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Cells and Pixels

Author: Koji Pereira

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Cells and Pixels podcast is extracted from a weekly talk show on Instagram Live hosted by Koji Pereira, first gen asian-latino immigrant, Head of Design, Lyft Business (ex-Google) in Silicon Valley. The guests are range of professionals, scholars and authors that talk about product, UX, UX research, product design, inclusion and diversity. Hear from people who create products that we love.

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What a inspiring chat with Varun from Apple and Banana. We talked about his journey from healthcare to UXR, how research can be included in your product development, from small to large organizations and some of his plans for the fruitful research approach book. Cells and Pixels, now every first Tuesday of the month! Apple and Banana website: www.appleandbanana.org #appleandbanana #bestbuy #facebook #uxresearch --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
I had so much fun chatting with Kai Haley. We talked about her journey and her incredible work educating Googlers about Design and Sprints. Kai is the go to person at Google if you want to learn the latest and greatest about the methodology, so this chat is must for anybody curious about it. Disclaimer: my voice may sound different, I had a sore throat today – but already way better now. #google #designsprints #designeducation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
A conversation with Guidione Machava about the World-Class Designer organized in Moçambique, Africa. Guidione shared about his plans to make Africa the future of Design.  He talked about his story and how inspired by podcasts, he decided to organized a conference with people 3 other friends to decolonize design, and make it more inclusive. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Here's the video of my crazy fun convo with 4 amazing professionals at Lyft: Len Yeh, Julie Celia, Dario Fidanza and Akhil Dakinedi. How cool it was to learn more about Diversity, Safety, Bikes and Scooters, Unumute (our internal conference), Design Ops and more from these ones! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
This was the final episode of the year! Yes, and I talked with Noah Levin, the Director of Design at Figma, yes! The tool that all of us love so much. Before Figma, Noah led teams at ClassPass in NYC, and the iOS Search team at Google in Mountain View. He also spent some time teaching designers how to code as an advisor at Framer, and building a digital assistant for Astronauts at NASA. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
I am assuming you all know John Maeda for his many influential books on Design and Technology. From Laws of Simplicity, his classic book to How to Speak Machine, John Maeda adds humanism to technology. And our conversation was fantastic! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
I feel like this is another dream coming true. I talked with Jesse James Garrett, one of my favorite UX authors; he wrote in 2002: The Elements of User Experience. We talked about his history, from a writer to one of the founders of UX, his consultancy Adaptive Path and the acquisition by Capital One. We also found some time to chat about post-rock and his recent work as a coach for design leaders at jessejamesgarrett.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
What a fantastic conversation I had with Lucas Hirata! We covered a lot in this episode. We talked about the future of design, smart displays, voice UI, and some challenges when designing for hardware and physical devices. If You Wanna Fly, YouTube Channel (In Portuguese) Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Another incredible person I met via Cells and Pixels: Joshua Taylor! Joshua and I talked about some great life changes, big pivots, and how to stay true to your principles. Joshua Taylor is an experienced Design Leader (Evernote and Credit Karma) who moved to Costa Rica and started Ordinary Ventures, a startup creating multiple experimental products, including Parrot.fm a podcast app. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Finally my conversation with Joris Van Mens, Group PM at Google was recorded again. Joris launched Files by Google from 0 to 500+ million downloads, Camera Go, Android TV data saver and he works on many other 0-1 products for emerging markets. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
IC Leadership with David Ikuye – Staff Product Designer, Lyft I had a blast with David Ikuye, he is a Staff Product Designer at Lyft, he shared a bit of his fantastic experience working in different cities with innovation and one of the most well-known design consultancies around IDEO, Frog, and Fjord/Accenture. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PT • 8PM ET www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Here's an inspiring conversation with Arya Zarrinkelk. Arya left some great messages to us: how to keep positive in difficult times, how to use tools to find the job you dreamed of and how to take some of your learnings to heart when you enter a company. Arya coaches and trains arts, media, entertainment students at City College of San Francisco. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
I had a blast reconnecting with Malea Gadoury. Malea and I talked about her career, her transitions in life, from graphic to UX Design, from IC to management, and now as an entrepreneur. Malea is a Co-Founder at ILK, previously she was the Head of Design for Wonderschool and Head of Design for Firebase at Google. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
I had so much fun reconnecting with Laith Ulaby. We talked about his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, his experience working at the United Nations, Udemy, and his passion for education and culture. We talked about how technology can help to increase access to education worldwide, the challenges in the field, and some of his learnings. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PT • 8PM ET www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Another great learning experience! I talked with Joel Isaac who is an Accessibility Lead at Delta Dental. We talked about how his background as an engineer and designer influenced his views on accessibility, and he also shared great tips and ideas on how to build more inclusive products and teams. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PT • 8PM ET www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Audrey Liu is a VP of Design at Lyft, previously she was a Design Director at Thumbtack where she helped to build the design team, I had a blast chatting with her about her style of leadership, her honesty and transparency is incredible and you'll definitely feel inspired by this talk. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PST www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Aditi evaluates new pitches and many startups reach her to get funded every day. I learned a lot with this conversation, we talked about Venture Capital, how to attract investment, and build a great pitch for a new product. Aditi and I also talked about what makes a great team and she shared invaluable ideas around the future of work, and what type of products will move the needle. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PST www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
I had a wonderful conversation with Bruno Bergher, he is the VP of Product and Design at Gladly. We talked about his experiences as a Designer, and how that influences positively on the work he does today at Gladly. Among other things we discussed about some of the challenges of uncertain times, and how transparency and honesty are main elements of his leadership style. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PST www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
Jessica Ko has an impressive career, from a Designer at Google to CEO, she shared some of her challenges, inspirations and two big moments where she pivoted her career. As a Leader with Design background she has a very instigating perspective and great tips for managers and ICs. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PST www.instagram.com/cells.and.pixels --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
A lighthearted conversation with Sun Park, Product Designer at Facebook, she shared some of her great habits, her strategic view on Design and some learnings she had over in her career. This is not to be missed if you're interested on Visioning and 0-1 products. Cells and Pixels, every Tuesday 5PM PST --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cellsandpixels/support
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