People Nerds Category: Conversations
When "Admin" Work Has Really Been Operations All Along
ReOps expert Holly Cole sees how the term ‘operations’ changes the game. But those long doing it under a different name deserve the same compensation.
NDAs, the Secret Sauce: Research Operations Tips with Kasey Canlas
ReOps expert Kasey Canlas believes anyone can break into the field—but they’ll need to learn some security and privacy best practices along the way.
Bridging the Talent Gap Between Silicon Valley and East Africa Through UX
Shipra Kayan’s company Siriforce is bringing QA careers to college-educated refugees. She wants to see more companies like it.
Grow in Your Craft or Your Leadership? How to Evolve as a UX Designer
UX leader, Ashton Snook, chats with us about the balance of UX research and design, securing design’s seat at the table, and his advice for getting started in the industry.
From 1:1 to 1:Many—Humans, Artefacts, & Ecosystems Thinking
“Rethinking Users” authors Michael Youngblood and Ben Chesluk alongside illustrator Nadeem Haidary redefine “users” to design for an ecosystem.
Positive Deviance: Rachael Dietkus on the Abundance of Empathy and Curiosity
Social Workers Who Design Founder and Principal, Rachael Dietkus, takes us through her journey of blending social work with design and the untapped collaboration potential between the two sectors.
Doing the Work: Building a Cross-Sector Community of Learners
Learners Co-Founders (formerly UXR Collective) Alec Levin and Maggi Mitchell discuss why learning various disciplines is essential to company growth and collaboration.
Prototyping for Pluralism: Design as a Means for Social Change
Project Pluralist founder Hina Shahid takes us through her career and explains why now is best the time for designers to make a social impact.
Contribute Meaningfully: The Power of a Research Strategy
Chris Geison walks us through the distinctions between “strategic research” and “research strategy” to unpack how the latter is the key to improving team bandwidth and securing a seat at the table.
To Build A Better Research Practice, Build Better Relationships
Solo-UXRs are often tasked with filling research gaps while building an orgs research acumen. Dave Chen from Flipp has suggestions for growing our volume of research, alongside our company’s research maturity.
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