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Design Notes is a show about creative work and what it teaches us, hosted by Google's Liam Spradlin. Each episode, we talk with people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

Sep 27, 2022

In this episode, we revisit a conversation from Season 1 with Kerry Murphy, co-founder of digital fashion house The Fabricant. We uncover how data are spun into virtual threads, and how virtual embodiment can foster self-actualization.

In designing couture that doesn’t—or can’t—exist in physical space, The...


Sep 13, 2022

Liam speaks to Tom Boellstorff, Anthropologist and UCI Professor, whose ethnographic work in Second Life (documented in his book, Coming of Age in Second Life) provides important insights into how virtual space – and our interface with it – informs and interacts with our lives in actual space.

In virtual worlds like...


Aug 30, 2022

It's been a while, but Design Notes is coming back for Season 2 uncovering even more of what inspires and unites us in our work. Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss new interviews with practitioners working on public furniture, the culture of virtual space, and more. Follow @DesignNotespod on Twitter for...


Jun 8, 2021

In this episode, part of San Francisco Design Week's Digital Edition, Liam speaks with Julian Zigerli, a designer in Zürich, Switzerland creating clothing that allows everyone to decide how what they wear expresses who they are. In the interview, Zigerli describes how the rich culture of Switzerland impacts his work,...


Apr 20, 2021

This episode is part of a special series of three interviews, recorded remotely with the winners of the 2020 Material Design Awards, exploring what goes into creating an award-winning app.

Moooi, winning the award for Material Theming, focuses on aesthetic fundamentals like type, color, and imagery to create an...