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byDesign Podcast

A podcast that explores the different stages of the product design lifecycle and how we can shape the future of Design.

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Episodes

Design leaders from the world’s best companies share their perspectives on how we can improve the design process.

EpisodE
5

Katie Dill on designing effective reviews

Katie Dill

Head of Design
Stripe
with
Katie Dill
Head of Design
|
Stripe
Season
1
:  Episode
5
Katie Dill on designing effective reviews
Katie Dill
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Head of Design
|
Stripe

From the “Hey, can I get your eyes on this?” request for feedback to the “Final Executive Review,” so much of our work involves gathering and processing input from other people. Katie Dill has learned setting the right amount of context with the right people at the right stage is critical to success.

AIRED ON
3/25/21
LENGTH
37:32
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EpisodE
8

Evan English on the future of Design

Evan English

VP, Product Design & Research
American Express
with
Evan English
VP, Product Design & Research
|
American Express
Season
1
:  Episode
8
Evan English on the future of Design
Evan English
Twitter Icon
VP, Product Design & Research
|
American Express

VP of Product Design & Research at American Express Evan English is on the frontlines of establishing and maturing Design at the corporate level. She believes that Design maturity means having an organizational vision for how the broader organization perceives and embraces design

AIRED ON
4/15/21
LENGTH
36:05
Listen
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EpisodE
2

How the Sherwins go from user problem to product brief

David & Mary Sherwin

Co-Founders
Ask the Sherwins
with
David & Mary Sherwin
Co-Founders
|
Ask the Sherwins
Season
1
:  Episode
2
How the Sherwins go from user problem to product brief
David & Mary Sherwin
Twitter Icon
Co-Founders
|
Ask the Sherwins

Though we might want to believe that the product brief can be the one document that will tell us exactly what to build, the reality can be quite different. David and Mary Sherwin explain how the product brief can be a tool for alignment and consensus about what you’re going to build and what success looks like if you get it right.

AIRED ON
3/4/21
LENGTH
41:00
Listen
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EpisodE
6

Joshua Goldenberg on shipping together

Joshua Goldenburg

VP of Design
Loom
with
Joshua Goldenburg
VP of Design
|
Loom
Season
1
:  Episode
6
Joshua Goldenberg on shipping together
Joshua Goldenburg
Twitter Icon
VP of Design
|
Loom

There’s an exciting moment in the design lifecycle when you move from concept to reality, when the “idea” becomes the “thing.” Joshua Goldenberg has insight into how we can make building and shipping an opportunity for inclusion and a shared sense of ownership.

AIRED ON
4/1/21
LENGTH
36:30
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EpisodE
4

David Hoang says prototyping is about failure

David Hoang

Director of Design
Webflow
with
David Hoang
Director of Design
|
Webflow
Season
1
:  Episode
4
David Hoang says prototyping is about failure
David Hoang
Twitter Icon
Director of Design
|
Webflow

David Hoang, Director of Design at Webflow, says prototypes are about failing — and that’s a good thing. He makes a strong case for a new way to use the prototyping stage: to figure out the wrong turns, not just the right ones.

AIRED ON
3/18/21
LENGTH
34:55
Listen
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EpisodE
3

Marc Hemeon on exploring within constraints

Marc Hemeon

CEO & Founder
Stealth Startup
with
Marc Hemeon
CEO & Founder
|
Stealth Startup
Season
1
:  Episode
3
Marc Hemeon on exploring within constraints
Marc Hemeon
Twitter Icon
CEO & Founder
|
Stealth Startup

Conducting research and creating a product brief are important for mitigating risk when building a digital product, but how do we make the most of the divergent thinking and exploration stage? Marc Hemeon shares how to create compassion and freedom to explore.

AIRED ON
3/11/21
LENGTH
33:20
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EpisodE
7

Fonz Morris says the best products are constantly being refined

Fonz Morris

Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion
Netflix
with
Fonz Morris
Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion
|
Netflix
Season
1
:  Episode
7
Fonz Morris says the best products are constantly being refined
Fonz Morris
Twitter Icon
Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion
|
Netflix

In Design, refinement is constant. Throughout his time at companies like MyArtistDNA, Coursera, and now at Netflix as Lead Product Designer for Global Conversion, Fonz Morris brings a mindset of constant improvement to his work.

AIRED ON
4/8/21
LENGTH
36:40
Listen
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EpisodE
1

Peanut’s Sana Rao on how early stage research can mitigate risk

Sana Rao

VP, Product & Design
Peanut
with
Sana Rao
VP, Product & Design
|
Peanut
Season
1
:  Episode
1
Peanut’s Sana Rao on how early stage research can mitigate risk
Sana Rao
Twitter Icon
VP, Product & Design
|
Peanut

Host Josh Brewer starts his journey throughout the different stages of the design lifecycle at the very beginning — research. Sana Rao, VP of Product & Design at Peanut, explains how questions drive her research process. She tells us the perfect time to start research and when you know you’re done.

AIRED ON
2/25/21
LENGTH
34:59
Listen
Exit Icon
EpisodE
5

Katie Dill on designing effective reviews

From the “Hey, can I get your eyes on this?” request for feedback to the “Final Executive Review,” so much of our work involves gathering and processing input from other people. Katie Dill has learned setting the right amount of context with the right people at the right stage is critical to success.

Katie Dill
Twitter Icon
Head of Design
|
Stripe
AIRED ON
3/25/21
LENGTH
37:32
Listen
EpisodE
8

Evan English on the future of Design

VP of Product Design & Research at American Express Evan English is on the frontlines of establishing and maturing Design at the corporate level. She believes that Design maturity means having an organizational vision for how the broader organization perceives and embraces design

Evan English
Twitter Icon
VP, Product Design & Research
|
American Express
AIRED ON
4/15/21
LENGTH
36:05
Listen
EpisodE
2

How the Sherwins go from user problem to product brief

Though we might want to believe that the product brief can be the one document that will tell us exactly what to build, the reality can be quite different. David and Mary Sherwin explain how the product brief can be a tool for alignment and consensus about what you’re going to build and what success looks like if you get it right.

David & Mary Sherwin
Twitter Icon
Co-Founders
|
Ask the Sherwins
AIRED ON
3/4/21
LENGTH
41:00
Listen
EpisodE
6

Joshua Goldenberg on shipping together

There’s an exciting moment in the design lifecycle when you move from concept to reality, when the “idea” becomes the “thing.” Joshua Goldenberg has insight into how we can make building and shipping an opportunity for inclusion and a shared sense of ownership.

Joshua Goldenburg
Twitter Icon
VP of Design
|
Loom
AIRED ON
4/1/21
LENGTH
36:30
Listen
EpisodE
4

David Hoang says prototyping is about failure

David Hoang, Director of Design at Webflow, says prototypes are about failing — and that’s a good thing. He makes a strong case for a new way to use the prototyping stage: to figure out the wrong turns, not just the right ones.

David Hoang
Twitter Icon
Director of Design
|
Webflow
AIRED ON
3/18/21
LENGTH
34:55
Listen
EpisodE
3

Marc Hemeon on exploring within constraints

Conducting research and creating a product brief are important for mitigating risk when building a digital product, but how do we make the most of the divergent thinking and exploration stage? Marc Hemeon shares how to create compassion and freedom to explore.

Marc Hemeon
Twitter Icon
CEO & Founder
|
Stealth Startup
AIRED ON
3/11/21
LENGTH
33:20
Listen
EpisodE
7

Fonz Morris says the best products are constantly being refined

In Design, refinement is constant. Throughout his time at companies like MyArtistDNA, Coursera, and now at Netflix as Lead Product Designer for Global Conversion, Fonz Morris brings a mindset of constant improvement to his work.

Fonz Morris
Twitter Icon
Lead Product Designer, Global Conversion
|
Netflix
AIRED ON
4/8/21
LENGTH
36:40
Listen
EpisodE
1

Peanut’s Sana Rao on how early stage research can mitigate risk

Host Josh Brewer starts his journey throughout the different stages of the design lifecycle at the very beginning — research. Sana Rao, VP of Product & Design at Peanut, explains how questions drive her research process. She tells us the perfect time to start research and when you know you’re done.

Sana Rao
Twitter Icon
VP, Product & Design
|
Peanut
AIRED ON
2/25/21
LENGTH
34:59
Listen

Meet the host

Josh Brewer is the co-founder and Executive Chairman at Abstract. Throughout his career, Josh has been an advocate for Design — internally at companies like Twitter as Principal Designer and at companies he’s founded including Habitat, an incubator focused on de-risking early-stage exploration that led to starting Abstract. He has spoken in front of audiences around the world and advises startups on how we can scale, measure, and mature Design. Josh is also an advocate for finding inspiration away from the screen and spends much of his time outdoors and with his wife and two amazing kids.

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Josh Brewer
Josh Brewer, Co-Founder & Podcast Host

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