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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 She shares approaches like understanding customers, innovating outdated sales workflows, strategically enhancing user experience by digitizing processes and researching industry trends.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
Episode #77: How to Overcome Barriers in UX with Jessie Chen
Episode #77: How to Overcome Barriers in UX with Jessie Chen
Embark on UX designer Jessie Chen's remarkable journey from 2D game artist to a Principal UX Designer at Autodesk. Explore her fusion of visual arts with UX, uncovering secrets to award-winning designs. Jessie shares insights on career growth, communication, and unconventional inspiration. Tune in for creativity and actionable advice.
Steven Samuels
Episode #76: Designing Products That Empower with Raleigh Tomlinson
Episode #76: Designing Products That Empower with Raleigh Tomlinson
Raleigh Tomlinson, Senior Product Designer at Headspace, transforms mental health app experiences. In 2+ years, Raleigh redesigned the free trial model (+25% paid subs) and optimized the student plan for 7 countries. Awarded the 2023 Apple Design Award for Social Impact, Raleigh shapes user-centric digital experiences, earning accolades and industry recognition.
Steven Samuels
Episode #75: Maintaining Strategic Alignment with Sejla Vatres
Episode #75: Maintaining Strategic Alignment with Sejla Vatres
Sejla, Senior Product Manager at Seera Group, drives digital transformation in leisure and religious tourism with a 2M USD cross-sell success. With a rich background in product development at Azavista and innovation as the Founder & CEO of 27HYPE, join Sejla in navigating the dynamic world of strategic vision and impactful product management.
Steven Samuels
Episode #74: Drawing Inspiration Outside Your Field with Katsiaryna Chupryna
Episode #74: Drawing Inspiration Outside Your Field with Katsiaryna Chupryna
Kate Chryupryna, a former lecturer turned design expert discusses the delicate balance between client needs and user satisfaction. Kate talks about her creative process, and her insights on web design improvements, particularly focusing on the Nike website and also sharing her personal journey of turning weaknesses into strengths.
Steven Samuels