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The Way of Product Design with Caden Damiano

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The design thinking philosophy outlines a way to think and approach product development. It isn't a process. In this episode, I talk with co-creator of UX tools, Jordan Bowman, about the real day to day of a product designer.  We discuss: -The
William needed a job, and even with a strong portfolio and track record, it took him three months to land on his feet.  William talks about how he learned to take control of his career from that day forward, so it no longer took "3 months" to f
The key to performance as designer is getting to a point where you are relaxed in the role.  I chat with Bobby Lloyd, a Principal at United Health and a former UX/UI Strategist at Goldman Sachs, about what needs to happen to become relaxed as a
In this episode I chat with Janet Lee on operating a design business. Janet is Director Of Operations, Digital Agency for the prolific agency Impekable. Where she started off as a design intern. We discuss her shift from designing to becoming
This episode is about creating products that are designed to "generate value" for consumers, in place of "extracting value" from consumers. There is a big difference!  George Serediuc is a Principal Designer based in Romania. He runs a consulta
Why are designers moving into Product Managment roles? I bring on an old guest, Bryan Mortensen, to talk about our recent discussions on why we both are considering moving into Product Managment one day.  We discuss designers losing influence a
In this episode, Carey Jenkins and I talk about Digital Optimism, a school of thought that empowers technologists to believe in the power of technological innovation to improve our lives and society. Carey Jenkins is CEO of Substantial, a world
UX can be romanticized as a profession that can airdrop into any business and work miracles, when it's really just another stakeholder.  In this episode, I chat about the pitfalls of UX's rising popularity with Michael Tinglin. We also talk abo
In this episode I chat with Adam Fry-Pierce, a former director of the design leadership forum at InVision and current head of design ops at Docusign. He has personally onboarded and interacted with over 3200 design leaders in the DLF and has s
Audio Essay on Winning Companies --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thewayofproductdesign/message
An audio essay on critical thinking --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thewayofproductdesign/message
Why product work is about making complex things complicated.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thewayofproductdesign/message
In this episode I interviewed Terell Cobb, design leader at Microsoft and active leader in the Black UX community about diversity in design. He eloquently reframed the diversity argument in a way that really resonated with and made sense to me:
In this episode, I chat with Patricia Dwyer, about designing for ecosystems.  Patricia is a content designer on Intuit's Platform Design team, and shares what the design challenges are in a platform environment.  Anyone interested in how design
Let's talk about the next iteration of the internet. Web 3.0. In this episode, I chat with Tian Zhao about what kind of products and experiences will be possible with mass adoption of distributed computing.  Connect with Tian: https://www.link
Drew Bridewell is the head of design and product at GrowthDay. and is the CEO and Founder of Next Level UX an education company designed to help designers level up their, planning, systems thinking, and soft skills so they can be a better contr
In this episode, I get together with Johnathan Shariat, author of "Tragic Design", cohost of the "Design Review" podcast, and interaction designer at Google. We chat about the concept of his book "Tragic Design" and the consequences, big and sm
In this interview I chat with Tait Wayland about how the industry evaluates designers. Tait recently wrote an article that resonated with a lot of people, including me,  called, "Stop Evaluating Product Designers like we’re Visual Designers" o
Aaron Moncur is the owner of Pipeline Design and Engineering. A physical product design shop. In this episode we talk about physical product design, the Parallels it has with the digital world, and picking what kind of work you do depending o
In this episode, I chat with Bryan Sebestia, a modern day renaissance designer, about planning an information diet and charting out how broaden your design skillset. We talk courses, how to learn, and how to be be an eclectic generalist.  Conn
How do you define what we do, and how does that influence hiring? Michael Canar and I discuss hiring designers, and how good hiring managers know how to build a team based on the strengths and specializations of each designer they evaluate whe
Ben Crabtree and I talk about the discovery process in this episode.  It comes down to defining the problem. Ben provides practical ways to define the actual problems you are solving in a project.   Connect with Ben: https://www.linkedin.com/in
Lucid software is known for its high-performing design team, and today I interview one of their A-Players, Sanjana Mathur. In this episode, we discuss the end of the "dev handoff", how to not cut corners on UX, and how we can better blur the li
Sam provided so much value in the last episode, we had to record a part 2!  Sam is known for his UX Careers business, Conscious Career Shift, where he helps Jr Designers land their first role. For part 2, we discuss tools, tactics, and techniqu
Today I chat with Sam Harper, who is a UX Designer at Entrata. Sam is better known for his UX Careers business, Conscious Career Shift UX, where he helps Jr Designers land their first role. Today we talk about the hard truths of being a Jr UX
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