What is the job of a designer?

Voice of Design Podcast: Seasons 1 & 2
I hosted seasons 1 and 2 of the Voice of Design podcast with Erika Hall and Mike Monteiro.

We delved into such conversations as  how John Mahoney, VP of Digital Products for the National Audubon Society, learned how to “soak in the pain” to achieve lasting change for a complex organization  how Bryan Boyer, who heads up Dash Marshall’s civic future program, incorporates compromise into good systems thinking and city design.

In Season 1 we asked our guests What is the job of a designer?  Season 2 drilled into the details of how a design practice is established in different organizational contexts.

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The Democratization of Design
Designer Khoi Vinh joins us to talk about his take on the job of a designer and his efforts to make the field more accessible.

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Recorded March 30, 2018

Towards Civic Futures
Strategic designer and co-founder of
Dash Marshall Bryan Boyer talks about his work thinking about the future from the vantage point of Detroit and formerly, Finland.

Recorded September 21, 2018

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Humans Talk to Humans
We welcome Nate Bolt, the founder ofEthnio and author of Remote Research, to talk about talking to the right people, why so many businesses go about qualitative research the wrong way, and how powerful a simple conversation can be.

Recorded December 14, 2018

Design Strategy for the Birds
Four years after a successful launch, we reflect on what it took to create a flexible new design system and achieve lasting change for a complex organization with John Mahoney, Vice President of Digital Products at the National Audubon Society.

Recorded January 22, 2019

What’s Up with the Web?
We sit down with Jen Simmons, Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, to take stock of the web in 2019. Design, technology, platforms, ethics, operations, remix culture, and the latest and greatest in CSS.

Recorded February 8, 2019

Exploring the space where technology, design, and business overlap.

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