World-class Designer

World-class Designer

By Guidione Machava
This podcast is a series of interviews with world-class designers. I interview junior to senior designers from companies such as IDEO, Dropbox, Visa, Airbnb, Toptal, Shopify and others.
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You aren't The Dreamer of the Dreams - An Interview with the Designer Thomas Link
Thomas is the co-founder and leader of the IxDA group in Zürich, where we organize UXCamp Switzerland since 2014. Since the beginning of his career in the mid-1990’s he is actively involved in teaching and rising future talent in digital media design. Beside his engagement in the design community, you can meet Thomas while working as a User Experience Designer at Namics - A Merkle Company. He helps clients in taking advantage of the opportunities of digitalization through strategy, design and sometimes a little bit of technology. He is passionate about Interaction Design and the interplay of man and technology, particularly fascinated by complex systems and wicked problems: “I want to create things that are understood - whether emotional or rational. If I succeed, I can have a positive and lasting impact on people's lives.”
34:36
June 14, 2020
What Makes You Different Make you Better - An Interview with the Service & Experience Designer Maria Karnaukhova
Maria is a Service and Experience Designer and, quoting Mr Wolf from Pulp Fiction, she solves problems. Maria is a visual thinker - she thinks visually and designs thoughtfully. Being a blend of a typical nerd and a creative, she’s challenging stereotypes and making her own path.  Maria is a medium between research and visuals with a particular interest in projects that make real impact. Accordingly, she’s already had a chance to work on cases connected with social inequality, circular economy, feminism, activism and racism.
24:30
June 7, 2020
First Things First: Get Solid Foundations - An Interview with the Designer & UX Researcher Bianca Lima
My guest for this episode is the Designer & UX Researcher Bianca Lima. Bianca is a System Analyst who turned Designer from São Paulo, Brazil. She worked in companies like Itaú Unibanco and PagSeguro PagBank as UX Designer and Researcher helping other designers with tools to support their work. 
20:58
May 31, 2020
Shortcuts to Design Expertise - An Interview with the Interaction Designer & Educator Daniela Maldonado
My guest for this episode is the Interaction  Designer & Educator Daniela Maldonado.  Daniela is a User Experience Designer who shapes technology to create value-added solutions distinguished in the market for being effective, innovative and beneficial for the world. She has worked in different projects as a UX consultant for companies such as Yara, Los Andes University, and FIFCO Costa Rica. I also have experience as a Strategic Consultant working in projects for companies such as Roche, SURA Insurance, Familia, PepsiCo, and Kimberly-Clark. Currently, Daniela is an instructor in Design Thinking for Social Innovation, she teaches 3D Modeling for undergraduate students in the Design and Architecture School and works as a freelance UX Strategist.
34:41
May 24, 2020
Team Work will Make You a Better Designer - An Interview with the UX & Product Designer Yohe Wang
My guest for this episode is the UX & Product Designer Yohe(Hanzheng) Wang. Yohe is a UX & Product Designer from China, currently living in New York, USA. He is pursuing his master degree in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts. Yohe is passionate about transforming emerging technology into a user-friendly experience and merging digital and physical experience. Augmented Reality Design and Consumer Product Design are his current interest.
21:04
May 17, 2020
Your Stakeholders Are Your Users Too - An Interview with the Interaction Designer Viviane Tavares
Hello and welcome for one more episode of interviews with world-class designers. My name is Guidione Machava, and I'm your host. My guest for this episode is the Interaction Designer Viviane Tavares. Viviane is a designer from Brazil, São Paulo. Vivi has a demonstrated history of working in the design industry, having worked in projects on education, health and mobility sectors. Vivi worked in companies like Record TV and Conta Azul, today she plays the role of Interaction Designer at Youse Seguros in Brazil. 
22:02
May 10, 2020
A Cool UX Job Title Won't Save You - An Interview with the Interaction Designer Megha Damani
Megha Damani, an interaction designer at Design Group Italia, a multidisciplinary design studio in Milan. She's also worked for startups and fortune 500 companies like Salesforce and EMC2. Love being a part of design community, in Feb 2020, she was the volunteers' directors for IxDA's global conference - interaction20. She's also been a mentor of Service Design Jams 2019 and mentors students at her alumni college, Domus Academy.
24:58
May 3, 2020
Don't Fall in Love with your First Ideia - An Interview with the Interaction Designer Abhinav Ramesh
Hello and welcome for one more episode of interviews with world-class designers. My name is Guidione Machava, and I'm your host. My guest for the fourth episode of the first season of the podcast is the Interaction Designer Abhinav Ramesh. Abhinav is an Architect who turned an Interaction Designer. He's originally from India and currently living in Italy.  Abhinav is passionate about triggering memorable and joyful user experiences through different design mediums. He continually tries to learn from multidisciplinary fields of expertise since design needs to be seen in a holistic perspective of a broader ecosystem.
31:30
April 26, 2020
Don't be a Copycat, Create - An Interview with the Service Designer María Isabel Chalco
Hello and welcome for one more episode of interviews with world-class designers. My name is Guidione Machava, and I'm your host. My guest for the third episode of the first season of the podcast is the Service Designer María Isabel Chalco. María is a Designer with a background in Communication Sciences from Peru. She is currently doing her Masters in Service Design at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. Maria is a lover of cooking, animals, and music. She looks to create different projects that have a purpose beyond the commercial side.  
20:27
April 19, 2020
Designing your Pitch Experience - An Interview with the Interaction Designer Pradyumna Surampudi
Hello and welcome for one more episode of interviews with world-class designers. My name is Guidione Machava, and I'm your host. My guest for the second episode of the first season is the Interaction Designer Pradyumna Surampudi. Pradyumna is an Interaction Designer from India, who believes in Interacting with more people to design better. Driven by his curiosity, this Engineer turned Designer is always looking to pick up more skills, and understanding design better by collaborating with people around him. With Prady, I had a wide range conversation with highlights about the creation of X-Lab with his colleagues at Domus Academy in Milan to designing in silos and how doing it it's bad for the designer
17:15
April 12, 2020
Finding the Right Problem to Solve - An Interview with the designer and entrepreneur Mauro Banze
Hello and welcome for one more episode of interviews with world-class designers. My name is Guidione Machava, and I'm your host. My guest for the first season is the Mozambican designer Mauro Banze.  Mauro is a Product Designer and Entrepreneur based in Helsinki. He is currently doing his master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, at Aalto University in Finland and, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in, in Sweden. Mauro learns and writes about human nature at maurobanze.com. With Mauro, we talked about finding the right problem to solve and how to do it. And also how the future of design looks like and, how we, as designers can do to be part of it.
32:06
April 5, 2020
Interview with Elaine Chu from Grab
In this podcast, I interview designers from the world-leading companies, who are using design to drive the change of the reality we are living today. Through the interviews, is my goal is to try to identify the paths to mastery, and to help you, to become a world-class designer. In this episode, I interview Elaine Chu. Elaine is a Senior Product Designer at Grab, the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia. Elaine is from Singapore, before starting her journey as Designer at Grab, she was part of the design team for Uber and other companies. I hope you enjoyed this interview as much as I did. Music: https://www.bensound.com
16:28
October 1, 2019
World-class designer - Intro
Hello and welcome for one more episode of interviews with world-class designers. My name is Guidione Machava and  I am your host. In this podcast, I interview designers from the world-leading companies, who are using design to drive the change of the reality we are living today. Through the interviews, is my goal is to try to identify the paths to mastery, and to help you, to become a world-class designer. “Questions to my younger self” Is the format I will be using in this podcast. I choose this format because I believe that it’s easier to advise my younger self than to someone else. So, to make the life of my interviewees easier, they would have to give recommendations and advice to their younger selves, on what it takes to become a world-class designer. And then you take the advice for your self. Easy, right?
01:00
September 15, 2019