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AARON DRAPLIN ON GETTING IT DONE

What keeps one of the most respected designers in the industry going? Aaron Draplin joins us to talk about Pretty Much Everything. Warning: This podcast contains strong and hilarious language.

Lynsey Thornton on Growth & Design Leadership at Shopify

Shopify has grown from a five-person startup to a team of 4,000+ working in five offices. Lynsey Thornton, Shopify’s VP of UX / GM of Core Product, shares thoughts on grabbing change by the horns and growing as a design leader.

ESCAPING BURNOUT & REGAINING YOUR CREATIVITY

Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Sherry Walling has tips to help you mitigate the effects of burnout. Tune in to find out how you can add more interest and meaning to your work.

ETHICS IN DIGITAL PRODUCT DESIGN

How can we help people access experiences, and how do we end up blocking them from critical services and information? Pluralsight’s Mariah Hay joins us to talk about awareness and aptitude, identifying blind spots and asking for help when it feels like you might be missing something.

ALASTAIR SIMPSON ON DESIGN LEADERSHIP AT ATLASSIAN

To Alastair, great leadership—and great design—come down to communication. Tune in to learn more about his leadership approach, how direct feedback can make you a better leader and the importance of having a real life outside of your job.

CROSS-FUNCTIONAL COLLABORATION AT GOOGLE

Why do so many of us struggle to work together across our teams? Vivian Sarratt, Head of UX Operations at Google, spills some of the secrets of successful collaboration at Google. Explore the complicated relationships in cross-functional teams and strategies to make working together work.

STEPHEN GATES: THE TRUE POWER OF DESIGN

Stephen Gates started his design education when he was two years old, setting type with his dad on a 700-pound cast iron letterpress in the basement. Hear his thoughts on unspoken truths, design commoditization and the trouble with comparing our insides to others’ outsides.


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