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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#39: The Challenge of Starting a Design Career

February 21st, 2018 · 45 minutes

Special guest Kristy Tillman, Director of Communication Design at Slack, joins the show to talk about what it's like to start a design career today, mentorship vs. sponsorship, and whether you should kickstart your portfolio with free work.

#38: Design vs Capitalism

January 31st, 2018 · 68 minutes

My good friend Erika Hall returns to the show. She’s a founder and principal at Mule Design, and author of the forthcoming book "Conversational Design." We talk about the role of designers as critical voices in the ethical decisions companies make and the morality of venture capital in sustainable business.

#37: Do Diverse Teams Really Make Better Products?

January 16th, 2018 · 40 minutes

This week, Carissa Romero joins the show. She’s a parter at Paradigm, a consulting firm focused on helping companies become more diverse and inclusive. We discuss the research that shows how teams with more diverse members create better products.

#36: User Research as an Agent of Corporate Change

December 22nd, 2017 · 43 minutes

This week, Google Design Director Jens Riegelsberger joins the show to discuss how user research can fundamentally help organizations make better decisions — and not just about the design of their products.

#35: Promoting Yourself as a Designer (And the History of Dribbble)

November 28th, 2017 · 51 minutes

My old friend Dan Cederholm joins the show. His work at Simplebits was profoundly influential in the early web, but he may be best known as the cofounder of Dribbble. We talk about this history of that community as well as what it’s like to build a reputation as a designer today.

#34: What User Research Can Learn From Growth Hacking

November 16th, 2017 · 40 minutes

My old friend Hiten Shah joins the program. He’s the founder of numerous successful startups and mentor to many others. We discuss growth hacking, how it differs from formal user research, and how to make products people love as quickly as we can.

#33: The Temptations of Designing with Animation

November 2nd, 2017 · 34 minutes

Web animation expert Rachel Naybors joins the show to talk about her new book, Animation at Work. We discuss how to use movement on the Web appropriately through an understanding human perception and cognition.

#32: Designing the Space You Work In

October 11th, 2017 · 46 minutes

Special guest Sarah B. Nelson, Program Architect at IBM Studios, joins the show to discuss how to hack your office to enable better design work to happen.

#31: Designed in California

September 26th, 2017 · 39 minutes

Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator at the London Design Museum joins the show to talk about their current exhibit, "California: Designing Freedom." We trace how the last 60 years of west coast history influence the design of the products we use today.

#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.