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

#96: The Employee-Owned Design Agency

October 30th, 2020 · 56 minutes

Special guest Andy Budd returns to the program. He's one of the founders of UK-based design agency Clearleft, and we discuss the firm's recent shift to being employee-owned.

#95: What Does Representation in Design Really Look Like?

October 16th, 2020 · 44 minutes

Special guest Annie Jean-Baptiste joins the show. She’s Google's Head of Product Inclusion and the author of the book, “Building for Everyone.” We discuss how designing products through the lens of representation is not just an ethical choice, but a strong business case as well.

#94: The Creative Importance of Side Projects

August 31st, 2020 · 47 minutes

Special guest Elliot Jay Stocks joins the program. He’s a designer, publisher, and musician and we talk about side projects, staying focused, and how to find value in all aspects of our work.

#93: Designing for Cognitive Bias

August 19th, 2020 · 47 minutes

This week on the program is special guest David Dylan Thomas. He’s a content strategist and author of the forthcoming book, “Design For Cognitive Bias.” We discuss how unconscious decisions shape our actions, and how to acknowledge them when we design.

#92: Mindfully Designing for Different Cultures

July 30th, 2020 · 44 minutes

Special guest and author Senongo Akpem joins the show. We discuss his new book “Cross-Cultural Design” and how to grow in awareness when designing for multiple cultures.

#91: How to Design Your Job

July 17th, 2020 · 52 minutes

Special guest Bill Burnett joins the show. He's the Executive Director of the Design School at Stanford University and the author of "Design Your Work Life." We talk about applying our craft as designers to the problem of our own careers.

#90: Changing Our Understanding of Emotion in Design

June 30th, 2020 · 44 minutes

Special guest Aaron Walter joins the show. He's Vice President of Design Education at Invision and the author of "Designing for Emotion." We discuss the power of inclusion in transforming the mechanics of design.

#89: The Human Experience of Self-Driving Cars

June 16th, 2020 · 46 minutes

Special guest Ryan Powell joins the program. He's the Head of User Experience for Waymo, the self-driving car company. We discuss what it’s like to design the experience of something that feels like science fiction.

#88: Good Design Can Help Us Change

May 27th, 2020 · 46 minutes

Special guest Dr. Amy Bucher joins the show. Her new book, “Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change” shows how psychology can be used as a design tool to help empower people to make positive changes in their lives.

#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.