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.
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.
Scott Berkun: How design makes the world
We chat with author Scott Berkun about his new book How Design Makes the World, the differences in thinking between designers and engineers, what UX design has to do with deep-sea anglerfish, and how good design is often shaped by understanding the constraints on a product.
Ford’s Sandy Fershee: Driving innovation with human-centered design
We chat with Sandy Fershee, lab director at D-Ford Detroit, about the challenges of doing research & development in a large organization, how her team shares their design and innovation tools with the whole company, and how they approach design at the intersection of hardware and software.
Astra CEO Chris Kemp: Bringing talent into your orbit
We sat down with Astra co-founder and CEO Chris Kemp to learn more about how his teams collaborate on the immense technical challenges involved in designing an affordable space launch platform, and how design is playing an increasingly important role as traditional control room roles become automated.
Rewind: Julie Zhuo: Learning to manage like a leader
Listen as Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook and author of The Making of a Manager, recalls some of her earliest professional experiences at one of the fastest-growing companies on the planet. She reveals how she got her start and grew to be a highly influential design leader renowned for building top-notch teams. Julie talks about the difference between leading and managing, and shares personal examples that can help you advance your career.
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!
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!
I love listening to this podcast. I enjoy it every morning with my coffee and absolutely love listening to the thoughtful and enlightening conversations. The guests are amazing and the hosts ask relevant, insightful, and interesting questions. Great work.