In Depth is a podcast on design, technology, and Apple
Design Tools Missing the Marc
1:06:49With Dropbox out of the way, this week we have an an episode that's been a long time coming. We had the pleasure of talking to a special guest, Marc Edwards of Bjango, to discuss the state of design tools. With the announcement of InVision Studio, Sketch Libraries, Framer Export and Adobe XD finally coming out of beta, there's more movement than ever in UI design and prototyping tools. We cover the design systems movement, the downsides of different business models, and the industry's convergence on a feature-set that can only be described as 'acceptable mediocrity.'
Dropbox, Not a Literal Box
53:58In this episode of In Depth, we discuss the "provocative" (in their words) rebrand of Dropbox. We take a look at the logo (which apparently isn't a box anymore), the 259 fonts that make up the "versatile" Sharp Grotesk family, and the challenges of enterprise companies hiring too many designers while working with external design agencies with conflicting incentives.
43:28Our first episode jumps right in to cover the recent September iPhone X event. And there was lots to talk about. We discuss the new iPhone's screen, hardware, sensors, and also the software, like animoji, Face ID, and most significantly of all, everyone's favorite notch.