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Podcast Season on Designing for a New Level of Uncertainty

We partnered with Design Untangled for a series of interviews with design leaders on navigating today’s unprecedented conditions and challenges.

ProtoPieApril 2, 2021
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Designers need to make decisions for the future of products and services – but nowadays, the future is more uncertain than ever before. Listen to Design Untangled Season 2, "Designing for a new level of uncertainty" to find out how the world’s leading design experts are tackling this challenge head on.

Below, you can find the full list of speakers, the topics they spoke about, and links to the specific episodes themselves.


Episode 1: How diversity and design can be a catalyst for change

Abbie Walks, Accenture Interactive's Chief Design Officer

Abbie talks about the true importance of diversity in the design process – and explains why this is more important than ever before.

Listen to Abbie's episode here: https://bit.ly/3wqlKK3

Episode 2: Is Design Thinking still the answer?

Kieron Leppard, Vice President of Experience Design at HUGE

Kieron gives his take on Design Thinking, why Society Centered Design is increasingly crucial, and how designers can help clients navigate through these uncertain times.

Hear the full episode here: https://bit.ly/36ecWeH

Episode 3: How to design tactile hardware experiences remotely

Eduardo Sonnino, Senior Product Designer at Microsoft

Eduardo delves into how Microsoft designed an entirely new device, and tested their consumers’ experiences, in the midst of a global pandemic.

Eduardo's full episode can be found here: https://bit.ly/39n0Mly

Episode 4: Using AI and machine learning to reduce uncertainty

Anthony Baker, Executive Technology Director at R/GA

Anthony speaks about the interplay between technology and design – explaining the impact that tools like AI, language processing, and machine learning can have on the consumer experience.

Hear Anthony’s episode here: https://bit.ly/2YkFgHR

Episode 5: How to run design sprints virtually

Jani Cortesini, Design Sprint Lead & Strategist at Google Zoo

In this unmissable episode, Jani, Design Sprint Lead & Strategist at Google Zoo, provides a precise blueprint for running successful design sprints – even if you’re all working remotely.

Listen to Jani’s episode here: https://bit.ly/3ciffRJ

Episode 6: How to maximise customer experience with branding

Alex Paquin, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Zerotrillion

Alex delves into what creatives working in an advertising agency actually do, and explores how innovative agencies are helping brands maximize their marketing impact during hard times.

Hear Alex’s episode here: https://bit.ly/3t1B8us

About our partner

Design Untangled is a UX and design podcast that grapples with the common issues facing Designers today.

Join the hosts, Chris Mears (Director, UXr) and Carla Lindarte (Design Sprint Strategist, Google), as they wade through the jargon and misinformation that's making UX and design harder than it needs to be.

Check out other episodes or subscribe at designuntangled.co.uk.