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The 31.5 Guy Podcast

The 31.5 Guy Podcast

By Rounak Bose
Design isn't just for designers. Join host Rounak Bose as he leads a life of design, to help you, lead a well-designed life. The 31.5 Guy Podcast is an ever-growing collection of tit-bits, to help you better understand the intricacies of good design and a good life. New episodes every week.
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34 - Anthropomorphism in Design
Coca Cola bottles have been evolving for over a century now. But the more curvier and hourglass shaped bottles stand out from all the other designs. They have a unique aesthetic and create a positive emotional appeal. They were called the "Mae West" bottle, because like her, the bottle with its unique design, had projections of health, vitality, sexiness and femininity - like the actress Mae West, the bottle demanded, and justifiably received, attention from all people. This is the power of Anthropomorphism in design - based on an excerpt from the Universal Principles of Design. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:54
November 29, 2020
33 - Book Review: Good Strategy Bad Strategy
What is bad strategy? What is good strategy? How did Steve Jobs save Apple? How did David beat Goliath? What is the reason behind Walmart's success? Was Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the moon, actually a strategy? How does IKEA excel? Why is the Disney brand so strong? How did software help Cisco rise to the pinnacle? What could be the future for newspapers? How did Nvidia become a superpower? How did Starbucks become a giant? All this and more in Good Strategy Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt. This episode is a review of this book, focusing on one very significant story - of Hannibal's victory over the Romans, making him the Father of Strategy. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
06:36
November 26, 2020
32 - People & Place determines Productivity
Your road to success is always under construction. If you build strong foundations, and have a smooth top, there can be no stopping you from smoothly rolling ahead to success. But, if the physical environment is distracting, and if the people around you are not actually providing support, you might need to rethink your choices. Do not take a detour to your goal, just because the people or place is not up to the mark - instead pave your path with the right people and take ownership of your environment - your productivity depends on it. This episode is based on an excerpt from The One Thing, by Gary Keller. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:43
November 23, 2020
31 - Understanding Affordances
When playing with Legos, do you imagine any other way that allows 2 Lego bricks to stick other than the obvious pimples-in-dimples way? When using a screwdriver, do you hold the metallic end, and use the rubber grip to tighten a screw? Do you think of sitting on an upright Coca Cola bottle, and of drinking water out of a wooden stool? No, no, no! All this is because of affordances - good affordances in design make it inconceivable for us to imagine using a tool any other way than its "meant" to be. A thorough understanding of positive and negative affordances, dealt out in this episode, based on an excerpt from the Universal Principles of Design. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:13
November 20, 2020
30 - Learn to Manage your Personal Energy
It's surprising how many people seem to feel pride in their bad daily habits - working and gaming throughout the night, way into early dawn, getting 3 to 4 hours of sleep and then starting off again. They might feel very productive from all the hours spent waking up, but personal energy mismanagement is a silent thief of productivity. Extraordinary achievements demand high energy, and that can be attained only through rigorous development of good habits - based on an excerpt from, The One Thing, by Gary Keller. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:47
November 17, 2020
29 - The Aesthetic-Usability effect
Why did some of the first Nokia cellphones come with customisable back covers, and coloured key rings? As it turns out, the things that look good and pretty to us, are more likely to be tried, to be accepted, to be displayed, and even to be repeatedly used, than ugly things. This happens because beautiful-looking things - aesthetic objects - are perceived to be way easier to use, than ugly things. This is the Aesthetic-Usability effect - based on an excerpt from the Universal Principles of Design. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:57
November 14, 2020
28 - Book Review: Start With Why
"People don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it." Every entity has a WHY - a purpose, a HOW - a simpler term for a value proposition, and a WHAT - the self-explanatory products/services. Mishaps happen while communicating with the world, when these entities start from the WHAT, move onto the HOW, and end with the WHY. The only correct way, is to start with Why - people need a belief to identify with - people want a purpose to support. We need to know why we exist, and why people should care that we do - a review of one of the most famous books of Simon Sinek - Start With Why. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:56
November 11, 2020
27 - Don't be afraid of Chaos
Extraordinary achievements mandate the need for tremendous amounts of energy. The main thing to learn is how to create this energy, and sustain it. There is no substitute for using this energy to fuel your work - and in this process, all other work would for sure start to pile up - this is actually good. You need to protect your work-time by letting this chaos develop around you. If you fight, or try to resolve the chaos, you lose. Embrace the chaos, and trudge along on the path to great results - all this and more in this episode based on an excerpt, from The One Thing, by Gary Keller. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:51
November 8, 2020
26 - The Abbe Principle in design
Have you ever wondered why a vernier calliper and a screw gauge can give different measurement readings, even if you designed them specially to be equally precise? It's the same reason why, when boiling water, you dip the thermometer in the water to check its reading, and not place the thermometer beside the pot of boiling water. It all comes down to another very significant factor that is crucial in addition to precision - accuracy. And this is where the Abbe principle comes into play - all in this episode, based on an excerpt from the Universal Principles of Design. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:31
November 6, 2020
25 - You need to say "No"
When you say "Yes" to someone or something, you are inevitably saying "No" to something else. This is the way to judge what you are saying "Yes" and "No" to. If your work, your craft and your goals are your priority - it is crucial that you need to say No to a lot of things - to requests for help, for advice, for assistance. But, always be kind and respectful - try to give leads to people who might say yes. Saying "No" the right way will not make you feel self-centered. Instead it will liberate you to take up the most important responsibility to work on your dreams. You need to say No more often than you might think - all this and more, in this episode, based on an excerpt from The One Thing, by Gary Keller. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:43
November 3, 2020
24 - The 80/20 Rule - Pareto's Principle
A high percentage of the effects in any large system is caused by a low percentage of variables. Applying the 80/20 rule means identifying and focusing your resources on the critical 20% of input or effort. This should give you the maximum results. As it turns out, focusing more, actually yields diminishing returns. All this, and more in this episode based on an excerpt from the Universal Principles of Design. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:54
October 30, 2020
23 - Book Review: Design as Art
What is a designer? What is an artist? What is a stylist? What is mystery art? What is the shape of words? What is the language of signs and symbols? What is a poster without end? What is micro-art? What is bamboo? What is a spontaneous form, that grows and explodes? What is an arrow? What is a useless machine? - all this and much more in the marvellous eye-opener by Bruno Munari, Design as Art. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:34
October 27, 2020
22 - Always use Double-loop Learning
Simply learning from the results of your actions aren't enough. Observing what actions give you what results will only get you so far. As long as you keep taking the correct actions by pure chance, you're safe. But once you make a mistake, you not only need to observe the reason behind the mistake - but also observe the point-of-view from which you are looking at the reason for the mistake. After all, the main reason might be something totally different from what you see at first glance. This is Double-Loop Learning, based on an excerpt from the Decision Book, by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:17
October 24, 2020
21 - The AEIOU framework for Design
In a design thinking process, even when your observations are casual or semi-structured, it's very beneficial to have a framework to guide all your data around - this way you make sure to attend to all key information that comes up after synthesis of the data. And for this, you have the AEIOU framework - to categorise and collect valuable data on Actions, Environments, Interactions, Objects, and Users. Good for guiding any ethnographic, or observational method, AEIOU is based on an excerpt from the Universal Methods of Design. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:04
October 21, 2020
20 - The 4 Great Mistakes in Our Thinking
Cognitive biases play very important roles in the decisions we take in our day to day lives. They impact our rationale in ways, we've never thought. They make getting to the right decision, a long hard, and often impossible, process. This is why you need to understand what these 4 crucial errors in thinking are, and how to get around them, to get things right. We can never totally remove them, but we can minimise their effects by sharpening our brains - all this and more, in this episode, based on an excerpt from, The Decision Book, by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:32
October 18, 2020
19 - Wizard of Oz prototyping
Thousands of people had engaging and compelling interactions with the animatronic character, Quasi the robot - but little did they know that there was a technician behind the scenes, controlling each displayed interaction by the robot. This is called Wizard of Oz - a design method, employed to best understand how a potential user would interact with the real product. If you need to gauge how people will feel about- and how they might perform using a proposed solution, this experience prototyping technique is the way to go. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:40
October 15, 2020
18 - Book Review: Ikigai
Ikigai is the Japanese secret to long and happy lives. It is your purpose, it is your why, it is the reason you get up every morning - and much more. From finding flow in life, to eating the right food, from daily gentle movements to resilience, this book will open up your minds to unimaginable possibilities about the true art of living. This episode is a review of the book, Ikigai - by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:01
October 12, 2020
17 - Bye to-do lists, Hi success lists!
A todo list is a simple inventory of all work that is your responsibility. It simply shows you everything that you need to do. But when you give equal priority to all tasks, all results become mediocre. To get extraordinary results you need to focus extraordinarily on a few tasks. One at a time. You need a list of tasks, built around the motive of making you successful. You need a success list, and that is the premise of this episode, based on an excerpt from The One Thing, by Gary Keller. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:36
October 9, 2020
16 - Design-centred Critiquing - the right way
Critiquing is not getting together a random group of people in the room, and letting them make the design for you. No. Critiquing is about a way to make sure that each person in the room is as smart as the smartest individual in the team. With some conscious effort, critiquing will cease to be that awkward phase in design and development where people nod their heads without listening and greet each other with fake smiles. Critiquing is, and should always be, very human at its core. Giving feedback is the best kind of help, but only when it's done right. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:34
October 6, 2020
15 - You DON'T need more Discipline
When you think of discipline, you picture strict drill sergeants, shouting orders in your face, while you undergo rigorous training day in and day out. Unless, you're really passionate about it, I don't think anyone would really "want" to be in that position. But, then you resign yourself into thinking that success is not for you - because you're not disciplined enough. Well as it turns out, you do not need hard core "discipline" for life to be successful - you need what is called selective discipline to form good habits, and success will simply follow. This episode is based on an excerpt from The One Thing by Gary Keller. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:43
October 4, 2020
14 - We are all Designers
Personalisations and customisations exist for the sole reason that we should be able to make anonymous objects, our own - by altering them, reassembling them, designing them - to fit our personalities. In this process, our belongings become unique to us, and we hold them very dear to us. If we did not personalise what we own, it would have no attachment or bonding, and more importantly - it would not be an extension of our identities. We just didn't think of it this way, but we are all designers. This episode is based on an excerpt from "Emotional Design" by Donald Norman. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:15
October 1, 2020
13 - Book Review: Don't Make Me Think
People don't like to puzzle over how to do things - they like puzzles in their own place, when they want to be entertained or challenged - but not when they want to find when their dry-cleaner closes. The designs you craft should be self-explanatory, if not self-evident - your users should be able to "get it" without having to think about it. Usability is what separates average products from great ones, and all you need to know about it, in this review of "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
06:15
September 28, 2020
12 - The Black Swan Model
What you think you know, will not be sufficient to help you predict your future - and that is the very reason why you never expected the most unexpected events in your life. This is called the Black Swan model - we generally tend to cling most tightly to pillars that we see toppling. While your experiences do not make you any wiser. All this and more, in this episode, based on an excerpt from The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler. Please rate & review this podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/the-31-5-guy-podcast/id1528897344 You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:34
September 25, 2020
11 - Why Lie-Detectors Don't Work
Polygraph tests, or lie-detector tests as they are commonly known, do not read minds. Nor do they read lies. They rely on small but significant physiological changes to predict whether a lie has been spoken, stemming from changes in certain emotions. You would be better off, calling them "emotion-detectors". False alarms are so often, and the underlying working principles dish out so flawed results in real life, that the National Research Council of the United States National Academics, has declared it unusable for legal and security screening. This episode is based on an excerpt from Emotional Design, written by Donald Norman. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
05:28
September 22, 2020
10 - The Truth about Willpower
Our strongest mental muscle is our will power. And as it turns out, most of us do not exercise this muscle at all. It's not surprising then, that we often stray away from our goals. We think will-power is always their on call. Wrong. We think we can sometimes fight our negative urges and stay on track. Wrong. We believe our will-power can never be exhausted. Wrong. Everything you need to know about will power and start mastering it, in this episode, based on an excerpt from The One Thing by Gary Keller. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:34
September 20, 2020
09 - The Power of Competitive Testing
Design teams need to assess a competitor's products from the end users' point of view, to make informed decisions regarding usability and learnability of their own product. Competitive testing is the best tool to not only understand the business audit results from a user-centred perspective, but also gain clarity about the social, economic and technical context that lead to the adoption of the products into daily lives. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:09
September 17, 2020
08 - Book Review: The One Thing
Extraordinary results in all aspects of our life - work, personal, family and spiritual - is what this book delivers effectively. We all want more. More productivity from our work, more income for a better lifestyle, more satisfaction from life, more time for ourself, our family, and our friends. But all this at a cost of less distractions, less meetings, less stress, less e-mails and messages. If that sounds like your plan, this masterpiece by Gary Keller, is for you. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:45
September 14, 2020
07 - How to Resolve Conflicts elegantly?
All conflicts can have an emotional reaction, or a rational reaction. Emotional reactions include flight, fight and give up. Rational reactions are to evade the responsibility altogether, to compromise, or to reach a consensus. Only resolving conflicts by reaching a common consensus allows for both parties to have a win-win situation. All the other techniques will lead to a lose-win, or worse, a lose-lose situation. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:45
September 11, 2020
06 - Usability "versus" Desirability - a meaningless debate
Are usability and desirability conflicting aspects of design? Which one should win? The correct answer, is both. One without the other, will create a bad experience. The symbiosis of usability and desirability, the perfect balance and the desired amalgamation of both — to create the best version of user experience, for any possible product — that is what marks the distinction between great products and bad design. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:05
September 8, 2020
05 - Multitasking is a Lie!
Almost everyone accepts multi-tasking as effective. Even some job descriptions mention multi-tasking as a very important skill. People seem to be living multi-tasking as a way of life. Well, it is a lie, and it is never possible to multitask efficiently. Everything you need to know about multi-tasking, in this episode, based on an excerpt from The One Thing, by Gary Keller. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:02
September 5, 2020
04 - Body-storming for Experience Prototyping
Sometimes, just sketching is not enough. The quirks of a new motorbike can be understood only by riding it. Here comes in bodystorming, a unique design method that spans empathy in ideation and prototyping - by physically experiencing a situation to derive new ideas. You'll learn what Body-storming is, and how to apply it to your design process to get the most out of your simulation exercises. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
03:26
September 2, 2020
03 - Book Review: Emotional Design
Emotions are an integral part of our life. Only when we understand why we love or hate some everyday items around us, will we be able to design emotional machines, products that people can truly love and accept as part of their lives. This is just a glimpse of the gem of a book that is Emotional Design, by Donald A. Norman. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
04:31
August 30, 2020
02 - Using the Domino Effect in Life
Our habits and behaviours are more interwoven than we could ever imagine. A small change in one behaviour can reap amazing rewards in other aspects of our lives. After all, that is how one gets remarkable results - one thing at a time. One domino at a time. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
03:51
August 27, 2020
01 - Let's talk UI/UX
“I’m a UI/UX designer” — how many times have you heard this title? You could call yourself that, after all, that is what you do, right? Or do you? Are there other options? All your questions answered in this episode. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/
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August 23, 2020
Introducing: The 31.5 Guy Podcast with Rounak Bose
Hi there! I am Rounak Bose, your host on The 31.5 Guy Podcast. I am a designer, and I read books - a lot of them, mostly on design, and some on well-being and productivity. The reason I started this podcast is to keep you informed with small nuggets of information, on all things design, and living a well-designed life. You'll be receiving these titbits of knowledge in the forms of biweekly book reviews, specific design topics, discussions on how you can get the most out of your daily lifestyle, and the occasional talks with guest experts - everything short, sweet and to the point. You can subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere you listen. We'll teach, we'll learn, and we'll all grow together - right here on The 31.5 Guy Podcast. You can find me at https://rounakbose.in Links: https://www.instagram.com/the31point5guy/ https://twitter.com/The31point5Guy https://medium.com/the-31-5-guy https://www.linkedin.com/in/rounakbose1997/ ~ The 31.5 Guy
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August 23, 2020