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.
It's COLD in Denver! Emily loves the clickbait articles. Micheal relives a walking meeting horror story for the Wall Street Journal. Our thoughts on why and how to use walking meetings yo your advantage. Do largest tech companies need a physical headquarters? We talk Amazon city selection and remote working. And Kyle teaches us about mob coding.
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.