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DesignerUp Podcast

DesignerUp Podcast

By DesignerUp
A podcast about UI/UX, digital product design and mindful design and interaction - hosted by Elizabeth Alli of - this podcast explores the great power and responsibility we hold as designers and how we can do more intentional and mindful work.
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Ep. #5: Building The Entrepreneur with Andrew Hutton of Day One
I'm very excited to have Andrew Hutton on the show with me today Andrew was a former adjunct professor at Parsons school of design in New York, he was a principal design strategist Accenture and the head of business design at Human Ventures he is currently the founder and CEO of Day One which is a cohort based program for entrepreneurs and idea stage startups. What I really resonate with about Day One is that it's not just focused on helping entrepreneurs that have their sites set on vc funding, it's really about starting businesses and creating livelihoods and about getting into the right mindsets that are really tantamount to success and longevity as a business owner or running a business and those are some of the things we dive into on the show.
February 01, 2021
Ep. #4: The Social Dilemma as Inner Dilemma with Jeremy Navarro of DormOps
Today we're going to be talking about the Social Dilemma Netflix documentary and discussing our reaction to it and the commentary we've been hearing from others as well as our thoughts on how we can better navigate this social media zeitgeist that we are all living through. 🔗 Shownotes: 00:00 - Podcast Intro 00:30 - Episode summary 00:51 - Introducing Jeremy Navarro 02:00- Watching The Social Dilemma for the first time and seeing the reactions from others 03:00 - What the Social Dilemma about 03:50 - What shocked us most about the Social Dilemma 06:57 - What I think was missing from the documentary 08:03 - Who is Gen Z and how this affects them 12:00 - How DormOps juggles protecting their generation from being the product while still helping businesses grow 14:40 - How did we get here with tech and what can we do about it 15:40 - Looking at the inner dilemma that's happening 16:00 - Flip from as Tech Tool to Tech as Addiction 16:19 - Gen Z Dilemma - Utopia vs Dystopia 17:26 - Does user centric deisgn cause us more suffering than good? 18:28 - Importance of addressing our inner dilemmas 20:00 - The issue with exposing ourselves to differing opinions 20:13 - The Charles Murray Effect 22:23 - Why it's important to cultivate the right inner tools sot hat we know how to properly use external tools 23:50 - Is Generation Z more aware and woke? 25:15 - The importance of intentionality and understanding when designing for Gen Z and other generations 26:42 - Yoda's warning 29:00 - Picking up where the documentary left off and suggestions for what to do now 32:32 - Takeaways to be able to handle these tech threats 34:42 - Wrap up
September 26, 2020
Ep #3: Master Story, Master UX
Story pervades our lives. I would even venture to say it runs our lives. This podcast is all about story and how we can harness it to improve our UX and product design process.
September 11, 2020
Ep #2: The Practice of Empathy in UX
Today, I’m talking about Empathy in User Experience Design. What it is, how we can practice and cultivate it and how we can begin to move from empathy to compassion within ourselves and our work.
May 11, 2019
Ep #1: Exploring mental health stigmas and the balance between digital and mental space with Dr Munn
Join me as I interview Dr. Munn Saechao and discuss the barriers to seeking mental health help in ethnic populations and high-functioning individuals and striking a balance between our digital and mental spaces.
January 25, 2019