Google Design on Medium: Personal Journeys
With summer upon us, it’s time to pass along poolside reading recommendations—and nothing beats a good hero’s journey. We’ve got you covered with a series of Medium stories on how designers get where they’re going, starting with one design director’s tale of how growing up with immigrant parents influenced her role as a leader at Google. From there, follow one UX researcher’s surprising path from architectural theory to machine learning, and a UX director’s decade-long epic of mining the human side of technology. Cap it off with a journey that might ring familiar to any designer: The tale of what it’s like to be an intern.
Be counted: 2019 Design Census now open
Are you a design professional working in the US? The 2019 Design Census needs your voice. Set aside 10 minutes to answer 38 questions and add your POV to the largest annual survey of the design industry. Created by Google and AIGA, the 2019 Design Census builds on previous findings to deliver a holistic picture of the design industry’s current state, and provide insight into the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping design practice. This year—to better reflect the changing field—there’s an added focus on design educators, agency designers, in-house designers, small business owners, and freelance workers.The survey opens today and closes May 1. The findings will be published on later this year and as always, all the data will be free to download and use for your own interpretations.Learn more and participate in the 2019 Design Census
Read the latest Google Design Newsletter: Spring 2019
For our first dispatch of 2019, we’ve assembled enough Google Design goodies to put a spring in your step. Our roundup includes a big story on Waymo—exploring how the company’s designers built a brand new UX playbook to foster user trust; an artful interview with technologist John Maeda on agile leadership; and deep insights from UX Director Margaret Lee, who penned an essay on how her immigrant upbringing shaped her take on leadership. We also compiled a fresh selection of “5 Things to Love Right Now”—curated by San Francisco-based designer Shannon May. Dig in for a new bloom of insights and inspiration.Subscribe to the Google Design Newsletter
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