If there’s anyone we’ve interviewed on the DesignBetter.Co Podcast so far that really embodies the product-driven concept, it’s Laura Martini. Not only does she have a background in both design and engineering, but she also has a keen product sense with a real understanding the business factors behind good design decisions.
Laura has had a really interesting career too—from working as a researcher in John Maeda’s Media Lab at MIT and leading the design team at med-tech startup Counsyl to her current role as a senior interaction designer on Google’s Analytics Platform.
In this episode, Aarron and Eli chat with Laura about how her engineering and design backgrounds complement each other, how a company’s values shape her own work, and how design leaders can help individual contributors grow.
Laura Martini’s bio
Laura Martini has always loved products—and the people who use them. Early on in her career, she discovered also a love for experience design. In addition to her extensive professional experience, Laura has developed everything from computer hardware and hair dryers to mobile apps and medical experiences. Most recently, Laura has been an interaction designer at Google and a hands-on design lead at a biotech company.
In Season 1 of the DesignBetter.Co Podcast, we’ll focus on what it takes to be a product-driven company—including exploring human-centered design, and how strong collaboration between product, design, and engineering helps make great products.