Where the design community meets.
Welcome to episode seven of DN FM! Through interviews, news and Office Hours community segments, DN FM aims to spark a meaningful conversation on design.
Randy J. Hunt joins us this week for a kaleidoscopic design discussion. He lays down all kinds of wisdom about developing true empathy for users, career paths, holistic design and business models. Then we explore Etsy; what it was like helming early design projects, challenges growing the team and how Etsy's mission attracts the calibre of designers it does. Finally, Randy name-drops the luminaries that he takes inspiration from.
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San Francisco is coming up October 20 at Udemy
Austin is happening down November 10. Stay tuned for details!
Blue Aunt Media needs a Senior UX Designer in Toronto
Pillpack is looking for a Product Designer in Boston
Reaktor is hiring a couple design positions in NY
ODEN Technologies is looking for a Product Designer in NY
MAARK Agency needs a UI Designer in Cambridge
The state of design tools: Thoughts on collaboration, file-sharing, features, layouts, and what all of this means for the industry as a whole [4:00]
Common issues that come up with collaborative design tools, and why design issues have become such a hot topic 7:10
The future of design tools: predictions 18:00
Fostering ultimate empathy for users, and what Randy discovered using only an iPad 21:40
How Randy’s background has brought him to where he is now, including how the early months of his launch went24:45
The differences between agency work and entrepreneurship 29:40
The differences between product work vs. service work 35:00
Challenges scaling the Etsy design team 39:20
Common challenges in management and how Randy meets them head-on 45:00
Etsy’s “secret sauce”: How they attract so many talented people 49:00