March 23rd / 31 min

Bonus Episode: Making remote teams work with Jennifer Aldrich and Stephen Gates

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Jennifer Aldrich and Stephen Gates

Jennifer Aldrich and Stephen Gates

SENIOR MANAGER OF DESIGN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS (ALDRICH) AND HEAD DESIGN EVANGELIST (GATES) AT INVISION
About The Episode

In this bonus episode, we chat about balancing personal and professional demands in a remote environment, especially during these challenging times. Join special guests Jennifer Aldrich, Senior Manager of Design Community Partnerships, and Stephen Gates, Head Design Evangelist, at InVision, as we discuss best practices for remote communication and how to build trust within your remote teams.

We hope this episode helps you and your teams as you transition to remote work during this time of change in the face of our current health crisis. You’ll learn:

  • How to set expectations for remote communication
  • Tips for creating boundaries between work and life
  • Establishing documentation and processes for team collaboration
  • The value of soft skills in remote leadership
  • Benefits of working from home in building trust and connection for teams

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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