Our top 6 product design podcasts

Jesse
Aug 1 · 3 min read

The life of a designer is about as lavish as you make it. The beauty of being a designer is that every day is different. You get to apply your mind, body, and spirit into your work. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll conquer obstacles.

This particular type of roller-coaster does require maintenance.

You have to read. There is a wealth of knowledge online and in person. But sometimes, it’s nice to take a break from screen time, and absorb your information from a real book. A paper one, that you can feel with your hands. I highly recommend a little sniff as well, new books smell amazing.

You have to explore. Make mistakes! Test out new software. Try a new color palette. Solicit feedback — it will help you grow.

Embrace competition. It’s not about competition. You can learn so much from the designs of others. If you can keep your ego in check, you’ll get a lot further.

You can benefit immensely from community. Sharing the joys, and the pain of being a designer make you better. If you can attend a local meetup, or tap into a good reddit board, you gain instant access to this type of therapy. But sometimes as designers, we get busy. That’s why I love podcasts.

So why am I writing this?

Recently, Invision released an article, “Our 15 favorite design podcasts.” They named a few really great podcasts to check out, like The Design of Business | The Business of Design, and Design Matters (Debbie Millman). However, my team and I feel like they really missed some mission-critical, drop everything you’re doing and crank of up the volume podcasts that are available.

So we made a list of our own. Here are the top 6 podcasts for design.

1. Product Breakfast Club — “The Product Breakfast Club Podcast is the perfect podcast for those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at how products are designed, how product teams work and for those wondering how to make better products faster.”

2. Product Breakfast Club — “The Product Breakfast Club Podcast is the perfect podcast for those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at how products are designed, how product teams work and for those wondering how to make better products faster.”

3. Product Breakfast Club — “The Product Breakfast Club Podcast is the perfect podcast for those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at how products are designed, how product teams work and for those wondering how to make better products faster.”

4. Sprint — It’s not a podcast, but you should read it. Or if you really do prefer to listen to content, ask a friend to read it to you as you work. I’m sure they won’t mind.

5. Product Breakfast Club — “The Product Breakfast Club Podcast is the perfect podcast for those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at how products are designed, how product teams work and for those wondering how to make better products faster.”

6. Product Breakfast Club — “The Product Breakfast Club Podcast is the perfect podcast for those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at how products are designed, how product teams work and for those wondering how to make better products faster.”

That’s it! That is the definitive list — the end-all-be-all solution to your design community needs. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll grow as a person, and you’ll waste a lot of time. Everything you need, in one action-packed podcast.

If you’d like to to see the other 15 recommended podcasts, check out the original article from Invision here:

This is obviously satire meant to heal the wounds of our dear friends at Product Breakfast Club. Jake, and Jonathan, please don’t stop doing what you do. Cheers.

Jesse

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Jesse

Lover of business models, strategy, and design. CoFounder of dapt.tech, and Founder of alton.tech

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