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Immutable

A short, weekly show about design and development hosted by Sam Soffes & Bryn Jackson.

39: Very Thinking

May 24, 2016

In this episode: exporting assets, trends, unpopular values, project lengths, and educating clients!

In this episode: designing with data and the best & worst parts of our jobs!

37: WUPHF

May 10, 2016

In this episode: the 5 tools that make us better at our jobs, should PMs design?, remote teams, and Talkshow!

In this episode: organizing design iterations, type scales, prototyping for bots, and writing unit tests!

35: Monster Pile

April 26, 2016

In this episode: being a generalist, remote UX work, quitting, Adobe XD, and preprocessors!

34: Back Burner Clarity

April 19, 2016

In this episode: style guide management, processes we use, hiring cheap devs, organizing files for teams, and do's/dont's for new designers!

In this episode: sharing the code workload, valuing user experience, neglecting automated testing, taking notes, and removing "band-aids"!

In this episode: the pit of despair, server-side Swift, graphic text, front-end methodologies, and changing your mind!

31: Unfortunate Sizing

March 29, 2016

In this episode: 8(px/pt/dp) grids!

In this episode: using stats in product decisions, pre- vs post-product/market fit decision making, writing as a company priority, and making money!

This week, we had another guest! Kelly Sutton joined us to talk about founding a company, ending a company you founded, company side projects, moderating a community, and the differences between NY & SF for tech companies.

In this episode: learning illustration as a UI designer, API version upgrades, compsci tests, naming projects, and Sam's new side project!

27: Compliment Mask

March 1, 2016

In this episode: analytics in the design process, fighting imposter syndrome, bad habits, what we'd like to be known for, and using a work computer outside of work!

26: Grocery Store Fast Lane

February 23, 2016

In this episode: Fastlane, when to change jobs, Structs vs Classes in Swift, Exporting assets, and writing APIs in Rails!

In this episode: our favorite software pro tips, our morning routines, dark patterns, and resources for learning visual design!

24: Sorting the Spork

February 9, 2016

In this episode: our favorite dev/design blogs, calculating margins, design regrets, design-y films, and uncommon realizations.

23: Founders of Nothing

February 2, 2016

In this episode: NDAs, our idols, saving assets, Parse retirement, and "experts".

In this episode: we had our first guest, Andrew Carroll, come on the show to talk about incorporating, retirement funds, doing taxes, stock options, and outsourcing accounting!

In this episode: starting out in Swift, design interview brain teasers, Windows vs Mac, focusing early product decisions, and setting up jr designers for success.

20: Inbred App

January 12, 2016

In this episode: Adobe CC alternatives on PC, setting up a new Mac, Old Sport, choosing a project to start on, working with different design workflows.

19: Junk Drawer of Food

January 5, 2016

In this episode: 2016 goals, UI elements we wish would go away, design trends vs patterns, internships vs full-time roles when starting out, and balancing ambition and contentment.

18: For The Record

December 29, 2015

In this episode: investing money, finding AppleTV devs, introducing developers to Swift, self-teaching, and state machines!

In this episode: the apps we think are exceptionally designed, how we get away from work, and our favorite motorcycle gear. We basically just talk about motorcycles for 20 minutes. It's a holiday miracle!

16: Strong Opinions

December 15, 2015

In this episode: open-sourced Swift, Gulp and how it compares to Grunt, cross-platform development, and testing with a small userbase.

15: Definitely Question Mark

December 8, 2015

In this episode: working under your own name, the iPad Pro, designing with constraints, when to design your API, and the hard parts of submitting to the App Store!

Welcome to Episode 14 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss design chops, case studies, development tools, design boredom and what we've been wanting to learn!

Welcome to Episode 13 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss open source traction, spec redesigns, staying excited about side projects, the best ways to network on a budget, and organizing layers in your design files.

12: Wal-Mart Brand Audio

November 17, 2015

Welcome to Episode 12 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss... gear! We talk about our podcasting gear, what we use at work, our favorite Sketch plugins, and the most impactful things we've ever bought for less than $100.

11: Mercenary

November 10, 2015

Welcome to Episode 11 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss building perfectly vs building quickly, updating an already profitable product, how not to get caught up in the details while ideating, getting a job at an agency, and "hack schools"! (We had some technical difficulties on the last 2 questions... Sorry.)

10: Nice Dinners

November 3, 2015

Welcome to Episode 10 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss balancing work and keeping up with the industry, cover letters, taking on more work than you can handle, MVVM and Reactive Cocoa, and moving from development to design/product management!

09: Useless to the Extreme

October 27, 2015

Welcome to Episode 9 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss getting started writing CSS, presenting your work, standing out when applying for a job, why designers leave growing companies, and applying for jobs beyond your experience!

Welcome to Episode 8 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss the difference between designing at 1x and 2x, convincing designers to switch to working at 1x, what to do as a developer while waiting for a designer, picking up design chops as a developer, and job hunting when you're a generalist.

07: View Source

October 13, 2015

Welcome to Episode 7 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss how to decide on stock vs salary, getting started in product design, picking tools for UI design, taking your iOS development skills to the next level, and actively developing taste.

06: Google it Up

October 7, 2015

Welcome to Episode 6 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss raising your profile, working in grayscale, getting press for your product, transitioning to product design from web design, and integrating design and research into Scrum.

05: Web People

September 29, 2015

Welcome to Episode 5 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss the best ways to learn new dev skills, communication between design and back-end devs, finding mentors, using Twitter to level up your career, and prototyping vs building native apps.

04: Sharing is Caring

September 22, 2015

Welcome to Episode 4 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss design MVPs, writing apps vs prototyping, being open, converting side projects to businesses, learning design vs development, and the importance of writing!

03: Thanks, Local ISP

September 15, 2015

Welcome to Episode 3 of Immutable. This episode, we recount our origin stories and discuss finding inspiration, searching out people to work with, drinking culture in tech, and unethical design.

02: There's a Thing for That

September 8, 2015

Welcome to Episode 2 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss building and monetizing your own app, projects that are too big, why to move to San Francisco, determining the size and spacing of UI elements, and getting started developing for iOS!

01: Sensible Defaults

September 1, 2015

Welcome to Episode 1 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss how we pick fonts, when to leave side projects, whether or not we're in the Golden Age of prototyping tools, what to handoff from a designer to a developer, and whether or not UX design is going out of fashion.

0: Immutable Launch Teaser

August 30, 2015

Just a quick teaser to explain the show and get our RSS feed setup and submitted to iTunes!

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