People Nerds

Conversations with people who share our passion 
for understanding what makes people tick

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How We Hack Tech (And What That Says About Us)

Clinical psychologist and former Intel research scientist Margaret Morris on how individual technology hacks shine a light on what users really crave.

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A Look Inside Your Users' Heads

Headspace’s Design Research Lead on building qualitative research on the expertise of behavioral science and 6,000 years of meditation theory.

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Finding the 'Aha!' Moment

Expert user researcher Steve Portigal breaks down why thinking about bias and mistakes is the key to joyful discovery.

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Co-designing Cancer Recovery

Hopelab President Margaret Laws delves into the company’s teen-centric, tech-enabled design process.

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The Unlimited Value of User Feedback

David Keegan of investment app Acorns on the high-value ROI of feedback from users.

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The UX Evolution

Former UXPA International president Jen Romano-Bergstrom on the industry’s rapid growth, biggest challenges, and where researchers should be doing even more to break down boundaries.

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Stories That Make People Care

Serial host Sarah Koenig on compelling, empathetic storytelling in the age of audio.

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Amplifying User Voice

Sonos’ Kirsten Lewis on why researchers are explorers, and how prototyping makes an ongoing conversation with users possible.

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Inside the Google Empathy Lab

Behind the scenes with team at Google that’s moving beyond design thinking to design feeling. 

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Mastering the art of the interview—with the master interviewer

New York Times Magazine journalist David Marchese breaks down the art of conversation and getting impactful answers from an interview.

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