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Braden Kowitz

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Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz

Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More

Today we will unlock the book Sprint. This book is about a trial method used by Google Venture or GV. The technique deploys repeated substitutions to drill down to determine the essential offer of new products or services in the GV company portfolio.


21 Aug 2021

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Strengthen Your Team by Focusing on the Individual (Braden Kowitz, Range)


Braden Kowitz is a former design partner at Google Ventures, where he had the opportunity to work with startups like ClassPass, Gusto, Slack, Medium, Flatiron Health, TuneIn, BlueBottle Coffee, 23andMe, One Medical Group, HubSpot, RetailMeNot, Nest and more.  He is the co-author of NY Times Best Seller, Sprint, and the co-founder of Range, a tool that keeps teams connected and productive. We're extremely grateful to Braden for sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with us. Get your notepads out for this one! We cover:Some of the differences in Google design from when he entered and leftHow he got into Google Ventures and whyHis experience watching the explosion of the Design SprintWhat Range does and who it servesThe agency challenge of working with multiple culturesWorking the way clients want to work during COVID-19Testing and validating new work methodologiesVulnerability and connection for teamsThe challenge of jumping responsibilities as a business ownerPersonal manualsMore!Visit the Funsize websiteSubscribe to The Funsize Digest


14 Sep 2020

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AQ Sessions #1: Adapting To Remote, with Braden Kowitz of at Range

Product Coalition Product Management Podcast

Listen in as Jay Stansell and Braden Kowitz chat about AQ Sessions: Adapting To Remote.  To get pre-release access to all Product Coalition podcasts, product management mentorship, product management interview practice, and product management resume reviews, or to become a member visit members.productcoalition.comSupport the show (https://members.productcoalition.com)Support the show (https://platform.productcoalition.com)


17 Aug 2020

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Collaboration With Range Co-Founder Braden Kowitz

Build with Maggie Crowley

You can't be a good product manager without collaboration. But collaborating - feedback, brainstorming, planning - can be hard no matter how much experience you have. In this episode, Maggie talks to Braden Kowitz, co-founder of Range, former design partner at GV, and author on the New York Times bestselling book Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, about how to give and recieve feedback and how to collaborate both in person and remote in order to create more effective teams. Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with Maggie on Twitter @maggiecrowley @HYPERGROWTH_Pod


17 Jul 2020

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068: People May be the Most Important Thing You Build as a Designer with Braden Kowitz

User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth

Braden Kowitz reveals how human-centered design has everything to do with the humans we design and build with every day. He advocates for a genuinely supportive environment where it’s okay to be who you are, and where you’re encouraged to speak up, and openly share how you’re truly feeling. He reminds us to acknowledge that life isn’t perfect, and neither are we…and that’s also okay. He articulates the origin story and evolution of design patterns and explains why ‘ugly’ may sometimes appear to win. He also challenges us to consider how the metrics we typically depend on, may not be telling us the complete story. Free Time (7:49) Grounding Techniques (8:36) Mindful Techniques (9:26) Origin Story (16:25) Form, Function, and Balance (19:38) Managing Design Ambiguity (26:50) Establishing Design Patterns (37:57) What Have You Been Up To? (47:05) From Designer to Co-Founder (49:09) Dealing with Tradeoffs (52:02) Creative Side Hustles (52:41) Who Is This Product For? (53:47) Design Superpower (57:00) Design Kryptonite (58:15) UX Superhero Name (59:45) Habit of Success (1:01:03) Recommended Book (1:02:59) Best Advice (1:04:13) Tips on Culture (1:05:11) Check out the detailed show notes including mentioned links, transcript and Eli Jorgensen’s astonishing superhero artwork at userdefenders.com/068 This episode is brought to you by UC Irvine’s executive master’s program for Human-Computer Interaction and Design. As a user experience professional, UCI’s hybrid program will allow you to maintain your job while pursuing the master’s degree that will propel your career forward. Visit userdefenders.com/uci to learn more. This episode is also brought to you by Porkbun. Head to userdefenders.com/porkbun now and use coupon code DEFENDERS on the checkout page to get literally a free year of a .design domain name.

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28 Oct 2019

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BONUSODE: From Early Google Designer to VC to Founder, with Braden Kowitz

Jake and Jonathan

Jake interviews Braden Kowitz, product designer and startup founder, who co-authored Sprint alongside Jake and John Zeratsky. He's also the BEST interaction designer Jake has ever worked with! 🔥They talk about design, being a founder, and advice on working with a team of any size! Links: kowitz.co Range—Teamwork simplified Braden on Twitter Braden on Instagram Braden on Medium GV ClassPass Your Hosts: Follow Jake Knapp on Twitter: @jakek Follow Jonathan Courtney on Instagram or Twitter: @jicecream Follow AJ&Smart on Instagram or Twitter: @ajsmartdesign Write into the podcast: pbc@ajsmart.com Podcast editing by Jason Sanderson: PodcastTech.com Show notes by @amrkhalifeh Follow the podcast on Medium


17 Jul 2019

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Reviewing "Sprint" by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky & Braden Kowitz

Hong Kong Design Book Club

Reviewing "Sprint" by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky & Braden Kowitz by Hong Kong Design Book Club


13 May 2019

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#11: Braden Kowitz (Google Ventures, Range) on co-creating the Design Sprint, becoming a founder and his design journey

Progression Podcast

In this episode I'm talking to Braden Kowitz, an SF based designer and founder. Braden's work has been hugely impactful on how we design today through his work on the Sprint book at Google Ventures. But his journey has also been an interesting one, leading from Google to working with startups to founding his own, Range. We talk about finding meaningful work, bucking the trend of an expected design career, the dangers of a rigid ladder in a small team and much more. Braden's Links Range: https://www.range.co/ Braden's personal site: https://kowitz.co/ Braden on twitter: https://twitter.com/kowitz The Sprint Book: https://www.thesprintbook.com/ Sponsor: Onfido 🙌 This episode is sponsored by Onfido! They're ruddy great, and are looking for a VP design (amongst other interesting design and product roles). Check out their open jobs here: onfido.com/jobs Want to sponsor an episode, or suggest a guest? Email podcast@makegrow.co to get straight to me. Me and progression: twitter.com/jonnyburch progressionapp.com


7 May 2019

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134: Bias Filter (feat. Braden Kowitz)

Design Details

Today we caught up with Braden Kowitz, a design partner at Google Ventures. We dig into Braden's work at GV, his background and journey at Google, prototyping, design process, building a design culture, and more. Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 4,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation! If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm! Braden on the web: Twitter GV Profile Dribbble Medium Instagram Show Notes: Design Details + Sketch + Nylas Meetup GV Daniel Burka Daniel on Design Details Jake Knapp Michael Margolis John Zeratsky Kristen Brillantes GV Sprint Sprint Book RES ClassPass Flatiron Health Marshall Bock Git Sketch


30 May 2016

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Braden Kowitz, Design Partner at Google Ventures

Inside Intercom Podcast

Intercom co-founder Des Traynor talks to Braden Kowitz about Google Ventures work with startups, the process of design sprints, sketching and prototyping, and the future of product design.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


7 Jul 2015