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People Nerds

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

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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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Empowering the Electorate

BallotReady’s deep dive into how to engage voters on political issues and create a more informed electorate.

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Inside 'Jobs'

How Jobs-to-be-Done pioneer Tony Ulwick used a “humiliating failure” to fuel a career helping companies innovate to meet customer needs.

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Points of Entry

Public Broadcasting Executive Editor and veteran Journalist Madhulika Sikka describes how to connect a story to an audience of one or one million. 

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How the brain decides what to think

Neuroscientist Tali Sharot on why humans are wired for optimism, influence, and imagination.

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Humanity in the Machine Age

Amnesty International’s Sherif Elsayed-Ali explains how he conducts qualitative research in human rights crises, and the future of humanity in the artificial intelligence era.

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