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Design shapes the world we live in, play in, and work in. And it shapes how we buy, how we sell, and how businesses succeed. This season on Wireframe, we connect small business owners with mentors and designers. We learn principles of good design, get advice on how to make great branding, and help o… read more

38 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Deja Foxx and Carly Ayres Help Avie Daisy Designs Launch a Rebrand

August 29th, 2022


Mickaela Allison-Aliifua has big plans to grow her brand beyond just pet collars. Check out her work on Facebook and Instagram, and watch how she …

Philip Wang and Karlei Ayers Help Hangover Coffee Personalize Their Brand

August 22nd, 2022


Natalie Ma and Melody Jung are roommates-turned-business partners who founded Hangover Coffee. Find the brand on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

They’re big fans of Philip Wang, so we bring him in to offer advice. He’s …

Hilton Carter and Kyle Webster Help Plant Man P Design for a Split Audience

August 15th, 2022


This episode profiles Jon Perdomo, co-founder of Plant Man P, as he tries to marry his two seemingly disparate passions and audiences: street wear and houseplants. You can find Jon on Instagram and YouTube

Jon is …

Ellen Bennett and Schessa Garbutt Help Latinx Therapy's Founder Refresh Her Brand

August 8th, 2022


Adriana Alejandre is a therapist working to break the stigma of mental health in the Latinx community by making mental health services more accessible. Find her on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok or listen to her

Chris Do and Elaine Lopez Teach Juliana Cifuentes How to Educate Homebuyers

August 1st, 2022


For some content design tips, we pair Juliana with Chris Do. He’s a podcaster, and the founder of The Futur Academy—an online education platform with …

Courtney Quinn and Brandon Groce Help Will on a Whim Rethink His Website

July 25th, 2022


This episode pairs Will with Courtney Quinn - a prolific online content producer you might know as Color Me Courtney. Find her on Instagram, TikTok

This is Wireframe: Designed for Small Business

July 18th, 2022


Design plays a big role in shaping how we buy, how we sell, and how we support the businesses we believe in. Meet six young entrepreneurs struggling …

Why We Love to Hate Comic Sans and the Return of Fonts with Personality

June 21st, 2021


If Comic Sans showed up at a house party, would it be welcome or shown the door? In this episode, the Wireframe team parties down with a wild array …

How do designers use data visualization to take the numb out of numbers?

June 7th, 2021


Do you know what “flatten the curve” means? If so it’s likely in part due to the hard work by data visualization designers over the last year. Our society is now more data driven than ever; as everything is quantified, …

Why are package designers rethinking the box?

May 24th, 2021


Do you keep your iPhone boxes—or toss them? This simple question sparked a heated debate on Twitter earlier this year that, at its heart, is really …

How can designers support the fight for racial justice?

May 10th, 2021


The Black Lives Matter movement has mobilized countless people all over the world in the urgent fight for true racial justice and equality, one of the most important issues of our time. In this episode, host Khoi Vinh …

Does Peloton’s design actually help you exercise more?

April 26th, 2021


An entirely new user experience has been designed for people who want to exercise from home. By combining touchscreens and apps with stationary bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, punching bags, strength trainers - even …

Does Burger King's new logo make you nostalgic?

April 12th, 2021


When Burger King launched its new logo and branding identity this winter, a lot of people said the new look felt retro, even nostalgic. But was that really what the King had in mind for its new brand? In our season …

Design, creativity, and a new season of Wireframe

April 5th, 2021


Wireframe is back with a fresh season all about design and creativity. We're digging into all kinds of stories about how designers shape our everyday lives—graphic designers, UX designers, typographers, illustrators, …

Why are elections so hard to design well?

September 21st, 2020


The fundamental design feature of a democratic society is a citizen's right to vote. But ensuring that every person is able to vote is not as easy as it seems. Everything from how you design a paper ballot, build an …

Can an app actually help you relax?

September 7th, 2020


A third of America's population struggles to sleep through the night. For many of us, stress and anxiety play a big role in that. Some designers …

How streaming services design interfaces to keep us watching

August 24th, 2020


On just one day this spring, at the height of global stay-at-home orders for Covid-19, Americans watched 27 billion minutes of streaming video. Dozens of online streaming services court us with an ever increasing amount …

How crowdfunding design makes it easy for us to give

August 10th, 2020


As the pandemic created health and employment crises, a lot of people found themselves in urgent need of financial help. As a result, crowdfunding …

Why can’t dad unmute himself on Zoom?

July 27th, 2020


Your dad’s dog is barking in the background, but he doesn't know how to mute his video chat. Your uncle can’t get Netflix working on his new SmartTV. And grandma still can’t find where her favorite songs are stored on …

Covid-19 is changing how designers think

July 13th, 2020


With our first episode, we tackle the Covid-19 pandemic question directly: how has it affected designers and the work they do? Our episode explores the changing nature of work from a designer's perspective. We also …

Season 3: The UX of life has changed

July 6th, 2020


With the pandemic, the user experience of life has changed. It has affected how we feel, how we communicate, how we think and how we entertain …

Falling in Love with Good Design

October 22nd, 2019


Can an app really help you fall in love? Sometimes using a dating app feels like getting hit by cupid’s arrow - and sometimes it feels like you’ve been stung. We talk to designers and daters to see whether the UX of …

Faking Good Design

October 15th, 2019


The world of FUI or fantasy user interface design is responsible for on-screen depictions of UX. Like the heads up displays for superheroes, or what a hacker sees as she cracks the government’s mainframe. All of these …

When Everything Looks Like Good Design

October 8th, 2019


Design critics Jessica Helfand and Emily Heyward, founder of Red Antler, discuss what's at stake when everything looks the same -- and what designers can do about it.

Read the PDF transcript of this episode.

Sounds Like Good Design

September 24th, 2019


Sound is becoming more important in the world of design, especially as our devices shrink and we become less attached to screens. Wireframe speaks to sound designer Connor Moore and psychoacoustic expert Susan Rogers on …

Privacy, Trust, and Good Design

September 17th, 2019


Khoi speaks with a roundtable of global privacy experts to find out what

designers can - and should - do to keep user data safe. Featuring: Georgia …

A Prescription for Good Design

September 10th, 2019


Electronic health records aren’t just cumbersome and time-consuming, they’re actually damaging the doctor-patient relationship. How can UX designers help? 

Read the PDF transcript of this episode.

Independently Good Design

September 5th, 2019


The foosball, the snacks, the scale - life at a big design firm can be really exciting. But at independent studios, design culture still flourishes. …

Coming Soon: Wireframe Season Two

September 4th, 2019


Last season we asked - what is good design? This season, we’re delving deeper into what design can - and can’t - do. From privacy, to the beeps and boops our phones make, to the secret world of UX design in film. 

BONUS: What Good Design Sounds Like

March 18th, 2019


On this special live episode of Wireframe, we dive into the brand new territory of Voice UX design. How can designers to approach voice not just as a …

Inclusivity is a Recipe for Good Design

November 20th, 2018


This episode asks: what's the difference between designing for accessibility versus designing inclusively? To find the answers we look at everything …

Is Good Design Good for You?

November 13th, 2018


The “Like” button was a huge triumph for Facebook, or was it? Now more than ever we’re all wondering if our traditional definition of “good” design is actually in our best interests. In this episode, we take a look at …

Good Design is Why You’re Not Wearing AR Glasses

November 6th, 2018


A few years from now, augmented reality may render most screens obsolete, as computing becomes integrated into the world around us. This presents a …

BONUS: Good Design According to You

October 30th, 2018


A short but special bonus episode of Wireframe, recorded at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, a.k.a. the world’s largest creativity conference, which this year brought together more than 14,000 creative pros—designers, …

Good Design is 💩

October 23rd, 2018


We dig into the unexpected origin story of the universal screen language… emoji! We talk to the designers behind emoji, and the steps (and missteps) emoji design took before the icons found their way to our screens. 

Good Design is Good Civics

October 16th, 2018


The Boston Mayor’s Office was having a problem: Not enough residents were reporting their own problems into the city. Sure, the 311 phone line had …

Good Design is Human

October 9th, 2018


From airplane crashes, to industrial disasters and medical error: When things go terribly wrong, why do we blame human beings instead of bad design?

Read the PDF transcript of this episode.

Introducing Wireframe

September 28th, 2018


From Adobe, a podcast about interaction design. Hear the trailer now.

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