Listening This Week
Looking back at my podcast listening this week, here are some of my favorites:
The Web Ahead 53: Animations with Val Head: For my Underwater Tomato Ninja class and for the original prototype of Guitar Fretter I'd explored CSS animation, this podcast was a fantastic refresher and I'm thinking about picking up Val's book CSS Animations Pocket Guide.
The Changelog 39: Sass, Bourbon and Product Design with Phil LaPier: Fun conversation style interview that provided more background for Bourbon. I've yet to delve deeply into Sass and Bourbon but have them both on my radar since designers I respect use them both. Also Bourbon is supported by default in the very handy static HTML project helper app: Hammer. Lately I've been using Hammer to help with rapid HTML prototyping and even wireframing in HTML using Zurb's Foundation framework.
Systematic 48: Aditi Terpstra and a room full of Bretts: Brett Terprstra interviews his wife Aditi and they cover interesting ground in thinking about animal behavior and behavior in general. Fun to hear a couple podcast and it reminded me of how I podcasted a few weeks ago with my wife Kate Shields Stenzinger at Lean Into Art on LIA Cast 76 - Everyone Doubts.
A few other quick mentions of podcasts I enjoyed this week:
- Security Now 408: The State of Surveillance: Great overview of the recent PRISM issue with the detail oriented, scientific, in-depth perspective of Steve Gibson.
- UIE Brainsparks episode with Jeff Gothelf - Lean UX: Escaping Product Requirement Hell: Well-expressed, insightful, and honest perspective on how to facilitate good design by facing the assumptions driving the design as questions instead.