To kick off the first season of Wireframe, Adobe’s design podcast, host and Adobe Senior Director of Design Khoi Vinh and producer Amy Standen cover the role that user experience design has played in some near-disasters in American history, and how that has influenced the way we all think about design and technology. 

The episode includes some fascinating insight into the 1979 Three Mile Island accident and how bad UI/UX design in the control room brought the U.S. to the brink of a nuclear meltdown. For more on the ideas behind the show, check out Khoi’s introductory blog post

Listen to the podcast to hear the story, and click here to read a full transcript of this episode.

Episode 1