Podcasts are getting more and more traction lately and it is undeniable that they are a useful tool for keeping up with the industry news. Nowadays there are podcasts on almost any topic imaginable, but today we are focusing on podcasts that have the same topic in common and that is web design.
There is an incredible amount of podcasts to choose from online and that is why we made this little selection for you to make it all easier.
Without further ado, here are some of the best podcasts for web designers.
One of the very first podcasts on design matters is – Design Matters. It is hosted by Debbie Millman for over 15 years already and the main topic is design and creativity in all of its forms. Podcasts are in the form of Millman’s interviews with designers, painters, writers, cartoonists, musicians, and many other creative folks. Design Matters was awarded in 2011 with the People’s Choice Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.
You can catch new episodes either on the official website, Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts.
Want to stay in the loop about the newest design trends and tools? Tune in to Presentable Podcast with the host Jeff Veen and his guests and listen to what they have to say about product design, finding inspiration, how to get out of a creative block and so on. All of Veen’s interviewees are experts in various design-related fields, from letterers to heads of design in the world’s biggest companies and also start-ups.
Follow Presentable on Relay FM, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Pocket Casts or on Overcast.
If you are on the lookout for somewhat different content, 99% Invisible should definitely find its way on to your podcast list. Started as Roman Mars’ bedroom project, 99% Invisible is today one of the most popular independent podcasts around. Topics vary from technology to architecture, but they also deal with visuals, sounds, and objects. The name comes from the idea that we are constantly surrounded by design even though we do not always notice it.
Listen to 99% Invisible on their official website, Apple Podcasts or RadioPublic.
Responsive Web Design
Are you interested exclusively in responsive web design? No problem, there is just a podcast like that. Naturally called Responsive Web Design Podcast, this podcast is co-hosted by Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte (the man who coined the term “responsive web design”). McGrane and Marcotte bring along guests from the industry who talk about their biggest projects and challenges.
RWD Podcast is available on Google Play Music and Apple Podcasts.
If you love superheroes and accessibility in equal measures, User Defenders is the podcast for you! Listen to host Jason Ogle talk with his “Superguests” about their experiences when it comes to all things UX. Each episode is accompanied by an article, illustration of the Superguest as a, well, superhero, and a batch of relevant timestamps of the episode so you can catch up on the details that interest you the most.
You can become a member of the User Defender community or subscribe via your device of choice (available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play).
Created by Smashing Magazine, a leading news website for web designers and developers, the Smashing Podcast deals with web design and everything that connects with it. Drew McLellan welcomes interviewees from the worlds of design, content, and technology. They have just started and are currently on episode 7, but don’t miss out on these quality conversations.
You can listen to Smashing Podcasts on the official website of Smashing Magazine or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castro, Stitcher, Spotify, Overcast, Pocket Casts or CastBox. If you visit the official website, you will be able to find the transcript of each episode if you don’t feel like listening.