23 Design & Dev Podcasts to Make You Better Designer
By no means, podcasts are one of the best ways to stay informed with news, trends and experiences in the design and development world. You can listen to experts and fellow designers share ideas and opinions while commuting, at work or home.
If you do not have time to browse the web for inspiration, case studies or views on trends, these 23 podcasts will give all you need to know.
1. Motion and Meaning
Motion and Meaning is a podcast dedicated to motion for digital designers by Val Head and Cennydd Bowles. Together with various guests, they talk about everything you need to know about meaningful motion in web and mobile design.
2. Developer Tea
This podcast is for busy developers who can spare 10 minutes to listen to what is important and new in the dev world. Straight-to-the-point and short, the podcasts is useful for curious developers.
3. Responsive Web Design Podcast
Justin Avery, the founder of responsivedesign.is, hosts a podcast dedicated to responsive web design where he talks with industry guests about RWD best practices.
Toolsday is roughly 20-minute podcast, presented by Chris Dhanaraj and Una Kravets, aiming to inform on newest tech tools, tips and tricks. Expect new episode every Tuesday at 2 o’clock.
5. Let’s Make Mistakes
Let’s Make Mistakes is a podcast about design which is hosted by the eminent Mike Monteiro, Liam Campbell and Steph Monette. The hosts and guests talk about design and everything relevant that shapes the industry and our lives.
6. The Back to Front Show
Focused on the news and events in the web industry, Keir Whitaker and Kieran Masterton talk about what is going on the industry for 40-50 minutes. From startup culture and apps to remote working, front-end and web platforms.
7. The Design Review Podcast
This weekly podcast is dedicated to products and their UX. Each week a product is chosen for review and the hosts (sometimes together with guests) analyze its user experience to understand how it works.
8. The Boagworld UX Show
Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington dedicate some time every Thursday to meet various guests and discuss different topics related to web design. A very fun and informative show which designers and developers will find very useful.
9. The Creative Coding Podcast
Created by Seb Lee-Delisle and Ian Lobb, this podcast is for everyone who is curious about programming for visual and creative applications. Both eminent professionals have vast experience and share their knowledge with fellow creatives.
10. Design Life Podcast
If you are a person who enjoys spending their free time on side projects, this podcast is just for you. How do you balance full time job with side projects? How to stay motivated and try to progress in chosen career? Every Monday you can hear the two hosts (Charli Marie and Femke Vs) discussing all creative issues.
11. UX Pod: User Experience Podcast
This podcast was founded back in 2006 by Gerry Gaffney, with the intention to provide a platform for everyone who is interested in discussing and raising topics related to UX.
12. Front End Happy Hour
As the name suggests, this podcasts is for everyone who is really curious about front end development. It features software engineers from Linkedin, Evernote and Netflix who talk about everything connected with front end.
13. Design Details
Hosted by Brym Jackson and Brian Lovin, Design Details explores the professional successes and struggles of the people who design our favourite products.
14. Adventures in Design
Mark Brickey hosts a daily talk show which explores people who have designed happiness in their professional lives. He will keep you entertained and inspired.
15. UI Breakfast
Created by Jane Portman, UI Breakfast is a show which aims to provide you with great actionable knowledge by industry experts. Topics range from UI/UX design, products, marketing and many more.
16. Creative Pep Talk
Who says you cannot earn enough as an artist? In this podcast, Andy J. Miller helps artists find balance between art and business through interviews and personal stories. Andy hopes to help you kick off successful creative career.
17. Design Matters
Design Matters with Debbie Millman is the first ever podcast dedicated to designers and creative culture. She talks with talented professionals from all over the world sharing experiences and opinions in wide-ranging conversations.
18. The Hacking UI Podcast
Both designers and developers, Sagi Shrieber and David Tintner are also bloggers, entrepreneurs and product/time-hacker maniacs. In their podcast, they discuss these topics with highly-experienced guests from companies like Invision, Intercom and Facebook.
19. Creative Mornings Podcast
Creative Mornings is a valuable source for professionals to stay connected with creatives in both local and global scale. Their podcast is truly entertaining, useful and enriching. Tune in to listen to artists, designers, musicians and many more share their stories.
Although, it is not as active as it used to be, Typeradio provides a great deal of shows dedicated to type and design. You can listen to interviews with Ed Fella, Richard Hollis, April Greiman
and many more.
21. UX Podcast
UX podcast is created by James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom who record it twice a month in Stockholm, Sweden. It is dedicated to everyone passionate about digital media and balance between business, technology and users. It is not just of UX designers but for everyone who is involved in digital world.
22. Creative Honey
Creative Honey is a podcast run by Maria Bougioukos and Zachary R. Hill who are really passionate about design. They share stories and results from their creative efforts in their podcast. Topics range from UX, UI, startups, design thinking as well as interviews with creative professionals.
23. User Defenders: Inspiring Interviews with UX Superheroes
Jason Ogle has been involved with the World Wide Web since 1996, enjoying his career in design and technology. In his podcast, you can find inspiration, entertainment and knowledge. Chris Coyier, Nir Eyal and Ashley Karr are just a small part of his long list of amazing guests.