61 – Should Developers Design with Miguel Elasmar

In this episode we get to speak with UX & Product Designer Miguel E. Elasmar.  We discuss the design challenges in Healthcare, and its voluminous array of predefined guidelines. We also ask the question: Should Developers Design? There is so much emphasis on designers coding, yet not enough thought into the professional prerogative of the developer and their perspective. We also get the audio pleasure of having Miguel play Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick in its entirety.

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58 – SVG Animations with Sarah Drasner

In this episode we get to speak with Award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks: Sarah Drasner. We talk about her new book SVG Animations and then explore some of the actionable takeaways that are critical in our current landscape.

Sarah is an award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given a Frontend Masters workshop on Advanced SVG Animations. Sarah is formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of the Best Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards. She has worked for 15 years as a web developer and designer, and at points worked as a Scientific Illustrator and an Undergraduate Professor, and has tutored a Byzantine Icon painter in Santorini.

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57 – Roles, Titles, & Responsibilities with Quintin Lodge

In this episode we get to speak with Creative Direction and Design human, Quintin Lodge. We talk with Quintin about career roles/titles and how the industry distributes its hierarchy of responsibility and ownership. We also discuss empathy: empathy for the user and being able to empathize with what the customer wants.

About Quintin

Avid snowboarder, creative director, product designer, father, and husband. I help companies define and design new products as well as re-imagine existing ones. Recently launched Spring for iOS and helped Square re-imagine their products and services across multiple platforms. Currently working as Executive Creative Director at Spring, Inc.

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55 – Down Wit SVG? Yeah You Know Me with Chris Coyier

In this episode we get to speak with “CSS MAN”, Chris Coyier. We talk with Chris about his new book PRACTICAL SVG, and dive into some of the reasons that our community doesn’t reach for SVG when we should. The conversation get’s into the details of his new book, and then we connect it back to Chris’s next speaking event at An Event Apart in April. Then we discuss the recent redesign of CSS-Tricks, and the logic behind the quick update. Then we talk about how Chris and Dave started the ShopTalk Show podcast, and the behind the scenes work that goes into each episode. We might talk about other stuff like CodePen too, but it’s hard to tell by the quality of the internet service in Miami-Dade County.

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