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In this episode, we talk to special guest Sarah about doing design work for churches and how church secretaries can avoid using Papyrus on everything. Sarah is an administrative assistant, where she does a fair amount of design work in addition to her other tasks; she’s also David’s wife. There are a lot of great resource recommendations and tips for non-designers who occasionally need to design things in this episode.
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In this episode, we tackle the issue of advertising in design and especially web design. When Apple released iOS9, their inclusion of support for ad blockers seemed to make the statement that they—like many people—think the current state of advertising in web design is getting out of hand. We tackle the issue of monetization, ads, trackers, and ad blockers from a Christian perspective and try to present a biblical worldview on the subject.
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Is skeuomorphism dead? In this episode we discuss the transition to flat designed the removal of Apple Calendar’s fancy Corinthian leather. We also have a discussion about just what UI design is and provide some guidelines for developers who might be trying to make their apps more useable.
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This episode is a discussion of form vs. function. What happens when you emphasize one unhealthily over the other? We talk about some examples of ugly products that work well and beautiful products that work poorly, and then wrap up by discussing how to avoid those pitfalls and how the Christian worldview informs this issue.
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We were both pretty busy and had some trouble picking with an idea for a topic for this week, so we talked about what to do when you have trouble coming up with ideas. How does one capture that elusive creativity.
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In this episode, we discuss shipping on time, shipping perfect, and just not shipping your final product.
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This episode discusses Bible design, from typography to binding and paper quality. We also talk a bit about how the Bible was written, read originally, and how that relates to modern reader Bibles and audio Bibles.
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In this episode, we talk about some listeners who are considering ditching their laptop and switching to a desktop and iPad because of our first episode. After that, we finish introducing ourselves by talking about our theological and church backgrounds. Our main topic is the ethics of using design to convince people to buy or do things.
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In this episode, we kick things off by explaining how they got to be designers. After that, we talk a bit about the iPad Pro, other tablets, smartphones, and what makes them different from “real computers.”