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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

Location:

United States

Description:

Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

Language:

English


Episodes

83: The Future is Beige

1/31/2020
Jaclyn plans an intimate design sprint exercise for developers as well as a large design-thinking workshop, discusses why you can't just start ideating, and getting a large group to converge on a problem-statement. 3-12-3 BrainstormingRoyal Tenenbaums Tracksuits (and other styling tips from Wes Anderson)See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Duration:00:23:11

83: The Future is Beige

1/31/2020
Jaclyn plans an intimate design sprint exercise for developers as well as a large design-thinking workshop, discusses why you can't just start ideating, and getting a large group to converge on a problem-statement. 3-12-3 Brainstorming (https://gamestorming.com/3-12-3-brainstorm/) Royal Tenenbaums Tracksuits (and other styling tips from Wes Anderson) (https://coolmaterial.com/feature/wes-anderson-style-tips/) See open positions (https://goo.gl/AAazrT) at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor...

Duration:00:23:11

82: Fruit by the Foot, Twix by the Yard, Jerky by the Inch

1/3/2020
Happy new year! We welcome back Jaclyn, refreshed after her break, and discuss burn-out, task prioritization, MVP-ing your mental load, and setting goals & themes for the new year. Yard 'O TwixHow Long is Fruit by the Foot?Buc-ees Jerky ParadiseImpact/Effort MatrixGetting Things DoneSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Duration:00:27:53

81: Selling Design (Miles Johnson)

12/6/2019
Miles Johnson, designer at thoughtbot London, joins Kyle to discuss leveling-up sales skills, when to introduce clients to your process, maintaining the focus of development & design as a cohesive unit, and the joy of being a 'generalist'.

Duration:00:28:10

80: Sparkle Makes Everything Magical (Elaina Natario)

11/22/2019
Elaina Natario enlightens Kyle on all things jazz hands, as well as discusses Storybook, documenting design, working effectively alongside development, and how to use emoji. StorybookThe Hot Potato ProcesstszujSobbing Heart EyesElaina on TwitterElaina on Instagram

Duration:00:30:10

79: The User, the Code, and Me (Chris Schnaars)

11/8/2019
Chris Schnaars joins Kyle to discuss computational design, creative control, design vs art, and the nature of design tooling. Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing RetrospectiveBret Victor - Inventing on PrincipleThingsChris on Instagram

Duration:00:36:16

78: Everyone Can Draw (Skipper Chong Warson)

10/25/2019
Skipper Chong Warson, Design Director of thoughtbot San Francisco, joins Kyle to discuss the psychology of podcast recording, overcoming awkwardness in communication & public speaking, and avoiding proxies when engaging with clients. “Steve would really like you to get 5 stars…”Full EpisodeJustice Sonia Sotomayor on Sesame StreetSkipper on Twitter

Duration:00:28:59

77: A Hop of Faith (Keiran King & Tyson Gach)

10/4/2019
Live from New York, it's Keiran King & Tyson Gach! They join Kyle to discuss designing apples, comparing and contrasting jobs-to-be-done to other frameworks, and defining 'customer success'. Jobs-to-be-done Workshop ReplaySolving Real Problems With DesignWhen Coffee and Kale CompeteCompeting Against LuckShape UpKeiran on TwitterTyson on Twitter

Duration:00:31:27

76: I Can Wait!

9/20/2019
Jaclyn is taking a break for a little bit and Kyle sets a course for happiness. We talk about embracing change as an opportunity to define yourself, and having a similar mindset to build good habits between projects. Also, experimenting with and evolving process, and reflecting on the importance of collaboration. The Science of Well-BeingAtomic HabitsPractical Applications of Jobs-to-be-Done for Designing Successful ProductsSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Duration:00:32:49

75: Make It Pretty

8/14/2019
Kyle has fun with a hiring-promo read, while Jaclyn dislikes the polling system in Slack. Also, presenting visual design to clients for feedback, frameworks for critique, and fostering creativity through constraints. This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light: A Design Exercise for Getting Feedback From the Team See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Duration:00:24:06

74: Commute to the Basement

7/31/2019
While Jaclyn gives interview tips (both user and hiring), Kyle does his best Michael Keaton impression. Also, active listening, pizza facts, trying to keep a work / home balance when working remotely, and interview horror stories. This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime Fun 🍕 FactsRedesigning How We Hire Designers at thoughtbot

Duration:00:25:23

73: 11:15 is a Time, Too

7/17/2019
Jaclyn puts together a role-playing workshop for consulting your way through difficult conversations, and building empathy for the other parties. Kyle discusses conducting team 1<>1's all on one day vs spreading them throughout the week. Plus, some techniques for dealing with context switching, blocking off time, and calendar hacks. This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

Duration:00:27:31

72: Good Crafternoon

6/20/2019
Jaclyn designs wristbands for a 5k, fiddles around with CSS Grid, and kicks off a new project. Meanwhile, Kyle attends many serious meetings. We discuss up-front user-research, timeline interviews, and pacing interviews for sustainability. J.P. Morgan Corporate ChallengeWristbands

Duration:00:22:55

71: Get Back Up Again

6/6/2019
This week Kyle follows his calendar, while Jaclyn wraps up a research project and celebrates a fruitful sales-call, and we discuss trying to focus on positive reinforcement, the importance of being able to communicate your design work, and 'clicking' with the sales process. Designers Who Code Meetup

Duration:00:16:27

70: Down the Doughnut Hole

5/8/2019
Jaclyn is frustrated with calendars, and Kyle continues work on the thoughtbot.com redesign. Also skills evaluations, and lots of interviews. Calendly15FivePut a Bird on It

Duration:00:24:12

69: Stand in Your Emotion

4/18/2019
Kyle deals with a "dentist situation" and writes a blog post, while both he & Jaclyn return to IC design work. Also, manager training, partnering with an offshore development team while on a tight deadline, and the "good problems" of a large design sprint. Plucky Manager TrainingJennifer Dary, founder of Plucky, on Giant RobotsRed Light, Yellow Light, Green Light: A Design Exercise for Getting Feedback From the TeamFrench Fries

Duration:00:19:34

68: iPod + a Case of Beer

3/28/2019
Jaclyn goes on a ski trip, Kyle eats cake on the microphone (sorry). Also, de-stressing techniques, Austin weather (surprise), daylight savings time, the UI of car clocks, making the most of small gaps in your schedule, enriching collaboration with developers, clarifying the title of "designer", and iterating on podcast recording. Plus, the introduction of a new segment "good, bad, and ugly". Press MeThe Case of the 500 Mile EmailKing Cake

Duration:00:35:34

67: In This Kitchen, We Iterate

3/14/2019
Jaclyn hosts a cooking show while Kyle does what his calendar tells him to. Also, being excited by invalidating ideas, devoting more time to synthesizing, taking TL;DR level sprint-notes, how switch interviews can influence your design sprint, and end of week recuperation strategies. Ralph's Kitchen DelicaciesSwedish Fish Sandwich Recipe

Duration:00:28:50

66: Drink Punctuations

2/28/2019
Jaclyn starts a new Meetup and wonders about ice-breaking activities & community building. Kyle tries his hand at video editing after filming a skill interview, and starts work planning a thoughtbot.com redesign. Also, stress around social media email / notifications and why we should design them more humanely. Designers Who Code (Boston)Previous thoughtbot.com Redesign on TentativeWhy Does McDonald’s Use the Colors Red and Yellow?Blue-plate SpecialJobs @ thoughtbotTropical Storm Jackie

Duration:00:28:20

65: No Tangents Friday

2/7/2019
Jaclyn and Kyle discuss remote interview methodology, skillset tracking, Design Sprint 101™️, and Kyle's skills as a Beer Ninja. ZoomKyle During Usability TestsPlucky Cards

Duration:00:24:35