts, reputation to badges, there are a wide array of tools and patterns at a designer's disposal to communicate quality…

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322: Designing App Onboarding Experiences

https://simplecast.com/s/4fc966ca This week, we dive deep into the perils and triumphs of designing an onboarding experience for mobile. Strap in for a big brain dump as we discuss everything from App Store screenshots to sign-in methods to device permissions to user education.…

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321: Illustrations and the Side Effects of Free Resources (feat. Meg Robichaud…

https://simplecast.com/s/c2c9e319 This week, we're joined by Meg Robichaud and Ryan Putnam—incredible illustrators working at Lyft and Messenger, respectively—to follow up on a topic from last week's episode. Meg and Ryan share some of their experiences working as illustrators…

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320: The Path of a Generalist (feat. Pablo Stanley)

https://simplecast.com/s/22344816 This week, the prolific Pablo Stanley joins us to talk about his path following a wide range of interests (including but not limited to architecture, music, fashion, comics, illustration, and design), and he shares his thoughts about the…

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