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Kevin M. Hoffman on Proposals

My guest today is Kevin M. Hoffman. Kevin is a designer, manager, and author who has led teams of designers both inside and outside of large organizations. In the last few years, he’s turned his attention to designing better meetings. In this episode, we talk about how he’s using information to engage with prospects and clients so they can design meetings that add value to their lives.

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Andrea Kates on Innovation

My guest today is Andrea Kates. Andrea is a consultant and author who equips leaders to translate emerging trends into growth for their businesses. She’s helped major organizations around the world to “find their next,” and has spoken about business innovation at TED and The Aspen Institute among other venues. In this episode, we discuss how Andrea helps clients innovate by thinking beyond the confines of their existing information environments.

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Fabricio Teixeira on Publishing

My guest today is Fabricio Teixeira. Fabricio has led design teams at various agencies over the past 15 years; now he’s at Work & Co, a digital product design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. I came to know Fabricio because he’s one of the founders and publishers of UX Collective, one of the largest design and UX online publications. In this episode, we focus on how Fabricio and his partner Caio Braga make UX Collective happen through mindful information management.

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Gretchen Anderson on Writing

My guest today is Gretchen Anderson. Gretchen spent the first part of her career consulting with world-renowned design firms. More recently, she’s led design and product teams at various companies, including PG&E, California’s largest energy company. Currently, Gretchen consults with clients to inform their product strategies and improve their team collaboration skills. She’s now written a book about collaboration, and in this episode,​ we focus on how she managed her information during the writing process.

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Louis Rosenfeld on Managing

My guest today is Lou Rosenfeld. Alongside Peter Morville, Lou wrote the seminal book Information Architecture for the World Wide Web — also known as the polar bear book. In 2005, he founded Rosenfeld Media, where he and his team amplify user experience expertise through conferences and books, including my own Living in Information. In this conversation, we talk about how Lou manages information to effectively coordinate the various workstreams at his company, including the upcoming Enterprise Experience conference.

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Introduction

This is episode zero of the show, which means I don’t have a guest. Instead, I talk about what we’re going to be doing here: what this show is about and why you may find it valuable to tune in. I also tell you a bit about myself and how I got into this topic, and what I’m planning to do with it. I hope you enjoy it!

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