The painful first episode — 11 June, 2020
In this first episode I introduce myself, my background and then share what the show’s intended purpose is, who it’s aimed at and why create it. I have a bit of a rant at the JS tooling and package ecosystem. I talk about why I believe that UI designers and developers should be more closely aligned on understanding and appreciation of respective skills and processes etc.
Overview of the episode
- Who’s it for, and what’s it about?
- Why am I creating this?
Who’s it for?
- UI designers
- UI developers
- Anyone interested in machine/human interaction
What’s it about?
- It’s about the technologies, the people, the state of the UI design and development industry.
- UI Therapy name: clarify this (too many frameworks/tooling) it’s a mess and I want to offer help and simplicity here. Barrier to entry in this space. Even for veterans it’s frustrating.
- How will I do this?
- By being opinionated.
- Talking to professionals and experts in their field and sharing their frustrations (so you don’t feel alone).
- Being uncool and suggesting that where we’re headed might benefit from looking at the past.
- Covering tools, frameworks, languages, patterns, methodologies
- Not just the Web. Also about UI (and sometimes UX) in games (upcoming episode interview game designer), smartphones, consoles, apps; basically things with screens.
There are plenty of podcasts that are aimed at developers/designers in general and there are also shows about the Web, but ones specifically aimed at UI design AND development as a core focus, the pickings are thin at best.
- Weekly or bi-monthly
- Plan is for interviews, solo diatribes, 'quick cuppa' for short focused content and 'long brew' episodes, where I share case studies or deep dives into topics, tutorials or reviews etc.
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