The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. We also 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. We hope you can use some of their ideas as a way to open the door to difficult conversations, and better understand your colleagues and customers. 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. After you listen to our interview with Marty Cagan, legendary product management guru, author, and partner at Silicon Valley Product Group, you’ll know just where you stand, and how to become a product team leader if you aren’t already one. Debbie Millman: Revealing what matters the most to designers and creatives. The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. The show features inspiring guests like Julie Zhuo, Seth Godin, David Kelley, and Jake Knapp as well as leaders from NASA, Google, Amazon, The New York Times, Airbnb, and more. What “L.E.A.D.” products are (Light, Ethical, Accessible, Dataful). Meet Giselle. In the fourth season of the Design Better Podcast, we’re taking a closer look at how teams can work better together for greater impact across design, engineering, business, and product. We Do A Lot: Media Training Storytelling Training Conference Presentations This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. 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.” In this interview, we talk with Joanna about working cross functionally with both software and hardware teams, and what she’s learned about building a more connected workflow. 60 episodes. *** We’re nominated for a Webby 2020! The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. Who Is Neil Patel? We also ask about the strategic advantage that co-founder Evan Sharp’s design background has brought to the company from day one. He’s a designer, educator, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. We also discuss why product management is misunderstood, the dual track agile process, discovery sprints, and the four types of prototypes that Marty has classified, including user, feasibility, live data, and hybrid prototypes. The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. The Webby nominated Design Better Podcast from InVision, hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery, explores the challenges of creative collaboration, leading design teams, and how to design great customer experiences.. Rewind: David Kelley, Founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, on Creative Confidence and Aligning Teams. In our interview with John, we learn how curiosity and humility have driven his wide-ranging and accomplished career. He has appeared as a speaker all over the world, from Davos to Beijing to São Paulo to New York, and his talks for TED have received millions of views. Naveen Gavini, Head of Design and User Experience at Pinterest, spent time as an engineering manager and then as head of product engineering before taking on his current role, and he brings a unique perspective on leading design teams with him from his journey. Find out how to stay in better “career shape,” whether you are a recent graduate or further in your career. Maeda serves on the Board of Sonos and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Takeaways: Ways to approach the unnecessary dichotomy between designers and engineers Why respect is key to developing good cross-functional partnerships How to overcome fear of moving into a technical role as a designer, IBM’s Kristin Wisnewski: Rise of an authentic leader, In the tech world, it's rare these days to spend more than a few years at one company. We are experts in the medium of broadcasting your ideas. Not by Debbie herself, who always comes across as kind, smart, and thoughtful in the interviews she does for her own show, Design Matters. This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. If you don’t know who Seth Godin is, just type “Seth” into Google or DuckDuckGo. We also chat about how grit and perseverance maps to happiness at work, and how setting aside time for reflection can help you understand what changes you need to make to find a better job (which may even be in your current company). Bill has been the executive director of the design program at Stanford for 13 years and has also taught one of the most popular elective classes there (which his first book was named from). For his Materials Matters podcast launched last year, he invites a designer, maker or artist to muse on the potential of a single material – think Bill Amberg on leather and Bethan Laura Wood on laminate. The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. They get the information across in a simple fashion, and it's always extremely helpful." In addition to her long-running podcast, Debbie is the President Emeritus of AIGA and chair and co-founder of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I appreciate all of the work that is put into these podcasts. NASA’s Steve Rader: Redefining the moonshot with diverse teams. The first entry will lead you to his blog, where he writes—every day—about marketing, design, writing, how being a better human will make you better at your job. In the first half of the episode, we chat with Richard Banfield, VP of Design Transformation at InVision, and author of the book Enterprise Design Sprints, who gives us practical guidance on how to run a remote design sprint effectively. In her words, she “basically grew up at IBM,” and made a rapid transition from an individual contributor role to a leadership position in 2016, where she now leads an award-winning design team. Why business thinking for designers matters more than ever. Together we have 50 + years of experience telling stories for impact. If you are looking to level up your knowledge of the design industry or the people that make it up, the Design... ” Read full review » 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. “ Between the hosts (experts is a better term), and the guests, and the content, the podcast is informative and educational. Better Broadcasts is a thriving partnership between Susan Davis, a veteran content producer, and award winning sound and music lead, Aaron Keane. If you’re eager to download the book now, for free, just head over to https://www.designbetter.co/business-thinking-for-designers.