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Many young people are incredibly creative and wanted to pursue design as a career. This Podcast is dedicated to them so that they can learn, implement, and grow. We believe in sharing knowledge and making design education accessible.

Design a six-letter word that symbolizes an art that can capture and captivate you yet render you speechless with a buzz of questions. Here, we present a design podcast for newbies and professionals alike.

We talk about communities, problems, journeys, and exposures from various creatives leaders across the world.

Nodes of Design Tejj

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Many young people are incredibly creative and wanted to pursue design as a career. This Podcast is dedicated to them so that they can learn, implement, and grow. We believe in sharing knowledge and making design education accessible.

Design a six-letter word that symbolizes an art that can capture and captivate you yet render you speechless with a buzz of questions. Here, we present a design podcast for newbies and professionals alike.

We talk about communities, problems, journeys, and exposures from various creatives leaders across the world.

    Nodes of Design#65: Design Strategy by Roberta Virzi

    Nodes of Design#65: Design Strategy by Roberta Virzi

    Roberta Virzi is a designer with over a decade of experience specialised in the e-commerce sector. Currently, she is in a hybrid leadership role as a senior individual contributor and manager of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams at booking.com. 

    In this episode, Roberta shared great insights on Design strategy and its importance in creating an effective design strategy that fits all the use cases. We then discussed how to utilise the design strategy to bring in the culture of innovation across teams and the various metrics or tools to measure the success/failure of a design strategy. 

    Takeaways- What is Design strategy, How to utilise the design strategy to bring in the culture of innovation, Measuring the success or failure of a strategy.

    Resources recommend by Roberta Virzi 

    Don't make me think by Steve Krug

    Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman

    How to make sense of any mess by Abby Covert

    100 things every designer needs to know by Susan Weinschenk Ph.D.

    Design strategy:

    Strategic design by Giulia Calabretta

    The design of business by Roger Martin

    Design works by Heather M. A. Fraser

    Leadership and management:

    7 habits of highly effective people by Steven Covey

    The making of a manger by Julie Zhuo

    Radical candor by Kim Scott

    Designers can book a mentorship hour with Roberta on uxcoffeehours.com



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    This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.

    • 15 min
    Nodes of Design#64: Hyper-Personalization by Claudio Baptista

    Nodes of Design#64: Hyper-Personalization by Claudio Baptista

    Claudio Baptista, a design leader with over 20 years of experience. He had worked with some of the best brands throughout his career – from fashion to consumer goods, from global agencies to entertainment. Currently, he is the Director of User Experience for GoPro, and previously he acted as head of design for the Walt Disney Studios.

    In this episode, Claudio shared great insights on Hyper-Personalization and the benefits of hyper-personalization and how designers could leverage the various strategies or framework to create these experiences. We then discussed how to craft hyper-personalised experiences considering the accessibility and inclusion perspective.

    Takeaways- What is hyper-personalisation, How to craft hyper-personalised experiences, Measuring the success or failure of a crafted personalised experience. 

    Books recommend by Claudio Baptista


    Creativity Inc. - Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
    The Ride of a Lifetime - Bob Iger
    Org Design for Design Orgs - Peter Meholz
    The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition - Don Norman

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    This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.

    • 23 min
    Nodes of Design#63: Information Design by Jason Forrest

    Nodes of Design#63: Information Design by Jason Forrest

    Jason Forrest is a data visualization specialist, writer, and designer living in New York City. He is the director of interactive data visualization for McKinsey and Company's COVID Response Center. In addition to being on the board of directors of the Data Visualization Society, he is also the editor-in-chief of Nightingale: the journal of the Data Visualization Society. He writes about the intersection of culture and information design and is currently working on a book about pictorial statistics.

    In this episode, Jason shared great insights on what is information design and its importance; we then discussed how different is information design compared to Data Visualisation and the information design process. In the later part, we discussed how to design Information for Usability and accessibility. 

    Takeaways- What is information design? How to design with a beautiful blend of data and user experience. Designing information for accessibility. 

    Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    If this episode helped you understand and learn something new, please share and be a part of the knowledge-sharing community #Spreadknowledge. 

    This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.

     

    • 26 min
    Nodes of Design#62: User Research in Games by Steve Bromley

    Nodes of Design#62: User Research in Games by Steve Bromley

    Steve Bromley is an experienced user researcher and author of two famous books - Building User Research Teams' and ‘How to be a games user researcher. He started the first user research team for UK's Parliament and for Reach, the UK’s largest publisher. Before this, he was a lead user researcher for the PlayStation VR headset and many of PlayStation’s titles, including Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky & SingStar. 

    In this episode, Steve had shared great insights on User Research in Games; we discussed how user research in games happens, how different it is from the traditional UX research process, and how to synthesise research and convert them into artefacts that are understood across the teams. We then discussed how to apply usability heuristics to video games to make sure they are fun to play with and different ways to measure the success/failure metrics in gaming research? 

    Takeaways: What is user research in games? How to make games more fun? Success and failure metric in game user research 

    Resources Mentioned by Steve

    How To Be A Games User Researcher: https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Games-User-Researcher-ebook/dp/B08T6BKNMF

    Links to more Games User Research resources and community links: https://gamesuserresearch.com/games-user-research-start-here/

    Books Steve described:

    Just Enough Research - Erika Hall ( https://abookapart.com/products/just-enough-research )

    Quantifying the User Experience - James Lewis and Jeff Sauro ( https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780123849687/quantifying-the-user-experience )

    Think like a UX researcher by David Travis and Philip Hodgson ( http://uxresearchbook.com/ )

    Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more. 

    If this episode helped you understand and learn something new, please share and be a part of the knowledge-sharing community #Spreadknowledge. This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.

    • 24 min
    Nodes of Design#61: Customer Experience for Healthcare by Eric L Hu

    Nodes of Design#61: Customer Experience for Healthcare by Eric L Hu

    Eric L Hu is a strategy director at AKQA, passionate about customer experience and product design in healthcare, mobility, and omnichannel retail. He has led various lives; from performing artist to product manager, commercial photographer to consultant, Eric has worked hard to enable serendipity through the power of surprise — or more simply put — unifying insights across categories where others may see disjointed ideas. Today, he is focused on making brands iconic by becoming irreplaceable and indispensable to the consumer.

    In this episode, Eric shared great insights on customer experience and why customer experience matters for healthcare systems. We then spoke on how seamless and hyper-personalisation works in healthcare by leveraging the data and improving the systems. We discussed how to craft consumer experiences for healthcare considering accessibility and inclusive point of view and the various ways to measure the success/failure metrics of a consumer experience.

    Takeaways:- How does customer experience work in healthcare, How hyper-personalisation can be done leverage data, Various ways to measure the success/failure metrics of a consumer experience.

    Podcasts/Books Recommended by Eric L Hu

    Books:


    Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
    Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
    The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

    Podcast: 


    Pivot Podcast: Kara Swisher + Scott Galloway
    The Ezra Klein Show

    Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more.

    If this episode helped you understand and learn something new, please share and be a part of the knowledge-sharing community #Spreadknowledge.

    This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.

    • 21 min
    Nodes of Design#60: Typography by Joe Stitzlein

    Nodes of Design#60: Typography by Joe Stitzlein

    Joe Stitzlein is a Co-Founder, Executive Creative Director and Type Designer at Stitzlein Studio. He worked with Steve Jobs to define Apple’s photography and packaging standards, and with Michelle Obama to launch her Let’s Move program for healthy schools. I designed iconic identities for Netflix, Nike Flyknit, dwell magazine and Mac OS X and built a global design studio at Google. He had designed typefaces in every major writing system globally and created campaigns that made Nike Free the world’s best selling shoe. 

    Before starting Stitzlein Studio, Joe worked as Executive Creative Director for the Google Brand Studio and Senior Global Creative Director at Nike; his work has been featured in Adweek, the AIGA annual, the Annual of the Type Director’s Club, Atlantic Cities, the Annual of the AIA, D&AD, fastcodesign.com and at Cannes, amongst others. 

    In this episode, Joe had shared great insights on typography and spoke on what is the difference between a typeface and a font and how to choose a perfect typeface and font pair from millions of available choices. In the latter part, we discussed how we craft typography for accessibility and inclusiveness and ended the show by Joe recommending some tips to young designers on how to start their journey into typeface design and build attractive portfolios. 

    Takeaways - What is typography and its importance, How to do correct font pairing, How to craft typography for accessibility and inclusiveness. 

    Stitzlein Studio - https://stitzstudio.com

    NewsLetter/Books Recommended by Joe Stitzlein

    Typewolf 

    How to - Michael Bierut

    The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury

    Thank you for listening to this episode of Nodes of Design. We hope you enjoy the Nodes of Design Podcast on your favourite podcast platforms- Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts and many more. 

    If this episode helped you understand and learn something new, please share and be a part of the knowledge-sharing community #Spreadknowledge.

     This podcast aims to make design education accessible to all. Nodes of Design is a non-profit and self-sponsored initiative by Tejj.

    • 33 min

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