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296: Google I/O

This week we dig into the latest and greatest announcements from this year's Google I/O. We talk through our top highlights like new privacy controls, Android Q improvements, and a solid new budget Pixel phone. And as always, we share our cool finds of the week, like a…

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295: Public Critique and The Facebook Redesign

@brian @marshallbock I did not see a thread for Design Details Episode 295, but just wanted to give you the feedback that for me personally this was one of the best episodes of all time. And to go kind of meta: I hope that Brian does not go the "post only positive feedback"…

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294: Designing UX for Games (feat. Tea Chang) (& Endgame Discussion)

This week, we welcome Tea Chang, a UX Designer working on League of Legends at Riot Games, to talk about designing user experiences for gamers. At the end of the show, Tea sticks around for a long, spoiler-filled discussion of Avengers: Endgame. In Follow-up, we read and respond…

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Audio player on SpecFM site?

Love the audio player on SpecFM site! Was it custom built? Or was it built off some existing plugin / project?

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292: Linzi Berry

This week, we welcome to the show Linzi Berry, a manager on Lyft's design system. Linzi enlightens us on how to implement, maintain, enforce, evangelize, and roll out a design system, and we discuss her super informative design blog, Tap to Dismiss. In Follow-up, we debate some…

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291: Figma's UI Redesign and Public Critique

This week, we discuss Figma's UI redesign, the public response to it, and how to effectively communicate negative feedback to both companies and colleagues. In Follow-up, Brian has an update on a previous Cool Thing, we read some listener feedback (all positive, phew!), and…

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290: Transitioning to Product Design

This week, we answer listener questions, including how to transition from engineering to product design, how to wrap up before moving to a new company, and what we think of apps that allow you to change the launch icon. In Follow-up, we read some listener feedback about last…

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271: Principles of Design

This week, we dive deep on several design principles that will help you make better decisions when creating interfaces and interactions. In Follow-up, we discuss the etiquette of responding to recruiter emails, and in News, we cover Twitter's latest exploration into presence and…

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Elements and colors

You could explain to me how you choose which elements will be of one color and which elements of another. Any technique? Also, what wisdom is behind the tonality that you take into account before applying colors.

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289: Design File Hygiene

This week, Marshall offers a few simple tips for tidying up your source files, and we answer a listener question about when to move on from a company. In News, we shout out a new resource from the maker of Laws of UX. And as always, we share a couple cool things like a browser…

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