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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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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.

    How to run remote design sprints and design reviews: Richard Banfield and Alison Rand

    How to run remote design sprints and design reviews: Richard Banfield and Alison Rand

    In this bonus episode, we’re once more focused on remote teams, and more specifically on best practices for facilitating remote design sprints, building trust between teams in a remote environment, and running effective critiques and design reviews remotely. Tune in for our chat with Richard Banfield, VP of Design Transformation at InVision, and author of the book Enterprise Design Sprints, and Alison Rand, our Senior Director of Design Operations.

    • 52 min
    Making remote teams work

    Making remote teams work

    In this bonus episode, we chat about balancing personal and professional demands in a remote environment, especially during these challenging times. Join special guests Jennifer Aldrich, Senior Manager of Design Community Partnerships, and Stephen Gates, Head Design Evangelist, at InVision, as we discuss best practices for remote communication and how to build trust within your remote teams. We hope this episode helps you and your teams as you transition to remote work during this challenging time.

    • 31 min
    VMWare’s Jehad Affoneh: Be a business leader, not a design leader

    VMWare’s Jehad Affoneh: Be a business leader, not a design leader

    In this episode, we speak with VMWare’s Head of Design Jehad Affoneh about how he measures the business impact of design, and aligns design goals with engineering goals. We learn why he thinks it’s important to lead with context, and how he goes about ensuring that the diverse voices on his team are heard.

    • 54 min
    Amazon’s Joanna Peña-Bickley: Bringing more diversity into leadership

    Amazon’s Joanna Peña-Bickley: Bringing more diversity into leadership

    Joanna Peña-Bickley has had an amazing arc to her design leadership career: from Chief Creative Officer at Matter Worldwide and IBM, to her current role as Head of Research and Design for Alexa Devices at Amazon, Joanna has always sought to design things that are “useful, usable, and magical.”

    We get Joanna’s take on speaking design in the language of business, and how she works to bring more diversity into leadership at the companies where she's worked.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The New York Times’ Natalya Shelburne: Bridging the designer and developer divide by building trust

    The New York Times’ Natalya Shelburne: Bridging the designer and developer divide by building trust

    Natalya Shelburne, Tech Lead for Design Engineering at The New York Times, sits at a fascinating crossroad of design and development. We chat with Natalya about her move from design to front-end dev, and some of the fears she faced along the way. We also talk about her approach to bridging design and development, and what she brings from her prior career as a teacher into product design.

    • 40 min
    IBM’s Kristin Wisnewski: Rise of an authentic leader

    IBM’s Kristin Wisnewski: Rise of an authentic leader

    Kristin Wisnewski, VP of CIO Design at IBM, shares her story of career transformation and discusses what it takes to build teams and lead authentically.

    • 53 min

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