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. 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 ...

    03/28/2021

  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 ...

    03/21/2021

  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 ...

    03/14/2021

  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 ...

    03/07/2021

  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 ...

    02/28/2021