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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#81: Designing the Machines That Make Modern Music

February 12th, 2020 · 39 minutes

Special guest Hannes Pasqualini joins the show. He’s the co-founder of Papernoise, a firm that specializes in the design of synthesizers. We discuss the process of finding a niche, building a reputation, and the art of music.

#80: Presentable Live from the New Adventures Conference, Part 2

January 31st, 2020 · 32 minutes

This is part two of a special episode of Presentable recorded live in front of an audience at the New Adventures conference in Nottingham, England. It is a roundtable conversation with the event's speakers: Liz Jackson, Laura Kalbag, Florence Okoye, Tatiana Mac

#79: Presentable Live from the New Adventures Conference, Part 1

January 29th, 2020 · 32 minutes

This is a special episode of Presentable recorded live in front of an audience at the New Adventures conference in Nottingham, England. It is a roundtable conversation with the event's speakers: Cennydd Bowles, Akil Benjamin, Natalie Kane.

#78: Life, the Universe, and Everything

January 14th, 2020 · 55 minutes

Special guest and long-time independent developer James Thomson joins the show. We talk through his experience working on PCalc, run-ins with Steve Jobs, and going solo for more than a couple decades.

#77: How Likely Are You to Recommend This Podcast to a Friend?

December 19th, 2019 · 48 minutes

Good friend Erika Hall joins the show to talk about the second edition of Just Enough Research. We talk about the methods so many people get so badly wrong.

#76: Craft Is a Journey

November 27th, 2019 · 53 minutes

Weightshift founder and good friend Naz Hamid joins the show to discuss how designers evolve in their careers and what maturity of craft really looks like.

#75: Shouldn't More Designers be CEOs?

November 22nd, 2019 · 44 minutes

Special guest Jeff Khan joins the show. He’s the CEO of Rise Science and we discuss the unique opportunities designers have as entrepreneurs, and how that can change the outcome for startups.

#74: Can You Do Real Design on an iPad?

November 15th, 2019 · 46 minutes

Special guest Harold Emsheimer joins the show. He’s the co-founder of design agency Overcommitted and joins us to talk about using the iPad as a tool for doing professional design work.

#73: Alexa, Design a Voice App for Me

November 6th, 2019 · 41 minutes

Special guest Michael Hood joins the show. He's the co-founder and head of product at VoiceFlow, and we discuss emerging best practices for designing voice user interfaces.

#72: Changing the Power Dynamics of Design Critiques

October 12th, 2019 · 42 minutes

Special guest and old friend Braden Kowitz joins the program. He's the co-founder of Range and former design partner at Google Ventures. We discuss the delicate art of the design critique and building trust within teams.