There is no doubt in my mind that the most important aspects in the formation of a designer should be a deep understanding of design history, the development of theories, and the criticism generated by them. —Massimo Vignelli

Learn from history’s most influential product designers.

Each episode, I will delve into the work of an impactful product designer and share insights to inspire our work.

Design is the fascinating intersection of productive function and emotional form. As thinking beings, we use products to get things done, but as feeling humans, we want to enjoy doing it. This podcast is about the designers who have come before us and wrangled form and function into something that is the essence of beauty.

If you make things, this is for you. Even if you’re not a trained designer, you design something: a business, a service, an event, a message — something that can benefit from the accrued knowledge and experience of the history of design.

As we embark on a new era in technology that will challenge our very notion of humanity, it is more important than ever to learn from the mistakes and mastery of previous designers.

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Philip Levy

Human-centered technology designer. Appian. Designer Sketches podcast. Lowcode Lounge on GitHub.