We recorded this a day or two after Apple’s announcements of a new phone line – and a big advancement in their watch technology. I know I’ll eventually end up with a new iPhone at sometime…but who knows when that’ll be, as I’m pretty set on just riding my phone out until it decides it’s time. I do look forward to Steve sending me hourly memos from his watch – just to let me know he got the new one though…
We also cover trends (note: you NEED a #HVYCRWN fanny pack – make this happen).
And a large chunk of time is of us trying to remember if the Apple IIE had an optional color monitor. I WAS RIGHT! Steve check this – someone playing Oregon Trail on a color monitor. And the IIE was nothing, if not a way to play Oregon Trail. I can feel the dysentery coming on now, and it’s not good.
In our final show before our recaps from the HOW Design Conference in Boston start up, we bring in a great group of guests : Steve Gordon, Ashley McFeely, and Joe Sparano. We speak mostly about teaching design in this fun episode.
Next week we’ll be releasing two new Why I Design episodes. And after that, we’ll see you in Boston!
At the HOW Design Conference in Denver (was that really 2010?), Nate and I somehow recorded 12 podcasts (5 daily recaps, and 7 interviews), with the last one coming around half an hour after the closing keynote by Kevin Carroll. It was a crazy week, and we spoke a lot, both on the show and right around it, with Kevin about the great energy created when so many designers get in a room together. But, that’s a once a year thing, and the rest of the year? Some days are crazier than others.
Last week I walked into my office, and quickly found 2/3 of the building was without power – great, on the day I lined up to record with Kevin via the Internet – if we can get anything. Thankfully, a number of extension cords strung together could get the phone and modem going again, even if we would have to record with only light from the window, this could work. It did work, until the rest of the power went out right as we were wrapping up, I guess that’s one way to end a recording – just pull the plug on all the power in the building, call it a day? Good thing we were recording from a laptop so I didn’t lose the file… I guess an email from my phone to Kevin saying, sorry, we just lost all power will have to suffice for a thanks, as Skype isn’t coming back anytime soon.
So, with that, I have to thank Steve Gordon for co-hosting, and Kevin for being a great guest, even if we did basically end our chat by hanging up on him with no notice, we’ll try not to repeat that part.
We speak with Kevin Carroll about his books, his digital press kit created by Willoughby Design, his ball collection going on tour in museums, TEDx talks, and of course the reason we brought him on this week – his help in creating Why I Design.
Next week we’ll bring the second installment of the Why I Design project, until then, I hope you enjoy the chat.
Season 6 of The Reflex Blue Show has been quite the adventure. We started out by sending Ben Lueders to AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp to capture a few interviews, then having Tom Nemitz help us recap the football game ads, before setting down to record most of the season at the usual location in Omaha – the Eleven19 office. But we did get a few shows recorded on the road – HOW in San Francisco and AIGA‘s conference in Minneapolis. Somehow, we avoided recording any shows via Skype or ichat or phone this year.
Enjoy, we’ll be back in 2014.
This week, we bring back frequent guests Ashley McFeely and Steve Gordon to talk about what they’ve been up to lately, how to talk about your design work, what skills are best to have now, and more. This was one of those shows we had so much fun recording, that we ended up talking more after the show than during. Enjoy.
And next week I’ll be back with recaps from the AIGA conference.