A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.
United States
295 episodes
since Dec. 1, 2014


This week, we bring back the Fight Me segment with a debate on the usefulness of augmented reality in apps. Is it a gimmick or not? In Follow-up, we debut a proposal for our new cover art, and we shout out Linzi Berry's latest blog post. And as always, we share a couple cool things like an addictive game and a bizarre novel. Cover photo by Niantic via The Verge Follow-up: If you missed last week's episode with Linzi Berry, give it a listen Erik Bro shared the episode with his fellow designers at Reddit Here's the new cover art proposal, in case you don't see it in your podcast player of choice The current cover art is by Ryan Morrison Email us with your cover art ideas at hi@brianlovin.com Article: "A system built on parity: How to treat all of your users equally" by Linzi Berry, Kathy Ma, and Sam Soffes Read it on the newly redesigned site for DesignSystems.com from Figma Fight Me: Article: "How Does the Magic Yellow First-Down Line Work?" Site: Pokémon Go lets you "catch Pokémon in the real world" Photo: Old Man Yells at Cloud is a Simpsons reference and Marshall sometimes Photo: Old car radios have these big, spring-loaded buttons that move a physical needle App: Wanna Kicks lets you "try on and shop footwear in AR" Site: Apple - Augmented Reality for iOS is Apple's case for augmented reality App: WordLens (now a feature within Google Translate) lets you "see the world in your language" Video: "Hearthstone Animated Short: Hearth and Home" is pure joy One Cool Thing: Brian shared Factory Town, an early access simulation game that lets you "build, automate, and optimize your own village on procedurally-generated 3D terrain" It's a lot like Factorio, "a game in which you build and maintain factories" Article: "Engineering with Redstone in Minecraft" Marshall shared John Dies at the End, a novel that deftly balances Lovecraftian horror with shameless potty humor The movie version is currently available to stream on Hulu Marshall also read Children of Time, which was kinda meh Design Details on the Web: We are @designdetailsfm Brian is @brian_lovin Marshall is @marshallbock @Sarahberus and @Luperdev make us sound smarter than we are Join the conversation on Spectrum or leave us a review on iTunes BYEEEEE!
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