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Design Notes
Design Notes
Liam Spradlin

Design Notes is a podcast about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Google's Liam Spradlin. Each episode we talk... more

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Facing Our Interfaces: Matías Duarte, Google

This season begins with a special series celebrating ten years since the launch of Material Design, which will explore the... more

15 May 2024 · 44 minutes
Designing Better Code: Connie Shi + Matvei Malkov, Google Material Design

Liam speaks with Googlers Connie Shi, a software engineer on Material Design, and Matvei Malkov, a software engineer on Jetpack... more

14 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
How Fonts Change the World: Dave Crossland, Google Fonts

Liam and Google Fonts Specialist Dave Crossland explore what digital type can teach us about digital production, emotional expression, and... more

31 Jan 2023 · 36 minutes
Coding (and Decoding) Social Spaces: Judith Donath, Founder, MIT Sociable Media Group

In this episode, Liam speaks with Judith Donath, the founder of MIT’s Sociable Media Lab, inventor of e-cards, and author... more

20 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
Fearless Design: Aline Borges, The Florist

Liam speaks with Aline Borges, a Zürich-based floral designer who’s made the leap from fashion coordination for magazines like Vogue... more

22 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
⏮️ How Machines Help Us See Ourselves: Harvey Moon, New Media Artist

In this episode, we revisit a conversation from Season 1 with new media artist Harvey Moon, recorded in his San... more

25 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
The Impact of Shared Space: Ignacio Ciocchini, Public Furniture Designer

Liam speaks with streetscape and public space designer Ignacio Ciocchini, who’s created much of the public furniture that New Yorkers... more

11 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
⏮️ Learning From Your Virtual Twin: Kerry Murphy, Co-founder, The Fabricant

In this episode, we revisit a conversation from Season 1 with Kerry Murphy, co-founder of digital fashion house The Fabricant.... more

27 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
Digital Anthropology: Tom Boellstorff, "Coming of Age in Second Life"

Liam speaks to Tom Boellstorff, Anthropologist and UCI Professor, whose ethnographic work in Second Life (documented in his book, Coming... more

13 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
Welcome Back to Design Notes: Season 2 Trailer

It's been a while, but Design Notes is coming back for Season 2 uncovering even more of what inspires and... more

30 Aug 2022 · 1 minute
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Facing Our Interfaces: Matías Duarte, Google
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