Non Breaking Space Show № 77: Wren Lanier — Designing for New Media

Wren Lanier

Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guest is Wren Lanier. Wren is a senior product designer, speaker, and writer based out of Durham, North Carolina. Designer and strategist with a passion for creating beautiful digital products, Wren specializes in mobile design, user interface design, lean UX, information architecture, team leadership, and product strategy.

Topics discussed with Wren Lanier:

  • 2:20 How did Wren Lanier get on the web?
  • 5:20 Is process the silver bullet for fixing problems when building for the web?
  • 13:00 Wren’s thoughts on UX design vs product design.
  • 15:00 Getting tired of designing brochure web sites.
  • 16:30 How did Wren get from poison ivy to designing web sites?
  • 20:02 Working on a web app vs building a native app.
  • 23:45 Using iOS as a way to counteract distractions.
  • 24:45 Sketch’s rise to popularity and what Wren uses Sketch for.
  • 29:00 Wren’s current project is going to ship in about 8 weeks.
  • 31:00 Email is dead but newsletters are arriving every day.
  • 33:00 Slack’s magic login email
  • 34:30 Getting invovled in mentoring and working with new people into our field.
  • 37:00 How does someone get involved in mentoring or being mentored?

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About Christopher Schmitt

The Internet's Christopher Schmitt is an award winning designer, author, and speaker and one of the people behind the web conference team, Environments for Humans. He hosts the Non Breaking Space Show and curates the weekly UX Design Newsletter.

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