Tech World Ethicist
About The Episode
Nancy Douyon has a remarkable story that lead her into a career in technology. From her childhood in Haiti, to moving to Boston and taking part in an MIT program as a kid, to running away from home and then teaching as a teenager, and on to design roles at Google and Uber, Nancy’s unconventional path gives her a unique perspective on how to approach product design for an audience that includes everyone.
We chat with Nancy about her initial reluctance to enter a technical field despite her talent, how she thinks about making sure research represents a diverse set of users, and understanding global perspectives in product design.
- How to approach hiring by looking at someone’s story
- Tips for making user research more representative
- How to approach ethical product design
This episode kicks off with a roundtable discussion with special InVision guests Alison Rand (Senior Director of Design Operations) and Mike Davidson (VP of Partnerships and Community). Aarron and Eli chat with them about three recent articles on workplace culture, ethical design, and the design debacle at the Iowa Caucuses:
Uncover insights from the world’s top designers and creatives
With all of the immense challenges facing the world right now, in Season 5 of the Design Better Podcast we wanted to bring on guests who can share their wisdom—not only about how to build better products—but also how to navigate challenges in your career, and discover opportunities in the face of adversity.