Episode 9: Empathy for the Devil

November 16, 2018

Stephanie Lucas, Senior UX Designer at LinkedIn joins us to share how she incorporated principles from the Mule ethics workshop into her practice. Inspired by a comment from another participant, Stephanie created a Red Team/Blue Team workshop to uncover how bad actors might wreak havoc on the platform. We talk about using an ethical framework to make better choices.

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Episode 8: It’s All Practice

November 2, 2018

It’s a new season of VOD, and the theme is design practice. After contemplating the tyranny of seaside pumpkins, Erika and Larisa talk about the promise and pitfalls of various approaches to design in the delivery-focused organization. 

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Episode 7: Towards Civic Futures

September 21, 2018

Is the problem with systems design that we’ve forgotten how to make good compromises? Strategic designer and co-founder of Dash Marshall Bryan Boyer talks about his work thinking about the future from the vantage point of Detroit and formerly, Finland.

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Episode 6: Public Interest

August 17, 2018

Scratch a follower of Ayn Rand and you’ll find someone who looks to the government for help in a hurricane. Pragmatic design leader and public sector champion Cyd Harrell joins us to talk about the practice of designing systems for citizens.

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Episode 5: Design and The Triple Storyline

July 27, 2018

While we weren’t paying attention, software ate the world and barfed up a hellscape. By taking a broader set of perspectives, designers can work with informed intention to create ethical and profitable systems.

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Episode 4: People Are the Problem

June 28, 2018

We sat down with Dan Brown to talk about the joy and pain of facilitation, issues with various types of maps, and why designers have to get comfortable talking to people. Dan is a titan of Information Architecture, co-founder of EightShapes, and the author of several useful books and tools for doing better design work. Apologies to Boston.

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Episode 3: The Learning Loop

June 15, 2018
Don’t call it gamification. Author, game designer, and CEO of Shufflebrain, Amy Jo Kim joins us to talk about her Game Thinking methodology, the joy of working independently, and getting clients to walk through the fire and accept criticism they might not want to hear.
 
 

P.S. Amy Jo has a podcast!

Getting2Alpha

 
 
 
 
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Episode 2: The Democratization of Design

May 30, 2018
Designer Khoi Vinh joins us to talk about his take on the job of a designer and his efforts to make the field more accessible.
 
 
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Episode 1: What is the job of a designer?

May 16, 2018

What is the job of a designer? This is our first episode and this topic will be the theme of our first season.

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