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. The Great Resignation?

    The "Great Resignation" is great doom-scrolling fodder. The reality though is that this period of economic turmoil and employment is far more nuanced than what the media is portraying. Everyone isn't saying "take this job and shove it" but there is a smaller subset of individuals that are looking at ...

    11/14/2021

  2. Business Planning: Being Your Own Devil's Advocate

    It's Halloween....and all the things can go wrong with your business are truly terrifying....more so than any John Carpenter movie. In this episode, we talk about creating a business plan; why you should, what you need in it, and how to improve so that you can have as solid of ...

    10/31/2021

  3. Internships For Success

    As a follow-up to my previous episode on entry-level advice, this topic starts earlier in the career journey: internships. They play an important part of any professional's career but if not planned and implemented properly, an internship can devolve into little more than an unpaid assistant role. In this episode, ...

    10/17/2021

  4. Hiring Advice for Entry Level

    Hiring is tough. The process for looking for full-time employment, especially for designers and researchers, takes on an odd relationship of back and forth with recruiters, hiring managers, and other team members. Moreover, many roles posted are rarely inviting for entry-level folks looking for their break into the industry. My ...

    10/10/2021

  5. Convenience & Compromise

    In light of the announcement of Amazon Astro, let's discuss security and privacy in a world of technological convenience. Home automation tools and personal assistants promise many interesting views into how we can live our lives with more freedom and joy and less on menial tasks. But since data is ...

    10/03/2021