15 episodes

Db3 is a Podcast by three lifelong friends Ganji, Harshadewa, and sirStinkySocks on a mission to embarrass each other. Yes, they also talk through a secret magical door to the beautiful world of design. When they stop embarrassing each other topics such as Product Design, UX Design, Business Analysis, and Product Management are taken up.

Design by 3 Ganji, Harshadewa, and sirStinkySocks

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Db3 is a Podcast by three lifelong friends Ganji, Harshadewa, and sirStinkySocks on a mission to embarrass each other. Yes, they also talk through a secret magical door to the beautiful world of design. When they stop embarrassing each other topics such as Product Design, UX Design, Business Analysis, and Product Management are taken up.

    DesignOps: What, How and Why 🤷‍♂️ 🤷‍♀️?

    DesignOps: What, How and Why 🤷‍♂️ 🤷‍♀️?

    In this episode, we talk about a much-hyped, trendy 📈 thing in the space of design, (hashtag) DesignOps! 👩‍🔧 Know all the wrong reasons to be a Design Manager! and...we predict the future! 🧙🏽‍♀️ We have become quite a bunch of fortune-tellers!

    02:00 What is DesignOps?

    04:00 Do you enjoy operating tasks in Design?

    10:25 Product of the week: Google Tables

    14:00 Google moved April 1st to September

    14:40 A DesignOps story from Figma

    18:55 Design Manager vs Manager of Designers

    19:30 How to be a DesignOps person or a manager?

    23:50 Book review: Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

    31:45 What makes you hate your job?

    36:20 Predicting the future of DesignOps

    Products and services:

    Google Tables: https://tables.area120.google.com/u/0/about#/

    Books:

    Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Growth-Fastest-Growing-Companies-Breakout/dp/045149721X

    Design by 3 Hosts

    Gayanjith Premalal (Ganji) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanjithpremalal/

    Harshadewa Ariyasinghe (Harsha) https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshadewa/

    Yasith Abeynayaka (sirStinkySocks) https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasithabeynayaka/

    • 40 min
    Being Design-Driven is overrated?

    Being Design-Driven is overrated?

    14 episodes in 100 days! 🚩 Not a bad ride, eh? To celebrate this, we will tell you how design-matured you are 🧙 followed by a sensitive book review on Rework by Jason Fried 📖

    01:23 What does it mean to be a design-driven team?

    11:44 Product of the week: Chuck!

    16:40 InVision Design Maturity Model

    26:45 Book review: Rework by Jason Fried

    36:22 How to measure the impact of Design

    43:10 The worst way to end an episode

    Products and services:

    Chuck: https://chuck.email/

    Books:

    Rework by Jason Fried: https://basecamp.com/books/rework

    Design by 3 Hosts

    Gayanjith Premalal (Ganji) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanjithpremalal/

    Harshadewa Ariyasinghe (Harsha) https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshadewa/

    Yasith Abeynayaka (sirStinkySocks) https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasithabeynayaka/

    • 44 min
    Why Design Sprints are like Ice Cream 🍦?

    Why Design Sprints are like Ice Cream 🍦?

    In this episode, we ramble on the evolution of Design Sprints 🐒 ! What pitfalls you may avoid and you may fall into anyway! Also we love Jake Knapp! Buy the Sprint book! 😜

    05:10 Can Design Sprints solve all the problems in the world?

    10:21 Product of the week: Magic Email

    15:15 What not to do when running a Design Sprint

    26:26 Book review: Change by Design

    35:20 How to be a good facilitator?

    51:30 We are the noise in your ears!

    Products and services:

    Magic email: https://magicemail.io/

    Books:

    Change by Design: https://www.amazon.com/Change-Design-Revised-Updated-Organizations/dp/0062856626

    Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath: https://www.amazon.com/Made-Stick-Ideas-Survive-Others/dp/1400064287

    Sprint by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky: https://www.thesprintbook.com/

    Design by 3 Hosts

    Gayanjith Premalal (Ganji) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanjithpremalal/

    Harshadewa Ariyasinghe (Harsha) https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshadewa/

    Yasith Abeynayaka (sirStinkySocks) https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasithabeynayaka/

    • 54 min
    Secrets revealed 🤫 : How designers are made

    Secrets revealed 🤫 : How designers are made

    Are designers born or made? In this episode, we decided to tell you our own story! (Probably we will bore you to death! If you survive, you will never listen to us again).

    01:32 Jake Knapp convinced me to be a designer
    09:35 Why I was fighting to be a spec writer
    13:04 I was, really, really, really good at maths
    17:06 Product of the week: Walling
    22:26 Ken Robinson and Rebel in no-chaos is a terrorist
    26:21 Is Youtube reliable to learn?
    27:49 Book Review: Leadership and Self-Deception
    34:27 Make people great again, and Harsha's love for solving problem
    36:58 What's Ganji's end game

    Products and services:

    Walling: https://walling.app/
    Ideo Designkit: https://www.designkit.org/

    Books:

    Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40510378-leadership-and-self-deception

    Design by 3 Hosts

    Gayanjith Premalal (Ganji) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanjithpremalal/

    Harshadewa Ariyasinghe (Harsha) https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshadewa/

    Yasith Abeynayaka (sirStinkySocks) https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasithabeynayaka/

    • 41 min
    Design in Agile: Better Love Story Than Twilight

    Design in Agile: Better Love Story Than Twilight

    In this episode, we ramble on how designers can fit into Agile Sprints? We think David Kelley is more creative than you. Also, we are so kind to give you some career advice. 

    01:34 How does the Product Designer role fit into a Scrum Team?
    06:30 When should design happen in Scrum?
    07:00 Dual and Tri track Agile
    11:23 Product of the Episode: Canva
    15:37 Speed first, Aesthetics second?
    19:22 Google is not afraid to fail
    21:40 Design is experimenting
    23:42 Book review: Creative Confidence by David Kelley and Tom Kelley
    29:50 Organizational Culture and the Role of Design
    31:44 Feature teams vs Product teams 

    Products and services: 

    Canva https://www.canva.com/ 

    Books: 

    Creative Confidence: https://www.creativeconfidence.com/book/ 

    Design by 3 Hosts 

    Gayanjith Premalal (Ganji) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanjithpremalal/ 

    Harshadewa Ariyasinghe (Harsha) https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshadewa/ 

    Yasith Abeynayaka (sirStinkySocks) https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasithabeynayaka/

    • 35 min
    Have you ever heard of AI Design Sprint™?

    Have you ever heard of AI Design Sprint™?

    Have you ever heard of AI Design Sprint™ 🤖? Why does @Ganji think AI cannot replace designers and why the other 2 disagree 😡? Are you ready to disagree to agree in this episode?

    00:00 Summer stories or stories of the summer
    01:18 Designers in AI-powered world
    04:10 Figma and AI are the same
    11:28 Product of the episode: Jamm
    16:36 Designers! How do you use AI at work?
    20:30 AI-DesignOps
    23:30 Book review: Julie Zhuo's The Making of a Manager
    28:09 Can AI replace designers?
    37:55 AI-powered beatboxing by Ganji

    Products and services:

    Unscreen: https://www.unscreen.com/
    Clearview: https://clearview.ai/

    Books:

    The Making of a Manager: https://www.juliezhuo.com/book/manager.html

    Everything else:

    A Case for Banning Facial Recognition: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/technology/facial-recognition-software.html
    Deepfake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepfake
    33a: https://www.33a.ai/

    Design by 3 Hosts

    Gayanjith Premalal (Ganji) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayanjithpremalal/

    Harshadewa Ariyasinghe (Harsha) https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshadewa/

    Yasith Abeynayaka (sirStinkySocks) https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasithabeynayaka/

    • 39 min

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