--- 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. 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 ...


  2. 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 ...


  3. 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 ...


  4. 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 ...


  5. 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 ...