Authors Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum join the show to discuss their new book “Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity”. We dig into the challenges and opportunities that arise when managing design at massive scale.
Special guest Josh Brewer, CEO and co-founder of Abstract, joins the show to discuss how we make design — from mockups to prototypes to production and through collaboration, process, and everything in between.
Special guest Jason Santa Maria returns to the program in his new role as Design Director of Slate. We talk about a recent redesign and rebranding he did, and how to manage change both internally and with your users.
Special guest Andrew Betts of the W3C Technical Advisory Group joins the show to discuss Google AMP: how it works, whether we should use it, and if it's a threat to the open web and to society overall?
Kevin Hoffman joins the show to discuss his new book: Meeting Design. We talk about applying the design process to the meetings we have every day, how to evaluate them, improve them, and mercifully kill them when they need to go.
Special guest Kate Aronowitz joins the show. She is a design partner at Google Ventures and was previously in design leadership positions at Facebook, Welathfont, and eBay. We discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of designers as they advance in their careers, gain more influence, and achieve that fabled seat at the table.
Special guest Molly Stevens, Director of UX Research for Uber, joins the show. We talk about what it’s like to manage research with a distributed team for a company that does business in countries around the world.
Special guest Kristy Tillman, Director of Communication Design at Slack, joins the show to talk about what it's like to start a design career today, mentorship vs. sponsorship, and whether you should kickstart your portfolio with free work.
My good friend Erika Hall returns to the show. She’s a founder and principal at Mule Design, and author of the forthcoming book "Conversational Design." We talk about the role of designers as critical voices in the ethical decisions companies make and the morality of venture capital in sustainable business.
This week, Carissa Romero joins the show. She’s a parter at Paradigm, a consulting firm focused on helping companies become more diverse and inclusive. We discuss the research that shows how teams with more diverse members create better products.