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

#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.

#39: The Challenge of Starting a Design Career

February 21st, 2018 · 45 minutes

Special guest Kristy Tillman, Director of Communication Design at Slack, joins the show to talk about what it's like to start a design career today, mentorship vs. sponsorship, and whether you should kickstart your portfolio with free work.

#38: Design vs Capitalism

January 31st, 2018 · 68 minutes

My good friend Erika Hall returns to the show. She’s a founder and principal at Mule Design, and author of the forthcoming book "Conversational Design." We talk about the role of designers as critical voices in the ethical decisions companies make and the morality of venture capital in sustainable business.

#37: Do Diverse Teams Really Make Better Products?

January 16th, 2018 · 40 minutes

This week, Carissa Romero joins the show. She’s a parter at Paradigm, a consulting firm focused on helping companies become more diverse and inclusive. We discuss the research that shows how teams with more diverse members create better products.

#36: User Research as an Agent of Corporate Change

December 22nd, 2017 · 43 minutes

This week, Google Design Director Jens Riegelsberger joins the show to discuss how user research can fundamentally help organizations make better decisions — and not just about the design of their products.

#35: Promoting Yourself as a Designer (And the History of Dribbble)

November 28th, 2017 · 51 minutes

My old friend Dan Cederholm joins the show. His work at Simplebits was profoundly influential in the early web, but he may be best known as the cofounder of Dribbble. We talk about this history of that community as well as what it’s like to build a reputation as a designer today.

#34: What User Research Can Learn From Growth Hacking

November 16th, 2017 · 40 minutes

My old friend Hiten Shah joins the program. He’s the founder of numerous successful startups and mentor to many others. We discuss growth hacking, how it differs from formal user research, and how to make products people love as quickly as we can.