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.

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#51: An Oral History of Web Standards With Jeffrey Zeldman

September 13th, 2018 · 57 minutes

Designer, author, speaker, publisher, podcaster and longtime friend Jeffrey Zeldman joins the show to reminisce on the origin of the Web Standards Project and it's legacy 20 years on.

#50: Learning How to Listen

August 28th, 2018 · 50 minutes

Special guest and Adaptive Path co-founder Indi Young joins the show. We discuss the origins of mental model research, and how it has become an ever-more powerful tool for building inclusive products.

#49: Flexible Typesetting

July 31st, 2018 · 42 minutes

Adobe's Head of Typography Tim Brown returns to the show to discuss his new book, ‘Flexible Typesetting,’ and how the implications of emerging font technologies are challenging what designers can (and should!) try to control in their layouts.

#48: Designing a Less Distracting Future

July 23rd, 2018 · 47 minutes

Preëminent and prolific Apple pundit Jason Snell joins the show to discuss new features designed by Apple in iOS 12 responding to the backlash against Silicon Valley’s engagement-at-all-costs user experiences.

#47: The Oral History of Information Architecture, with Lou Rosenfeld

June 27th, 2018 · 50 minutes

My old friend Lou Rosenfeld joins the program. He co-authored the seminal book on Information Architecture in the '90s, and now runs Rosenfeld Media, publishers of some of the industry's best books on UX. We go deep into the history of the discipline, and how it's playing out in a new generation of designers today.

#46: Design at Massive Scale

May 19th, 2018 · 45 minutes

Authors Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum join the show to discuss their new book “Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity”. We dig into the challenges and opportunities that arise when managing design at massive scale.

#45: How Does Design Get Made?

May 7th, 2018 · 44 minutes

Special guest Josh Brewer, CEO and co-founder of Abstract, joins the show to discuss how we make design — from mockups to prototypes to production and through collaboration, process, and everything in between.

#44: How Not to Screw Up Your Brand

April 27th, 2018 · 47 minutes

Special guest Jason Santa Maria returns to the program in his new role as Design Director of Slate. We talk about a recent redesign and rebranding he did, and how to manage change both internally and with your users.

#43: Google AMP vs the Web

April 6th, 2018 · 42 minutes

Special guest Andrew Betts of the W3C Technical Advisory Group joins the show to discuss Google AMP: how it works, whether we should use it, and if it's a threat to the open web and to society overall?

#42: Can We Design Better Meetings?

March 30th, 2018 · 51 minutes

Kevin Hoffman joins the show to discuss his new book: Meeting Design. We talk about applying the design process to the meetings we have every day, how to evaluate them, improve them, and mercifully kill them when they need to go.