Lou Rosenfeld talks with a LOT of brilliant, interesting changemakers in the UX world and beyond. Subscribe to the Rosenfeld Media podcast for a bird's eye view into what shifts UX faces, and how individuals and teams can respond in ways that drive success.
Discussing Design Education with SVA’s Allan Chochinov
Allan Chochinov, Founding Chair of the MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, joins Lou to discuss how his program approaches the education of new designers—from the belief that grades can hamper creativity and risk taking, to the need for his students to learn the art of careful listening. After eight graduating classes, Allan offers surprises and insights about different career trajectories for design students, and clear evidence that career paths are often non-traditional.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, the design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts since 1995.
More about Allan: https://www.allanchochinov.com/
•Girls Garage by Emily Pilloton https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44601186-girls-garage?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ghIzeV0mbb&rank=1
•Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6260997-half-the-sky
•Not to Scale: How the Small Becomes Large, the Large Becomes Unthinkable, and the Unthinkable Becomes Possible by Jamer Hunt https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51203318-not-to-scale
•Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff https://rushkoff.com/books/present-shock/
•User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41940285-user-friendly
•By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons by Ralph Caplan https://www.secondsale.com/i/by-design-2nd-edition-why-there-are-no-locks-on-the-bathroom-doors-in-the-hotel-louis-xiv-and-other-object-lessons/9781563673498?gclid=Cj0KCQjwreT8BRDTARIsAJLI0KLamLylKCGMu5u7Sz-ZM8lyn8ZgDdugGTwGC7dHJgHBEu_vqp2OL-waAmPQEALw_wcB
Designing for Diverse Users: Bria Alexander, DesignOps Summit Emcee
Lou and Bria Alexander, Brand Experience Program Manager at Adobe, range widely in a conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion—and how they pertain to how a conference program might challenge your beliefs, the ways in which capitalism influences design, co-creation, and more.
Bria will be the emcee at our upcoming conference, the DesignOps Summit, October 21-23. Check out the program and get your ticket: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/designopssummit2020/program/#tab=day-1
• The Curb Cut Effect https://racialequitybuffalo.org/files/winter_17_the_curb_cut_effect.pdf
• How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1
• The 1619 Project podcast thttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html
• Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson: https://www.amazon.com/Caste-Origins-Discontents-Isabel-Wilkerson/dp/0593230256
• August 2 John Oliver episode discussing U.S. history: https://slate.com/culture/2020/08/john-oliver-american-history-textbooks-slavery.html
More about Bria: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/designopssummit2020/speakers/bria-alexander/
The Other L Word—Addressing Workplace Loneliness with Kat Vellos
Kat Vellos, author of Connected From Afar: A Guide for Staying Close When You're Far Away and We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships, is our opening speaker on day one of the DesignOps Summit this October 21-23, 2020.
Here, she discusses the issues of loneliness in the workplace, and how managers can support their teams—especially in the time of remote work and added stresses from a global pandemic. In addition to supporting employees’ humanity, a manager who keeps their staff happy enough to stay can have a major impact on a company’s bottom line—at the average national voluntary turnover rate of 25%, a company of 100 people with an average salary of $50,000 will spend between $625,000 and $2.5 million dollars on staff replacement costs in one year.
Kat Recommends: Building Brand Communities https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617261/building-brand-communities-by-carrie-melissa-jones-and-charles-h-vogl/
Learn more about Kat’s session at the DesignOps Summit and get your ticket: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/designopssummit2020/sessions/opener-day-1/
Follow Kat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatVellos
The Connection Club: https://weshouldgettogether.com/
Maximizing the Impact of Content Design with Jonathon Colman
Jonathon Colman, Senior Design Manager at Intercom and DesignOps Summit 2020 speaker joins Lou to discuss the challenges of developing content operations (and, sure, let’s go there: ContentOps). Should ContentOps stand alone, or be situated as part of a larger DesignOps team? Jonathon also shares how his team sets consistent expectations and defines success metrics across for designers of all stripes, whether they focus on content, product, research, or design roles.
Check out Jonathon’s upcoming DesignOps Summit 2020 presentation and get your ticket to the conference: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/designopssummit2020/sessions/maximize-the-impact-of-content-design/
• Learn more about Intercom’s hiring practices and more: www.Intercom.design
• Follow Jonathon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jcolman
•Blogs by companies doing good work
•Current favorite podcast: https://www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/
Past, Present, and Future: Closing the Racial Divide in Design Teams with Vincent Brathwaite
Vincent Brathwaite, one of the featured speakers at this year’s DesignOps Summit, and Lou go meta: they have a conversation about having a conversation about differences. Their discussion ranges from working through our ever-changing vocabulary of identity to establishing a protocol for genuine, authentic conversations.
Vincent also offers suggestions for how to reflect on and own one’s ignorance and accept uncertainty—issues that design leaders continue to wrestle with as they create design teams that are more representative of the world they serve.
• Vincent recommends: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson: https://www.amazon.com/Caste-Origins-Discontents-Isabel-Wilkerson/dp/0593230256
• Learn more about Vincent’s upcoming DesignOps Summit talk: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/designopssummit2020/sessions/opener-day-2/
• Register for the DesignOps Summit: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/designopssummit2020/register/
Vincent Brathwaite is a Caribbean American multi-disciplinary design leader, educator, and speaker. For the past two decades, he has worked to transform communities through disruptive design thinking. Driven by integrity, empathy, kindness, courage, and resilience, his mission is to design experiences that help leaders positively impact the world. Visit his website at https://www.vincentjbrathwaite.com/design
Design Beyond Devices: Creating Multimodal, Cross-Device Experiences with Cheryl Platz
Cheryl Platz—Rosenfeld Media author, emcee of our Advancing Research and Enterprise Experience conferences, puppeteer, and Principal UX Designer at Gates Foundation—shares the inspiration that drove her new book Design Beyond Devices: Creating Multimodal, Cross-Device Experiences (due out in late 2020). If you’re an interaction designer, you’ll want to listen as Cheryl dramatically expands our understanding of one of interaction design’s final frontiers.
Wired for Speech by Clifford Nass and Scott Brave:https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Speech-Activates-Human-Computer-Relationship/dp/0262640651
Follow Cheryl: https://twitter.com/funnygodmother
Get updates on her new book:https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/design-beyond-devices/
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Two issues. First, is with audio levels. The host’s audio level is lower than the guest’s. This causes the listener to constantly fiddle with the volume to get it just right. Please fix that! Second, as a host even though you are knowledgeable, the show is really about the guests that you invite. So let them be the focus.