All of the Above: Design, Code, and Learning

All of the Above: Design, Code, and Learning
Two different types of designers, and a software engineer, pick apart the world.

34: None of the Above | The Hiatus Episode
Aug 8, 2015
Our schedules have become too jam packed, and one of us will be traveling the world for the foreseeable future, so we have to put a pause to the podcast.
33: Vector v. Raster, with Sean Doran
Jul 20, 2015 • 10 min
Ever hear the words “vector” and “raster,” when talking about graphics, but wondered what that actually meant? In this quick episode, Sean goes over the technical differences between the two — and when each image type should be used.
32: The Web Design Equation, with Sean Doran
Jul 19, 2015 • 17 min
Too many things to keep track of? Today Sean shares the system he uses to manage projects — keeping him focused on solving client projects instead of worrying about what he’s missing.
31: Flipped Classrooms, with Bryan M Brush
Jul 7, 2015 • 7 min
Bryan goes solo this episode and looks at a growing trend in instructional design known as the flipped classroom. He discusses not only its origins and advantages, but also its pitfalls. By the end of this brief episode you should be able to make sense of…
30: Memories, with Sam Bantner
Jul 4, 2015 • 5 min
Recorded in a car filled with mosquitos in Maine, Sam explains how externally storing our memories let’s us remember more..
29: Community, with Joe Darnell
Jun 23, 2015 • 43 min
Looking at the offline world, the online world, and how we can use algorithms to seek and uncover communities.
28: Fitness
Jun 16, 2015 • 25 min
We explore how physical fitness can help you become more mentally fit, why it’s important to design your life around fitness for a healthy lifestyle, and digital solutions to tracking your activity.
27: WWDC 2015
Jun 9, 2015 • 43 min
After an interesting keynote for WWDC 2015 Bryan, Sam and Sean talk pick the one thing that interested them the most, and go deep into each topic.
26: Travel
Jun 2, 2015 • 48 min
We discuss cosmopolitanism as a tool for education, the many, many, many design aspects of luggage, and the technologies we use on our journeys. Oh, and we talk about toothpaste too. So much toothpaste.
25: Comedy, with 3G3Q
May 26, 2015 • 54 min
Bryan wonders if comedy and education can mix, Sean ponders the value of Vine and Twitter as comedic platforms, and Sam is right on time.
24: Storytelling, with Laura Masters
May 19, 2015 • 42 min
This week we are joined by Laura Masters for a conversation on storytelling. We look at how it can be used as a tool for learning and how technology is changing the way in which we tell our stories.
23: Apple Watch
May 12, 2015 • 36 min
We look at the process of learning, using, and programming for the Apple Watch. A mature 1.0 platform that we still need to figure out where it lives in our daily lives.
22: Ideas, Beers, and Broken Hearts
May 5, 2015 • 8 min
Sam, the software engineer of our trio, talks about the excitement and distress that can come with pitching an idea. He goes on to mention what he considers important in a pitch and what to watch out for in the industry. Finally, driven by sleep…
21: Multimedia in Education
Apr 28, 2015 • 11 min
Does multimedia have an influence on learning? That is the question Bryan poses to us in this solo episode. Since the 1980’s there has been an interesting debate between Dr. Richard E. Clark and Dr. Richard Kozma on medias role in learning and education.…
20: Context is King
Apr 21, 2015 • 9 min
User Experience Design: Without context, you lose all meaning to what you’re going towards.
019: Interior Design, with Hillary Hutchings
Apr 15, 2015 • 43 min
We talk with Interior Designer Hillary Hutchings about the future of interior design in the digital and automation age, modularity in design, and learning environments.
Bonus: Do You Trust Us?
Apr 7, 2015 • 34 min
Our comrades over at 3 Guys 3 Questions asked us to record an April Fool’s Day episode for them. You can listen to use try and fail at being the hosts of their hilarious comedy podcast. Check them out at
018: Concerts, with Zack Cramp
Mar 31, 2015 • 62 min
Zack Cramp of Playing to Vapors talks about the concert experience, scalpers, and how smartphone at concerts are a double-edged sword — and a lot more.
017: Maps, with Graham Welling
Mar 24, 2015 • 44 min
We talk about loci, pathfinding algorithms, and wayfinding — not necessarily in that order.
016: Magazines, with Jacob Tender
Mar 17, 2015 • 48 min
We sit down with guest Jacob Tender to talk about what’s really a magazine, how can magazine companies transition to a digital world, and the role of major publishers in a self-publishing world.
015: Games
Mar 10, 2015 • 38 min
We explore what it takes to make educational games enjoyable and beneficial, how the digital and physical worlds are colliding, and what role single player games have in a multi-player world.
014: Email
Mar 3, 2015 • 30 min
Bryan, Sam, and Sean spend some time discussing email and how it is one of the more annoying forms of communcation. They take a look at when, if ever, email is the best form of communication, how its purpose has changed over time, and whether it can be…
013: The Cloud
Feb 24, 2015 • 43 min
We explore what the cloud really is, how all the things on the Internet are crazy, and weigh the pros and cons for education’s reliance on third parties for their friendly neighborhood cloud necessities.
012: Voice as UI, with Scott Ryan-Hart
Feb 17, 2015 • 41 min
Special guest Scott Ryan-Hart joins the show to discuss Voice as a User Interface.
011: Personalities
Feb 10, 2015 • 39 min
How personalities affect our ability to learn, the design choices we make, and how to quantify it all.
010: Retrospective
Feb 3, 2015 • 38 min
We take a breather and look back at the first month of All of the Above. We give our new listeners a chance to catch up and see what they have missed by summarizing our past topics. Then we jump into some analysis of the struggles we have had thus far,…
009: Writing, with John Saddington
Jan 27, 2015 • 57 min
We had a great conversation with indie Mac developer John Saddington about writing and his new app Desk PM, which is now available in the Mac App Store. We talk about life, death and doing things that matter with that short time in between. To start…
008: eBooks, with Connor Mason
Jan 20, 2015 • 50 min
What is the future of the book in this digital world? This week we are joined by special guest, Connor Mason, as we continue our series inspired by stock iOS apps. This time around we tackle eBooks and discuss what they mean for the future of reading and…
007: Messaging
Jan 13, 2015 • 41 min
Our human brains can’t handle it. Messaging, the Nike FuelBand, the Apple Watch, Emojis, and sadness all play a part in this week’s episode.
006: Calendars
Jan 6, 2015 • 46 min
Time, is it a real thing or just a way to keep our sanity? Listen in to find out as we talk about foambreros while presenting “the bird” to the syllabus, comparing new and old age time tracking methods, all while going through a bit of time dilation. Sean…
005: Podcasts
Jan 2, 2015 • 38 min
Sam gets his dirty paws with etymology, Bryan thinks up ways to make us smarter, and Sean forces Sam to do ungodly things to please you — the listener.
004: About Bryan Brush
Jan 1, 2015 • 33 min
We learn more about the Russian-speaking educational mastermind, Bryan Brush. He’s the whipped cream to your existence, making you feel better as you realize your full potential. Hopefully he will remember this episode later in life.
003: About Sam Bantner
Dec 31, 2014 • 36 min
Listen to this ENTJ software engineer speak his mind about… himself. Some might call him Jesus’ sous chef, others just call him the guy with the beard.
002: About Sean Patrick John Paul George Ringo Doran
Dec 30, 2014 • 26 min
The man behind The Beatles. Get to see the strange and weird inner-workings of Sean Patrick John Paul George Ringo Doran.
001: About All of the Above
Dec 29, 2014 • 22 min
A brief summary of what All of the Above is about. Please pardon our dust as we make fools of ourselves.
All of the Above Mic Check
Dec 22, 2014 • 1 min
The weekly show where an instructional designer, a software engineer, and a user experience designer pick apart the world, one topic at a time. Hosted by Bryan Brush, Sam Bantner, and Sean Patrick John Paul George Ringo Doran.