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. Designers Should...

    Designers do a lot of things. They are asked to take on certain work and responsibilities, some are expected to, some do it to be helpful, and others do it because either no one else will or can...but what work should designers do or not do? In this episode, I ...

    2021-01-03

  2. Design Systems 101

    Design systems: a valuable tool to create consistent experiences for products and services at scale....but not just for large companies or products. In this episode I discuss my experience with design systems and discuss the value they bring to companies creating products and services at any scale. ...

    2020-12-21

  3. Critique

    Critique is an important part of the design process. To a product or service that is meaningful and valuable, it takes a village to ensure its success. However, most critique assumptions and experiences are fairly poor...both from the giving and recieving end of critique. Recently, this has been something I've ...

    2020-12-11

  4. Job Preparation

    Finding a new job is tough, even without a pandemic raging. You have to make sure your resume and cover letter are current and tailored to the work you are looking for. As someone who has had a lot of jobs, I understand the amount of time needed to apply ...

    2020-11-11

  5. Design Thinking & Bullshitters

    Living in Central PA, bullshit wafting through the air around the farms is a sure sign of planting season. Also another sure sign of planting bad ideas is the bullshit surrounding design thinking. This episode is my take on this hot take as I believe that design thinking isn't the ...

    2020-10-18