Rust Belt Startup · Building More Meaningful Relationships and Being Connected From Afar - Kat Vellos
Today’s conversation is one I’ve been really looking forward to sharing. I’m talking with Kat Vellos about UX, building (and maintaining) community and connection.
Kat is a UX (user experience) designer, the founder of the Bay Are Black Designers, Connection Club, a facilitator, coach, and someone who is obsessed with community and connection.
She’s also the author of two books - “We Should Get Together - The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships” and “Connected From Afar - A Guide For Staying Close When You’re Far Away.”
In our conversation we talk about User Experience - what makes good UX and how do you apply that to your app, business or city. We talk about building and maintaining healthy, resilient communities - and probably most important, we talk about connection.
We talk about “platonic longing” which probably encapsulates a feeling that many adults are feeling in this time of isolation, and the idea of ‘familiar strangers’ who gave our daily lives dynamism and rhythm.
You can learn more about Kat and her books at weshouldgettogether.com and katvellos.com