337: The Metagame of Design
This week, we discuss the metagame of product design, thinking out loud about the skills we do in between the craft work that help us to be more effective, have more impact, and grow faster in our careers. As always, we dig into followup, talk about some fleeting news, and share our cool things of the week!
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- Dennis Cortés rightly pointed out that design school is a great conduit for "learning the basic fundamentals" of design.
- Brian ended up tweeting about the fact that he hasn't read many "core" books about design. Lots of great replies in there, if you're interested.
- Fleets have arrived: short ephemeral tweets that can't be retweeted, liked or replied to. It's Twitter's interpretation of Stories, and we are intrigued.
- Paweł Sysiak asks: "What are in your opinion “meta skills” and “boring fundamentals” of the product design currently?"
- Brian shared Jojo Rabbit, a satire by Taika Waititi. It's about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
- Marshall shared Locke and Key, a new drama on Netflix, based on a comic book series of the same name by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez.
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