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Process

75: Software Spring Cleaning™

This week we talk about process and try to pin down what makes certain processes good and others bad.

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Shipping

74: I Have a Beef With Entrées

Our main topic this week is: How to make sure what you ship is not a crappier version of what you envisioned. We also talk a bit about the #MadeByGoogle event and Libraries in Sketch 47.

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Feedback

73: Should Designers Ego?

We've made the show better! More focus on design topics and a better onboarding for new users. Our main topic this week is how to receive design feedback. Of course, we also talked a bit about the Dropbox redesign.

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Misc

Wake Me Up When September Ends

After two years of making weekly episodes, one full year with Spec, it's time to regroup and think of how we can improve our show. We have some exciting ideas in the works, but we would really appreciate it if you could spare a couple seconds to give us some feedback.

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Apple

72: Can You Feel the Ring Tonight?

This week we cover the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, and all the goodies from the most recent Apple event.

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Apple

71: Professional Driver

Sketch Libraries, Framer's new website and our Keynote draft for Apple's September 12th event.

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70: It's the Aesthetics, Man

Pixel Perfection, Rafa’s viral video technique™, our homescreens, and Kevin's London adventure.

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69: It's on the Troll (with Michael Flarup)

This week Rafa and Kevin are joined by Michael Flarup to talk about public speaking and the newly released Speakerdex!

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68: Do You Stand With Fontstand?

This week we talk about the state of purchasing fonts, HomePod firmware leak, and that Google memo.

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67: How Do You Like Stuff?

Our personal design processes, design in an agile environment, getting ideas for side projects, and of course: iPhone rumors.

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66: Ninja Links Everywhere (With Special Guest Sam Soffes)

This week Rafa and Kevin talk about Contrast for Mac, and indie Mac development with a very special surprise in the middle.

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65: Upside Up

HomeKit & smart things, typography & system fonts, and standing desks.

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64: Swipe Wars

Kevin's iOS 11 design refresh, giving Dribbble a second chance, and a lot of talk about furniture.

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63: AR Needs Its Blackberry Moment

Designing for the future with AR, and the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.

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62: Randommendations

The new Design mode in Framer, Twitter's design update, winning the Shopify Hack Days and our thoughts on A Cure for Wellness.

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61: Crowdsourced Burritos (With Special Guest Ryan McLeod)

Rafa and Kevin are joined by Ryan McLeod to talk about iOS 11, Apple Design Awards, and a lot more. Ryan is the creator of the iOS game Blackbox which just won an ADA 🎉

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60: DJ Khaled on Periscope

Our first impressions on the announcements made at WWDC17!

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59: Devil's Avocado

When a design "feels wrong", iOS 11 concept video and the winner of our giveaway!

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58: Apple Campus S

Sketch 44, Things 3, iOS 11 predictions, and the new Apple Campus.

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57: Busted Board (Feat. Zooey Bechamel)

This week Rafa and Kevin go over the popular NYT quiz "Which Tech Giant Would You Drop?".

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56: That’s Sticker Official

This week Rafa and Kevin talk about what goes into a big launch, the prep, the release, and what comes after.

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55: With Our Powers Combined (With Brian Lovin and Bryn Jackson)

In this very special episode, Kevin and Rafa are joined in person by Brian Lovin and Bryn Jackson from Design Details to talk about Spectrum, working with friends, and a 30 minute recommendation bonanza.

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54: Desktop HD Copy 46

Our first ever Layout meetup, Designing in Components, Rafa's dotfiles adventure, Instagram Collections and The Last Jedi.

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53: Boredumness

This week Rafa and Kevin talk about the future Mac Pro, Figma's new pricing, Dropbox's redesign and Dribbble + Crew. There's also a very important announcement at the end 🎈

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52: The Hero of Stories Remakes

Rafa bought a switch, of course. Also: We follow up on Electron apps, Rafa goes viral, Apple releases a Christmas phone, and Kevin discovers Westworld.

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51: The Electron Uprising

Our review of Kite Compositor, the Electron uprising on the desktop and whether or not Stories is a format.

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50: Rafa Duh

This week Rafa and Kevin talk about rolling out a gradual redesign, the new Offscreen magazine, rumored new iPads and share their Apple software wishlist.

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49: Brian Lovin on My Shoulder

Following up from last week, we continue the discussion of IC vs Manager, and what comes with the manager hat.

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48: Spelling UX

Going from Individual Contributor to Manager/Lead. Also, Oscars' screw up and the winner of our Sketch Handbook giveaway.

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47: Chrome’s Chrome

Abstract, the “new” MacBook Pro, setting up new computers and Kevin's adventures in San Francisco.

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46: Unpronounceable Smart Lights

Being good at one thing vs being ok at a lot, the new Framer.com and the original iPhone.

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45: A Header, a Modal, a Footer, Are You Getting It?

Presenting and selling your work. Also, Dribbble gets acquired, Juventus's new logo, Shopify Summit and Slack threads.

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44: I Dream of San Francisco

Feeling tired, and feeling guilty of feeling tired. Also: the crazy expectations of the Bay Area and Imposter Syndrome.

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43: I Want More Toys

This week we go over our plans and resolutions for this new year, and HealthKit and Home Automation.

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42: 2016 Layouties

We end the year with our grand annual LAYOUTIES, an award show in which we present awards to the best of the year.

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41: Keep Up With My Viral Tweet

Kevin's gone viral, Out of office hours, Figma's new components, keeping up with the latest trends/technologies and a special announcement.

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40: Should Designers Vlog?

The automation of design tools, AIs taking over, and our design podcast recommendations.

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39: A Movie for Your Brain

Rafa's Rant™, ending your side-projects and our thoughts on UX vs UI.

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38: Hashtag Design Drama

Should designers have a porfolio?, Designed By Few 2016, Sketch 41 and Black Mirror S03E03.

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37: Magic Touch Pad Bar

New MacBook Pros, Apple getting out of the standalone display business and Black mirror S03E02.

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36: This Is the Future

Working nights and weekends, PlayStation VR and episode 1 of Black Mirror.

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35: Rogue One Two

User Research, and Burning out.

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34: Give Me a Lightsaber and I'm Happy

What we carry in which pocket, Google announces its new Pixel phone and Samsung acquires Viv.

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33: An Airbnb on Mars

Spectacles, Figma 1.0, Twitter being bought, DJI's new drone, and SpaceX announcement.

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32: I'm Feeling the FOMO

We still haven't received our iPhones, Black vs Jet Black, Stripe's new website and the Leica Q.

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31: Courage

We geek out over Apple's September announcements: Apple Watch series 2, iPhone 7 and the AirPods.

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30: Everyone's Drunk

Dark patterns, 'Even over' statements and the iPhone 7's rumored dual camera system.

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29: Crap Is Part of the Process

Instapaper joining Pinterest, whether or not 4 AM is our most productive hour, design livestreams and Kevin's Twitter Doppleganger.

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28: One Hour Long Trailer

A special announcement, Design Disruptors, Duo and designing with a vision.

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27: No One Taught Me Emoji in School

Title case vs Sentence Case, Instagram Stories and Stranger Things.

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26: I Have Velcro Shoes and Pokémon

Rafa gets sherlocked and we give tips for how to make the most of feedback sessions.

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25: You Have to Literally Walk

The vlogging and Youtube scene, slowing down apps by design, designing in public, Shopify’s UX Summit and of course Pokémon Go.

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24: Thanks Obama!

We start by talking a bit more about Apple Music in iOS 10, but ended up talking about consistency vs pushing boundaries in design.

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23: Stop Calling the iPhone a Phone (With Special Guest Tim Van Damme)

We are joined by Tim Van Damme to talk all about Apple's WWDC 2016 announcements.

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22: Listen-bait

Conversational UIs, Kevin is building a bot, Pulls for macOS, and Rafa gets a new job.

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21: It’s Hard to Bake Gradients

Our take on Google I/O: Daydream, Allo, Duo, Home, Android N and more!

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20: I Connect When I’m Drunk

Instagram goes monochrome, Apple Music and Spotify design changes and Microsoft's new hover gestures.

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19: Break This Safe Industries

Rafa's new Apple Watch game and some of the challenges that a designer goes through while building an app.

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18: Faceless Layout FM Company

Origami Studio, syncing and sharing Sketch files with a team and the pros and cons of using a personal account versus a separate account for posting design work.

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17: Make Apple Music Great Again

The all new Framer, Spotify v. Apple Music, and the new Rogue One trailer.

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16: No One's Trying to Make a Shitty Website

How to work and collaborate with developers and how to make sure your designs and expectations are followed-through.

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15: Hiring a person, not a portfolio

Job interviews, how to get and prepare for them

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14: I Love Taxes

The differences between independent, freelance, agencies, product companies and why you'd choose one over the other.

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13: We Don’t Have Geniuses in this Country

Uber's rebranding and Twitter's hypothetical algorithmic timeline.

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12: Major Lazer Used Figma

Our design process, more thoughts on Figma and the Shopify Summit.

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11: I’m a Sucker for Updates

Desktop Neo, rethinking the desktop interface and Dribbble Playbook.

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10: California Style Sheets

The future of Sketch and the story of how we got where we are today.

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9: Sketch It's Not You, It's Me

Designing in code, MacBook vs iPad pro as a secondary machine and Icon Design Awards.

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8: Cropping is Hard

Figma and the future of design tools.

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Star Wars Special

The Force Awakens is finally here. We talk about the many things we liked, the few things that we didn't like and how we're so happy that Star Wars is back.

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7: Mailbox is the new Rdio

Design interviews, Mailbox officially shuts down, how we feel about personal websites and Apple's ugly new battery case.

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6: My Flash Ghetto

This week we talk about the apps we use to get our work done.

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5: Fifty Shades of White

Public Speaking, Photo editing apps, using the iPad Pro to design and a eulogy to Rdio.

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4: That Little Swipey Thing

RIP Ember, Twitter favorites (err likes) and the new Apple TV UI

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3: It Has a Dinosaur So I Like It Already

Microsoft's autocomplete for animation, robots taking your job, and being a jack of all trades.

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2: What's a Radio?

Twitter's latest announcements, Paper by Dropbox, YouTube Red, Framer's interesting new pricing model and the new Star Wars trailer.

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1: I Wish I Could Force Touch This

Our take on Medium's latest design changes, Kevin's Apple Watch app is now in beta and Rafa gets his new iPhone.

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