We talk about the role of data in the design process. Pasquale is a BABESLAIR. Chuck is going to straighten his beard. Amazon book purchasing on iOS is a pile of garbage. Facebook and their questionable emotional experiments. Using data for optimization. Everyone loves baby elephants!
We talk about managing projects and the processes we use to get a thing done. Pasquale launched a web Keezy. Chuck launched Storyboard Fountain. Pasquale coins the term, “Miracle Pony Vagina” aka MVP. We insult the W3C. Choosey Moms Choose Dave Jorum. Dave rants about how making things “smart” is really stupid. Relentless forward momentum. Chuck makes lists of everything. Pasquale uses Trello. Chuck hacks Github. Dave manages by the seat of his pants. Pasquale is a lazy Australian who only works four days a week. Junior designers need to work harder.
We talk about starting from a blank slate and how tough it can be to stay focused. A look into our starting rituals. We all hate the word moist. Pasquale uses Flow Flagging. How to trick your brain into staying on track. Why it’s important to work sustainably. The cost of context switching. The best way to start a project is to start working.
We talk about prototyping. How existing tools can only take you so far and what works for us. Chuck talks about the storyboarding tool he’s building to better help him make a movie. The hacking mindset in prototyping. How much code is too much code. How Pasquale works with a developer to make interfaces. We also talk about how Godzilla is a great actor.