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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

#55: 10,000 Steps to Building a Great Product

December 4th, 2018 · 44 minutes

Special guest Tim Roberts joins the show. As the first product person at Fitbit, he saw the company as it grew through it’s IPO and beyond. We talk about scaling teams and managing growth.

#54: Don’t Design Alone: Cultivating Communities of Practice

November 16th, 2018 · 42 minutes

Agile consultant and coach Emily Webber joins the program to discuss ways in which people can get better at their work by tapping into (or building) support networks around them.

#53: Who is the Head of Product?

October 31st, 2018 · 43 minutes

Special guest Martin Eriksson joins the program. He’s the co-founder of the Mind the Product conference and the co-author of the book Product Leadership. We discuss the role of Head of Product: who are these people, how did they get there, and what do they do?

#52: The Helvetica of Banks

October 24th, 2018 · 46 minutes

Special guest Hugo Cornejo joins the show. He’s the head of design for the London-based online bank Monzo. We discuss the user experience of people’s money and the importance of design in building trust.

#51: An Oral History of Web Standards With Jeffrey Zeldman

September 13th, 2018 · 57 minutes

Designer, author, speaker, publisher, podcaster and longtime friend Jeffrey Zeldman joins the show to reminisce on the origin of the Web Standards Project and it's legacy 20 years on.

#50: Learning How to Listen

August 28th, 2018 · 50 minutes

Special guest and Adaptive Path co-founder Indi Young joins the show. We discuss the origins of mental model research, and how it has become an ever-more powerful tool for building inclusive products.

#49: Flexible Typesetting

July 31st, 2018 · 42 minutes

Adobe's Head of Typography Tim Brown returns to the show to discuss his new book, ‘Flexible Typesetting,’ and how the implications of emerging font technologies are challenging what designers can (and should!) try to control in their layouts.

#48: Designing a Less Distracting Future

July 23rd, 2018 · 47 minutes

Preëminent and prolific Apple pundit Jason Snell joins the show to discuss new features designed by Apple in iOS 12 responding to the backlash against Silicon Valley’s engagement-at-all-costs user experiences.

#47: The Oral History of Information Architecture, with Lou Rosenfeld

June 27th, 2018 · 50 minutes

My old friend Lou Rosenfeld joins the program. He co-authored the seminal book on Information Architecture in the '90s, and now runs Rosenfeld Media, publishers of some of the industry's best books on UX. We go deep into the history of the discipline, and how it's playing out in a new generation of designers today.

#46: Design at Massive Scale

May 19th, 2018 · 45 minutes

Authors Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum join the show to discuss their new book “Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity”. We dig into the challenges and opportunities that arise when managing design at massive scale.