15 episodes

Join the Design Explorers for a journey into the world of design for travel, and hear the stories behind the creative work from Agoda's design team. Each episode features our candid thoughts, insights, and experiences in product design at our global digital travel platform, where you can book hotels, vacation rentals, and flights worldwide. We're passionate about design and travel, and how they positively affect each other to inspire great work and unforgettable journeys. Check in to Design Explorers and you'll understand why!

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Join the Design Explorers for a journey into the world of design for travel, and hear the stories behind the creative work from Agoda's design team. Each episode features our candid thoughts, insights, and experiences in product design at our global digital travel platform, where you can book hotels, vacation rentals, and flights worldwide. We're passionate about design and travel, and how they positively affect each other to inspire great work and unforgettable journeys. Check in to Design Explorers and you'll understand why!

    To join Agoda Design - Relocation, Growth, and match

    To join Agoda Design - Relocation, Growth, and match

    In this episode we interviewed Deven and Brie from design leadership to share their experience about relocation, design team culture and the growth opportunities in Agoda. We dived into what it’s like to work in Agoda as people manager and how they help shape the culture of the design team over the years. Last but not least, Deven and Brie shared the qualities we are looking for in a candidate during interviews.

    • 26 min
    Recruited by Agoda and Evolution of the Design Team

    Recruited by Agoda and Evolution of the Design Team

    On today’s episode we get to know our new co-host, Rachel. She has been working at Agoda for 5 years and will be sharing the story of her hiring experience compared to Yuki’s, and pre-pandemic vs. during. We also have announcements for upcoming episodes so make sure you stay tuned to the end!
    For any feedbacks or questions, feel free to contact us at: designexplorers@agoda.com
    Looking for design opportunities at Agoda? Check out careersatagoda.com

    • 23 min
    Getting alignment & building trust with our stakeholders

    Getting alignment & building trust with our stakeholders

    Our guest today is Yuiko Majima, a senior product designer at our team who works on our customer experience group internal tools, where she gets to manage different stakeholders and to work with different parts of our business.

    Yuiko is here today to share with us how she manage and work with so many stakeholders and her interesting and quite unique background in sales and project management, before transitioning into design. 

    • 37 min
    Alexis Collado - How to build successful communities

    Alexis Collado - How to build successful communities

    In our show today we are talking with Alexis Collado, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer at Swarm - a trust-based community of builders, founders, and investors collaborating on awesome projects.
    Alexis takes us through his inspiring journey from when the time he used to be an intern at Agoda, his challenges and frustrations of finding the right opportunities for his design jobs early on in his career, and how all that lead him to the conclusion and realization that he should make his own fate.
    Determined and motivated by his passion for design, not only he managed to develop his own successful career and create those opportunities to himself, he has been dedicated to the mission of enabling and making it easier for designers from all over the world (and specially his hometown in the Philippines) to practice and learn important skills by building communities that are based on knowledge sharing and professional networking.
    In this talk Alexis share with us what does it take to build a design community? Where do you start, and how do you scale it? And why despite being an introvert, he thinks networking is a crucial skill designers should nurture and develop as part of the their toolbox.

    • 59 min
    Design workshops - why the journey is the destination

    Design workshops - why the journey is the destination

    Design workshops have become a very popular activity designers love to initiate as a great tool for solving all sorts of problems or coming up with new ideas.
    But the true power of workshops and what make them really successful is lay down in their process and engagement with the different activities rather than the outcome or end results they were originally designed to achieve.
    In our opening episode for season 2 of Design Explorers, Yuki and I have sat down to learn from Danyao how she use design workshops for stakeholders alignment and bringing in all the different perspectives and domain knowledge from individuals within product teams to better define problems and discover new possibilities.

    • 45 min
    Season finale: How design explorers began and future plans

    Season finale: How design explorers began and future plans

    In this 10 and last episode of season 1 of Design Explorers, Nahum & Yuki sat down for a recap and talk about how the idea of the podcast actually began.

    Sharing their personal stories and experiences so far, they discuss some of their learnings as well as their struggles along the way, and how they overcome those.

    We really hope you enjoyed seasons 1 and have more exciting episodes coming next year with season 2, so stay tuned for that!

    Meanwhile, if you want to share your feedback or suggestions with us, you can reach out to us at: designexplorers@agoda.com

    • 30 min

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