Just Work

In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about a very specific kind of complexity. They talk about how some features can be complicated problems while others are "just work," and then argue about why anybody might care about this distinction. Laura quotes someone she hates but who she reluctantly admits might be on to something, which really doesn't narrow it down much. 

Drink Pairing: Pisco Sours

Stop Designing (and building) Everything!

In this episode, Kate and Laura go off on several tangents about why everything does not have to be designed and built from scratch by your organization. Seriously, you're not making artisanal, locally sourced pickles here, folks. Unless you are. In which case, carry on. 

Drink Pairing: Small batch, home brewed cider made from cruelty free, free range, heirloom apples, obviously

4 Possibly Useful Skills for Designers

Kate and Laura really don't like to be told what to do. That's why they get annoyed when people declare "Designers should really be able to..." In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of designers learning things like coding, story telling, and metrics, and then we leave it up to you, the listener, to make your own damn decisions. 

Drink Pairing: Who are we to tell you what to drink? Make up your own mind!