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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#25: The Tenuous Resilience of the Open Web

June 8th, 2017 · 49 minutes

This week my long-time friend Jeremy Keith joins the program. He’s one of the co-founders of the agency Clear Left, and a frequent author and speaker on what he calls the true nature of the Web. We talk about his new book, Resilient Web Design, and get into the history of technology, how we make decisions about what to use, and how our industry se…

#24: More Empathy Might Be Making Things Worse

May 12th, 2017 · 44 minutes

User research expert Farrah Bostic joins the show to talk about empathy. That term is in the news a lot lately, and we go deep on its importance in design, how to grow it among product teams, and — very frankly — how it’s frequently misused.

#23: How to Get Hired, with Jared Spool

May 2nd, 2017 · 60 minutes

This week, the legendary and outspoken Jared Spool joins the show. We discuss why most companies are terrible at hiring for design jobs, and what designers can do to take control of their careers and attract meaningful work.

#22: Jessica Hische Is Good at Freelancing

April 14th, 2017 · 53 minutes

This week, one of the best letterers and illustrators in the industry, Jessica Hische, joins the show. We discuss the thrills and anxieties of making a living as a freelancer.

#21: How We’ll Design for Virtual Reality

March 29th, 2017 · 47 minutes

Game designer Shahid Ahmad joins the show to talk VR. We discuss the design fundamentals of both virtual and augmented reality and look ahead to what the future may bring.

#20: Design Sprints: How to Get Your Boss to Draw in Just 5 Days

March 16th, 2017 · 45 minutes

Special guest Jake Knapp joins the show to talk about how sprints are changing how we do design. He's a Design Partner at Google Ventures and author of bestselling book "Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days."

#19: Design Ethics and the Race to the Bottom of the Brain Stem

March 1st, 2017 · 45 minutes

This week's special guest is Tristan Harris, former Design Ethicist at Google and the founder of the Time Well Spent movement. We talk about ethics in design, and how even our best intentions in serving users can often make use of manipulative patterns.

#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.