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

#18: So What Is It Exactly That Product Managers Do?

February 15th, 2017 · 46 minutes

This week's special guest is Laura Klein, author of the new book, "Build Better Products." We discuss the evolving role of Product Managers, and how they intersect, overlap, and compliment what User Experience Designers do.

#17: My Dishwasher Really Needs Bluetooth

February 3rd, 2017 · 54 minutes

This week, Relay FM co-founder Myke Hurley joins the show to talk about the design of everyday things, the impact of companies like Apple and Slack on how we build things, and why it's so hard to rebrand a business.

#16: Design at Google Is Like Baseball in Europe

January 20th, 2017 · 42 minutes

Former Global Head of UX at Google Irene Au joins the show to talk about the remarkable change that's happened in design over last 10 years at the search engine giant.

#15: The Voice of Slack

January 6th, 2017 · 51 minutes

This week's special guest is Anna Pickard, the Creative Director of Voice and Tone at Slack. We talk about how writing and language that is clear, concise, and human can be the bedrock of a great user experience.

#14: The Next Billion Users

December 8th, 2016 · 45 minutes

This week's special guest is Rachel Ilan Simpson. She’s part of the design team for the Chrome browser at Google and has been working on features to help support the next billion new internet users coming online in emerging markets. We talk about what it takes to design for people who’ve never used a desktop computer and only know the online worl…

#13: So You Want To Be a Design Leader

November 23rd, 2016 · 50 minutes

On this week’s program, I’m joined by my friend Andy Budd, one of the founders of British design agency Clearleft. Recently, he organized a conference called Leading Design, we talk about that and discuss what it takes to be a leader in design driven companies, and what it’s like in companies that aren’t.

#12: Our Tools Give Us Superpowers

November 11th, 2016 · 52 minutes

This week's special guest is my friend Naz Hamid, founder of the design agency Weightshift. We discuss the tools we use to do design: how have they changed over the years, what are we using today, and where do we think they’re going in the future.

#11: The Election Isn't Rigged, It's Just Poorly Designed

October 28th, 2016 · 58 minutes

This week on the program, my friend Dana Chisnell is here for a very timely conversation on how the design of ballots affects voter trust in elections. She just finished a 2-year tour with the US Digital Service and has more than a decade of experience in civic design.

#10: Variable Fonts in CSS are Crazy Awesome

October 12th, 2016 · 46 minutes

This week's special guest is my friend Tim Brown, Head of Typography at Adobe. We discuss the recent announcement of Variable Fonts and what that means for type on the web, the complexity of CSS, and the future of responsive web design.

#9: Designing for the App Store, with John Gruber

September 29th, 2016 · 46 minutes

This week we talk to preeminent Apple blogger John Gruber about his experiences designing and developing iOS app Vesper, the challenges of App Store pricing, and how feature prioritization is as much a business decision as it is a design issue.