Welcome Brief

Welcome to Design Disciplin! I'm honored to have you as my guest. I made this document for new guests, based on experiences so far. Hope you enjoy it!

You can schedule your recording session here:

Please let me know if you prefer to meet outside the hours on Calendly – you can e-mail m@baytas.net, DM @doctorBaytas on Twitter or Instagram, or text +46 70 022 78 03 on iMessage or Signal.

About Design Disciplin

Design Disciplin presents conversations and ideas on "design" from diverse perspectives including business, technology, art, craft, research, and personal growth.

Most of our guests – like you – are world-class creatives, leaders, and/or scholars. We like to talk about the nerdy details of your hands-on work and how you think, your stories and experiences, and the things you find exciting.

Before Recording

I will typically spend a few hours hours in the week before our conversation studying your writings and other appearances. (You do NOT have to do the same.)

If there are any current topics you’re excited about (e.g. a new book or project), please let me know and I’ll make sure we cover them.

Before we record I'll send you a script I will use, with questions I'd like to cover. Often, the conversation leads to interesting places and we don't use all of it, but it keeps us from getting stuck.

Results improve results if we can schedule a short (<20m) "rehearsal" call within 36h before recording.

You can schedule your rehearsal call here:

Great stories and ideas can come up when we talk before recording. As we record, we're naturally inclined to avoid repeating these, to try and come up with new topics. I encourage you to resist this. Things that are old news for you and me could be very interesting to our audience.

During Recording

Topics and Style

  • It will hopefully sound like a friendly conversation rather than a formal interview.
  • Please tell stories! We can talk about abstract ideas too, but I will often ask for stories to exemplify them.

Tech and Format

  • I prefer to publish both a podcast and a YouTube video.
  • I currently use Zoom. (I am investigating better-quality alternatives, suggestions welcome.) Zoom Link: https://chalmers.zoom.us/my/baytas
  • If you can record audio and/or video on your side, and send me the files afterwards, it can improve quality.


  • I recommend you allocate at least one hour.
  • I actually block 3h on my calendar for the recording, unless specified otherwise.
  • I am in Sweden, in the Central European Standard Time zone.

After Recording

  • I like to keep episodes as short as possible. I edit extensively to remove e.g. “filler” sounds and repetitive talk, while still maintaining natural conversation.
  • You will receive links to the final cut and the editorial ahead of publication.