SuAnne Hall is back! She fills up in on what she's been up to. Slack IPOs and Kyle loves them for it. Michael is rejuvenated from his vacation and surprise... he rode a scooter. Everyone has jury duty, however SuAnne went full UX when asked to serve on a jury. Kyle's so happy that Microsoft is cool again. Lastly, user testing makes all the difference.
Alex explains the woes of having a common name on the internet. Michael's old car is falling apart but he's running away for a Dad weekend! Kyle wants to solo in the woods. We talk more Samsung hardware woes, TurboTax dark patterns, and we take the Adobe personality quiz.
Kyle got guilted into take your kid to work day. Michael gave his toddler haircut number 2. We discuss buying domains and how a guy became the onion man! Brainstorming our random domain businesses. Tesla released a full auto drive video, what does this mean for our future?
Alex is sitting in for more! Kyle helped run a call for proposals workshop, Michael and Alex talk public transit. Habit forming motivational posters can make a big difference. Alex schools us on the redesign of Helvetica for the digital age. The nitty gritty of UX terminology, what means what and how to set expectations.
We're joined by Alex Hoffman; product designer, hand letter extraordinaire. Kyle is teaching the kids, Michael is adjusting to office life. John Meeda says design isn't that important, what do we say? Colorado launches a new "free" logo. Best practices of design systems from a pro. How do you pizza?
This week we explore the quantified self movement. We ask ourselves if self tracking in the name of life improvement is worthwhile, and we take a look at those who take it to the extreme. We consider pairing machine learning with quantified self to create useful insights. But first, Kyle chases down a food truck, Michael’s wife makes spam musubi, Kate Mills (still in the house!) plans a trip to Puerto Rico and Emily says goodbye to listeners for a couple of months while she launches a baby.
This week we talk about the state of continuing tech & design education. Product Design Lead Kate Mills is in the house and she has a scooter! Kyle has been teaching real live students. Michael wont tell us what's up, but does share sage wisdom on crafting a UX career. A super pregnant Emily finds out that graphic storytelling is one memorable approach to teaching.
Starting new jobs all the ins and outs of onboarding. Emily gets motherly with Kyle. Micheal is amazed by Tesla Mobile service. Emily chooses he unborn child's favorite animal. The team shares our "fun fact" answers for introductions to new groups.
Animations are more than a feeling. Some are heavy, some are light, many are supported and some delight. Emily got to use CSS keyframe animations this week. Meanwhile, Kyle started his new job. Michael accidentally knocked over someone’s popcorn kernels, triggering a complicated Rube Goldberg scenario. Google Assistant gets a physical button on Nokia and LG models and we wonder if we should be going in an opposite direction, towards total voice control... even though the combination of AI plus voice could get all too real.
Emily senses that the recording studio is haunted. Michael is getting accustomed to his new 40 hour per week job. Kyle was fun-employed all week, which included work. Microsoft employees protest using Halo Lens for military training, which raises questions that raise more questions about ethics in tech. YouTube bans comments on videos with children, a micro step on a long journey towards salvation. And finally, we each bottom line our lessons learned from these troublesome times.