Ryan & Nando on Design & Interaction. Two Interaction Designers yak, rant and get all worked up about interactive media and design yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Episode 29 - Off The Grid

Episode 29 – Off The Grid

This week, Nando, Stephen Riley and Burton Rast talk about HTML5 and CSS3. We’ll explore some tools for designers, what’s relevant and what’s hype, flashiness vs. usability. Smartphones and tablets now shipping more than desktops and laptops (making html5/js/css3 more important than ever) Impact of said devices on builds, especially...
Episode 28 - Designing for Games

Episode 28 – Designing for Games

On today’s show, we try something new: a special episode dedicated to design in Game Development. Nando (@nandorocker) has Stephen Riley (@stephenriley) of DraftFCB and special guest Nick Slough, Lead Artist at Blizzard Entertainment. What can we learn from the Gaming industry? Process, corporate culture, techniques, production and just what...
Episode 27 - Your Life In Facebook (plus: an unexpected duck)

Episode 27 – Your Life In Facebook (plus: an unexpected duck)

Stephen brings some favorite apps, we talk nerdy, iPhone gets a remote, living & shopping in Facebook, CSS5, everything is a pyramid scheme and why is there a cow in this site? Favorite Apps – SR : Nalden / Cool Hunting Order & Chaos L5 remote Stories Microsoft Buys Skype...
Episode 26 - Save an Elephant, Go Tucows

Episode 26 – Save an Elephant, Go Tucows

The sleepy episode. Matt Stone is here! Why Nando is leaving Scumdaddy (and hates race cars), will Delicious stay delish? Is Pinboard better? what we think about the new Chrome icon, Robocop and forms. Stories Daily took a 10 million dollar loss generated 800k downloads Hurley & Chen buy Delicious, but...
Episode 25 - Let's Go Trolling

Episode 25 – Let’s Go Trolling

QUARTER OF A HUNDRED EPISODE ALERT! Nando wants to do your city some GOOD, ryan wants to sleep on your couch. We talk about Windows emu on iPads, designers are the new hackers, PortoAlegre.cc, the demise of the FWA, the proper YouTube Logo and when not to crush it. Stories...
Episode 24 - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Episode 24 – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Today’s episode is all Irish. No, it’s actually more Brazilian than ever, as we welcome our friend Carlos Xavier (@carlosgustavo) via Skype all the way from São Paulo. We talk about why the fuck Apple is saving all your GPS data on your iPhone, and how we feel about it,...
Episode 23 - iPads Improve Reality

Episode 23 – iPads Improve Reality

This week, first show via Skype. We talk about Chicago’s crime against food, RIP Flipcam, Jetsetter for iPad, We Graphics, 365 PSD and basically just jam. Chit-chat Why Are We on Skype? Nando is eventually leaving, can Anthony Bourdain convince him to stay? We’re using the wonderful Soundflower to capture...
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Show On Hiatus

So in case you haven’t noticed, The Overlay Show is on hiatus. It has become quite hard to sustain the current format on my own, especially in the last couple months when a lot is happening and changing in my life. I intend to come back with the new format sometime within the next couple...

A change will do you good.

Dear friends. After 30 episodes, I think I’ve learned a thing or two about doing this show. I went from never having done any form of hosting, radio or otherwise, to well, if not a good host, at least one who knows where he needs to improve (talk less, keep things moving along, keep on...
Episode 22 - YouTube Live Junkcast

Episode 22 – YouTube Live Junkcast

This week we have Matt Stone (unrelated) of Good Growth/FieldShield and we do the show TWICE!!! but only one time gets recorded. Was it the best one? We hope so. We talk about iPad apps for cats, DishBuster, Atari Jaguars, TRON software art, Youtube live junkcast. Chit-chat iPad apps for animals (cats) Stories: Dish Network...
Episode 21: Fugly is the new ugly

Episode 21: Fugly is the new ugly

Stories: The Best of April Fool’s Killer NatGeo multimedia expedition Amazon Player/Drive New Google Ads? Site of the Week Fugly Android Soundtrack: Gold Panda (GO BUY IT IT’S SO DAMN GOOD) Cover: Eder Minetto (under Creative Commons)
Episode 20 - The Missing One

Episode 20 – The Missing One

Stories RIP Zune NounProject – Does this help or ruin your inspiration? Where do you look for ideas for icons? I don’t hate Macs, but they do give me a syncing feeling How do we feel about iTunes? Has it evolved? What’s still not improved? Are there alternatives? “So I no longer hate Apple products....
Episode 18: Covert Dropkick

Episode 18: Covert Dropkick

Nando is joined by Stephen Riley and Abby Covert, and the three discuss iPad 2 covers, Microsoft hates IE6, GTD and list apps, Borders closing, Letterpresses, Where my friends be and more. Stories iPad iPad iPad iPad iPad. What else is even there!? IE6 Countdown – and the followup Dropkick task manager app: Finally something...
Episode 17: You Are What You Tweet

Episode 17: You Are What You Tweet

More Gawker design observations, the future of design on the mac platform and the process that actually works. We finish discussing how restaurants hate the internet and love 90MB PDF menus.  Stories Gawker Follow Up Sparrow for Mac The Design Session Site of the Week Mobile Patterns KNITPICKS MTV UK Articles Redirect to USA Site...
Episode 16: Babies with iPads

Episode 16: Babies with iPads

Guest: Stephen Riley. We talk about gimmicky vs. innovative HTML5, KNITPICK the Gawker redesign, geckoboard, Facebook’s new photo browser and worry about the new generations’ access to creativity. Cover shot: www.flickr.com/photos/moregoodfoundation  Stories Berlin graffiti font HTML5 replicating old flash / HTML5 Zen audio player LifeHacker/Gizmodo/Gawker Redesign Fellows Facebook App Site of the Week Geckoboard Honorable...
Episode 15: Designing on the Leapfrog

Episode 15: Designing on the Leapfrog

This week we have guest Matt Stone (unrelated) of Good Growth/FieldShield, a fellow dezinah who really whips the lion’s ass. We talk about the darn Daily, controlling your emotions, being a Porn Star professional, google Art and much more. Stories The Daily Perfect Your Pitch Process by Mastering Your Emotions You Really Want a Porn Star...
Episode 14: The Existential Episode

Episode 14: The Existential Episode

Stories: Why is Chinese Web Design So Bad? Egypt leaves the internet / Egypt turns off internet, Lieberman wants same option for US – What does this have to do with us? Well, what the hell would you do if the US took us off the internet? Design pottery? Site of the Week Old Faithful...
Episode 13: The fat, the meat, the bone

Episode 13: The fat, the meat, the bone

Stories Minimalize: Packaging taken down to the bare minimum. Gorgeous. And more effective looking. How to mantain your Personal Brand as a corporate employee Facebook Now Sharing Phone Numbers and Addresses Site of the Week Things Real People Don’t Say about Advertising Fonts In Use First Person Ryan: Why I Love Coda today 960.gs Magento...