38 episodes

Industry experts discussing design and product strategy. Hear from leaders how they are solving the right problems and building products and features that matter most.

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Industry experts discussing design and product strategy. Hear from leaders how they are solving the right problems and building products and features that matter most.

    Episode 36 - Sharing and Communicating User Research with Natalie Hanson

    Episode 36 - Sharing and Communicating User Research with Natalie Hanson

    Episode 36 highlights with Natalie Hanson

    - Differences between in house and external UX teams and the unique challenges of each
    - Tips for collaborating with others on your user research work
    - How to encourage non-designers and non-researchers to collaborate on user research and insights
    - Tips for working with stakeholders who believe they already know what needs to be designed
    - Effectively communicating user research insights to inspire action from executives, developers and more

    • 52 min
    Episode 35 with Rob Walling on Startups and Making Tough Design and Product Decisions

    Episode 35 with Rob Walling on Startups and Making Tough Design and Product Decisions

    Episode 35 highlights with Rob Walling:

    - How Rob started and/or acquired multiple SaaS apps over the years and some product and design lessons he’s learned from that experience

    - Rob’s background as a software engineer and what made him decide to become an entrepreneur

    - The story of founding Drip and how Rob and how the team made some pretty big changes in the product

    - Finding the confidence to help you figure out how, and when, to make big product decisions

    - Minimum Path to Awesome and how to successfully launch new features in your product

    • 56 min
    Episode 34 with Jason Voiovich on the Dangers of Quant Data and Empathy

    Episode 34 with Jason Voiovich on the Dangers of Quant Data and Empathy

    Episode 34 highlights with Jason Voiovich:

    - Jason’s background in marketing and consumerism as well as what led him to become an author on the topics

    - The pitfalls of focusing too much on analytics and quantitative data to understand your customers

    - Why empathy is a key to the future of our work and society

    - Jason’s research about empathy

    - The connection between empathy and burnout… and what you can do about it

    - Doing less to get better results in UX, research and marketing

    - What does it mean to be scientific versus “scientism”?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 33 with Kate Towsey

    Episode 33 with Kate Towsey

    Episode 33 highlights with Kate Towsey:

    - Kate’s background and how she got into user research and ResearchOps
    - What it was like to “research the researchers”
    - The global ResearchOps community and how it all began
    - Research repositories and libraries
    - Leading research operations at Atlassian
    - How and why the ResearchOps community grew to what it is now
    - Kate’s definition for #WhatisResearchOps?

    • 48 min
    Episode 32 with Gregg Bernstein

    Episode 32 with Gregg Bernstein

    Episode 32 highlights with Gregg Bernstein:

    - How Gregg and his team are doing user research at Vox Media

    - Doing user research for broad audiences and industries

    - Using smaller research projects to lead to larger more strategic research

    - How to most effectively share your user research findings with stakeholders and your team

    - Thoughts on UX research repositories and libraries

    - Tools and tips for setting up your ResearchOps and process for taking in, conducting and sharing user research at your company

    - Making user research more strategic to influence company focus and direction

    - Avoiding the pitfalls of overthinking in the user research process

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 31 with Hana Nagel

    Episode 31 with Hana Nagel

    Episode 31 highlights with Hana Nagel:

    - How the President of the United States did “user research” and what you can learn from that in your work as a UX designer, researcher and product maker

    - Doing user research...about user research, so that you can see much more success with your organization adopting a more user centered mindset

    - Focusing on the outcomes of research to create a greater impact with user research at your company

    - Learning the behavior of your teams and company in order to sell user research internally

    - How to empower other teams to do user research themselves in order to scale user research at your company

    - How to turn user research and findings into action and recommendations

    - Giving your team and company confidence in doing the right things

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Chi_DesignResearcher ,

Great line up and great conversations

Zack has curated a great line up of a-list designers and researchers. Looking forward to hearing more from him and future guests.

elvisinator ,

Very Informative!

Great interviews that provide lots of interesting information!

JohnnyPunk ,

Useful insights

Very practical, informed and pragmatic insights from experienced product leaders.

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