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

#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.

#45: How Does Design Get Made?

May 7th, 2018 · 44 minutes

Special guest Josh Brewer, CEO and co-founder of Abstract, joins the show to discuss how we make design — from mockups to prototypes to production and through collaboration, process, and everything in between.

#44: How Not to Screw Up Your Brand

April 27th, 2018 · 47 minutes

Special guest Jason Santa Maria returns to the program in his new role as Design Director of Slate. We talk about a recent redesign and rebranding he did, and how to manage change both internally and with your users.

#43: Google AMP vs the Web

April 6th, 2018 · 42 minutes

Special guest Andrew Betts of the W3C Technical Advisory Group joins the show to discuss Google AMP: how it works, whether we should use it, and if it's a threat to the open web and to society overall?

#42: Can We Design Better Meetings?

March 30th, 2018 · 51 minutes

Kevin Hoffman joins the show to discuss his new book: Meeting Design. We talk about applying the design process to the meetings we have every day, how to evaluate them, improve them, and mercifully kill them when they need to go.

#41: What to Do With a Seat at the Table

March 14th, 2018 · 52 minutes

Special guest Kate Aronowitz joins the show. She is a design partner at Google Ventures and was previously in design leadership positions at Facebook, Welathfont, and eBay. We discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of designers as they advance in their careers, gain more influence, and achieve that fabled seat at the table.

#40: Driving UX Research at Uber

February 28th, 2018 · 44 minutes

Special guest Molly Stevens, Director of UX Research for Uber, joins the show. We talk about what it’s like to manage research with a distributed team for a company that does business in countries around the world.