In today’s episode, I speak with Aaron Walter. Aaron is Acting Director of Product at Resolve to Save Lives where he explores how design and technology can help fight COVID-19. Formerly, he was the VP of content at InVision with 20 years of experience running product teams and helping companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. His design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and many Fortune 500 companies, startups, and venture capital firms. He is the co-host of the Webby-nominated Design Better podcast and has been featured in major publications like Fast Company, TechCrunch, and Vanity Fair among others.We dive into what it means to practice seeking meaning in your career and life, how curiosity helps you to craft a more purposeful career, what it means to navigate a mission-driven profession that aligns with your values and beliefs, and how investing in your emotional intelligence can guide you to a more fulfilling career.
Aarron Walter and Designing the Future of HealthTech
Aarron Walter wanted to change the world through art, but soon found himself changing lives with screen design. He made his name founding Mailchimp’s legendary UX practice before moving on to head up design education at InVision. Now he’s facing his biggest challenge yet: using design to fight COVID-19 at Resolve to Save Lives. We talk to Aarron about designing for emotion, how he’s bringing his design practice to HealthTech, and what he’s learned while trying to help billions of people navigate a pandemic through better design. This is the debut episode of Now What? A new podcast series from Wix, hosted by Rob Goodman, about how technology is changing… everything. Subscribe and follow the show for new episodes. Get show notes, subscribe to our newsletter, and learn more at www.wix.com/nowwhat.
In this series, we'll bring you conversations with influential people in the fields of design and technology. First up we speak with Aarron Walter, long time head of design at MailChimp, more recently at Invision, and now at Resolve To Save Lives. Author of the acclaimed Designing for Emotion, we talk about how the industry has changed in the 2 decades or more Aarron has been involved in it, as well as how different the first and second editions of Designing for Emotion are, one coming at the beginning of the decade, and the other at the end. These conversations are brought to you by Web Directions conferences, and our upcoming Product://Remote conference, online in November, and Conffab, our streaming service featuring hundreds of presentations from conferences around the world.
267 – 📗 The Second Edition of Designing for Emotion with Aarron Walter
In this episode we get to speak with Aarron Walter: Author, Speaker, Co-host of The Design Better Podcast, and VP of Design Education at InVisionApp Inc. We discuss Aarron’s second edition of Designing for Emotion; we dive into the key takeaways, the new lessons in the second edition, and the why and how Aarron updated his book. We also chat about the new chapter “Empathy and Inclusion”, and why it’s so advantageous for design teams to understand these crucial concepts of the human experience. Episode Sponsor Auth0https://auth0.com Show Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aarron/Website: http://aarronwalter.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/aarronBook on Aarron’s website: https://www.aarronwalter.com/bookThe Second Edition of Designing for Emotion: https://abookapart.com/products/designing-for-emotionInVision: https://www.invisionapp.com/The Design Better Podcast: https://www.designbetter.co/podcastEmotion Make Memories: https://youtu.be/jmlMui5HynsWhat it was like to write Designing for Emotion, second edition: https://www.aarronwalter.com/blog/how-i-wrote-designing-for-emotion-second-editionDesigning for Emotion book club: https://www.aarronwalter.com/book-clubDesign for Diversity (D4D): https://thecreativeindependent.com/guides/how-to-begin-designing-for-diversity/
The Iowa Idea: Aarron Walter “It’s about emotion. Our full range of emotions.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Aarron Walter. Aarron is the VP of design publishing at InVision, drawing upon fifteen years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp. He is the co-host of the Webby nominated podcast, Design Better, and the author of Designing for Emotion. Aarron and I discuss his journey from studying art at The University of Iowa, to becoming a design practitioner, a design educator, and author. We explore the importance and power of emotion in design. We talk about the problems in the design space when we ignore emotion, including the weaponization of platforms and unintended consequences. It was an honor having Aarron on the podcast. I’d like to thank him for joining me. I hope you enjoy the episode. About Aarron Aarron Walter is VP of design publishing at InVision, drawing upon fifteen years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices. Aarron founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. His design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of major corporations, startups and venture capitalist firms. You’ll find Aarron sharing thoughts about design on Twitter @aarron, and as the cohost of the Webby nominated Design Better podcast. You can find out more about Aarron’s latest book Designing for Emotion (2nd edition) at https://abookapart.com/products/designing-for-emotion and on his personal website https://www.aarronwalter.com/ Credits Episode produce by Spark Consulting Group (www.inspiredbyspark.com) in Iowa City, with support from Executive Podcast Solutions (https://www.executivepodcastsolutions.com/) The Iowa Idea Podcast music written and performed by Paisley Bible (https://paisleybible.bandcamp.com/).
Showing the Value of Design - An interview with Aarron Walter
The Logo Geek Podcast
In order to be respected as a designer you need to be able to show the value of design. But how do you do that? In this weeks episode Ian Paget interviews Aarron Walter to find out. In this interview we learn how designers can gain the respect of business owners, how to measure the success of a project, Aarrons approach to UX design, and how you can use emotion to create incredible user experiences. Aarron Walter is VP of Design Education at InVision, host of The Design Better Podcast, founder of the UX practice at MailChimp, and author of a number of publications including the book, Designing for Emotion.Books & Resources MentionedAarron Walters website. Design Better by InVision. The Design Better Podcast. Designing for Emotion – Amazon UK | Amazon US Universal Principles of Design – Amazon UK | Amazon US The User Experience Team of One – Amazon UK | Amazon US Just Enough Research – Amazon UK | Amazon US Typographie Web – Amazon UK | Amazon US Emotional Design – Amazon UK | Amazon US The Design of Everyday Things – Amazon UK | Amazon US Responsive Web Design A Book Apart Collection Enterprise Design Sprints – Free eBook usertesting.com To keep learning and improving, use SkillShare and the courses from The Futur. For show notes and episode transcription head here: https://logogeek.uk/podcast/aarron-walter/
In this episode we get to speak with Aarron Walter: Author, Speaker, Co-host of The Design Better Podcast, and VP of Design Education at InVisionApp Inc. We discuss Aarron’s career path, what he is doing today at InVision, and how to employ emotions to design long-lasting memories. Episode Sponsor https://pantheon.io/Everything your business needs for digital speed and agility. Show Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aarron/Website: http://aarronwalter.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/aarronOf Montreal: https://www.ofmontreal.net/MailChimp: https://mailchimp.com/R.E.M. – Nightswimming: https://youtu.be/ahJ6Kh8klM4InVision: https://www.invisionapp.com/DesignBetter: http://DesignBetter.Cohttps://www.invisionapp.com/design-better/design-maturity-modelJulie Zhuo’s book – THE MAKING OF A MANAGER: http://www.juliezhuo.com/book/manager.htmlThe Design Better Podcast: https://www.designbetter.co/podcastAn Event Apart: https://aneventapart.com/event/washington-dc-2019Emotion Make Memories: https://youtu.be/jmlMui5HynsDesigning for Emotion: https://abookapart.com/products/designing-for-emotionPrinciples of Product Design: https://www.designbetter.co/principles-of-product-design/
Design As A Problem Solving Approach - Aarron Walter From InVision
Humans Aren't Robots
This week on Digial Noir Presents, we're joined by Aarron Walter - VP of Design Education at InVision. Aarron draws upon 15 years of experience running product teams and teaching design to help companies enact design best practices.He emphasises that design isn't something to be applied to an end product in hopes of making it pretty, but a problem solving process.
Leah Buley & Aarron Walter – 'InVision's Design Maturity Model'
The Power of Ten Show
Hello, and welcome to Power of Ten, a podcast about designing and operating at many levels, from thoughtful detail through to organisational transformation, to the changes in society in the world. My name is Andy Polaine, a designer, educator, and writer, and currently group director of client evolution at Fjord. The meta-theme this year for the Fjord trends was 'value'. I was excited to see that InVision, a company whose tools and platform many of our designers use, published their report about the design maturity model. It’s all about the value of design to business. I caught up with Leah Buley, a veteran of the experience design industry and the author of the book: The User Experience Team of One. She’s Director of InVisions’ Design and Education team and the main author of the report. And Aaron Walter, author of Design for Emotion. Also, a veteran design leader, educator, and Vice President of InVision’s design education team. Leah, Aaron, welcome to Power of Ten. Have a comment about this episode that you'd like to share? Now you can leave us a voicemail Have something to share about this episode? Leave us a voicemail now Show Links Design Better – InVision’s amazing learning resource InVision’s Design Genome Project – behind the scenes of design-forward companies InVision’s Design Maturity Model report Leah Buley is @leahbuley on Twitter Aaron Walter is @aarron on Twitter Connect with This is HCD Follow This is HCD us on Twitter Follow This is HCD on Instagram Sign up for our newsletter (we have lots of design giveaways!) Join the practitioner community on This is HCD Slack Channel Read articles on our This is HCD Network on Medium Other podcasts on This is HCD Network Power of Ten with Andy Polaine EthnoPod with Dr John Curran Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion ProdPod with Adrienne Tan This is HCD is brought to you by Humana Design and The Academy.ieBecome a Premium Member: https://thisishcdnetwork.supercast.techSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 20 highlights- What does a high functioning design team look like and how are they organized?- The three types of successful enterprise UX organization models- How companies like Target, Spotify, Netfilx, Google and more are doing designops and great UX design at scale- Creating and sharing user research findings across your organization