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Postlight Podcast

What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in NYC.
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Dec 17, 2019

Friction is introspection: How did the iPhone come to feel like an intuitive thing to use? This week on Track Changes Paul and Rich sit down with UX designer Cliff Kuang and co-founder of Dalberg Design Robert Fabricant to talk about their new book User Friendly: How the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work and play. We discuss the history of the concept and how it’s become something that we demand yet often take for granted. We also chat about the greater paradigm shift that led to the popularity of user experience design and about why we should maybe start to question the view that ease equals progress. 

Links:

User Friendly - Penguin Books 

Dalberg Design 

Frog Design

Paul Rand - Wikipedia 

Carbon Design System 

Plex - Google Fonts 

Three Mile Island 

Raymond Loewy - Wikipedia  

Ideo 

Marvin Minski - Wikipedia

Doug Englebart - Wikipedia 

Health Kit - Apple 

The Softbank Effect: How 100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole - New York Times 

Softbank

Dec 10, 2019

Catering to the masses: On this week’s episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich sit down to discuss the mess that is app stores. We chat about how the race to produce more and more content and why trying to cater to as wide an audience as possible is making for frustrating user experience. We also discuss our dreams of getting rid of in-app micro-purchases and the need for better app reviews. 

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Apple Arcade 

Google Play Pass

Monument Valley 

Cut the Rope 

Netflix 

The Verge 

iCloud 

Apple TV 

Pages 

Numbers 

The Morning Show 

Candy Crush 

Nintendo Life 

Death Stranding 

The Wirecutter 

Sago Mini 

Khan Academy Kids

Dec 3, 2019

Answer the question: On this week's episode of Track Changes, Paul and Rich share some interview advice they've learned after conducting hundreds of job interviews. We give some straight-forward tips on what to do in job interviews. We chat about the importance of listening, keeping your answers concise and being able to have a conversation with your interviewer. We also talk about what you shouldn’t do. For starters, don’t act like you don’t want the job.

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