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Jake and Jonathan

150 EpisodesProduced by Jake Knapp & Jonathan CourtneyWebsite

Jake and Jonathan (formally Product Breakfast Club) is a behind the scenes look at how some of the best companies in the world design their products. Jake Knapp, NY Times best-selling author of "Sprint", has helped companies like Slack, Nest and 23andMe build successful products. Jonathan Courtney, … read more


74: Design Ruined Everything

Jonathan's not here this week. So Jake is joined by Amr from AJ&Smart. Deja vu, anyone?

Here’s a peek at the topics discussed in this episode:

  • 01:00—Amr's journey to becoming a designer
  • 19:20—Apple & VR
  • 31:20—Snap's new Snap Kit
  • 45:40—Pinterest's approach to growth
  • 51:50—The moral & ethical implications of design
  1. Amr Khalifeh on Instagram
  2. Amr Khalifeh on Twitter
  3. Amr’s master studies: Usability Engineering, M.Sc. — Hochschule Rhein-Waal
  4. Apple has reportedly hired Arthur van Hoff, a founding executive of the Disney-backed VR startup Jaunt, as a senior architect—Variety
  5. Segway—Wikipedia
  6. Book: Ready Player One—Ernest Cline—
  7. Bird
  8. Lime
  9. Design Sprint—YouTube
  10. AirPods
  11. Google Glass—Wikipedia
  12. M.G. Siegler’s Newsletter
  13. Snap Kit
  14. To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself—TechCrunch
  15. The anti-Facebook: Inside Pinterest’s slow and quiet rise—CNN
  16. Hippocratic Oath—Wikipedia
  17. Don’t be evil — Google — Wikipedia
  18. Book: Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It—Mike Monteiro—
  19. Book: Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies—Nick Bostrom—
  20. Book: Buy Sprint! 📘🏃‍♀️
  21. Book: Buy Make Time! 📗⏰
  22. AJ&Smart + Jake Knapp Official Design Sprint Masterclass: 🥇😯
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