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PREVIEW #12: Mailbox’s co-founder shares why playing “devil’s advocate” can be lazy and an energy destroyer on creative endeavors
Apr 27 • 10 min
Gentry Underwood was the CEO and co-founder of renowned app “Mailbox.” In this preview he shares why playing the “Devil’s advocate” is only half the equation and how it can be an energy destroyer. He also walks us through why “plodding,” a term he learned…
#11: Behance Founder, Scott Belsky, on maximizing creative output and the role constraints play
Apr 23 • 54 min
Scott Belsky is the co-founder of Behance and investor at Benchmark Capital. In this episode, we discuss how to maximize your creative output, how constraints can – and should – be used to boost productivity, and the patterns most seen in successful…
PREVIEW #11: Scott Belsky discusses why he believes design agencies are a vestige from the past. Also, what freelancers, agency designers and client-side designers can learn from each other.
Apr 20 • 8 min
Scott Belsky co-founded Behance and has spent years trying to understand how the best designers in the world are able to make meaningful contributions. In this preview he touches on the differences between freelancers, agency designers and client-side…
#10: Facebook Head of Design, Luke Woods, on design’s true impact and creating for 2 billion people
Apr 16 • 70 min
Luke Woods is the Head of Design at Facebook. In this episode, he discusses leading a team that designs for nearly 2 billion users, how he got to his position, and what role he thinks design plays in such a contentious political climate. FOLLOW US…
PREVIEW #10: Zuck personally recruits Luke Woods to Facebook, Luke decides to work on “Growth” and shares his early learnings
Apr 13 • 8 min
After Mark Zuckerberg personally recruited Luke Woods from IDEO as a product designer, Luke chose to work on the new “Growth team.” There, he discovered the ability to use data to deeply understand people and how to design for the differences between…
#9: Spotify VP Design and Insights, Rochelle King, on being data aware, debating your ideas, and being heard
Apr 9 • 59 min
Rochelle King is the Global VP of Product Design and Insights at Spotify. In this episode, she discusses the difference between teams being data-informed, data-aware and data-driven, why our “data friends” are a designer’s greatest ally, and how she…
PREVIEW #9: Do your ideas go unheard? The H.I.P.P.O problem might be why! Rochelle King of Spotify shares some advice.
Apr 6 • 8 min
Rochelle King is the Head of Design and Insights at Spotify. In this preview she discusses the H.I.P.P.O (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) problem and how to know if you are a H.I.P.P.O or how to get one to listen to you. She also talks about why she…
#8: John Maeda on the three types of design, the four quarters of life, and diversity
Apr 2 • 55 min
John Maeda is the Head of Design and Inclusion at Automattic. In this episode, we discuss how he turned RISD into the best design school in the country, why inclusivity is the secret weapon on design teams, and why design is ultimately about the customer…
PREVIEW #8: Paul Rand imparts sage advice to John Maeda where he urges people not to buy into the “starving artist” myth
Mar 30 • 6 min
John Maeda tells us about the sage advice Paul Rand gave him at the ripe age of 82 about finding what you love to do and how important it is not to buy into the myth of the starving artist. This episode goes live on April 3rd, want access on March 31st…
#7: GV Design Partner, Daniel Burka, on prototyping your way to massive influence
Mar 26 • 68 min
Daniel Burka is a Design Partner at GV. In this episode he discusses how designers can elevate their position in a boardroom, the Google Design Sprint, and why he thinks the sprint is the equivalent of the scientific method for businesses. FOLLOW US…
PREVIEW #7: According to Daniel Burka, here’s the sneakiest thing designers can do at work and in meetings
Mar 22 • 10 min
Daniel Burka is a design partner at GV and a master of the Google Design Sprint. In this preview he shares the one thing designers can do in meetings and at work to build their influence and essentially become the center of the conversation when they…
#6: IBM Head of Design, Phil Gilbert, wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM’s roots
Mar 19 • 86 min
Phil Gilbert is the GM and Head of Design at IBM. In this episode, he discusses creating IBM’s proprietary design thinking methodology, their own design school for new graduates, and what he’s going to do with the $100 Million that IBM has entrusted to…
PREVIEW #6: Over 1,300 IBM designers use a lightweight tactic called “hills” to align entire teams and how you can too
Mar 15 • 8 min
IBM’s Head of Design, Phil Gilbert, has taught his 1,300+ person design team to use “hills,” a lightweight tactic to align entire cross-functional teams on highly complex projects. Hills are a way to clarify what you’re going to do for a user or a set of…
#5: Design VP, Kate Aronowitz, on how designers can earn their seat at the business table
Mar 12 • 68 min
Kate Aronowitz was the Design VP at Wealthfront. Before that, she was a Design Director at Facebook where she built their team from 20-200 world class designers under Mark Zuckerberg. In this episode, she discusses her early days building facebook’s…
PREVIEW #5: 10x-ing Facebook’s design team with Mark Zuckerberg and Chamath Palihapitiya’s insane growth goals
Mar 8 • 10 min
Kate Aronowitz was fundamental to growing Facebook’s design team from 20 to over 200 designers, working alongside Mark Zuckerberg himself. She also instrumented their first ever “growth” team with designers who have evolved the way we think about…
#4: Ebay’s VP Design & Global Creative Director, Dave Lippman, lessons from Apple & Ebay on dancing between data and intuition
Mar 5 • 61 min
Ebay’s VP Design and Global Creative Director, Dave Lippman, shares his experience designing at Apple and Ebay, the differences in their approach to data vs. intuition, and how he’s learned to dance between the two. FOLLOW US Twitter:…
PREVIEW #4: Design is expensive, designers are a pain, and we’re going to take a divot out of your profits
Mar 2 • 5 min
Convincing business leaders to invest in design isn’t an easy task, but it’s possible. Learn the things that eBay’s VP of Design, Dave Lippman, focuses on when having these conversations with stakeholders. This episode goes live on Mar 6th, want access on…
#3: Omada Health’s CMO, Andréa Mallard, on why design is too important to be left to designers
Feb 26 • 58 min
Andréa Mallard, Chief Marketing Officer at Omada Health, explains how design should be looked at as a connective tissue that extends throughout an entire company. FOLLOW US Twitter: http://twitter.com/highrespodcast Facebook:…
PREVIEW #3: Pixar, The Wizard of Oz, and the stories we tell ourselves
Feb 23 • 4 min
What do Pixar, The Wizard of Oz, and your app’s onboard flow have in common? Storytelling. It’s a powerful tool that designers can leverage when creating experiences for customers. But how do you actually do it? Andrea explains… This episode goes live on…
#2: Uber’s Director of Design, Didier Hilhorst, on what it took to redesign a global product
Feb 19 • 64 min
Didier Hilhorst, Design Director at Uber, shares how his graduate degree in economics helps mold him as a designer and, in turn, shape how he and his team redesigned Uber from the ground up. FOLLOW US Twitter: http://twitter.com/highrespodcast Facebook:…
PREVIEW #2: How Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, empowers the design team
Feb 15 • 6 min
Executive buy-in goes a long way for design. Learn how Uber’s CEO interacts with the design team on a daily basis, and how that set the stage for a groundbreaking app redesign. This episode goes live on Feb 20th, want access on the 17th instead? Subscribe…
#1: Airbnb’s Director of Experience, Katie Dill, tells us why Airbnb uses “stories” to design
Feb 10 • 45 min
In our world premiere, Katie Dill, Director of Experience Design at Airbnb, channels her inner “Steve Jobs” to explain how design at Airbnb is not just how it looks, but how it works, both in the workplace and on the screen. Rebranding Airbnb – Launching…
PREVIEW #1: How Airbnb planned its rebrand
Feb 10 • 4 min
Launching rebrands is hard. So what was it like the morning after Airbnb launched theirs? Katie walks us through the process used and how the design team was prepared for the world’s reception.