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. Moving Into Management

    Management can be a heavy word. It can spark thoughts on what many see as the next step in their professional career or something they actively avoid. Regardless, being a good manager requires skills, patience, and reflection in order to serve your team well. In this episode, we discuss some ...

    2021-04-04

  2. A Design Career in a Rural Area

    This episode is way more opinion and observation-focused than past topics as it pertains to my experience as a design professional living in a rural area, outside of the major hubs where large communities of designers and companies call home. As a design professional, I've found it difficult at times ...

    2021-03-28

  3. Presenting Your Work

    A designer with presentation skills tells me about them. In this episode, I break some tactics and tips to help designers give better presentations for consideration to be hired at a company. I've been hiring designers for 10 years and great presentations with thoughtful pacing, high impact, and ready answers ...

    2021-03-21

  4. Design and Agile

    Agile is a buzzword that makes people roll their eyes, boil their blood, and invoke the all too often phrase "Well, actually..." way too often. There isn't much I can say about Agile that has beaten already be beaten like a dead horse about, however, I think I can share ...

    2021-03-14

  5. The Problem With Using "User"

    As a user, stop calling me a user. Referring to your audience as users...dehumanizing or just optimizing? In this episode, I share my thoughts on the term "user" and how it's a lazy term that doesn't help us solve problems for people. Words matter, and it's too easy to refer ...

    2021-03-07