Product Strategy & Design Insights

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Topic: Design Operations
Michael Jovel - U.S. FDA
Podcast // Jun 6, 2017 12:35:13 AM // 22 min read
Michael Jovel - U.S. FDA

You might not think about the US FDA often, but their work touches nearly every part of your life. In this episode, J talks to Michael Jovel about how they’re using design thinking to make their digital products easier to use for everyone.

Justin Maguire III - Salesforce
Podcast // May 30, 2017 2:45:59 AM // 39 min read
Justin Maguire III - Salesforce

Salesforce is one of the biggest companies in the world, and they have all kinds of difficult design and engineering problems to solve. How do they do it? J sat down with Justin Maguire III, SVP of Product Design and User Experience, to find out.

Kara Kelly - CallRail
Podcast // May 23, 2017 12:00:23 AM // 26 min read
Kara Kelly - CallRail

Kara Kelly heads up the rapidly-growing product design team at CallRail. Today we’ll talk about how CallRail uses human-centered design and customer feedback to take a simple idea and turn it into one of Atlanta’s most rapidly growing and profitable…

Collin Miller - The Onion
Podcast // May 9, 2017 12:33:36 AM // 27 min read
Collin Miller - The Onion

Collin Miller is a Staff Engineer at The Onion and Fusion Media Group. His focus is on the front-end, JavaScript, and component architecture. He works in the framework of Cultural Historical Activity Theory to justify the necessity of team-led…

Mandy Cornwell - VMware
Podcast // May 2, 2017 2:00:30 AM // 26 min read
Mandy Cornwell - VMware

As User Experience Manager, Mandy’s driven by customers’ and users’ problems to create the most effective design solutions to help them succeed. After earning a computer science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and spending the next 13…

Nate Whitson - LinkedIn
Podcast // Apr 18, 2017 1:00:06 AM // 40 min read
Nate Whitson - LinkedIn

Nate Whitson is a designer and storyteller focused on building impactful, meaningful, and effective experiences that build value at scale. He believes in the power of narrative to change and persuade, the power of design to create good in the world,…

Aaron Irizarry - Nasdaq Design
Podcast // Apr 6, 2017 8:11:11 AM // 37 min read
Aaron Irizarry - Nasdaq Design

Aaron Irizarry (a.k.a. “Ron”), is the Director of User Experience at Nasdaq and has been building products for startups and large corporations for over 15 years. He is also a life long Dodgers fan, heavy metal enthusiast, and co-author of Discussing…

Rian van der Merwe - Wildbit
Podcast // Mar 23, 2017 2:00:18 PM // 39 min read
Rian van der Merwe - Wildbit

Rian designs and builds high quality software that people love to use. He also wrote a book about it called Making It Right. After spending several years working in Silicon Valley and Cape Town, South Africa, he is now Product Manager at Wildbit,…

Your Cyclical SDLC is a Downward Spiral
Article // Mar 7, 2017 1:15:00 PM // 4 min read
Your Cyclical SDLC is a Downward Spiral

At some point in my life, software stopped being an app on a CD-ROM that you bought in a cereal-sized box, and started being a web-based thing pulled up in an internet browser. At subsequent points in my life, I worked on software products – from…

Post-It Process
Article // Mar 17, 2015 7:52:00 PM // 2 min read
Post-It Process

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