This week we caught up with Cap Watkins, the recently-appointed VP of design at BuzzFeed. We picked Cap's brain about hiring designers, A/B testing, beard-growing, East Coast design and more. Oh, and robo-horses!
Cap Watkins on the Web:
02:00 - Cap tells us what he's been up to lately.
03:00 - We explore life as a designer on the East Coast.
11:30 - Cap Watkins: VP of Unnecessary Redesign.
15:00 - We explore a bit about the hiring decisions being made at BuzzFeed.
18:00 - What prototyping tools are you using?
28:30 - What does it mean to be a VP of design?
32:00 - We learn some management advice for designers.
- The Switch from Designer to Manager
- Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
37:00 - We get down with some chef biographies.
52:00 - We get back to the biggest challenges of hiring designers and some of the most common mistakes people make when applying for a design job.
59:00 - Cap shares his process as a designer.
1:09:00 - Winding things down, here's where you can find Cap.