Ryan Singer – Ep. 79

While at the Front End Design Conference in Florida last year we were lucky enough to catch a quick interview with Ryan Singer from 37signals. He gave a really great talk about how he approaches design and it is indeed quite different from design processes i’ve studied or experienced in the past. He is truly a hybrid, practicing both design and programming concurrently. It’s a process defined by exploring what the user needs in real time.


Ryan is a very opinionated designer, for me that’s really a positive thing because having a conversation with someone as confident and knowledgeable as Ryan inspires me. Talking with him is such a great experience and if you’re ever able to have a conversation with him like Giovanni has it just may change the way you approach your work.

Hopefully you got your ticket(s) for next week’s Front End Design Conference. If you’re there, please say hi, we’d love to meet you!

About: Ryan Singer

Ryan SingerRyan Singer is a UI designer who designs and writes code, he’s a product manager at 37signals. You can read his thoughts on design and programming on his blog feltpresence.com and he regularly shares great info on twitter @rjs.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of unmatchedstyle.com, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.