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Wireframe

31 EpisodesProduced by AdobeWebsite

How does design impact the world around you? Discover how graphic designers, UX designers, illustrators, typographers, artists, activists and other creatives empower creativity for all. Can the design of an app, a logo, a graphic, a sound effect, or an illustration make your life better? Find out wi… read more

31 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

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

June 21st, 2021

27:41

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

21:08

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

23:32

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

28:11

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

27:11

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

26:46

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

1:18

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

29:56

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

27:58

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

30:02

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

27:51

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

27:27

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

25:10

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

2:06

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

28:39

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

22:01

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

24:59

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

21:27

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

26:31

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

20:52

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

21:09

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

1:49

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

24:34

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

23:31

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

24:35

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

23:41

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

4:49

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

23:20

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

19:17

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

25:37

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

2:24

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

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