People Nerds Category: Conversations
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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