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 Episode #73: The Confidence to Jump In with David Siegel
Episode #73: The Confidence to Jump In with David Siegel
Discover the dynamic world of product management with David Mark Siegel, Principal PM at Microsoft. Delve into the psychology behind user understanding, experimentation, and problem-solving. Gain valuable insights on transitioning between diverse product domains and cultivating trust in teams.
Steven Samuels
Episode #72: Culture Shock in Corporations with Abbas Jaffer
Episode #72: Culture Shock in Corporations with Abbas Jaffer
Abbas Jaffer, Principal Researcher at Circle, combines deep research experience from roles at Robinhood and Facebook with a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard. He plays a key role in shaping research processes and driving global developer adoption of Web3 technologies at Circle. His multifaceted career reflects leadership in academia, industry, and student support.
Steven Samuels
Episode #71: Generating Design Ideas that Resonate with Aram Stepanian
Episode #71: Generating Design Ideas that Resonate with Aram Stepanian
Aram, a seasoned UX designer and Adjunct Professor at Pace University, creates dynamic learning environments for 100+ graduate students in UX & Prototyping. Aram's former design leadership at Touch included creating designs for an AI SaaS platform, which helped secure pre-seed funding for a minimum-viable product and earned a spot in the Techstars New York City startup accelerator. Aram bridges academia and hands-on design leadership.
Steven Samuels
Episode #70: The Art and Science of UX Copywriting with Grace Berry
Episode #70: The Art and Science of UX Copywriting with Grace Berry
In this episode, Grace shares her UX copywriting journey, emphasizing clear communication, alignment with company goals, and user-centric design. Don't miss the insights on common UX copywriting mistakes and the balance between detail orientation and a fast-paced environment. Tune in now!
Steven Samuels
Episode #69: Can Your Work Align with Your Values in UX? with Sowmya Subramanian
Episode #69: Can Your Work Align with Your Values in UX? with Sowmya Subramanian
In this episode, Sowmya shares how she navigated her career journey into product management, following her passion for understanding customers and solving problems, how she found her ideal role, and how she enjoys the fast pace and organizing chaos to drive impact.
Steven Samuels
Episode #68: Storytelling + Design = Magic! with Emilie Mazurek
Episode #68: Storytelling + Design = Magic! with Emilie Mazurek
In this episode, Emilie, a former biochemistry and music student turned Senior UX/UI Designer at VEERUM, shares insights on the importance of soft skills and storytelling in UX design. She offers tips for managing stakeholders, emphasizes career-goal alignment, and highlights the value of an active LinkedIn presence.
Steven Samuels
Episode #67: Staying Inspired in UX with Janisa Simmons
Episode #67: Staying Inspired in UX with Janisa Simmons
Get ready for a fun, insightful chat with Janisa Simmons, a leading UX expert with over 16 years in the field. In this episode, we cover everything from Janisa's journey into design to her vision for the future. Janisa shares what sparked her initial interest in UX, transitioning from Non-Profit to corporate UX, to leading design at Seeq and teaching part-time. We get the inside scoop on her process for research, ideation, prototyping, and testing. Janisa offers advice for designers starting out, along with her thoughts on emerging trends and the bold UX innovations she hopes to see someday. With humor and honesty, Janisa gives us a peek into the triumphs and challenges of being a Principal UX Designer. She explains how she balances creativity with business needs, and why she's so passionate about human-centered design. You’ll walk away from this episode with fresh inspiration, as well as practical tips you can apply in your own projects. Whether you’re a designer, developer, product manager or just love learning from UX leaders, you won’t want to miss our revealing chat with Janisa.
Steven Samuels
Episode #66: From Consultant to Product Pro with Harish Potabathula
Episode #66: From Consultant to Product Pro with Harish Potabathula
With over a decade of experience in the ever-evolving tech landscape, Harish brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the forefront of this podcast. Starting his career as a consultant at IBM, he swiftly transitioned into the realm of product management, setting the stage for an impressive career trajectory. Harish spent five transformative years at Highradius, a prominent player in the B2B SaaS FinTech space, where he honed his craft in developing innovative solutions to complex financial challenges. For the past four years, he has been a driving force at Whatfix, another B2B SaaS powerhouse based in India, delivering cutting-edge solutions to a global audience. One of Harish's defining strengths is his ability to tackle business problems head-on by crafting innovative software products. Whether it's building new products from the ground up or scaling existing ones to new heights, his strategic vision and leadership have been instrumental in driving success for enterprises. But Harish's expertise doesn't stop at the boardroom. Outside of work, he's a passionate badminton player, always striving for excellence on and off the court. In his leisure time, he finds solace and creativity in strumming his guitar.
Steven Samuels
Episode #65: Mark Baldino, Co-founder at Fuzzy Math
Episode #65: Mark Baldino, Co-founder at Fuzzy Math
Mark Baldino, Co-founder of Fuzzy Math, is at the forefront of UX design, driving businesses to new heights through strategic design thinking. With a wealth of experience in human-centric design, he's a catalyst for optimizing products, boosting customer engagement, and enhancing profitability. Mark's recent insights shed light on the evolving UX landscape. He champions a more human-centric approach, stressing the vital role of research, strategy, and data in the design process. Today, he's dedicated to empowering internal design teams, helping them make a significant impact within organizations. His expertise covers everything from best practices to aligning design with business goals. Mark hosts the "UX Leadership by Design" podcast, a treasure trove of knowledge. Tune in to stay updated on UX trends and strategies. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn to expand your network!
Steven Samuels