Sharing Past Work — Portfolios of NDA’d Work

S03E05 We chat about the need for a portfolio AND the troubles of sharing work you’ve done in the past that’s under NDA. Transcript Matt: Like we had a status call in the morning without the client. And like, yeah we got approved. Everything is good. We said we do it Wednesday, but why not just push it out today? I’m like, I’m good with that. Matthew: Yeah. Matt: And I came on Matt: What did go wrong? Matt: Right, oh, we’re gonna push out within the hour. Great, all of us and we’ll start falling off like, Matthew: Yeah. […]

Service Design — What it is, what it isn’t, and selling it.

S03E04 We chat about all things (well, several things) Service Design. Don’t worry, we won’t make you sit through building a blueprint. And if you don’t know what a Service Blueprint is … totally okay! We’ll have a more in-depth Service Design video later this season. Transcript Matthew: Well it’s gonna be a fruit basket, but I feel like the fat content of the cookies will slow the sugar absorption better than just direct fruit would. Matt: The harvest season is over. Matthew: That’s true, that’s true. Boy, harvesting cookies, I tell you what. Matt: Oh, God, you know. Matthew: […]

Product Management -vs- Design! Wait. Really -vs-?

S03E03 We titled this episode after Matthew was invited to give feedback on a Twitter thread that was essentially Design vs PdM. There does seem to be a lot of “vs” but there really shouldn’t be. This is the downside of titling your episodes before recording them. But we still got to a good place. Transcript Matt: Do you wanna do an intro? Matthew: What kind of intro? Matt: Do we need an intro for this episode, or are we just gonna, I thought we’d kind of just ramble on into it without a clear, “Hey, welcome”. Matthew: Well, that’s […]

So you think you need a Design System?

S03E02 We talk about Design Systems. Why you need them, where to start, what it takes to really make them happen and do it in such a way that it’s sustainable. Transcript Matthew: Hey, good news, everybody. Matt: Hey, what is your good news? I’m switching to minimal view, there we go. Now we’re ready, ready to roll. Matthew: Hold on, let me try that again. Hey, good news, everybody. Matt: Hey, you want to start an episode? Matthew: I don’t know. Matt: All right, we don’t have to. Matthew: All right, let’s do it anyway. Matt: All right. So […]

When Stakeholders Mandate Methods

S03E01 We chat about what to do when a client (or internal stakeholder) asks for, demands, or mandates a particular method—and you know they’re wrong. Transcript Matt: I have headphones pinching on my ears, so I’m going alfresco, or whatever the word is. Matthew: Al dente? Matt: Hey. Matthew: Hey. Matt: We’re back. Boy. Matthew: Boy, that was quite a break. Matt: A fall break. Matthew: Fall apple season something… Matt: Yeah, so how did apple picking. Matthew: When are we planning for this to go out? Let’s pretend, 2020, yay! Matt: 2030! Matthew: Happy 2030. Matt: We made it, […]