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Unpacking the stories, learnings and expert advice of world-class UX, design and product management professionals, Brendan Jarvis is on a mission to help you to create better products.

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Unpacking the stories, learnings and expert advice of world-class UX, design and product management professionals, Brendan Jarvis is on a mission to help you to create better products.

    Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy unpacks some formative experiences from the Kalahari Desert, how we can conquer our creative fears, and why designing lean creates value faster. 


    Highlights include:


    - How has growing up in the Kalahari Desert shaped you?
    - What does it mean to “get primal” with design?
    - How do we get over our fear of showing our work?
    - What are some clues that product teams are out of alignment?
    - How has Dyslexia influenced your creative practice? 


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    Who is Rich McCoy?


    Rich is the Design Lead on Flying Blue, the loyalty rewards programme for KLM & Air France. Currently he’s managing to do that role working remotely, from the confines of a cupboard underneath a flight of stairs in New Zealand. 


    Before KLM & Air France, Rich was a Senior Manager of Design at Nationwide Building Society, in the United Kingdom. He also spent a number of years at Trade Me, New Zealand’s version of eBay, where he was a Design Lead responsible for the creative wellbeing of 13 other designers.


    Rich also runs a coaching and mentoring practice for other creatives, and is a very talented and established Fine Artist, working through photography, sculpture, paint and digital mediums. 


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    Find Rich here:


    Website: https://www.mccoy.co.uk/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardmccoy/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/McCoyDigital
    Artwork: https://www.mccoy.co.uk/artist.php
    Mentoring: https://www.mccoy.co.uk/creativementor.php


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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-space-in-between/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespaceinbetw__n/


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    Host: Brendan Jarvis
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanjarvis/

    • 58 min
    Sachi Taulelei

    Sachi Taulelei

    Sachi Taulelei shares what it’s like to interview people at the end of their lives, why research methods need to adapt to cultural context, and the heavy cost of poor diversity in tech.


    Highlights include:


    - What is it like interviewing people at the end of their lives?
    - How is researching with Pasifika peoples different?
    - How have Pasifika been impacted by rapid digitisation?
    - Why is diversity important on product teams?
    - How are our biases in tech shaping a worse world?


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    Who is Sachi Taulelei?


    Sachi is the Design Centre of Expertise Lead (Head of Design) at ANZ, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest bank. How large is large I hear you ask? ANZ represents 1% of New Zealand’s GDP, and employs 1 in 5 people who work in finance in New Zealand.


    Her contributions have been recognised with Gold at the New Zealand Best Design Awards, and she has shared her knowledge at events such as UX Homegrown. Sachi also mentors Masters of UX Design students at the Wellington ICT Graduate School.


    Sachi is widely respected and recognised as a design leader and as a leading voice for Pasifika people who work in design and technology.


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    Find Sachi here:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachi-taulelei/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sachitaulelei/


    Resources:


    Translating the digital divide by Sachi Taulelei:
    https://bit.ly/3l3pigl


    Ikigai:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikigai


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    You can also follow us on our other social channels for more great UX, user research and product design content!


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-space-in-between/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespaceinbetw__n/


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    Host: Brendan Jarvis
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanjarvis/

    • 58 min
    Bob Baxley

    Bob Baxley

    Bob Baxley reflects on his time as a design leader at Apple, why no one can name a famous product designer, and the importance of having conviction in your ideas.


    Highlights include:


    - What was it like presenting design work to Steve Jobs?
    - Is a job in design more than a means to an end?
    - Why was Dr. Seuss trying to kill Dick & Jane?
    - What role does humility play in supporting ideas?
    - How can you present design effectively to senior executives?


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    Who is Bob Baxley?


    Bob is a design executive who lives and works in Silicon Valley. He is currently the Senior Vice-President of Design & Experience at ThoughtSpot, a business intelligence and data analytics platform. 


    Prior to ThoughtSpot, Bob was Head of Product Design at Pinterest where he built, led, and managed a multifaceted design team, responsible for both the consumer and business facing aspects of the product.


    Bob also spent over eight years at Apple, where he served in senior leadership roles for Apple’s retail and e-commerce teams. As a Director of Design, Bob hired and led the creative team responsible for a broad variety of applications including the Apple Online Store.


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    Find Bob here:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bbaxley/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisisbobbaxley/ 


    Bob’s bok:


    Making the Web Work: Designing Effective Web Applications - 
    https://amzn.to/2Wb0tq1


    Bob’s talks:


    A Universal Model for Deconstructing the User Interface - 
    https://youtu.be/WOQdO5vUfmo


    Designing the machine that designs the designs -
    https://youtu.be/0pJ8xfTmbKo


    Conditions, Constraints, and Conviction -
    https://youtu.be/BYPYVvnzWsI


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    You can also follow us on our other social channels for more great UX, user research and product design content!


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-space-in-between/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespaceinbetw__n/


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    Host: Brendan Jarvis
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanjarvis/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Uday Gajendar

    Uday Gajendar

    Uday Gajendar dives deep into what it takes for enterprise design leaders to thrive, and calls on all designers to amplify human virtues through their work.


    Highlights include:


    - How is designing a political act?
    - What is meta design and why does it matter?
    - How can agile and design coexist to the benefit of all?
    - Why do people want to kill your ideas?
    - What are the three levels of design craft?


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    Who is Uday Gajendar?


    Uday is a UX Architect at Automation Anywhere, a San Jose, California based company that develops world-leading robotic process automation software.


    Across his 20 year career, Uday has wrestled with design challenges in enterprise, startup, and agency contexts, including for well-known companies such as Adobe, Frog Design, Facebook, Netflix, LinkedIn, PayPal and Cisco.


    Uday is a regular speaker at popular conferences and events, such as SXSW, UX Australia, and IxDA Interaction. He has also taught interaction design at San Jose State and served as a Stanford d.school executive coach. 


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    Find Uday here:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/udanium/
    Website: http://www.udanium.com/
    Blog: https://udanium.medium.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/udanium


    📺 The Rise of Meta-Design: A Starter Playbook -
    https://bit.ly/2Wcf3xN


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    Thank you for tuning in! If you liked what you heard and want to support the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you listen).


    You can also follow us on our other social channels for more great UX, user research and product design content!


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-space-in-between/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespaceinbetw__n/


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    Host: Brendan Jarvis
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanjarvis/

    • 1 hr
    Lada Gorlenko

    Lada Gorlenko

    Lada Gorlenko speaks about researching in high-stress environments, how to effectively engage wth senior executives, and where great enterprise UXers come from.


    Highlights include:


    - How do you help your team to let go of perfectionism?
    - Is enterprise UX boring compared to consumer UX?
    - What did you learn studying murderers and drug offenders?
    - How do you involve executives effectively in research? 
    - What are we not talking enough about in UX Research?


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    Who is Lada Gorlenko?


    Lada is a Senior Director of Research at MURAL, the digital workspace for visual collaboration that’s experienced some crazy growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Prior to joining MURAL, Lada was the Director of Experience Research at Smartsheet, where she architected and enabled an organisation-wide customer-obsessed culture, while managing a team of UX researchers that supported 15 product pillars and multiple business units. 


    An organisational psychologist by training, Lada’s research career began by working on programmes for the European Commission and European Union, before moving into Enterprise UX, where she started out as a VR Designer for British Telecom in the very-early 2000s. 


    It was during this time that Lada also co-founded the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), which grew to over 120,000 members.


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    Find Lada here:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladagorlenko/


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    Thank you for tuning in! If you liked what you heard and want to support the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you listen).


    You can also follow us on our other social channels for more great UX, user research and product design content!


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-space-in-between/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespaceinbetw__n/


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    Host: Brendan Jarvis
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanjarvis/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Steve Fisher

    Steve Fisher

    Steve Fisher opens up about the importance of diversity in technology, the challenges of design leadership, and the role conflict plays in making change.


    Highlights include:


    - How do you ensure diversity at the Design & Content Conference?
    - Is conflict still the key in achieving positive momentum?
    - How can new design leaders make a more effective start?
    - What do you look for when hiring junior designers?
    - How do you help others to understand the value of design?


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    Who is Steve Fisher?


    Steve is the Head of Product Design at Zipline, a San Francisco-based store operations platform that’s designed to improve the lives of retail workers. He is also the Founder and Producer of the Design & Content Conference. A world-class event that’s been held annually since 2015.


    Before joining Zipline, Steve was the Head of Design and Senior Director of Strategic Programs at TELUS, one of the largest telcos in Canada. There, he was responsible for developing design culture and practice, at scale.


    A sought-after speaker, Steve has presented at conferences around-the-world like TEDx, SXSW, Future of Web, Web Visions and DrupalCon.


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    Find Steve here:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hellofisher/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hellofisher/
    Website: https://republicofquality.com/


    Design & Content Conference:


    Website: https://content.design/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcontentconf/ 


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    Thank you for tuning in! If you liked what you heard and want to support the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you listen).


    You can also follow us on our other social channels for more great UX, user research and product design content!


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-space-in-between/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespaceinbetw__n/


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    Host: Brendan Jarvis
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanjarvis/

    • 1 hr 22 min

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