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. Hosted by Jeff Veen.
37: Do Diverse Teams Really Make Better Products?
Jan 16 • 40 min
36: User Research as an Agent of Corporate Change
Dec 22, 2017 • 43 min
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)
Nov 28, 2017 • 51 min
34: What User Research Can Learn From Growth Hacking
Nov 16, 2017 • 40 min
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.
33: The Temptations of Designing with Animation
Nov 2, 2017 • 34 min
Web animation expert Rachel Naybors joins the show to talk about her new book, Animation at Work. We discuss how to use movement on the Web appropriately through an understanding human perception and cognition.
32: Designing the Space You Work In
Oct 11, 2017 • 46 min
Special guest Sarah B. Nelson, Program Architect at IBM, joins the show to discuss how to hack your office to enable better design work to happen.
31: Designed in California
Sep 26, 2017 • 39 min
Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator at the London Design Museum joins the show to talk about their current exhibit, “California: Designing Freedom.” We trace how the last 60 years of west coast history influence the design of the products we use today.
30: Accessibility is Social Justice
Sep 7, 2017 • 43 min
Special guest Laura Kalbag joins the show to talk about her new book, Accessibility for Everyone.
29: Designing with Artificial Intelligence: The Dinosaur on a Surfboard
Aug 25, 2017 • 40 min
Special guest Josh Clark joins the show to talk about the implications of artificial intelligence on design.
28: Everything You Know About Web Design Changed Last March
Aug 8, 2017 • 52 min
This week we discuss CSS Grid Layout with Jen Simmons, Designer Advocate at the Mozilla Foundation. We also cover how web standards are made, how that’s different from the past, and how to keep up with it all.
27: Designing Hardware is Insanely Difficult
Jul 14, 2017 • 51 min
Hardware designer Matt Webb joins the show to discuss why it’s so difficult to design great physical products, how our expectations have changed recently, and why he loves wearing his Snapchat Spectacles to cricket matches.
26: How to Give Good Feedback
Jun 30, 2017 • 51 min
Former VP of Design at Twitter Mike Davidson joins the show to talk about giving good design feedback, running design review meetings, and the new Twitter redesign.
25: The Tenuous Resilience of the Open Web
Jun 8, 2017 • 49 min
Author and designer Jeremy Keith talks about his new book, Resilient Web Design, and why we keep making the same mistakes over and over.
24: More Empathy Might Be Making Things Worse
May 12, 2017 • 44 min
User research expert Farrah Bostic joins the show to talk about empathy, a term that’s being used and abused a lot these days.
23: How to Get Hired, with Jared Spool
May 2, 2017 • 60 min
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
Apr 14, 2017 • 53 min
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
Mar 29, 2017 • 47 min
Game designer Shahid Ahmad joins the show to talk about designing for VR.
20: Design Sprints: How to Get Your Boss to Draw in Just 5 Days
Mar 16, 2017 • 45 min
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
Mar 1, 2017 • 45 min
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?
Feb 15, 2017 • 46 min
Laura Klein, author of “Build Better Products” discusses the evolving role of Product Managers, and how they intersect, overlap, and compliment User Experience Designers.
17: My Dishwasher Really Needs Bluetooth
Feb 3, 2017 • 54 min
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
Jan 20, 2017 • 42 min
Former Global Head of UX at Google Irene Au joins the show to talk about the last 10 years of design at the search engine giant.
15: The Voice of Slack
Jan 6, 2017 • 51 min
Anna Pickard, the Head of Voice and Tone at Slack, talks about how writing and language that is clear, concise, and human can be the bedrock of a great user experience.
14: The Next Billion Users
Dec 8, 2016 • 45 min
We talk to Rachel Ilan Simpson from the Google Chrome team about designing for the next billion users coming online in emerging markets.
13: So You Want To Be a Design Leader
Nov 23, 2016 • 50 min
Andy Budd, co-founder of British design agency Clearleft, joins the program to talk about design leadership.
12: Our Tools Give Us Superpowers
Nov 11, 2016 • 52 min
Naz Hamid and I discuss the tools we use to do design: how have they changed over the years, what are we all using today, and where do we think they’re going in the future
11: The Election Isn’t Rigged, It’s Just Poorly Designed
Oct 28, 2016 • 58 min
This week Dana Chisnell is here for a very timely conversation on how the design of ballots affects voter trust in elections.
10: Variable Fonts in CSS are Crazy Awesome
Oct 12, 2016 • 46 min
A discussion of the immense power of Variable Fonts in CSS with Tim Brown, Head of Typography at Adobe.
9: Designing for the App Store, with John Gruber
Sep 29, 2016 • 46 min
This week we talk to preeminent Apple blogger John Gruber about his experiences designing and developing the iOS app Vesper.
8: Why Do Good Teams Design Bad Things?
Sep 15, 2016 • 57 min
This week’s special guest is Peter Merholz, one of my co-founders at Adaptive Path and author of the new book, “Org Design for Design Orgs.”
7: Why Don’t Style Guides Ever Work?
Aug 23, 2016 • 48 min
Special guest Stanley Wood joins the program to talk about scaling design in fast growing companies.
6: It Takes a Village to Build a Website
Aug 5, 2016 • 50 min
Special guest Deepa Subramaniam, Director of Product for the Hillary Clinton campaign, joins the show.
5: The Color Show
Jul 21, 2016 • 57 min
Special guest Craig Hockenberry, bigwig at the IconFactory and creator of Twitterrific, joins the show to go deep on color.
4: You’ve Got to Learn to Talk Numbers
Jul 7, 2016 • 36 min
This week, I’m joined by my good friend Margaret Gould Stewart, Vice President of Product Design at Facebook.
3: The Typography Show
Jun 21, 2016 • 53 min
Special guest and old friend Jason Santa Maria joins the show to talk typography.
2: App Fan Art
Jun 8, 2016 • 50 min
Special guest Richard Ziade, co-founder of Postlight, joins the show to talk about the phenomenon of App Fan Art and more.
1: Catastrophizing the End of the GUI
May 25, 2016 • 45 min
Special guest Chris Messina joins the inaugural episode of the show to discuss both the hype and beauty of conversational UIs, messaging apps, and chatbots. Will this herald the end of interface design as we know it? (Spoiler: nope.)
0: We Have Time to Play Pictionary
May 24, 2016 • 58 min
Erika Hall joins the podcast and we discuss the findings from Google’s Project Aristotle. What makes a team perform it’s best? What qualities do successful teams share? It’s probably not what you think.