Better Product
Better Product
Sep 15, 2020
The Importance of User-Centered Design with Gabrielle Guthrie, Moxxly
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What happens when a product designer starts with the user, instead of a product or problem? For Gabrielle Guthrie, this approach is key to user-centered design.

Gabrielle was the Co-founder and Product Designer at Moxxly, a hands-free breast pump for women on the move. As Gabrielle shares her story, you’ll hear how she uses empathy to approach product design from the user’s perspective. 

To hear from leaders like Gabrielle Guthrie while tapping into the power of an interconnected community of product professionals, join betterproduct.community. 

A special offer to our listeners from Gabrielle, if you are a design decision-maker and interested in getting involved in her next project, you can contact her at gabrielleguthrie.com.

User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth
User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth
Jason Ogle
075: You Belong Here with Jessica Gaddis
Jessica Gaddis motivates us to realize that we belong here. Not only in the field of design, but in this often painful and perplexing world we call home. Why? Because somewhere, sometime, somehow...someone needs us. She inspires us to find our community because they’re already out there, searching for us and waiting for us to connect with them and even lead them. She reveals how she was able to on a very limited budget go all in and learn UX and go on to get her foot in the door as a Product Designer. From 0 to Netflix, and now Twitter. She touches on the unwelcome voice in many of our heads known as imposter syndrome, and reveals how she’s been able to successfully combat it. She also shares with us how advocating for black women in design by opening up her calendar as a mentor has been one of the most rewarding and impactful design decisions she’s ever made. * Origin Story (5:05) * Growing Up In a Techie Home (8:48) * Journalism + UX? (11:42) * The UX of Learning UX (18:21) * Teaching Should Be Every Company’s Core Value (32:15) * Have You Overcome Imposter Syndrome? (44:14) * How Do We Find Community? (50:00) * The Deep Value of Mentoring (57:59) * What Do You Want On Your Headstone? (70:13) * UX Superpower? (74:09) * UX Kryptonite? (75:37) * UX Superhero Name (77:38) * Habit of Success? (78:02) * UX Resource or Tool (81:04) * Recommended Book (83:11) * Best Advice (84:56) * Connect & Keep Up (87:21) Check out the detailed show notes including mentioned links, transcript and Eli Jorgensen's astonishing superhero artwork at userdefenders.com/075 This episode is made possible by Editor X. Editor X gives you a wide workspace with total CSS control powered by smooth drag & drop on a platform where every tiny detail has been carefully considered. That means you can let your creativity run wild and build your most creative sites yet. I can keep trying to describe it to you, but you should really go see it for yourself. Visit userdefenders.com/EditorX and discover a new standard in web design
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AngelList India Radio
AngelList India Radio
Team AngelList India
#36 Abhimanyu Saxena (InterviewBit, Scaler)
Abhimanyu Saxena is one of the co-founders at InterviewBit and Scaler Academy. Passionate about creating something new, he started his entrepreneurial journey during his B.Tech days - co-founding ‘Daksh Home Automations Systems’ with his batch mates. Together they developed a cost-effective and green AI-based system that helped households reduce their monthly electricity consumption. The company was later sold to a reputed organisation based in Malta, although it was a paltry amount it was a huge motivator for Abhimanyu and his friends. In 2010, he joined Progress Software as a programmer and worked with them for a year and a half building scalability solutions for the research labs and the largest airlines of the world​. ​He moved to Fab.com in New York and worked with them for over three years. While working with Fab.com, Abhimanyu experienced a scarcity of skilled tech talent owing to the considerable gap that exists between the university curriculum and the skills that are required to succeed as a software engineer. This led him to join hands with his college friend - Anshuman Singh and launch InterviewBit. ​Since its launch in 2015, Abhimanyu and the team have been able to build InterviewBit into one of the most popular skilling and tech recruitment companies in the country. In 2019, they successfully launched Scaler Academy - an online career accelerator program - the next step in the evolution of InterviewBit. Abhimanyu completed his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIIT - Hyderabad.
21 min
McKinsey Recruiting
McKinsey Recruiting
McKinsey & Company Recruiting
McKinsey Recruiting: Michiel on Mental Health
What is mental health and why is it important for consultants? How can meditation enrich your life and help you to deal with stressful situations? How does McKinsey support its clients to shift their mindsets and behaviors? Tune in and find answers to these questions and more in our latest McKinsey Recruiting Podcast episode, with Michiel. Michiel is a partner based in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office. He began his McKinsey career in New York in 2005, and prior to that, he worked in the marketing department at Unilever where he was responsible for a well-known ice-cream brand. Outside of work Michiel loves to spend time with his family and is writing a book about leading and learning outside of your comfort zone. # Before joining McKinsey, Michiel worked as a brand manager for a well-known ice-cream brand. # Michiel explains what Aikido is and why he takes at least one week of silence every year. # In addition to defining what mental health means to him, Michiel explains what Aberkyn does and why he co-founded it. # Michiel provides helpful insights on how he balances his job as a consultant with being a parent. # In our “Ask me anything” section, Michiel explains how he makes a clear cut between private and work life in times of constant availability. He also talks about criteria taken into consideration when deciding who gets invited for an interview at McKinsey. For more information on our podcast, visit: http://mckinsey.com/recruitingpodcast Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 34:49) >
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