18 episodes

UX design pioneers and Adaptive Path co-founders Peter Merholz and Jesse James Garrett discuss the evolving challenges and opportunities for design leaders.

Finding Our Way Jesse James Garrett and Peter Merholz

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

UX design pioneers and Adaptive Path co-founders Peter Merholz and Jesse James Garrett discuss the evolving challenges and opportunities for design leaders.

    35—The Actualized Design Executive (ft. Daniela Jorge)

    35—The Actualized Design Executive (ft. Daniela Jorge)

    In this episode, Peter and Jesse speak with Daniela Jorge, Chief Design Officer at PayPal, about vision, delivering on an end-to-end customer experience, growing and developing the next generation of leaders, taking advantage of design skills such as facilitation, and what she's learned from working in more traditional companies.

    • 49 min
    34: Design leadership to support organizational transformation (ft. Rachel Kobetz)

    34: Design leadership to support organizational transformation (ft. Rachel Kobetz)

    In this episode, Jesse and Peter speak with Rachel Kobetz, Global Head of Design for Expedia Group, about how at the core of her role is organizational transformation, how intentionality is at the core of every action, and the importance of relationship and communications in all directions.

    • 56 min
    33: Leading Design in a Product World (ft. Greg Petroff)

    33: Leading Design in a Product World (ft. Greg Petroff)

    In this episode, Jesse and Peter are joined by Greg Petroff, Chief Design Officer at Cisco Secure, and former design executive at GE, ServiceNow, and Compass, who shares with us his experiences in elevating Design's voice in the product development process, the importance of partnership, relationship, and communication, and why he's hopeful for Design continued influence and impact.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    32: The Intentional Design Executive (ft. Kaaren Hanson)

    32: The Intentional Design Executive (ft. Kaaren Hanson)

    Kaaren Hanson, Chief Design Officer at Chase Bank, joins Peter and Jesse to discuss her approach to being a design executive, including what components need to be in place for success, how she coaches her teams, what she's learned to do (and not do), and how she navigates idealism and pragmatism.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    31: Sustaining yourself as a design executive (ft. Katrina Alcorn, GM IBM Design)

    31: Sustaining yourself as a design executive (ft. Katrina Alcorn, GM IBM Design)

    In this episode, Katrina Alcorn, General Manager for IBM Design, joins Peter and Jesse to uncover various aspects of being a design executive, including where to spend your time and energy, how to maintain culture and cohesion at scale, and the importance of showing compassion for yourself.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    30— Mailbag: UX maturity, conflict fatigue, and getting past imposter syndrome

    30— Mailbag: UX maturity, conflict fatigue, and getting past imposter syndrome

    (This is our last episode for a couple months. Talk to you in August!)
    In this episode, Jesse and Peter field questions from listeners, which lead to a range of discussions, including leading in immature organizations, the power of playing politics, overcoming imposter syndrome, and developing a self-reflective leadership practice.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

AnnoyedUser_ks ,

Brilliant podcast about the challenges facing UX design leadership

I just finished the season finale of the Finding Our Way podcast and I absolutely loved it. Through all 25 episodes they tackled some truly important challenges facing UX design leadership. Even as a freelance researcher that has not worked internally for 15 years, I got a tremendous amount out of it.

What I enjoyed most (and honestly found refreshing) was how Jesse and Peter made it clear that they did NOT have all the answers. Navigating the direction of our industry is a journey we’re all on together and I just love how they invited us to figure this out together.

Through amazing discussions with admirable guests, they unpacked some juicy topics with brilliant insights. Some of my favorite episodes were with
Erika Hall, Jen Cardello, Billie Mandel

newuxer ,

Great

Episode 22 is awesome. Listened multiple times.

glencoco11 ,

What happened to episodes 1-5?!

I enjoyed episode 6, but what happened to the beginning episodes of this podcast? I feel like I missed something

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