The Optimal Path is a new podcast about product decision-making brought to you by the team at Maze. Join us for expert conversations with product people at Webflow, Github, and more. Every episode will uncover the stories, ideas, and approaches that drive success—and the optimal path for product decisions.
Envisioning the future of the research industry with Jonathan Widawski | Maze
In this episode, Jonathan Widawski, Co-founder & CEO at Maze, discusses the findings of our latest Continuous Research Trends Report. Topics include the state of the research industry, his vision for the future, and how to turn research into a learning muscle for the entire organization.
Starting and growing a design research practice with Gabriel Valdivia | Patreon
Gabriel Valdivia, Principal Product Designer at Patreon, talks to Maze about starting and growing a research practice within design teams, learning through prototyping, and why product design is about exploration and cross-functional collaboration.
How to collaborate effectively as an async product team with Aiswarya Kolisetty | Alan
Aiswarya Kolisetty, Senior Product Designer at Alan, talks to Maze about how to achieve effective collaboration between design, research, and product teams in a remote, async environment and how having a fully asyn culture supports decision-making at Alan.
Building teams and cultures for products to thrive with Jasmine Friedl | Dropbox
Jasmine Friedl, Senior Design Director at Dropbox, talks to Maze about how to build high-performing teams and cultures where people can succeed and achieve the best results for themselves, the business, and the customers.
Unlocking the power of facilitation with Julian Della Mattia | Kiwi.com
Julian Della Mattia, UX Research Lead at Kiwi.com and Founder of The180 Agency, talks to Maze about how facilitation is a game-changing skill that enables product teams to solve more problems, innovate faster, and make stronger decisions.
Creating a playbook for continuous research with Josh Morales | Miro
Josh Morales, Staff UX Researcher at Miro, describes the steps for creating and implementing a research playbook and how to use it to build a continuous research practice within the organization.