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Episode #86: Effective Communication in Design Leadership with Josh Klenert
Episode #86: Effective Communication in Design Leadership with Josh Klenert
Josh Klenert, Chief Design Officer at Bakkt, shares insights on crafting user-centric experiences in the latest Samelogic podcast. Discover how empathy, research, and adaptability drive innovation across industries, from crypto to entertainment. Klenert discusses balancing creativity with regulations, championing inclusivity, and the evolving role of design leadership.
Steven Samuels
Episode #85: How to Transition from Generalist to Specialist with Julia DeBari
Episode #85: How to Transition from Generalist to Specialist with Julia DeBari
Julia DeBari, a seasoned UX designer, shares her fascinating industry journey on the Samelogic podcast. From her early days in interaction design to navigating the challenges of a rapidly evolving field, Julia offers valuable insights into the world of UX. She discusses the shift towards specialization, the potential impact of AI, and the importance of ethics in design.
Steven Samuels
Episode #84: How To Master The Art of Creation with Bob Baxley
Episode #84: How To Master The Art of Creation with Bob Baxley
Bob Baxley, a seasoned Silicon Valley UX Designer, shares his journey in software design and unique perspectives on Apple's culture, his experience working with Steve Jobs, leadership challenges, and the impact of his Autism Spectrum Disorder on his work.
Steven Samuels
Episode #83: How to Chart Product Path with Siddharth Ilangovan
Episode #83: How to Chart Product Path with Siddharth Ilangovan
Sid cracked the code to climb from business analyst to senior product leadership at Autodesk, Amazon and more. In this insider podcast, he downloads hard-won insights on understanding customers, navigating PM roles, crafting strategies, championing users amidst dissent, leveraging data in tough calls, and learning to turn weaknesses into strengths.
Steven Samuels
Episode #82: The UX Research Reckoning Is Not Here with Debbie Levitt
Episode #82: The UX Research Reckoning Is Not Here with Debbie Levitt
Strategist Debbie Levitt shares her adaptive approach to transforming companies by balancing customer needs and business goals. Learn how proper research, not assumptions, helps startups gain clarity. Hear Levitt's perspective on the value of user-centric product development and the need for accountability in understanding users.
Steven Samuels
Episode #81: Uncovering the Product Mindset with Jessica Hall
Episode #81: Uncovering the Product Mindset with Jessica Hall
Jessica Hall, VP of Design at CoStar Group, joins us to discuss her journey from graphic design to leading digital transformation for the commercial real estate data leader. Jess shares key lessons on testing ideas through experiments, achieving alignment in design, understanding organizational behavior, and applying a user-centric approach - valuable insights for any product team.
Steven Samuels
Episode #80: Designing for Sales Teams with Alissa Marr
Episode #80: Designing for Sales Teams with Alissa Marr
Product UX designer Alissa Marr transitioned from graphic design to design sales software for startup Trender.ai, adapting her skills for this new user base. She shares approaches like understanding customers, innovating outdated sales workflows, strategically enhancing user experience by digitizing processes and researching industry trends.
Steven Samuels
Episode #79: How to Design Low-Carbon Digital Products with Michal Wisniowsky
Episode #79: How to Design Low-Carbon Digital Products with Michal Wisniowsky
Michal Wisniowski, LA-based multidisciplinary product designer, shares insights on designing sustainable digital products. From tackling the carbon footprint to user-centric approaches, Michal emphasizes the importance of visual communication and thorough user research. Build innovative and eco-friendly tech with his expert advice.
Steven Samuels
Episode #78: How to Build Communities with Kaylee Slusser
Episode #78: How to Build Communities with Kaylee Slusser
Discover actionable insights in community management with Kaylee Slusser, Lead Product Manager at Chief. Learn best practices for understanding user needs, driving engagement, ensuring safety, and launching products that connect people. Dive into the unique challenges of online community building and discover valuable takeaways for community builders.
Steven Samuels