Design Better Podcast
Mar 31, 2020 52 min
How to run remote design sprints and design reviews: Richard Banfield and Alison Rand
In this bonus episode, we’re once more focused on remote teams, and more specifically on best practices for facilitating remote design sprints, building trust between teams in a remote environment, and running effective critiques and design reviews remotely. Tune in for our chat with Richard Banfield, VP of Design Transformation at InVision, and author of the book Enterprise Design Sprints, and Alison Rand, our Senior Director of Design Operations.
Mar 23, 2020 31 min
Making remote teams work
In this bonus episode, we chat about balancing personal and professional demands in a remote environment, especially during these challenging times. Join special guests Jennifer Aldrich, Senior Manager of Design Community Partnerships, and Stephen Gates, Head Design Evangelist, at InVision, as we discuss best practices for remote communication and how to build trust within your remote teams. We hope this episode helps you and your teams as you transition to remote work during this challenging time.
Mar 17, 2020 54 min
VMWare’s Jehad Affoneh: Be a business leader, not a design leader
In this episode, we speak with VMWare’s Head of Design Jehad Affoneh about how he measures the business impact of design, and aligns design goals with engineering goals. We learn why he thinks it’s important to lead with context, and how he goes about ensuring that the diverse voices on his team are heard.
Mar 09, 2020 1 hr 3 min
Amazon’s Joanna Peña-Bickley: Bringing more diversity into leadership
Joanna Peña-Bickley has had an amazing arc to her design leadership career: from Chief Creative Officer at Matter Worldwide and IBM, to her current role as Head of Research and Design for Alexa Devices at Amazon, Joanna has always sought to design things that are “useful, usable, and magical.” We get Joanna’s take on speaking design in the language of business, and how she works to bring more diversity into leadership at the companies where she's worked.
Mar 02, 2020 40 min
The New York Times’ Natalya Shelburne: Bridging the designer and developer divide by building trust
Natalya Shelburne, Tech Lead for Design Engineering at The New York Times, sits at a fascinating crossroad of design and development. We chat with Natalya about her move from design to front-end dev, and some of the fears she faced along the way. We also talk about her approach to bridging design and development, and what she brings from her prior career as a teacher into product design.
Feb 24, 2020 53 min
IBM’s Kristin Wisnewski: Rise of an authentic leader
Kristin Wisnewski, VP of CIO Design at IBM, shares her story of career transformation and discusses what it takes to build teams and lead authentically.
Feb 17, 2020 1 hr 11 min
Nancy Douyon: Listening is the best hiring skill
Nancy Douyon has a remarkable story that lead her into a career in technology. From her childhood in Haiti, to moving to Boston and taking part in an MIT program as a kid, teaching as a teenager, and on to design roles at Google and Uber, Nancy’s unconventional path gives her a unique perspective on how to approach product design for an audience of everyone. We chat with Nancy about effective hiring through listening, making user research more representative, and ethical product design.
Feb 12, 2020 5 min
Season 4 Preview Episode
Next week we'll be launching our fourth season of the Design Better Podcast by InVision. Listen now for a special preview of the new season and get ready for new episodes coming to you weekly starting February 18th. In this new season we’re taking a closer look at how teams can work better together for greater impact across design, engineering, business, and product. Hear from the people shaping design and engineering transformation at The New York Times, Uber, Amazon, Pinterest, IBM, and even NASA.
Feb 04, 2020 40 min
Rewind: David Kelley, Founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, on Creative Confidence and Aligning Teams
To celebrate 1 million listens to the Design Better Podcast, we're rewinding to our episode with David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, in honor of David just receiving the Edison Award for Innovation. Thank YOU for listening and helping us reach this milestone. We're tremendously grateful to you, your friends, and colleagues for tuning in and joining the journey with us.
Dec 19, 2019 54 min
Stephen Gates on hiring and retaining the best design talent
In this bonus episode, we chat with Stephen Gates, Head Design Evangelist at InVision, about how InVision's new Design Trends Report on Talent can best be used by design leaders looking to hire, and individual contributors looking to get hired. Plus we try something new, a roundtable discussion on current topics in the design world.