Design Talk 53. Deep experience; Scott Weiss, VP Product Design, Babbel

Scott Weiss’ career in user experience has its origins in the late 1980s, when he served an internship at Apple in the days of System 6 and 7. He went on to write one of the reference books on mobile user experience, ‘Handheld Usability’. Today he leads product design for the language learning app Babel. He’s seen the evolution of experience-led design from a wide range of angles, including founding his own New York-based design agency, working client-side for successful start-ups like Swiftkey and managing the complexities of Symbian’s UI Council. He talks to MEX founder Marek Pawlowski about the interests which have driven his career, future skills for user experience designers and the lessons he continues to learn as he builds expanding design teams. Get in touch with feedback and questions @mexfeed on Twitter or email

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"Once a portfolio shows the candidate has design skills, the most important thing is their people skills…their soft skills." Scott Weiss, VP Product Design, Babbel Episode 53, MEX Design Talk podcast


"We allocate team time every week to share and critique work-in-progress. That's when feedback from design colleagues is most effective." Scott Weiss, VP Product Design, Babbel Episode 53, MEX Design Talk podcast

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