April 18th, 2019 / 37:02

Bonus Episode: Leah Buley and the New Frontier of Design Maturity

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Leah Buley

Leah Buley

Director of Design Education, InVision
About The Episode

What if you could unlock the full potential for business impact in design? On today’s episode we are joined by Leah Buley, InVision’s Director of Design Education and author of the new report on design in business, The New Design Frontier. Leah shares the insights she’s learned from surveying thousands of companies to explore the relationship between design practices and business performance. We chat with Leah about how teams are measuring success in design, the dimensions of design maturity, and debunk myths around team size and designer to engineer ratios. Check out the full report at http://invisionapp.com/designmaturity

Bio

Leah Buley is a veteran of the experience design industry and the author of the book The User Experience Team of One, published by Rosenfeld Media. As a director of InVision’s Design Education team, she researches, analyzes, and shares what makes design teams successful. Prior to joining InVision, Leah was a principal analyst at Forrester, where she studied design’s role in business. She has also held roles at Intuit, one of the first companies to make design thinking a firm-wide competency, and at Adaptive Path, a pioneering user experience design consultancy.

 

Meet Your Hosts

Aarron Walter
VP of Design Education

As the VP of Design Education at InVision, Aarron Walter draws upon 15 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.

He is the author of the best selling book Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. You’ll find Aarron on Twitter and Medium sharing thoughts on design. Learn more at http://aarronwalter.com.

Eli Woolery
Director of Design Education

Eli is the Director of Design Education at InVision. His design career spans both physical and digital products, and he has worked with companies ranging from startups (his own and others) to Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to his background in product and industrial design, he has been a professional photographer and filmmaker. He teaches the senior capstone class Implementation to undergraduate Product Designers at Stanford University. You can find Eli on Twitter and Medium.

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