#3 – Internships


In this episode I talk internships with Gus Granger (@GusGranger), Principal & Creative Director at 70kft, and President of AIGA Dallas/Fort Worth.


Show Notes:

AIGA Guide to Internships: http://www.aiga.org/a-guide-to-internships/
The Cost of Free Labor: http://www.aiga.org/the-cost-of-free-labor/
The AIGA Paid Internship Pledge: http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=44&id=2386
Creative Go-Round Internship Application: http://www.creativegoround.com/internapp.html


#19 1/2 – Instructional Design Thinking


Connie Malamed and Judy delved much more into design thinking and applying it to that voo-doo that we do…with sprinkles of Tin Can, knowing when you’re done, and egos.

We even talked about tools a bit — for wireframing, prototyping, and user testing.

By the way, if you’re enjoying these more design-related episodes, be sure to check out Emergent Radio’s newest podcast: Designing Opinion.

The drinks

Judy drank water. (Back off… she’s on antibiotics.)

Connie drank Sweet Wild Berry Zinger Ice Herbal Tea from Celestial Seasonings.

The links

#2 – Side Projects


Brian Dusablon (@briandusablon) joins me in this episode to talk side projects, failing fast, and facing your priorities.


Show Notes:

Emergent Radio – http://emergentradio.com/
The Toolbar – http://emergentradio.com/shows/category/toolbar/
Learning Ninjas – http://learningninjas.com/
Work, Life And Side Projects http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/06/19/work-life-and-side-projects/ via @smashingmag (Smashing Magazine)
Should You Encourage Employee Side Projects? http://www.inc.com/news/articles/2010/01/side-projects.html via @Inc (Inc. Magazine)
Fail Fast, Fail Cheap http://buswk.co/MSg52g via @BW (Business Week)
Happiness Makes Your Brain Work Better http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/happiness-makes-your-brain-work-better.html via @Inc (Inc. Magazine)
Fight Club – http://amzn.com/0393327345 (Amazon.com)

#1 – The One We Recorded in Mono


Guest Aaron Silvers (@aaronesilvers) joins Jason Early (@jason_early) for the inaugural episode in which they discuss the design and short comings of digital products, the responsibility of product creators to their users, and putting trust, belief, and expectation into things we have zero control over. But it probably turned out as a bunch of rambling. Hooray episode 1!

Show Notes:
Google buys Sparrow, current apps will not get any new features

Let us pay for this service so it won’t go down by Marco Arment

Howard the Duck

#18 – We Should Be Architects


In our eighteenth episode, ex-Pikachu Craig Wiggins joins us for drinks and chat about jobs, consulting, designing vs. developing, just doing stuff, and generally being a good autodidact’s handmaiden.

The drinks:

Brian drank Coney Island Human Blockhead Imperial American Bock by Schmaltz

Judy drank tea (and may have nipped a little cough syrup on the side)

Craig drank Nero’s Appechio Red Ale by Amarcord Birra Artigianale

The links:



#12: Go Be Awesome


In this very special guest episode, we talk with Jason Early, founder of Gruntmonkey, about being a Designer. Plain and simple.

The Drinks

Jason drank: Grimbergen Dubbel.

Brian drank: Left Coast Brewing Company Una Mas Amber.

Judy drank: Fremont Brewery Interurban IPA.

The Links

#9: Usability. Don’t Be a Moron.


Brian, Judy, and special guest Julie “Usable Learning” Dirksen discuss usability, why you should care about it, how to start making sure your courses meet “table stakes”, and of course, Julie’s brand-new book, Design for How People Learn.

The drinks:

Brian drank St. Arnold Christmas Ale

Judy drank Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Julie drank Woodchuck Dark and Dry Cider

The links:

#8: This One Time… At DevLearn…


We’re back after a longer-than-expected layoff.

The drinks:

Judy drank Samuel Smith Winter Welcome 2011.

Brian drank Saint Arnold Santo.

We didn’t get a chance to drink the Dark Lord Stout that Aaron Silvers brought us. We’ll save it for a future episode.

The links:

Also, we followed up with Allen Technologies on some of the questions that we raised about ZebraZapps in this episode. We invite them to comment after they’ve had a chance to listen. Congratulations again on the launch!

#6: Blondes and Wish Lists


Judy and Brian discuss our wish list for awesome elearning development software. We also rant a bit about the undesirable popularity of PowerPoint to Flash conversion tools.

Our snarkiest episode yet!

The drinks:

Judy drank Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Ale

Brian drank Shiner Blonde

The links:

*Correction: In the show, Brian said Shiner Bock didn’t come around for quite a while after the original Shiner (which is now called Blonde), but it was only four years later that they started brewing the Bock, in 1913. (via Wikipedia)

*Addition: One feature Brian forgot to mention in the show is version control.

*Addition: There was at least one more excellent quote after we stopped the show, but kept recording. We should totally put that here.

#5: iOS Apps for Learning


Judy finally got an iPad, so we finally get to talk about iOS apps for learning. Also, we update the masses on our favorite soon-to-not-be-vaporware, ZebraZapps and Storyline.

The drinks:

Brian drank Moose Drool Brown Ale

Judy drank Conflux No. 2

The links:

Learning Apps:

Other Apps: