Recorded March 17th, 2016. The last episode of On the Grid. Check out our new shows: Working File and Good Bad Show
Working FileOur new panel show about design
Good Bad ShowAndy and Matt's new show where they plan argue about things that are objectively good or bad (or if anything can be)
iOS 7 EpisodeListener Survey EpisodeFerguson episodeEverything is Systems episodeAnxiety as an Ally by Dan RyckertSoundboard Dan
Recorded February 18th, 2016. This week: Kanye loses Andy's vote, matching stainless steel appliances, and the diversity of Friends of the Web.
Last Call Lyrics30 Hours LyricsKanye West asked Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion on Twitter"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex"Rapper Killer Mike faces flak for ‘uterus’ comment at Sanders rallyKitchen ranges LacancheAndy likes this fridge'Our Team'
Recorded February 11th, 2016. Andy tells us how planning a murder mystery party is like design... and more logo vs. interface followup.
"Buzz, Your Girlfriend... WOOF!"Andy... WOOF!Speed trolling
Fozzy WhittakerFull list of Super Bowl 50 prop betsProposition betRudy Giuliani gets mad about Beyonce"You're talking to middle America..."
Whatchamacallitproper pronunciation of tremolo
Endoskeleton"Dan, stop interrupting. Let Andy talk." snipetAs requested
idisagreewithandy.man.goldQuartz’s first news app for iPhoneESPN.comSI.com
Recorded February 4th, 2016. This week: All the reasons Andy was wrong about logos.
"Today's 100% Men project brought to you by beer, football, and design""Design Disruptors" Designer News ThreadSquare Cashidisagreewithandy.man.gold
Recorded January 17th, 2016. This week Andy and Matt sat at a table and talked about talent.
Chuck WepnerWepner claimed that he was the inspiration for the movie Rocky. (Wasn't named Rocky though)
ZordsWas Mozart Deaf?Wassily Kandinsky’s Synesthesia ExplainedSynesthesia
Recorded December 23rd, 2015. In our last episode of the year we responded to listener comments about how to improve the show.
Our year end show last yearOn the Grid #100Limited Resources PodcastMisophoniaOur subreddit feedback threadMatt does troll Andy on Twitter...The episode about Andy's logoThe 99 Designs experiment
Recorded December 15th, 2015. This week Andy digs in on an idea from the previous episode: Can anything ever be objectively good or bad?
Gangnam StyleChacaronThe ShiningLenny BruceThe BlobCultural relativismThe Moral Landscape by Sam HarrisKiller Mike's Six-Part Interview With Bernie Sanders
Recorded December 1st, 2015. This week we talked about tradition and Andy's secret plans to run for office.
Frere-Jones TypeAndy launched this site on Tuesday
Nathan for YouNathan for You - Dumb StarbucksNathan For You - Party Planner
Recorded November 17th, 2015. We discussed the symbols we create and rally around. And more on the next great American invention.
Annie Atkins"I'm talkin' about Mountain Dews baby!"Eiffel Tower meets peace sign in show of solidarity after attacksIt Gets Better Project99% Invisible 173: AwarenessStory of the AIDs ribbon
Uber changes UberX cars into French FlagsOur newsletter: Two ThingsTwo heartfelt endorsements, juxtaposed and delivered weekly.
Recorded November 10th, 2015. This week we discussed the next great American invention and the aesthetics of wealth.
The Quarter Century Jacket | A 25 Year GuaranteeYour business card is CRAP!Joel Bauer - How to pack your suitcaseEveryday carrySecret decoder ringTiffany & Co IdentityAIGA position on spec workThe First Things First ManifestoThe Stanley ParableGame of the YearThat blog post I mentioned...
Beginners Guide: A game about game designFrom our subreddit
The Beginner's Guide
Recorded October 22nd, 2015. This week we talked about negotiating.
My uncle calling me like, "Where ya at?"The Lonely Island - SEMICOLONDrake playing Wii TennisDrake's Tuna SandwichNick Offerman GIFWHAT?! LETTERS!Mixtape Monday
Recorded October 8th, 2015. This week we were joined again by Maurice Cherry. We talked about podcast accessibility and how designers deal with real problems.
Revision PathBlack in Design ConferenceOrganization of Black DesignersDesigNationLiving Fully with Dr. Kathy McCoyMaurice's Student
The Joy of New PursuitsKathy McCoy's blog about Maurice's podcasting class and about her getting familiar with the technology.
EOFire Podcastby John Lee Dumas
Netflix PrizeThe Netflix Prize was an open competition for the best collaborative filtering algorithm to predict user ratings for films, based on previous ratings. The grand prize was US$1,000,000.
Top GearBayside High and DrunkRSSStitcher"Design Disruptors" Designer News ThreadChappelle's Show: Stereotype PixiesKodoku no GourmetThe Great British Bake Off
Recorded October 1st, 2015. This week we discussed the process of starting a new project, explaining how we want to work, and the language we use to describe it.
PrimerThe Death and Life of Great American CitiesA Pattern LanguageThe Andy Template
Recorded September 24th, 2015. This week: a very topical podcast about ad blocking.
"...the guy my company uses in all our ‘profile’ design mockups."The twitter interaction begins...
"After 3 years I hate that guy"iOS 9 Content Blocker FAQMetallica v. Napster, Inc.RATATAT - DRUGSCushionPet RockPotato Salad Kickstarter"6,911 backers pledged $55,492 to help bring this project to life"
The DeckCarbon AdsGone HomeDear EstherFEZ SoundtrackDear Esther SoundtrackLil Dicky - $ave Dat Money
Recorded September 15, 2015. A nice man from Baltimore over explains nostalgia and his work.
Baltimore - The Greatest Benches in AmericaXOXO FestivalRoderick talks about a nice man from BaltimoreFree Talk LiveMansplainingThe Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the WorldMr. Show with Bob and DavidMr. Show - The AuditionMr. Show - Pre-taped Call-in Show
Recorded September 8, 2015. This week Dan made some music for the show, we started a new made-up segment, and Andy wonders how dangerous exposure to new ideas really is....
Dreyfus model of skill acquisitionTruck Pulling"New" Pepsi logoUs & Them - In Dixieland I’ll Take My StandLoose ChangeTyler The Creator - Yonkers Tyler, The Creator (Ft. Earl Sweatshirt) – AssMilk LyricsRadicals LyricsHannibal Buress On Odd FuturePoetry by Mary OliveOn Being: Mary OliverA Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver
Recorded September 3rd, 2015. This week we got to hear some follow up about Andy's presentation and we discussed getting emotionally invested in work.
Deep MountainA few slides from Andy's Presentation
Recorded August 29th, 2015. This week we talked about taking on side projects and experimental work.
Dan is at PAXPAX DevSeattle, WA. August 26-27, 2015.
A few slides from Andy's PresentationIntroduction of Airbnb identity and BéloBloomberg BusinessweekBusinessweek Art Director Richard Turley Leaves for MTVBloomberg fires Digital Editor Josh TopolskyBusinessweek's Tim Cook coverHBO's Hard Knocks
Recorded August 20th, 2015. This week we discussed belts and confident pitches.
Undone BeltsSteve Jobs on the cover of Fortune MagazineSteve Jobs has no Belt.Why doesn't Steve Jobs wear a belt?Jerry Seinfeld tucking shirts into jeansOUYA: A New Kind of Video Game ConsoleNarragansett Leathers
Recorded August 13th, 2015. This week we talked about frustrating disagreements about taste, how you justify your decisions and objective rules of design...
Bill Burr doesn't make Andy laugh...doesn't mean he's right!
Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good DesignMeasure (typography)ADA Signage Contrast RequirementsBouba/kiki effectFlowerFlow (video game)ProteusDear EstherMayhem (band)
Recorded August 6th, 2015. This week we talked about the traits that make a great designer and the traits that make a great leader. Do they conflict?
Deandra Reynoldsallowed to be funny on TV
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Carl Reiner and Mel BrooksEarly WTF episodesMarc Maron interviews El Chupacabra (Nick Kroll)Example of early WTF. Just comedians playing characters, making jokes.
You Made it Weird
Recorded July 30th, 2015. This week we talked about simplifying complex things... Or maintaining complexity.
Everyday Carry WASP Injection Knife vs. WatermelonList of cognitive biasesTrap (plumbing)Full-Process Designer"I know that I know nothing"that Socrates quote
Recorded June 25th 2015. Andy, Satchell, and Dan return to Minecraft for part two of their journey.
MinecraftJust play it.
Satchell on TwitterSatchell on YouTubeMulanC418 on BandcampFor those who love the Minecraft soundtrack
Recorded July 20th, 2015. This week: What if the economy of design rewarded different kinds of work? And what might that look like?
Segway ownerSteven HellerEllen LuptonResponsive Web Design by Ethan MarcotteThe Feynman TapesFeynman diagramDrawing Dynamic Visualizations from Bret VictorObjectifiedDunne & RabyDunne & Raby in Objectifiedon Lynda.com
Technological Dream Series: No. 1, Robotsby Dunne & Raby
TIG on NetflixTig Notaro LiveTwo ThingsOur newsletter
The Feynman Tapes
Recorded July 16th, 2015. This week we talked about credit cards, governments, religions, mattresses, businesses a.k.a. systems.
Cashback reward programI'm a business, man!Hillary Clinton online storeOur episode with Gitamba Saila NgitaScout's Honor DocumentaryZappos: Holacracy and Self-OrganizationRube Goldberg machineSymphony No. 94 by Joseph Haydnor the Surprise Symphony
Haydn. Symphony No.94 in G major (The Surprise) on Archive.orgSerge Koussevitsky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In four movements: Adagio cantabile-Vivace assai, Andante, Menuetto: Allegro molto, Allegro di molto. Recorded in 1929.
Recorded July 9th, 2015. This week Dan is out but Andy and I are here to talk about portfolios and the merits of showing your work publicly.
Soundboard DanFriends of the WebWork & CoThe MavenistThe Feynman Tapes, Volume 0The Feynman Tapes, Volume 1The Feynman Tapes, Volume 2The Feynman Tapes, Volume 3You Look Nice TodayReconcilable DifferencesNight MovesSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Recorded July 2nd, 2015. This week we talked about responsive design rules and grid systems on the web.
Roderick on the Line 146: Science FarmerYou cannot care about Matthew McConaughey
Iceland square milesIcelandic horse gaitsEadweard Muybridge horse gaitsResponsive Web Design by Ethan MarcotteGrid Systems in Graphic DesignJan TschicholdBootstrapFlexboxbourbon.ioLine lengthNow fullscreen this page to see my point
Room 237Room 237 Apollo 11 Theory
Recorded June 18th 2015. Matt's out of town, so Andy and Dan play hooky and jump into Minecraft with our guest Satchell Drakes.
MinecraftSatchell on TwitterSatchell on YouTubeDragon Ball ZDragon Ball GTDon't bother watching it.
C418 on BandcampMusic from the Minecraft soundtrack gracefully provided by C418
C418 WebsiteCreator of the Minecraft soundtrack
Recorded June 9th, 2015. We were joined by guest Kristy Tillman.
IDEOSociety of GrownupsWhere Kristy is currently working.
Detroit Water ProjectB CorporationMotelMatt's new gig.
Friends of the WebAfrica is the FutureKirsty's happy ending.
On The Grid Twitter (@gridshow)The Twitter account for the show.
Recorded June 2nd, 2015. We talked about Modernism.
Andy on Instagram
Maryland Institute College of Art Brown Center
Safdie MonographMonograph Matt worked on recently
Zaha Hadid Monograph
Johnnie Walker bottle"Alexander Walker introduced the iconic square bottle in 1870. This meant more bottles fitting the same space and resulted in fewer broken bottles. The other identifying characteristic of the Johnnie Walker bottle is the label, which is applied at an angle of 24 degrees and allows text to be made larger and more visible."
Tig Notaro Live
Recorded May 26th, 2015. This week we talked about Andy's idea for design types in education and criticism.
How the new Apple emoji got their skin tones
Roderick on the Line
Types of Literary Criticism
PC Part Picker
Recorded May 19th, 2015. We had our first chat since a great meetup and a conversation about the unquantifiable things that make something great.
Hotter Keys on KickstarterA Game for Learning Keyboard Shortcuts by Motel
full of beans idiom
Everything Is Design: The Work Of Paul Randat the Museum of the City of New York
I Am A Man
The Witcher 3 will have dynamic beard growth over time
A Life Well Wasted
A Life Well Wasted - Episode 3: Why Game?
99% Invisible 153: Game OverFeatures the segment Andy mentioned
Key & Peele - East/West College Bowl
Abbott & Costello - Who's on First
Slovin & Allen - Who's on First
On the Grid Subreddit
Recorded May 14th, 2015. Matt has big news.
Motel on Twitter
John Madden Diagrams
Mike Monteiro on Starting a Studio
Startup workers are tweeting about how much money they actually make
Recorded May 7th, 2015. We were joined by Eli Schiff to talk about his blog series Fall of the Designer. Also, New Yorkers, listen up for details about a meetup on May 16th.
Join us at The Woods in BrooklynAndy, Dan and I are going to be hanging out at The Woods in Brooklyn on May 16th at 8pm.
If you want to say hi, please stop by.
48 S. 4th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249
Eli SchiffFall of the Designer Part I: Fashionable NonsenseFall of the Designer Part II: Pixel PushersFall of the Designer Part III: Conformist Responsive DesignFall of the Designer Part IV: Credible ThreatsFall of the Designer Part V: Self-flagellationFarnsworth HouseHumanist Interface: IntroductionThe Verge's Apple Watch ReviewDesign by Jason Santa Maria
Scott ForstallA look at the Apple ‘Skankphone’, built before the original iPhone releaseGraphic designers are ruining the webFrank Chimero: The Web’s Grain The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics by Kenan Malik
Recorded April 30th, 2015. This week, the exciting conclusion of Andy Gets a Vice, and we talk about bad taste.
Bad Taste video by The School of LifeThis is the video we refer to at the beginning of our discussion on taste.
Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy
The Man Who Helped Invent The Cell Phone Has Something To Say About Smartphone
The Burrito Button on Apple Watch
Rock, Rot & Rule by Scharpling and Wurster
Best Show Gems with Tom Scharpling
The Best Show
Desus Nice on Another Round
Classic Loveline with Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew
Recorded April 23rd, 2015. This week Andy gained a vice and we talked about artificial intelligence.
IBM Chef Watson
Deep Blue (chess computer)
New Tech City: Here’s What Watson Actually Does
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
Every Frame a Painting
Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy
Two ThingsTwo heartfelt endorsements, juxtaposed and delivered weekly.
Recorded April 15th, 2015. We had to finish our conversation about the finest bad movie ever made: The Room.
Tommy Wiseau and Why I left Creative Writing to Pursue the Law"Thank you to On The Grid, the podcast that reminded me today that Tommy Wiseau is the reason I’m about to graduate with a Law Degree."
The Disaster Artist (Audiobook)
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The Mountain Goats
The Puffy Chair
xkcd: D.B. Cooper
Anxiety as an Ally: How I Turned a Worried Mind into My Best Friendby Dan Ryckert
Tommy Wiseau AMA
Recorded April 9th, 2015. We had a meandering conversation about cutting, printing, patents, and permits. And then we talked about what we can learn from bad movies.
New-Skin Liquid BandageNot second skin
The difference between a nerd and a hipster on podecho
Windy City Heat
Crop circles: How they are made
Birdemic: Shock and Terror
The Disaster Artist
Best Worst Movie
It FollowsNot a bad movie. A good movie. Don't look it up. Just go see it.
It Follows - Original Soundtrack
Fez - Original Soundtrack
January (generative music tool)
The Not Dan HourThe Matt & Andy Show. Before Dark. Even more meandering.
Recorded April 2nd, 2015. Satchell Drakes joined us to talk about constantly striving to get better and live streaming on Twitch.
Satchbag's Goods on Youtube
Rebecca Minkoff Connected Store Demo
MoMA on the conservation of Le Corbusier's Kitchen
In Praise of Shadows
Judge John Hodgman 101: Courtlandia
Burroughs Beard OilNot endorsed by Matt and Andy
Dear Female Streamers.
Sky's conversation with Kaceytron on Twitch
Satchell's Female Streamer Controversy Explained Video
Isometric 24: Slippy Likes the Barrel RollA recap of Brianna Wu's week fighting GamerGate
The Co-Optional PodcastTotalBiscuit, Jesse Cox and Dodger host this weekly gaming podcast
Uniqlo Slim-Fit Chinos
Ori and the Blind Forest
Recorded February 26, 2015. This week we tried to talk about basic income, but we ended up talking about our motivation to create.
Professor David Graeber on Pointless Jobs
John Maynard Keynes
"The government should pay people to dig holes in the ground and then fill them up."
Explaining Muppet Theory
Valve Employee Handbook
Recorded March 26th, 2015. This week we talked about the power of the internet to shame.
The Jinx (miniseries)Monica Lewinsky: The price of shameHindenburg disasterHow One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s LifeKony 2012The War of the Worlds (radio drama)The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Stationdirected and produced by Auguste and Louis Lumière
Mail Goggles: Stop sending mail you later regretElloMurder of Kitty GenoveseRay KurzweilLongmont Potion Castle 9 - Medley 1Longmont Potion Castle Volume IV - NashName of the Year BracketPost TypographyTwo ThingsOur weekly newsletter. Check it out.
Recorded March 19th, 2015. Andy asks us a question about offering internships.
Leap Buses Are Hitting San Francisco’s Streets This Week
The Jinx (miniseries)
ELI5: Why do bad things happen to good people?
@gridshow is slowly turning evil
To Pimp a Butterfly
The third studio album by Kendrick Lamar
Schoolboy Q - Figg Get Da Money
That Kanye line on RapGenius
It's a small world
Recorded March 12th, 2015. We talked about our experiences freelancing as students in high school and college. Was that such a good idea?
The World's Most Overrated Graphic Design
I'm only linking to this because Andy mentioned it in a nerdy bro voice. Blame Andy. Matt does not endorse this.
Andy's Monopoly Packaging
Young Elon Musk featured in documentary about millionaires
Our episode about 99Designs
Design as Commodity: An Experiment with 99 Designs
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Paperback by Scott McCloud
Abstraction of Faces from Understanding Comics
Review our show on iTunes
Cleveland Browns Logo Evolution
Dolphins' (not as) new logo
Old Dolphins' logo all the way down
Turtles all the way down
Recorded March 5th, 2015. We talked about designers as philosophers... or preachers, our new show artwork, and our early attempts at being thought leaders.
Mike Monteiro Keynote from Interaction15
Frank Chimero: Do things the long, hard, stupid way
You're My Favorite Client by Mike Monteiro
13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations
Paola Antonelli in Objectified
Frank Chimero: The Web’s Grain
Dan dropped an image from Mail to Photoshop and this happened
Scroll down for the iterations of show artwork
The new show artwork
Roderick on the Line show artwork
Clients From Hell
Floating Flower Vase by Norihiko Terayama
The Worst Christmas Story Ever
It was Gremlins, not Goonies
Recorded February 17th, 2015. This week we were joined by Maurice Cherry to discuss diversity in design.
Black Weblog Award
The Year of Tea
Where Are The Black Designers? at SXSW
Equal Opportunities? Minorities in Graphic Design
Design Details Podcast 4: feat. Kristy Tillman
Detroit Water Project
28 Days of the Web
Examining women and people of color in the Net Awards
@lolamachine: "I asked why he has featured only 3 women in 69 podcasts"
The Education of a Graphic Designer by Steven Heller
Features "Searching for a Black Aesthetic in American Graphic Design" by Sylvia Harris
Weapons of Mass Creation Fest
Blacks in Technology
Smart Brown Voices
HBCUs (Historically black colleges and universities)
Apple Distinguished Schools
AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
Recorded February 11th, 2015. This week we talked about bots and creativity.
Cherry Chocodiles (Limited Edition)
A Gronking to Remember: Book One in the Rob Gronkowski Erotica Series
SmarterChild AIM bot
Zao Band Members
Recorded February 5th, 2015. This week we talked about the podcast StartUp, growing podcasts, and prototyping.
Julian Edelman's Playoff Beard
Reply All Podcast
StartUp Podcast #13: Fake It Til You Make It
Gimlet's App Prototype
How to listen to a podcast with Ira Glass and Mary Ahearn
Twitch Partner Program
Ignore the customer experience, lose a billion dollars (Walmart case study)
Walmart Check Cashing
Al Norman prevented a Wal-Mart store from being opened in Greenfield, MA
Look Around You (Series one)
Look Around You: Pilot - Calcium
We finally have a twitter account! Follow us, give up on #onthegrid, and tweet to @gridshow
Recorded January 29th, 2015. It's our 100th episode and it turns out that we weren't right about everything.
Two Things 2: A Curse and a Shapeshifter
Matt get defensive on Episode 22
Dan tells us what Apple would have done on Episode 17
Andy makes a dumb prediction on Episode 15
Andy's Cafepress Store
I Have Died Many Times
Annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest
Recorded on January 22nd, 2015. Matt and Andy talked about stoves and recipes. Oh and Dan was away so Soundboard Dan joined us as a guest.
Wolf Dual Fuel Ranges
Martha Stewart demonstrates AGA Cooking
Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food
My Travels With the Curse of Maracanã
Uruguay v Brazil (1950 FIFA World Cup)
Petting Zoo App
Sideshow Podcast: Christoph Niemann
Recorded on January 15th, 2015. This week we talked about creators with singular visions... and how they may destroy their own creations.
Our new newsletter: Two Things
We've decided to start an On the Grid newsletter. Subscribe for two heartfelt endorsements, juxtaposed and delivered weekly.
National Championship Trophy
Star Trek: The Next Generation
List of changes in Star Wars re-releases
History of Doctor Who
The Design of Design by Frederick P. Brooks
Darius Kazemi - The Lottery
Sonic Highways on HBO
Fish: a tap essay
Check out our subreddit
SNL: Getting Off the Phone
Recorded January 8th, 2015. This week the topic came up AFTER the Happy Ending. We talked about beauty.
College Football Playoff National Championship
Pepsi Gravitational Field
Beginning Aesthetics: An Intro to the Philosophy of Art
The Beginning of Infinity
After Dark 500: Back to Twerk
Recorded January 1st, 2015. We discussed Facebook's Year in Review feature.
Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
Facebook Apologizes To Bereaved Father For 'Year In Review'
Sleepify by Vulfpeck
TLDR #20 - Silence
Performance of John Cage's 4'33"
Mystikal - Hit Me
Recorded December 18th, 2014. We reflected on our conversations in 2014.
30 Creative Ways to Say Happy Birthday
The Trustworthiness of Beards
"I know that I know nothing"
Dreyfus model of skill acquisition
You Made it Weird #237: Patton Oswalt
Chris Rock on Bullseye
Chris Rock on the B.S. Report
Andy's Objectified Poster
Build's Original Objectified Poster
Dribbble is not a Platform for Critique
Through Process podcast
Recorded December 11th, 2014. This week we discussed automating your home and buying things that last. Also, wood oil.
First Year in New York
If This Then That
Philips Hue Lights
August Smart Lock
Hunter Gatherers experienced far more leisure time and far fewer hours of work than members of modern industrial society
Jason Rohrer on A Life Well Wasted
The Last Viridian Note
Satchbag's Goods - The Sonic & Knuckles Saga
Satchbag's Goods - Super Mario 64 vs. Mega Man X
Satchbag's Goods - Mixtape Monday - Vol. 1
Ian's Shoelace Site
Leather Sling Chair by Charles Pollock
This to That
Recorded December 4th, 2014. This week we discussed whether ethics are inherent in design.
Will the Justice Department expeditiously investigate Eric Garner’s death?
The verdict for the Ray Rice appeal came out on Black Friday
Join, or Die
by Benjamin Franklin
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Recorded November 25th, 2014. This week we discussed Contributor by Google and ways to advertise on the web.
The National Bar Association Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury’s Decision
Killer Mike speaks in solidarity with #Ferguson
Contributor by Google
Readability's Important Announcement
Page One: Inside the New York Times Documentary
Dollar A Day
99% Invisible: Names vs The Nothing
New Public Sites: Parking Archipelago
New Public Sites: Freeway Eddy
Recorded November 19th, 2014. This week we talked about using Uber and separating the art from the artist.
Craig Mod - Let’s Fly
The moment I learned just how far Uber will go to silence journalists and attack women
PandoLIVE: Uber exec proposes plan to smear Pando's Sarah Lacy
Eric Gill's personal life
A Pattern Language: Mini-buses
Recorded November 13th, 2014. This week we talked about the super rich and A/B testing.
Email for the Rich
Email for the Rich on TechCrunch
Christian Schwartz - Luxury Fonts
Rebecca Black's Philanthropy
A/B Testing Is Broken
Editorially: Writing a better terms of service
Editorially Terms of Service
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values by Sam Harris
The Breaking Madden Super Bowl
Fraser Davidson designed 300-plus SBNation logos
Recorded November 6th, 2014. We discussed Samaritans Radar and designing for sensitive issues.
Joe Lanman's problem with Samaritans Radar
More reactions to Radar
The digital agency that created Radar
Radar Marketing Video
Facebook's emotional contagion experiment
Samaritans Radar suspended for further consideration.
Recorded October 30th, 2014. This week we talked about hype men and your chances of winning the lottery.
Dan and Matt's Twitter Exchange
The Rap Board
James Brown's hype man
Darius Kazemi at XOXO Festival (2014)
The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
The Oregon Experiment by Christopher Alexander
Recorded October 22nd.
This week we talked about Andy possibly becoming a homeowner and naming.
Dan’s old Surge tall boy
StartUp #5 How to Name Your Company
99% Invisible - Title TK
A Life Well Wasted
South Park Washington Redskins Episode
Don't Call It That by Eli Altman
A Hundred Monkeys
Infinite monkey theorem
Matt's College Project: Infinite Monkey Generator
Warning: Built in Flash
Voice and Tone
Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose
Recorded October 16th, 21014.
We make a big announcement and discuss online abuse.
Studies for new Podcast Artwork
Solve for X: Charles Chase on energy for everyone
Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details
Allen Tan's Tweet
Trouble at the Koolaid Point
'Massacre' threat forces Anita Sarkeesian to cancel university talk
Brianna Wu: It Happened to Me
Webstock ‘13: Mike Monteiro - How Designers Destroyed the World
Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
Shared Twitter Block List
Recorded October 9th, 2014
This week we talked about sticking to a process and saying no. Also, Dan is looking for another designer at FitMob. You can email dan at fitmob dot com.
Defining the Visual Style of Southern Hip Hop
Pen & Pixel
No Limit Records
Webstock '13: Mike Monteiro - How Designers Destroyed the World
What We See When We Read
Comedy Death Camp
Dan Cassaro to Showtime
Recorded October 2nd, 2014
This week we wondered why we're talking about Ello and Adobe let us see a slide deck preview of this Keynote on Thursday.
Extract, Behance Talent Search & Shape
Recorded September 25th, 2014
This week we answered some listener mail about the spaces we work in and how we design our lives.
Note: the audio issues early in the episode only last for the first minute.
recorded September 18th, 2014
This week we talked about symbols... or people. Also:
I’m leaving Mojang
This is Phil Fish
From the Porch to the Street
The Trustworthiness of Beards
Recorded September 11, 2014
This week, Andy talks to us about the closing of Berg
Apple Watch & Custom typeface
Other Berg projects
Reactions on Twitter: @maxfenton @heavymeta @pieratt @tealtan @greatdismal @gsvoss @juhavantzelfde
A visual history of Berg
Allen Tan’s Berg bookmarks
Mozilla Factory Space
Bonus: Dan’s Emoji Face
recorded September 4th, 2014
This week we talked about subjective vs. objective design decisions and:
Proof of Dan’s PAX Story
Twitter changes font again because everyone hated the old one
Rdio updates apps and web client with major redesign
Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
iA Responsive Typography
The League of Moveable Type
Disobedient Objects on Barnbrook’s blog
Makeshift Tear-Gas Mask
Defending Against Tear Gas
Recorded August 29th, 2014
Matt was on vacation Dan and Andy talked to Mills Baker about Confidence and:
How to Be Polite
The Beginning of Infinity
Detroit Water Project
August 14th, 2014
This week Andy shared an experiment with us and we discussed:
The $5 Logo
Dan Cassaro doesn’t work for free
Andy’s contest page on 99Designs
Design as Commodity: An Experiment with 99 Designs
August 7th, 2014
We were joined by Gitamba Saila Ngita to talk about his work in Strategic Design and:
Dan Hill - Dark Matter & Trojan Horses
99% Invisible: Ten Thousand Years
The Black Cube
First Things First 1964 manifesto
First Things First 2014
Larry Page Wants Earth To Have A Mad Scientist Island
Questions for the New Design Observer
July 31, 2014
This week we were joined by Ellen Chisa. We discussed:
Globe Script by Dai Foldes
Ellen’s reasons for going to Harvard Business School
My Dream Design Curriculum
Calvin and Hobbes
Dear Mr. Watterson
July 24, 2014
This week we talked about criticism and judgement. Also:
Tuft & Needle
The Disapproval Matrix
Medium / Branch
r/TumblrInAction vs r/ShitRedditSays
Kim Kardashian may make 85 million from her app
You are not a storyteller - Stefan Sagmeister
Textile or Markdown. Whichever you prefer.
Recorded on July 17th, 2014
This week we talked about launching new identities, telling stories, and:
Video Games: The Movie
The International Dota 2 Championships
College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy
Airbnb's new mark and identity
Our friends call us The Shack
MercyCorps on Brand New
Original Nike Logo
The Book of Warriors
recorded July 3rd, 2014
This week we talked about Facebook's emotional contagion experiment. Also:
Game of Thrones Cosplay
What the Facebook Controversy is Really About
Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks
This week's episode of On the Grid is sponsored by Sketchcasts. Listeners can get 25% off your membership price, forever by visiting sketchcasts.net/onthegrid
recorded June 26th, 2014
This week Emily Haasch of Cards Against Humanity joined us for an hour to talk about place and social design. We mentioned:
Svpply shutting down
Kickstarter for new Svpply
The Return of Upcoming.org
Design Book Club
This episode was sponsored by Astute Graphics. Check out Autosaviour, a free Illustrator plugin.
recorded June 19th, 2014
This week we answered a listener email about inspiration. We mentioned:
No Man’s Sky
Harley-Davidson Project Livewire
DesignLab at MailChimp
Eyes, Eyes, and Filters
Tag Savage: A Man
recorded June 15th, 2014
Andy couldn’t make it this week, so we were joined by Aaron Heth, who used to co-host Read Between the Leading with Matt, and we talked about:
You Smell Soap
Turner Duckworth’s Metallica Death Magnetic Packaging
Stiffed by 'Shark Tank'
Aaron’s Revui Channel
The Division: Holographic Map [1:26]
recorded June 5th, 2014
This week we talked about Apple's WWDC event and learning in designed systems.
Why Apple's New Font Won't Work On Your Desktop
The Swift Programming Language eBook
Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
Graphic designers are ruining the web
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades
Apple - 1984
Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014
Massimo and Me
recorded May 29, 2014
This week we answered a listener’s email about designing for the near future. And hopefully our discussion extends to the distant future as well. Also:
In Defense of Pink Slime
recorded May 22nd, 2014
This week we discussed finding furniture and devices that are designed to disable technology.
This American Life: Except For That One Thing
Why Anti-Tech Is in Style — Literally
ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment
If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
This week we talked about Christmas, open operating systems, passwords, and the best:
Mozilla aims to break iOS-Android mobile axis
Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore
The Last Viridian Note
This week on the show we talked about big life decisions, and:
Good riddance, Paypal
Chris Kluwe’s Open Letter to Emmett Burns
Starting a company straight out of school?
recorded May 18, 2014
This week we discussed haircuts, texting during an emergency and the death of Square Wallet.
You can text 911
The Murder of Kitty Genovese
99 Percent Invisible: Ten Thousand Years
On the Grid is now on Soundcloud
Square Wallet is dead
Knock to Unlock
The Moral Landscape
Coffee Money Zines
recorded on May 11th, 2014
This week we addressed your responses to the survey that we mentioned on the past few episodes. If this is the first time you're listening the show, we'd recommend listening to a few previous episodes first and coming back to this one.
recorded on April 17th, 2014
This week we talked about Mobb Deep and Dan’s true calling.
Prodigy Attacks Pitchfork After Receiving Perfect Score Review
Pitchfork reviews reissue of The Infamous
Letter to a Junior Designer
recorded on April 13th, 2014
This week we talked about the growing hill that is the web and the devices that shape our message.
Frank Chimero - Designing in the Borderlands
Chris Downey - Design with the Blind in Mind
The Medium is the Massage
The Medium is the Massage Audio Recording
recorded on March 20th, 2014
This week we talked about wearables and manifestos.
First Things First 1964
First Things First 2000
First Things First 2014
Mitch Goldstein on Personal Manifestos
This week Dan couldn’t join us but Andy and I talk about teamwork.
The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist
Andy’s Critique Guidelines
The Beginning of Infinity
John Roderick on CMD+Space
Editorially Shutting Down
This week we talked about Squarespace Logo, the future according to the movie Her, and the breakup of H&FJ.
FitMob on TechCrunch
The Noun Project
Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than Minority Report
Make it So
Tobias Frere-Jones v. Jonathan Hoefler
This week we talked the problem with TED, DRM in HTML, and the future of the open web.
We need to talk about TED - Benjamin Bratton (Article)
TEDx talk by Benjamin Bratton
TED isn’t a recipe for ‘civilisational disaster’ (response from Chris Anderson)
How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood - Alexis C. Madrigal
Cory Doctorow: We are Huxleying ourselves into the full Orwell.
This week we talked about class divides and how it’s addressed in the design community.
Protesters block Google bus in S.F. Mission
Startup CEO Complains SF Is Full of Human Trash
Leo the Homeless Coder wants to help you carpool
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
Dunne & Raby - Technological Dream Series: No. 1, Robots
This week we talked about the all of those things designed to save world and how they’re taking over.
Andy saves Ted the Kitten
…another Ted photo
Design and Violence (MoMA)
Stuff You Should Know: How Bitcoin Works
£60m bitcoin heist
Sheep Marketplace Subreddit
Bitcoin heist followup
Amazon Prime Air drones
This week we focused on format and presentation:
Nate Silver got it right
Ignore the Code on Pagination
Difficult-to-read font reduces political polarity
Bringing Responsiveness to Apps
The Presentation Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making
Instagram, the Devil, and You
This episode we talked about work, life, teams, management, design, life, going it alone, work, and design. Anyways:
Psychological Pitfalls And Lessons of A Designer-Founder
Take interest in the things you find interesting
Work versus Life
Ben Pieratt’s Internetland
This episode of On the Grid is sponsored by Codex Magazine. Get your copy of this beautifully crafted type and lettering journal at codexmag.com. Enter code onthegrid for a 20% discount.
This week we talk about looking back, fearing the future, comedy’s similarity to design, and paving your own way.
Obama’s Revolutionary Typeface
Churchkey Beer Can
Patton Oswalt’s Keynote Address at Just for Laughs
50 Shades Of Grey Trilogy Overtakes Harry Potter Series To Become Amazon UK’s Biggest Selling Books
Startup Claims 80% Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Are Coming From Bots
The New York Times Is Now Supported by Readers, Not Advertisers
Digg Destroys and Rebuilds
Apple introduces iOS 7. We tried not to post a knee-jerk reaction show, so we’re finally talking about it.
Apple iOS 7
Requiem for a Back Button
This episode of On the Grid is sponsored by Weapons of Mass Creation Fest. This art, design and music festival runs from August 16-18 in Cleveland, OH.
This episode we were joined by Tristan Cooke of Humans in Design to discuss the Trojan Horses, Dark Matter, and Money.
Dan Hill: Dark Matter, Trojan Horses lecture
Matt’s article for Humans in Design
Simple - Alternative to Traditional Banking
Humans in Design on Simple
Renew New Castle
Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?
Redesigned US $100 Note
99% Invisible Episode 54- The Colour of Money (featuring Tristan)
99% Invisible Episode 40- Billy Possum (featuring Oreos and Hydrox)
This week we welcome guest Carolyn Williams to discuss the Veronica Mars Kickstarter and then move on to stealing.
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter
Flat UI on Hacker News
The Flat Design Era
We rarely talk about things that are beautiful. Let’s discuss.
The design of Penguin Popular Classics
Hartmut Esslinger - Advice For Designers
Understanding Comics (Abstraction of Faces)
Earlier projects: Crowdstorms & Clipping
This week we talked about the pre-made brand Hessian.tv and Andy’s newfound interest in the Super Bowl Champion Ravens…
Some reasoning behind Hessian
The button test
Hessian has a potential buyer
This week we discussed two new identities, gender roles in design, and the state of graphic design criticism.
Sagmeister & Walsh’s New Identity (they have updated the material since we’ve recorded)
Before and After Sagmeister & Walsh Identity Page
Artist Series: Stefan Sagmeister ‘08
Women in Graphic Design on Design Observer
New American Airlines Identity
Vignelli Reaction to AA Redesign
Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport
DCRIT Program at SVA
It’s our year end special. We discussed the events and issues that effected and shaped design this past year. We focused on three: The evolving relationship between design and technology, changes in publishing, and the flat design vs. skeuomorphism debate.
If you want to see other topics and links we considered, including Crowdfunding Product/Industrial Design and the Evolution of Email, check out the post on our subreddit.
This week we rush to get everything done before Christmas, dine in the app store, and take note of our rosy red design lenses.
Modern Dog Fights the Power
Color Perception in the Himba Tribe
The Only Intuitive Interface Is The Nipple
Radiolab episodes “Words”
The Interface of a Cheeseburger
Visualizing the Structure of Pop Music
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Happy Halloween! This week we survived Hurricane Sandy and had a chat about the big three: Forstall is out and Jony Ive takes over at Apple, Windows 8 is here, and Google makes changes to Gmail.
@ComfortablySmug spreads fake Sandy news on Twitter
Scott Forstall’s Fatal Mistake
Windows 8 Review
Clear Desktop App
Google adds new chat box style compose to Gmail
After a week off, we talked about Matt’s trip to Orlando and…
Newsweek cuts the print edition
Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web
Why Jimmy Wales Doesn’t Vote
Marco Arment’s The Magazine
Graphic Designers are Ruining the Web
On this episode we talk about vaporware, web typography, and maps:
Kickstarter is not a store
Adobe/Typekit announces Adobe Edge Webfonts
Romney uses font without paying for a license: 1, 2, and 3
This week we talk about Andy’s new watch, the problem with magazines, limitations, and Minecraft.
Magazines have a bundling problem
Minecraft Closed Map Experiment Hoax
The Cost of a Logo
Dave McClure’s Tweet about the Next Big Thing in Publishing
This week we talk about filtering your world, waiting in line and online, and the transition from physical to digital…. and back to physical.
Beware of Online Filter Bubbles
Kevin Rose’s Boolean Graph
Why Waiting in Line Torture
99% Invisible on Queue Theory and Design
Native Facebook App
Evernote’s Physical Notebook
Obama doing an AMA
The Dangers of 3D Printing
FastCo on the Unsolicited American Airlines Redesign
The Art Of The Passive-Aggressive Redesign
When does design matter?
The best interface is no interface
This week we talk about a redesign proposal for Wikipedia, Beck’s sheet music album, making rates public, and Square’s deal with Starbucks.
Quora Feedback on Wikipedia Redefined
Beck to release album as sheet music
Making your rates public
Starbucks Adopts Square
This week we discussed file systems, putting your ideas into the world, simplicity vs. complexity, and destroying your work for the sake of greatness.
Mountain Lion’s New File System
What’s with the anti-directory movement?
Postbox gives up on Mac Store
Apple’s Genius Ads
dot Mail app
dot Mail post
Imagine the most beautiful scene ever…
Make your users do the work
We’re going to be releasing a few episodes very quickly in order to catch up to real time. We had been recording a few weeks in advance, but we’re looking to be more timely, so our backlog is being released right now. The next few episodes will be much more current.
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Apple patents disappearing vertical scroll indicator
Jack Daniels Wrote What Has To Be The Nicest Cease-And-Desist Order Of All Time
Why I prefer a featureless app
The Cost of Free Doughnuts
This week we discussed corporate transparency, local retail and economic models.
Links Mentioned this Episode:
Andy Launches Wikiweb
McDonald’s Canada: more local, less mystery
Paid Paid Vacation
Amazon same-day delivery to destroy local retail?
Dalton Caldwell’s Bold Proposal
App.net’s Kickstarter-like page
Penny Arcade Kickstart to go Ad Free
This week we discussed public reactions to design, critique in the modern day, and endless amounts of creative content on the internet.
Links Mentioned this Episode:
Faux Microsoft Rebrand
London’s Shard Opens
The Future of the New York Public Library
Jack Cheng’s Novel on Kickstarter
If you have some thoughtful feedback, leave a comment here, email us (mail at onthegrid dot co), or even call us if want us to possibly play your comments on the show: (973) ON-GRID-2
If you want to share a topic, tweet a link with the hashtag #onthegrid
We’re posting our pilot episode of On the Grid! We’ve been recording the show for a few weeks now, we’ve done tests that will probably never see the light of day, and we’re finally ready to launch episode one.
We plan on using the show to discuss design through recent events and news. Hopefully you’ll enjoy a mix of design conversation, joking side comments, and discussion of the issues that affect us as designers.
Below are some links to articles and topics discussed:
Books that Read You
Someone is Coming to Eat You
Apple supporting Podcasts responsible for Twitter?
Apple’s new Podcast App
Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design
Functional Fonts: Symbolset
Dribbble is Not a Platform for Critique
Studio 360 Redesigns: Know Canada
We’re very excited to start this new podcast, and we know it will be may a bit of a process to find our voice, so we can appreciate a good to critique. If you have some thoughtful feedback, leave a comment here, email us (mail at onthegrid dot co), or even call us if want us to possibly play your comments on the show: (973) ON-GRID-2
If you want to share a topic, tweet a link with the hashtag #onthegrid
We also continue to design our logo, so we’ll keep posting those here.
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