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.



Latest Episodes

#121: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

November 30th, 2021 · 36 minutes

Special guest and long-time friend Ryan Carver joins the program. He’s the former CTO of Typekit and creator of the photo layout app Series. We talk about the line between designer and developer, when it’s important, and when it’s definitely not.

#120: Designing for Life and Death Situations

November 19th, 2021 · 47 minutes

Special guest and design strategist Katie Swindler joins the program to discuss her new book, “Life & Death Design.” We explore how the products we design can more effectively empower people during acutely stressful situations.

#119: Should You Go to Design School?

November 8th, 2021 · 47 minutes

Special guest Mike Essl joins the program. He’s the dean of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, and we discuss the role and importance of formal education in the design world today.

#118: The Path to Product Management

October 14th, 2021 · 48 minutes

Special guest Emily Tate joins the program. She’s managing director of Mind the Product, and we discuss how product management has kept pace with the rapidly changing way we all work.

#117: Crafting Conversations with Things

September 30th, 2021 · 49 minutes

Special guests Diana Deibel and Rebecca Evanhoe join the show. They are the co-authors of the recent book, “Conversations with Things” and we discuss how to design machines so they better understand everyone.

#116: Cultivating the Practice of Effective Feedback

September 15th, 2021 · 41 minutes

Special guest Erin Casali joins the program. She’s a leadership coach and senior director of product design at Xero. We discuss feedback: giving it, getting it, and using it to thrive in your career as a designer.

#115: Designing Better Surveys

August 31st, 2021 · 47 minutes

Special guest and forms specialist Caroline Jarrett joins the program to discuss her new book “Surveys That Work: A Practical Guide for Designing and Running Better Surveys.”

#114: Is Neurodiversity a Design Superpower?

August 17th, 2021 · 35 minutes

Special guest and Etsy’s head of product design Christina Goldschmidt joins the program to discuss how embracing representation in neurodiversity across our teams can lead to better designed products.

#113: How Designers Can Thrive in the No-Code Movement

July 31st, 2021 · 45 minutes

Special guest and Chief Creative Technologist at Argo Design Jared Ficklin joins the program. We discuss the interesting trend of "no code" software design, and how it might offer a pathway to understanding in an AI-driven world.

#112: Transforming the User Experience of Government

July 19th, 2021 · 41 minutes

Special guest Genevieve Gaudet joins the program. She’s the Director of Design for Nava, a firm focused on service design for public sector projects. We discuss the power of design to transform the way people experience their government.