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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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319: Content Strategy and Designing with Language (feat. Jonathon Colman)

https://simplecast.com/s/fcc2c8b8 In today's episode we sat down with Jonathon Colman, a Senior Design Manager at Intercom, to talk about all things content. We dig into Jonathon's background and path into design, the role of content in user experience design, how content…

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Whatever happened to the Design Details logo update?

@brian did you guys decide to not make a change in the end?

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318: Death of the Designer Unicorn

https://simplecast.com/s/aea0c1f1 In this week's episode, we answer a listener question about why product teams aren't comprised of more "unicorns," and we discuss a Twitter thread that questions whether being a hands-off design leader makes you less of a designer. And as…

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317: Designing for Dark Mode

https://simplecast.com/s/b88f3f88 In this week's episode, we dive deep into the murky depths of Dark Mode, discussing everything from OLED smearing and halation to tinting and elevation. Plus we read the results of the Twitter poll in which we asked you about your preferred dark…

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314: Beauty, Vulnerability, and Doing Things That Matter (feat. Haraldur…

https://simplecast.com/s/0fcd92a9 This week, we catch up with Haraldur Thorleifsson, the founder, CEO, and social media intern at Ueno. In today's conversation, we cover everything from burnout to why designers should be thinking about solving more meaningful problems. We dig…

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299: Balancing Management and IC Work

https://simplecast.com/s/833dcf20 This week, we answer a listener question about the balance of being both a manager and an individual contributor, which leads to some more existential conversation about sharing what we think we know and the fear of being wrong loudly in public.…

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