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. Plan Better Meetings

    "I love going to meetings." said no one ever. Meetings get a bad wrap because they are typically planned and ran very poorly. With so many ways to communicate, we live in a golden age of tools...but actual communication itself is pretty poor. In this episode, I talk tactics and ...

    2021-04-18

  2. You need User Research

    The line is drawn in the sand: If you skip out on user research, your product is going to fail. Period. This is a breakdown (and hardline stance) of User Research and its value in your product and service design process. User research informs your product and engineering teams in ...

    2021-04-11

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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