The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned creative 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.
Rewind: John Cleese: A cheerful guide to creativity
We talk with actor, writer and comedian John Cleese about his new book, Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide, and also about creative collaboration in the midst of friction, how to be comfortable with ambiguity, and creating boundaries of space and time to get in a creative mode.
Eileen Fisher: Embracing imperfect newness
We speak with Eileen Fisher, founder of the iconic fashion brand Eileen Fisher, Inc., about her design principles, how she thinks about form, function, and sustainability, and how systems thinking has helped her develop a brand that stands the test of time.
Robin Petravic: Honoring the people behind the products at Heath Ceramics
We chat with Heath Ceramics co-owner, Robin Petravic, to find out how they approach designing within the legacy of the Heath brand, as well as how the pandemic affected their business, and some of the collaborative challenges and opportunities they faced in transitioning to a hybrid-remote scenario.
Spotify’s Vicki Tan: Learning from new voices
We chat with Vicki Tan about some of the things she has learned over the course of her career, from Lyft to Headspace to her current role as Associate Principal Product Designer at Spotify, the ways that the pandemic has changed her work and her creative process, and how her team does research.
Judy Wert: Navigating career changes
We chat with Judy Wert, co-founder of the executive search agency Wert & Co, about pay transparency, the kinds of skills that individual contributors should cultivate to advance in their career, and tips on negotiating your salary.
Rewind: Airbnb’s Benjamin Evans on the power of inclusive design
Benjamin Evans, Inclusive Design Lead for Airbnb, is part of a new kind of problem solvers tackling issues like racism, sexism, and bias in digital product design. In this episode of the Design Better Podcast, Eli and Aarron chat with Benjamin about using techniques like design thinking, research, and storytelling to ensure a more inclusive experience for all your users.
insightful for designers and, well, everyone!
I found Design Better after starting a UX Boot Camp. I learn so much from the guests and the hosts, especially as a designer. I appreciate the diverse guests and resources shared, too! Learning about ethics from Airbnb or cultivating a healthy and diverse culture from Netflix execs has been so inspirational. Some of my favorite episodes aren’t directly design related- like John Cleese, or the guys from Apple +.
I get so much from the thoughtful interview questions and long form conversations. I look forward to each episode!
Gave it a few episodes. These interviews are terrible and not particularly relevant to design. Seems like these guests are stretched to give intelligent or coherent answers.
One of the best!
First and foremost, I have to give a major shoutout to the Design Better team for some of the best audio design I've heard on a podcast... ever! They live up to their name from the moment the tape starts rolling, and the goodness continues throughout the listening experience. With insightful conversations and outstanding guests, this show is one of my absolute faves!