30 episodes

Product Stories is a podcast for product and design enthusiasts to understand how best designers and product managers work by telling them their stories and talking about the problems they solved that can inspire solutions and actions.

Product Stories Kaushik Murali

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Product Stories is a podcast for product and design enthusiasts to understand how best designers and product managers work by telling them their stories and talking about the problems they solved that can inspire solutions and actions.

    #29. The Researcher's Voice: Exploring UX Research Opportunities in India with Dharmesh

    #29. The Researcher's Voice: Exploring UX Research Opportunities in India with Dharmesh

    This week, our guest is Dharmesh. He is one of the leading user research experts in India. He was previously working as the Head of Research at Setu. He also worked in various fintech companies like ClearTax and Rupeek before that.

    We talk about opportunities in research today. How convince leadership to allocate budget for research. We also talk about some of his latest projects.



    Reach out to Dharmesh here:

    🔵 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dharmeshba/
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/dharmeshba
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dharmeshba/?hl=en
    🌎 Website: https://linktr.ee/theindianotes

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #28. Designing Success: From Early Employee to Director - Chetty Arun from Razorpay

    #28. Designing Success: From Early Employee to Director - Chetty Arun from Razorpay

    This week, our guest is Chetty Arun. He was previously the Director of Design at Razorpay. One of the best fintech companies in India.

    We talk about his journey of becoming a designer. How he went about scaling the design team of Razorpay. His personal challenges and learnings along the way. We also touch upon organizational culture as a topic.

    Chetty has had an amazing journey. I had a wonderful time talking to him. I hope you enjoy the episode as well.

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    Reach out to Chetty here:

    🔵 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chettyarun/


    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChettyArun


    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chettyarun/


    🌎 Website: http://chettyarun.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #27. The Role of Designers in Shaping the Future of Web3 - Paul Finney from Spacekayak

    #27. The Role of Designers in Shaping the Future of Web3 - Paul Finney from Spacekayak

    This week, our guest is Paul Finney. He is the Founder of Spacekayak. Spacekayak is a web3 native creative studio and they work with some of the finest web3 companies in India.



    We talk about his journey of becoming a founder. How did he build Spacekayak’s team from scratch. What are his thoughts about the future of web3 design. And of course what are the future plans for Spacekayak.


    Reach out to Paul here:



    🔵 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfinneyx/


    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulfinneyx


    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulfinneyx/


    🌎 Website: https://www.spacekayak.xyz/

    • 49 min
    #26. Breaking Boundaries in Design: From Copywriting to Product Design - Chandra from Gojek

    #26. Breaking Boundaries in Design: From Copywriting to Product Design - Chandra from Gojek

    This week, our guest is Chandra. He is a Product Designer at Gojek. He was previously working with Obvious, one of the best design agencies in the country.   


    We talk about his journey to becoming a designer. His time at Obvious and his experience while building Pause. He also talks about the current design education and design job market. We touch on a bit about mistakes to avoid while applying for design jobs.  

    Reach out to Chandra here:   

    🔵 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandrasekharn/

    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncresq

    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maybe_chandra/

    🌎 Website: https://nchandrasekharr.github.io/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #25. Designing for AI: Challenges and Opportunities - Akshay from Observe AI

    #25. Designing for AI: Challenges and Opportunities - Akshay from Observe AI

    This week, our guest is Akshay. He is a Senior Product Designer at Observe.ai. He is also the author of the book “Designing Human-Centric AI experiences”   

    We talk about the framework that he uses to design for AI. We also take a deep dive into AI, what role it will play in the future of design, and some of the misconceptions and exciting predictions around AI.

    Reach out to Akshay here:   

    🔵 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshaykkore/
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/akshaykore
    📚 Book: https://akor.in/aibook-in/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #24. Bringing Products to Life: A Look at the Product Illustration Process - Shivam from Swiggy

    #24. Bringing Products to Life: A Look at the Product Illustration Process - Shivam from Swiggy

    This week, our guest is Shivam. He is a Senior Product Illustrator at Swiggy. He previously worked as an illustrator on Flipkart as well.  

    We take a deep dive into Shivam’s journey of discovering illustrations and getting started with them. We also talk about the role illustrations play in products, how to collaborate with teams, and his advice for illustrators who are getting started.



    Reach out to Shivam here:   

    🔵 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shivam-thapliyal-b5236aa9/
    ✍️ Writing: https://thapliyalshivam.medium.com/
    🌎 Website: https://www.shivamthapliyal.com/
    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thapliyalshivam/

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

anchxl ,

Insightful to say the least

Really enjoy the format of the podcast; information packed, easy to listen and to the point. Looking forward to more great episodes. 🚀✨

Adarsh Panikkar ,

The content is GOLD!

I would definitely recommend it to anyone starting out in design or even for folks who are trying to grow in their careers. The amount of information and value that I have got from just a few episodes is just incredible and it shows the effort and dedication Kaushik puts into each of his episode. Looking forward to every new episode

Abhijit Bharadwaj ,

Great way to learn! Highly recommend this podcast!

I highly recommend Product Stories to anyone that works in the business of design, or even anyone interested in breaking into this field. Kaushik brings on some fascinating people and discusses key topics with them that give listeners valuable insights into the industry. These are hard to come by elsewhere. Great way to learn industry secrets and progress in your own journey!

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