It's Kyle's birthday!!! Emily is making the moneys and baking the baby. The guys have new gigs. Is it possible to cleanse your life of the big 5 tech companies? We ponder what it means for you lifestyle when opting out of tech. We end with the impact of big tech expanding headquarters on the local ecosystems.
Michael and Kyle are already planning the 8th year of DVLP DNVR, August 2019. Emily is out of frosting. In this process focused episode, we preach on the power of low fidelity. We identify one big, giant, gaping pitfall in giving applicants design challenges - and Michael gives pro tips for approaching challenges from a problem solving perspective. We also examine one guy’s success in designing an onboarding process.
A pregnant Emily cries over the Hamilton storyline. A not pregnant Kyle tears up when he imagines that Nintendo is a person who gets old and passes away and has a funeral. Michael snowblowers for the entire neighborhood. In tech news, Apple users pay the cost of privacy for optimal user experience. Google bets for both sides by distributing PWAs in the Play store. Podcasting steps up to join media wars 2019.
Michael's still dry; sparkling water fun. Emily has her own case of FOMO. Kyle Dads at peak levels. Michael and Kyle bond over dad bods. The UX of DOB dropdowns as we issue a Cody's Design Challenge. Chick-fil-A gets physical with CX. Home Depot switches fully to self-checkout and Kyle builds a new desk. Emily builds her own burger, iPad style.
Everyone presents! Emily spoke, Kyle spoke and Michael judges a design challenge. Our thoughts on the new Slack logo. We get cozy with some 2019 design trends. Lastly some portfolio tips from a Twitter user who looked at hundreds of portfolios in a few days.
Kyle makes his strong feelings known on a number of topics, including the use of job titles in our current tech culture. We all talk about highlights from not one of the most insightful yearly reviews, which results Kyle grieving hard over the declining popularity of Firefox in 2018. The Duolingo owl changes its attitude, which reminds Kyle of systemic problems in modern education. And finally we cover a design tools year end survey!
It’s 2019 and we’re back! Kyle has a massive number of goals for the new year. Michael wants to take things less personally, and Emily wants to feel feelings. In UX & Tech News, we dissect Instagram’s side scroll mishap and speculate about Elon’s 1.4 mile tunnel underneath LA. Additionally, we await 2019 streaming content wars with popcorn in hand.
Day 7! We're joined by Kim Schlesinger; Site Reliability Engineer at ReactiveOps and the co-founder of diversity, a company that is striving to make the tech industry more equitable. We talk Kubernetes and applying design processes to education.
Day 6! Friend of the show Alex Hoffman; Product Designer at Spex Technologies. Alex joins us to talk typefaces and hand-lettering in the digital age.