The Presentable Podcast focuses on how we design and build the products that are shaping our digital future. We'll track the tools, trends, and methods being used by teams from the biggest companies and latest startups. In each episode, Jeff will bring over two decades of experience as a designer, developer, entrepreneur, and investor as he chats with guests about how design is changing the world.

Links

Support this show


Learn More

Latest Episodes

#30: Accessibility is Social Justice

September 7th, 2017 · 43 minutes

This week on the show, we talk to Laura Kalbag about her new book, Accessibility for Everyone. We discuss how digital products have an increasing mandate to be broadly usable by everyone in society, and what we can do to achieve better accessibility in our designs.

#29: Designing with Artificial Intelligence: The Dinosaur on a Surfboard

August 25th, 2017 · 40 minutes

Special guest Josh Clark joins the show to talk about the implications of artificial intelligence on design and how designers can start to understand and influence the capabilities and limitations of these incredibly complex systems.

#28: Everything You Know About Web Design Changed Last March

August 8th, 2017 · 52 minutes

This week we discuss CSS Grid Layout with Jen Simmons, Designer Advocate at the Mozilla Foundation. We also cover how web standards are made, how that's different from the past, and how to keep up with it all.

#27: Designing Hardware is Insanely Difficult

July 14th, 2017 · 51 minutes

Hardware designer Matt Webb joins the show to discuss why it’s so difficult to design great physical products, how our expectations have changed so much, and why he loves wearing his Snapchat Spectacles to cricket matches.

#26: How to Give Good Feedback

June 30th, 2017 · 51 minutes

Former VP of Design at Twitter Mike Davidson joins the show to talk about giving good design feedback, running design review meetings, and the new Twitter redesign.

#25: The Tenuous Resilience of the Open Web

June 8th, 2017 · 49 minutes

This week my long-time friend Jeremy Keith joins the program. He’s one of the co-founders of the agency Clear Left, and a frequent author and speaker on what he calls the true nature of the Web. We talk about his new book, Resilient Web Design, and get into the history of technology, how we make decisions about what to use, and how our industry se…

#24: More Empathy Might Be Making Things Worse

May 12th, 2017 · 44 minutes

User research expert Farrah Bostic joins the show to talk about empathy. That term is in the news a lot lately, and we go deep on its importance in design, how to grow it among product teams, and — very frankly — how it’s frequently misused.

#23: How to Get Hired, with Jared Spool

May 2nd, 2017 · 60 minutes

This week, the legendary and outspoken Jared Spool joins the show. We discuss why most companies are terrible at hiring for design jobs, and what designers can do to take control of their careers and attract meaningful work.

#22: Jessica Hische Is Good at Freelancing

April 14th, 2017 · 53 minutes

This week, one of the best letterers and illustrators in the industry, Jessica Hische, joins the show. We discuss the thrills and anxieties of making a living as a freelancer.

#21: How We’ll Design for Virtual Reality

March 29th, 2017 · 47 minutes

Game designer Shahid Ahmad joins the show to talk VR. We discuss the design fundamentals of both virtual and augmented reality and look ahead to what the future may bring.