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#296 Introvert designers with Tim Yeo

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

How do you make an impact as an introvert without pretending to be an extrovert? Often designers find themselves as quiet people in a noisy world, struggling in silence and being frustrated at not being heard. Tim Yeo joins us to talk about how introverted designers and design leaders can work with their introversion and use it as a super-power.

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#293 Designing for stress with Katie Swindler

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

We often find ourselves in stressful situations. Sometimes that’s expected, but sometimes it’s not.  The same can be said about the things we design. Sometimes we knowingly design for stressful situations, but sometimes our designs are used (unexpectedly to us) by people while under stress. Katie Swindler, Author of Life and Death Design joins us to discuss designing for stressful situations.

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#292 Product management with Christian Crumlish

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

What is product management? And “product”? And product designers? We talk to Christian Crumlish, author of Product Management for UX People to learn more about how designers can collaboration and contribute in a product organisation. 

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#290 Web3 with Laura Kalbag

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Web3 is a term that’s getting a lot of attention, along with associated concepts such as blockchain, crypto, NFTs. There are a lot of concepts and phrases to understand, some of them quite technical, before we can get to the question of what benefits they can deliver. Laura Kalbag joins us to help us gain a better understanding of the area. 

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#289 Diagramming with Abby Covert

This podcast is episode 2 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Diagrams are everywhere and used by many people in many professions. But what is a diagram? When are they useful? And what makes a good one? Information architect and author of “How To Make Sense of Any Mess” Abby Covert joins us to talk about diagrams and diagramming – which is the topic of her second book STUCK.

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#287 Endineering with Joe MacLeod

This podcast is episode 1 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Joe’s first book “Ends”, back in 2017 was focused on why we don’t do endings, and how that links into consumerism. Joe’s second book, “Endineering” is about how to actively design endings, a ‘how-to’ book for improving how products, services and consumer relationships end. 

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