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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Episode 12: Offline Gear

Episode 12: Offline Gear

Sorry we’ve been away. Nando’s in Brazil. It’s summer there. Carlos Xavier (twitter: @carlosgustavo),UX extraordinaire at Rapp) is there too, and we’ll talk about stuff and drink German beer. It’s early 2011, nothing’s happening but we’ll try our best. Stories The Designer Cross-Training Toolkit: How do you like capturing images? Do you take pics of...
Episode 11: Stephen brings the stool.

Episode 11: Stephen brings the stool.

We have our first official third wheel, Stephen Riley. New FB profile, Chrome Web Store, HTML experiences, Littlecosm, Girl Talk Visualizer, Designer Stocking Stuffers, Music online & Rdio is AWESOME.
Episode 10: A Quick One

Episode 10: A Quick One

The original Ep. 10 was stolen by flying monkeys and so we had to re-record it quickly. Nando returns from Russia, we talk about converting SIM cards with meat clevers, How to convert a SIM to a Micro SIM with a meat cleaver What 4.2 has meant for our iPad usage Ben the Bodyguard (actual...
Episode 9: Captain Code Steers the Goodship CSS

Episode 9: Captain Code Steers the Goodship CSS

Nando was still in Moscow, so we brought Matt to try and convince us we shouldn’t hate programmers. We cover when you should fire your designer, if CSS generators are a waste of time, when you need to fake it, and why we love Girl Talk’s new free album. Stories Fire Your Designer CSS3 Generator Faking...
Episode 8: How to Properly Harness the Power of the Book

Episode 8: How to Properly Harness the Power of the Book

Nando is in Moscow, but Lauren is here to help keep you in good standing with all of your Facebook friends. We cover the new FB messaging system, ghosts on Facebook, covering up birth defects with Photoshop for elementary school students, cheating in class and Ryan and Lauren’s top 10 Facebook taboos.
Episode 7: Vaporware and Napkins

Episode 7: Vaporware and Napkins

The last episode before Nando heads to Moscow and leaves Ryan to run the show by himself. We discuss the “Adobe Vaporware of the Week”, AutoCorrect disasters, how to make the office music experience bearable and finally a good resource for non-flash based website inspiration. Napkin sketches are a myth.
Episode 6: Dirrrty Code.

Episode 6: Dirrrty Code.

We hear the tale of Ryan’s ice-colored helmet, discuss Adobe’s HTML5 tool, Muji Calendar kicks iCal’s ass, Xbox Kinnect, spit at the 4G forgery, and a new section! KNITPICKS (with a K) in which we dissect Facebook’s latest CSS changes. Personal story: what do you choose because of design that you probably shouldn’t?
Episode 5: Cyberbullied, Embarrassed, and Married to a Pimp

Episode 5: Cyberbullied, Embarrassed, and Married to a Pimp

Facebook Acquires Drop.io, Shops battle cyberbullying, stunning iPad app interface design, we discuss Social Media at agencies (and why you shouldn’t marry a pimp), design things we used to do that are embarrassing
Episode 4: That Crazy HTML5 on a Steek

Episode 4: That Crazy HTML5 on a Steek

Ryan tries to ruin the show, Apple tries to turn our Macs into iScreens, the dream of McFly Nikes, millennials in the workplace, buzzzzzzwords, move your portfolio AGAIN, remember eye4u

Episode 2: The passion cliché

Nando fails to pun on demand and gets booted from Facebook survivor; quit building microsites; hackernews, on the topic of CRUSHING IT, UFO iPhone app, GOOG-411 is dead.

Episode 1: AwesomeApps and the karma-fueled tablet device

We discuss tabs, pads and reading news on them; touch games, who loves banners, Bennett and the Facebook Survivor. Plus we create the ultimate device ON THE SPOT.