For episode 36, we got to spend some time with Meng To discussing what makes a great product, how to get started with design and development, and what it takes to build a thing. Meng's an incredibly talented creator and we're grateful he was able to take a break from helping people get started in our industry to hang out with us for an hour or so!
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Meng To on the Web:
4:00 - What Meng's working on
9:30 - What are you excited about in design?
15:00 - Should designers write production code?
24:30 - Creating free content vs paid content
32:00 - WWDC expectations
35:00 - Global differences in design/dev culture
40:30 - Learning development and gaming as a gateway to the tech industry
- Super Smash Bros.
- SoundBlaster 16 for Windows 3.11
- Warcraft III
- Heroes of the Storm
- World of Warcraft
- Wilson Miner
- DD 3: I'm Tired of Looking at Apps (feat. Wilson Miner)
- Stone Librande
- DD 12: Kleenex Testers (feat. Stone Librande)
50:30 - The elements of a really compelling product
55:00 - Don't give up. Just do something crazy.