According to my wife about 30% of my conversations start with, “So, I was listening to a podcast”. It’s true, I listen to a lot of podcasts. I’ve been a huge fan of talk radio since I got my license. As soon as I started driving to high school it was Howard Stern in the morning, NPR on the way home — my yin and yang.
I’ve been thinking about how to teach design students to think like designers. There’s not much in the tool set we use that you need a college level course to learn. The hard part of product design isn’t figuring out how to export assets from Sketch, setting up artboards in Illustrator, or even writing HTML and CSS. The hard part, is learning how to think about a problem, propose solutions, get feedback, and use that feedback to make your solution better.
Every few years I tear down my site and rebuild. This is usually when I’m not happy with how the site is a) looking, b) built or c) I want to learn something new. My motivation for the current iteration of the site involved all three.