Voice of Design
Episode 19: Talking to Strangers

Episode 19: Talking to Strangers

October 24, 2019

Kio Stark, author of When Strangers Meet, TED speaker, and person who by her own admission makes strange faces, joins us to talk about the benefits of talking to people you don’t know. We talk about ways to step out of your comfort zone to experience moments of ‘fleeting intimacy’ without coming across as a sociopath. And it turns out this is all connected to research.

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Episode 18: Not Content with Content

Episode 18: Not Content with Content

September 11, 2019

Kristina Halvorson, founder of Brain Traffic and Confab: the Content Strategy Conference joins us to talk about content, and strategy, and why some people continue to be wrong on the internet. Also, what’s up with supervillain lairs?

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Episode 17: Design is the Solution?

Episode 17: Design is the Solution?

August 22, 2019

 

Design pioneer, entrepreneur, author, and longtime friend of Mule Nathan Shedroff joins us to talk about innovation, sustainability, and the Cats trailer. Nathan co-founded one of the first web services firms ever, went on to create the ground-breaking Design MBA program at California College of the Arts (CCA), and is now executive director of Seed Vault Ltd, building an independent, trusted bot economy on the blockchain.

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Episode 16: Ruined by Design

Episode 16: Ruined by Design

May 1, 2019

Mike wrote a book about ethics. We also talk inexpertly about equines and touch on the stupidity of gender reveal parties and Ayn Rand fans.

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Episode 15: Designer Yells at Cloud

Episode 15: Designer Yells at Cloud

April 11, 2019

Jeff Tidwell, entrepreneur and long-time friend of Mule joins us to talk about his latest project. Next For Me is a resource for people 50+ as they navigate new work and social contributions. We discuss ageism, opportunities to build a better society, and the relationship of kids these days to our lawns.

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Episode 14: Quant to Qual

Episode 14: Quant to Qual

March 8, 2019

We are joined by Lynne Polischuik, a veteran researcher, founder of LynneUX, and Canadian with a small weird dog. She shares what she’s learned over her career moving from marketing and analytics to the qualitative side of things working with organizations like Google, Automattic, and HealthCare.gov.

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Episode 13: Funny, you don’t LOOK like designers

Episode 13: Funny, you don’t LOOK like designers

February 21, 2019
Mike, who makes better coffee than Larisa, and Larisa, who is better at math than Mike, are joined in the studio by David Dylan Thomas to talk about cognitive bias.

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Episode 12: What’s Up With The Web?

Episode 12: What’s Up With The Web?

February 8, 2019

We sit down with the legendary Jen Simmons, currently Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, to take stock of the web in 2019. Design, technology, platforms, ethics, operations, remix culture, CSS. It’s all in there.

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Episode 11: Design Strategy for the Birds

Episode 11: Design Strategy for the Birds

January 22, 2019

We catch up with John Mahoney, Vice President of Digital Products at National Audubon Society for the National Audubon Society. Four years after a successful launch, we reflect on what it took to create a flexible new design system and achieve lasting change for a complex organization. A big part was “soaking in the pain.”

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Episode 10: Humans Talk to Humans

Episode 10: Humans Talk to Humans

December 14, 2018

We welcome Nate Bolt, the founder of Ethnio and author of Remote Research, to talk about talking to the right people, why so many businesses go about qualitative research the wrong way, and how powerful a simple conversation can be.

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