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The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. Discover more best practices, research, and resources at www.designbetter.com.

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    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. Discover more best practices, research, and resources at www.designbetter.com.

    Designing for Diversity: Project Inkblot’s Jahan Mantin and Boyuan Gao

    Designing for Diversity: Project Inkblot’s Jahan Mantin and Boyuan Gao

    In today’s episode, we talk with Boyuan Gao and Jahan Mantin—the founders of Project Inkblot—who have built a practical framework that can help everyone design for diversity, and can also be a guide for challenging conversations.

    We discuss how they see design as an opportunity to bridge the divide and bring people into the conversation about designing products and services that address everyone’s needs, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or religion.

    • 46 min
    Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan: Why product management is misunderstood

    Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan: Why product management is misunderstood

    Are you on a product team or a feature team? After you listen to our interview with Marty Cagan, legendary product management guru, author, and partner at SVPG, you’ll know just where you stand, and how to become a product team leader if you aren’t already one. We also discuss why product management is misunderstood, the dual track agile process, discovery sprints, and the four types of prototypes that Marty has classified, including user, feasibility, live data, and hybrid prototypes.

    • 51 min
    Pinterest's Naveen Gavini: Knitting different disciplines together

    Pinterest's Naveen Gavini: Knitting different disciplines together

    Naveen Gavini, Head of Design and User Experience at Pinterest, spent time as an engineering manager and then as head of product engineering before taking on his current role, and he brings a unique perspective on leading design teams with him from his journey. Naveen shares how they “knit” different disciplines together at Pinterest, and we explore what he’s learned from scaling a team in hypergrowth.

    • 55 min
    Atlassian’s Stephen Deasy: How designers and engineers unite the possible with the probable

    Atlassian’s Stephen Deasy: How designers and engineers unite the possible with the probable

    “Designers are about possibilities. Engineers are about probabilities.” This quote, from Stephen Deasy, Head of Cloud Engineering at Atlassian, is just one example of how concisely he can describe the relationship between designers and engineers. Our interview with him was our first chance to learn from a leader on the engineering side, and he shared a wealth of knowledge that will help designers work more effectively with their engineering counterparts.

    • 41 min
    Author Joshua Seiden: Measuring work and rethinking goal setting

    Author Joshua Seiden: Measuring work and rethinking goal setting

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    Love it or hate it, the agile approach to software development seems to be here to stay. Often, it’s hard to get good design practice to fit within an agile framework, so our next guest, Joshua Seiden—co-author of Lean UX and Outcomes Over Output—may be particularly helpful to those of you who are struggling.

    We chat with Joshua about how to fit user research into a sprint, and how he advocates for setting outcomes to guide the work of your

    • 42 min
    NASA’s Steve Rader: Redefining the moonshot with diverse teams

    NASA’s Steve Rader: Redefining the moonshot with diverse teams

    We chat with Steve Rader, who is Deputy Director for the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation at NASA, about how he communicates across teams where expertise and vernacular might be very different, and the importance of having teams that are diverse on an array of different levels, from personal background to expertise. We also learn how vision gets communicated by leadership at NASA, and the lessons he’s learned in his career about leading people.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

uxfem ,

Design inspiration go-to

I'm the sole product designer in my company supporting engineering ship product to over a million users. As I'm still pretty green it's a big task and having the insights of design leaders broadcast to me is invaluable!

carcusmonnor ,

Great content, inconsistent recording quality.

Really liking the content but they really need to improve on the recording quality of those they interview. The forth episode with Albert Lee sounds like someone is sucking on a staw whilst hes talking.

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