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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

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The waffle-fries of podcasts

By Thom O. - Apr 16 2019
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Tentative is the waffle-fries of podcasts.

Nope

By Dr. Berner - Nov 18 2015
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No substance here. Other podcasts by thoughtbot are great, though.

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
0
0
0
1

The waffle-fries of podcasts

By Thom O. - Apr 16 2019
Read more
Tentative is the waffle-fries of podcasts.

Nope

By Dr. Berner - Nov 18 2015
Read more
No substance here. Other podcasts by thoughtbot are great, though.

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Tentative

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Tentative is a podcast about digital product design. Hosted by thoughtbot's Chief Design Officer Kyle Fiedler & Boston Design Director Jaclyn Perrone.

62: Down With Portfolios

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Jaclyn & Kyle discuss the value of in-person meetings, the philosophy of Trello backgrounds, nostalgia for antiquated recording mediums, refining thoughtbot's designer hiring process, and design implementation.

See open positions at thoughtbot!

Dec 13 2018

31mins

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75: Make It Pretty

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Kyle has fun with a hiring-promo read, while Jaclyn dislikes the polling system in Slack. Also, presenting visual design to clients for feedback, frameworks for critique, and fostering creativity through constraints.

This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

See open positions at thoughtbot!

Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Aug 14 2019

24mins

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73: 11:15 is a Time, Too

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Jaclyn puts together a role-playing workshop for consulting your way through difficult conversations, and building empathy for the other parties. Kyle discusses conducting team 1<>1's all on one day vs spreading them throughout the week. Plus, some techniques for dealing with context switching, blocking off time, and calendar hacks.

This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

Jul 17 2019

27mins

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65: No Tangents Friday

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Jaclyn and Kyle discuss remote interview methodology, skillset tracking, Design Sprint 101™️, and Kyle's skills as a Beer Ninja.

Feb 07 2019

24mins

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68: iPod + a Case of Beer

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Jaclyn goes on a ski trip, Kyle eats cake on the microphone (sorry). Also, de-stressing techniques, Austin weather (surprise), daylight savings time, the UI of car clocks, making the most of small gaps in your schedule, enriching collaboration with developers, clarifying the title of "designer", and iterating on podcast recording. Plus, the introduction of a new segment "good, bad, and ugly".

Mar 28 2019

35mins

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64: I Know, That You Know, That I Know What a Progress Bar Is

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Jaclyn & Kyle wish you a (very belated) Happy New Year, and discuss the shortcomings of video-chat during interviews, using GitHub as a project management tool for company policy, the weirdnesses of user-interviews, and de-jargoning the term "prototype".

Jan 24 2019

33mins

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74: Commute to the Basement

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While Jaclyn gives interview tips (both user and hiring), Kyle does his best Michael Keaton impression. Also, active listening, pizza facts, trying to keep a work / home balance when working remotely, and interview horror stories.

This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

Jul 31 2019

25mins

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61: Zebras Drinking Mint Juleps

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Jaclyn & Kyle chat about the new thoughtbot Austin office, designing for Android, feelings on maintaining Sketch file tidiness, trying to make tabular data exciting to present, and commiserate over call-center software workflows.

Nov 29 2018

33mins

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67: In This Kitchen, We Iterate

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Jaclyn hosts a cooking show while Kyle does what his calendar tells him to. Also, being excited by invalidating ideas, devoting more time to synthesizing, taking TL;DR level sprint-notes, how switch interviews can influence your design sprint, and end of week recuperation strategies.

Mar 14 2019

28mins

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69: Stand in Your Emotion

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Kyle deals with a "dentist situation" and writes a blog post, while both he & Jaclyn return to IC design work. Also, manager training, partnering with an offshore development team while on a tight deadline, and the "good problems" of a large design sprint.

Apr 18 2019

19mins

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72: Good Crafternoon

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Jaclyn designs wristbands for a 5k, fiddles around with CSS Grid, and kicks off a new project. Meanwhile, Kyle attends many serious meetings. We discuss up-front user-research, timeline interviews, and pacing interviews for sustainability.

Jun 20 2019

22mins

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71: Get Back Up Again

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This week Kyle follows his calendar, while Jaclyn wraps up a research project and celebrates a fruitful sales-call, and we discuss trying to focus on positive reinforcement, the importance of being able to communicate your design work, and 'clicking' with the sales process.

Jun 06 2019

16mins

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70: Down the Doughnut Hole

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Jaclyn is frustrated with calendars, and Kyle continues work on the thoughtbot.com redesign. Also skills evaluations, and lots of interviews.

May 08 2019

24mins

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63: Solutionland™️

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Jaclyn sells some art, kicks off a giant design sprint, and prepares a presentation on how to co-facilitate a design sprint. Kyle deals with new-office echoes & internet woes. We share the projects that we worked on for this year's Ralphapalooza; plus, reactions on designing for React Native.

Jan 09 2019

29mins

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66: Drink Punctuations

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Jaclyn starts a new Meetup and wonders about ice-breaking activities & community building. Kyle tries his hand at video editing after filming a skill interview, and starts work planning a thoughtbot.com redesign. Also, stress around social media email / notifications and why we should design them more humanely.

Feb 28 2019

28mins

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60: Mimosas on a Tuesday

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Jaclyn wraps up a project to hand off to a client's design team, Kyle looses his voice after giving a design sprint presentation, plus personal habits to pursue before speaking engagements or while in Product Design Sprints, design patterns in children's apps, and screen-time controls in iOS.

Nov 08 2018

32mins

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59: WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT BEARS, KYLE?!?!

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Jaclyn & Kyle discuss prototyping with a different tool, providing feedback for teammates, and practice spooky voices for Halloween / team 1-on-1 purposes.

Oct 25 2018

25mins

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58: I Love Little Notebooks

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Jaclyn & Kyle discuss disrupting a good flow state, quitting coffee, balancing support & client work, and negotiating a healthy work/life balance.

Oct 04 2018

38mins

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57: Summit Shenanigans

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Jaclyn & Kyle record in person (for the first time ever!) as thoughtbot gathers for our annual Summer Summit, and discuss the language around design / development, switch interviews, opinions about post-it notes, and the point of design sprints.

Sep 20 2018

34mins

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56: From Entomology to Etymology

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Sep 06 2018

39mins

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81: Selling Design (Miles Johnson)

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Miles Johnson, designer at thoughtbot London, joins Kyle to discuss leveling-up sales skills, when to introduce clients to your process, maintaining the focus of development & design as a cohesive unit, and the joy of being a 'generalist'.

Dec 06 2019

28mins

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80: Sparkle Makes Everything Magical (Elaina Natario)

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Elaina Natario enlightens Kyle on all things jazz hands, as well as discusses Storybook, documenting design, working effectively alongside development, and how to use emoji.

Nov 22 2019

30mins

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79: The User, the Code, and Me (Chris Schnaars)

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Chris Schnaars joins Kyle to discuss computational design, creative control, design vs art, and the nature of design tooling.

Nov 08 2019

36mins

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78: Everyone Can Draw (Skipper Chong Warson)

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Skipper Chong Warson, Design Director of thoughtbot San Francisco, joins Kyle to discuss the psychology of podcast recording, overcoming awkwardness in communication & public speaking, and avoiding proxies when engaging with clients.

Oct 25 2019

28mins

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77: A Hop of Faith (Keiran King & Tyson Gach)

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Live from New York, it's Keiran King & Tyson Gach! They join Kyle to discuss designing apples, comparing and contrasting jobs-to-be-done to other frameworks, and defining 'customer success'.

Oct 04 2019

31mins

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76: I Can Wait!

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Jaclyn is taking a break for a little bit and Kyle sets a course for happiness. We talk about embracing change as an opportunity to define yourself, and having a similar mindset to build good habits between projects. Also, experimenting with and evolving process, and reflecting on the importance of collaboration.

See open positions at thoughtbot!

Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Sep 20 2019

32mins

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75: Make It Pretty

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Kyle has fun with a hiring-promo read, while Jaclyn dislikes the polling system in Slack. Also, presenting visual design to clients for feedback, frameworks for critique, and fostering creativity through constraints.

This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

See open positions at thoughtbot!

Become a Sponsor of Tentative!

Aug 14 2019

24mins

Play

74: Commute to the Basement

Podcast cover
Read more

While Jaclyn gives interview tips (both user and hiring), Kyle does his best Michael Keaton impression. Also, active listening, pizza facts, trying to keep a work / home balance when working remotely, and interview horror stories.

This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

Jul 31 2019

25mins

Play

73: 11:15 is a Time, Too

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn puts together a role-playing workshop for consulting your way through difficult conversations, and building empathy for the other parties. Kyle discusses conducting team 1<>1's all on one day vs spreading them throughout the week. Plus, some techniques for dealing with context switching, blocking off time, and calendar hacks.

This episode of Tentative is sponsored by Indeed Prime

Jul 17 2019

27mins

Play

72: Good Crafternoon

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn designs wristbands for a 5k, fiddles around with CSS Grid, and kicks off a new project. Meanwhile, Kyle attends many serious meetings. We discuss up-front user-research, timeline interviews, and pacing interviews for sustainability.

Jun 20 2019

22mins

Play

71: Get Back Up Again

Podcast cover
Read more

This week Kyle follows his calendar, while Jaclyn wraps up a research project and celebrates a fruitful sales-call, and we discuss trying to focus on positive reinforcement, the importance of being able to communicate your design work, and 'clicking' with the sales process.

Jun 06 2019

16mins

Play

70: Down the Doughnut Hole

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn is frustrated with calendars, and Kyle continues work on the thoughtbot.com redesign. Also skills evaluations, and lots of interviews.

May 08 2019

24mins

Play

69: Stand in Your Emotion

Podcast cover
Read more

Kyle deals with a "dentist situation" and writes a blog post, while both he & Jaclyn return to IC design work. Also, manager training, partnering with an offshore development team while on a tight deadline, and the "good problems" of a large design sprint.

Apr 18 2019

19mins

Play

68: iPod + a Case of Beer

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn goes on a ski trip, Kyle eats cake on the microphone (sorry). Also, de-stressing techniques, Austin weather (surprise), daylight savings time, the UI of car clocks, making the most of small gaps in your schedule, enriching collaboration with developers, clarifying the title of "designer", and iterating on podcast recording. Plus, the introduction of a new segment "good, bad, and ugly".

Mar 28 2019

35mins

Play

67: In This Kitchen, We Iterate

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn hosts a cooking show while Kyle does what his calendar tells him to. Also, being excited by invalidating ideas, devoting more time to synthesizing, taking TL;DR level sprint-notes, how switch interviews can influence your design sprint, and end of week recuperation strategies.

Mar 14 2019

28mins

Play

66: Drink Punctuations

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn starts a new Meetup and wonders about ice-breaking activities & community building. Kyle tries his hand at video editing after filming a skill interview, and starts work planning a thoughtbot.com redesign. Also, stress around social media email / notifications and why we should design them more humanely.

Feb 28 2019

28mins

Play

65: No Tangents Friday

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn and Kyle discuss remote interview methodology, skillset tracking, Design Sprint 101™️, and Kyle's skills as a Beer Ninja.

Feb 07 2019

24mins

Play

64: I Know, That You Know, That I Know What a Progress Bar Is

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn & Kyle wish you a (very belated) Happy New Year, and discuss the shortcomings of video-chat during interviews, using GitHub as a project management tool for company policy, the weirdnesses of user-interviews, and de-jargoning the term "prototype".

Jan 24 2019

33mins

Play

63: Solutionland™️

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn sells some art, kicks off a giant design sprint, and prepares a presentation on how to co-facilitate a design sprint. Kyle deals with new-office echoes & internet woes. We share the projects that we worked on for this year's Ralphapalooza; plus, reactions on designing for React Native.

Jan 09 2019

29mins

Play

62: Down With Portfolios

Podcast cover
Read more

Jaclyn & Kyle discuss the value of in-person meetings, the philosophy of Trello backgrounds, nostalgia for antiquated recording mediums, refining thoughtbot's designer hiring process, and design implementation.

See open positions at thoughtbot!

Dec 13 2018

31mins

Play