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Generational

Learning about the world, one conversation at a time. Hosted by Gabe Weatherhead and Erik Hess

 

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Tuesday
Aug202013

048 - Tackling iOS Text Editors

Monday
Aug122013

047 - Focusing on the Product with Jack Hirsch

Jack Hirsch joins Gabe and Erik to talk about the role of product manager. Along the way they look at his startup experience, how he became a product manager, soliciting user feedback, how to balance that feedback with engineering realities, the importance of communication, and what large companies owe their customers.

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047 - Focusing on the Product with Jack Hirsch

Tuesday
Aug062013

046 - Delighting in the Details with Shawn Blanc

Shawn Blanc joins Gabe and Erik to discuss his new book and the importance of delight in design. What makes an interface delightful? How does delight affect the design process? Then they go offtopic to explore ways to make time for great work in a busy life.

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046 - Delighting in the Details with Shawn Blanc

Tuesday
Jul302013

045 - Periodicals in the Digital Age with Jason Snell

Gabe and Erik are joined by Jason Snell, Editorial Director of Macworld and host of The Incomparable, to look at the evolution of writing and publishing in the internet age. Is there still a place for periodical writing when news comes and goes by the minute? How have publications handled the transition from print to digital media? How has it changed the roles of the editor and writer? Then they go offtopic to talk about their favorite sci-fi interfaces, why some work and some don't, and how they've influenced today's devices for better and worse.

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045 - Periodicals in the Digital Age with Jason Snell

Tuesday
Jul232013

044 - Facing Email with Eddie Smith

Gabe and Erik are joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient to talk about email.

With dozens of competing messaging services, why do we still use email? How should we organize it? In the era of social networking, what are people's cultural expectations around how email is used? What barriers does email present to good communication, and how do we overcome those barriers to make email useful?

This week's session of Generational Offtopic looks Eddie's work with TEDx.

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044 - Facing Email with Eddie Smith