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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#87: How Design Makes the World

May 12th, 2020 · 50 minutes

Special guest and best selling author Scott Berkun joins the show. His new book, “How Design Makes the World” is just out and we discuss how we can learn to ask better questions of everything we buy, use and make.

#86: Working Together When We're Apart

April 30th, 2020 · 47 minutes

Special guest and good friend Lori McLeese joins the program. She's the Global Head of People for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com — one of the world's largest fully distributed companies. We talk about what it takes to do great work together when we're apart.

#85: Good Design Is Well Written

April 17th, 2020 · 39 minutes

Special guests Andy Welfle and Michael Metts join the program. They're the co-authors of the book “Writing is Designing” and we discuss how words are the core of good design, and what you can do to improve the quality of language in your work.

#84: Ethical Design in an Age of Uncertainty

March 31st, 2020 · 45 minutes

Special guest Cennydd Bowles joins the show. He’s a designer, futurist, and author of the book Future Ethics. We discuss what we can learn from the digital mistakes of the past to inform the designs of the future.

#83: Discussing Disability-Led Design

March 16th, 2020 · 40 minutes

Special guest Liz Jackson joins the show. She’s a design strategist and disability advocate who founded The Disabled List. We talk about perspectives in disability-led design and how empathy can often get in the way.

#82: Why Do We Go to Design Conferences?

February 28th, 2020 · 42 minutes

Special guest and event organizer Marc Thiele joins the show. He's the founder of the Beyond Tellerrand design conference, and we discuss the value of community gatherings, what we can learn at them, and how they're changing

#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.