Signal337

--- Tim McKenna ---

Signal337 broadcasts the thoughts, experiences, and conversations of Tim McKenna. As a design and technology professional, Tim has worked in a multitude of industries and has learned truths about business, design, psychology, creativity, and life. Join me for thought-provoking discussions and new perspectives on design.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Needing Stillness

    Life is stress. No amount of motivational posters and Instagram bullshit can say otherwise. But that doesn't mean that you must live in a constant state of fight or flight. In this episode, I talk about the very real, all too common reality of life compounding stressors that take a ...

    2021-02-28

  2. Setting Goals

    Goals push us and motivate us to do new learn things, get better at something, or open up new opportunities. But sometimes, goals can be tough to define. In this episode I about SMART Goals and my experience using this framework for creating goals. Regardless of your career path and ...

    2021-02-21

  3. The Unholy Trinity

    Good, Fast, and Cheap. Guess what....it doesn't exist. Don't kid yourself into thinking it can. In this episode, I talk about my own experiences with the mentality to work and just how often it's doomed to fail from the start. I go over two worlds of design, advertising and product, ...

    2021-02-14

  4. Design Debt

    Remember all of those great ideas that never made it into your product because of a tight deadline? Yea...those ideas. Sometimes they come back to haunt you in the form of negative customer feedback, poor adoption, bad reviews, or enabling competition. Design debt is one of the myriads of issues ...

    2021-02-07

  5. Design Ethics

    When you think about your impact on the world as a designer, what effect do you think you have? Do you think about how your work has helped society? What about the negative consequences of hyper-focused work that removes the human element? I've been thinking about my responsibility and obligations ...

    2021-01-31