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The UX of Diversity podcast is a blend of narrative and interviews, all centering around issues surrounding diversity and inclusion, hosted by Stephen Ruiz. We focus on diversity in the technology space, in HR, academia, consulting, and more.

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    • Technology
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

The UX of Diversity podcast is a blend of narrative and interviews, all centering around issues surrounding diversity and inclusion, hosted by Stephen Ruiz. We focus on diversity in the technology space, in HR, academia, consulting, and more.

    E.P. 12 - Diversity and Community in a Pandemic

    E.P. 12 - Diversity and Community in a Pandemic

    The 2020 pandemic has fundamentally altered most everyone’s lives across the globe. In this episode, we talk about the impact of pandemic on diverse populations. We talk about the wake up call of the pandemic to be proactive in working on environmental concerns, what role self-care plays in maintaining mental health, and we examine the idea of building community. We also start to ask questions about re-contextualizing your career to build something new and more conscious, while taking a deep-dive on techniques for building intentional communities. We wrap up our conversation with a talk about the concept of the “Temporary Autonomous Zone,” Cyberpunk, collective economics, and how building communities now might just save your life.

    Note: This episode was recorded live during a live stream session of “Stay Woke Or Not,” which is hosted by Dahlia Turnbull.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 11 - Your Art, #OscarsSoWhite2020, #DemocratsSoWhite: How to incorporate your art, appreciate attempts at diversity in the Oscars, and WTF Democrats?

    Ep. 11 - Your Art, #OscarsSoWhite2020, #DemocratsSoWhite: How to incorporate your art, appreciate attempts at diversity in the Oscars, and WTF Democrats?

    The UX of Diversity podcast is back. Today we're combining the production of the podcast with the “Experience Mornings" video program, by doing a live recording of the podcast and video at the same time. Today we talk about how to find connections in your personal creative work with your business, Diversity of the Oscars 2020, and the huge Diversity problem in the Democratic Party and how that impacted the Shadow App implosion at the Iowa Caucus.

     #Art #OscarsSoWhite2020 #DemocratsSoWhite #Diversity #DiversityAndInclusion #UXDesign #UX 

    • 17 min
    Ep. 10 - #OscarsSoWhite 2019: Looking at Diversity in Hollywood & it's Overlap with Tech

    Ep. 10 - #OscarsSoWhite 2019: Looking at Diversity in Hollywood & it's Overlap with Tech

    With the so much of the buzz around the diverse line-up of contenders at this year's Oscars, we try to unpack what it all means. Stephen Ruiz does a deep dive into the compelling "Hollywood Diversity Report," authored by Dr. Darnell Hunt, Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, and Michael Tran of UCLA's College of Social Sciences. He looks at the numbers, and talks about how this overlaps with tech, and what this means for a polarized society that's becoming more and more diverse everyday. Grab your popcorn!  

    • 21 min
    Ep. 9 - Diversity in Tech: Pandora's Mixtape Diversity Panel

    Ep. 9 - Diversity in Tech: Pandora's Mixtape Diversity Panel

    Today we jump into the "way-back machine" and go to October 2017 when Stephen was a guest on Pandora's Mixtape Panel on Diversity in Tech for Hispanic Heritage Month. In this episode we take a deep-dive into what it means to be an "other" in tech, and how you can navigate this space, thrive in your career and not be distracted by the negative forces that can take you off track. #DiversityInTech

    • 53 min
    Ep. 8 The UX of Caregiving Part 1

    Ep. 8 The UX of Caregiving Part 1

    In another of the "on the 10" recording of our podcast, I delve into my personal experience with being a caregiver after my mother had a stroke. I talk about why there is a lack of digital tools to help manage the process of helping a loved one experience a health crisis. This will be a multi-part series.

    • 12 min
    Ep. 7 Institutional Racism, Depth of Experience, & Imposters

    Ep. 7 Institutional Racism, Depth of Experience, & Imposters

    In this episode, Stephen interviews Darren Hood, Professor at Kent State University and Experience Design Lead at Ryder Systems. We talk about institutional racism, depth of experience in the field vs. new UXer's coming out of bootcamps, and how to navigate the UX/tech world at a minority.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Shahriar Ghoudsif ,

Driving our developing world through diversity and inclusion

Sheana and Steven dig into the deep issues of diversity, which is more than necessary in today’s rapidly growing tech-heavy world. Thank you for haring such an educational medium for us to move forward together.

10dcoder ,

Timely and insightful perspective on diversity

It's not often you come across a podcast with a unique take on a topic as relevant as diversity. The guests span everything from academia to designers and throughout, the depth of the expertise of the host is evident. Still early on, but I'm looking forward to future episodes!

BEH8630 ,

Thoughtful and Relatable

The topics and interviews are very solid, but in particular I like how well Sheana brings discussion back to many of the issues lots of us are thinking about ourselves. Really insightful and relatable content.

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