The Optimal Path Podcast
The Optimal Path is a new podcast about product decision-making, brought to you by the team at Maze. Join us for expert conversations with product people at Webflow, Github, and more. Every episode uncovers the stories, ideas, and approaches that drive success—and the optimal path for product decisions.
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Episode 04 | 03 February 2022 | 29 min
Teresa Torres, product discovery coach and author of the book Continuous Discovery Habits, talks to Maze about the principles of continuous discovery, tactics to implement it, and how to make better product decisions with customer feedback.
Product design leaders and experts share the experiences and learnings that shaped their path to success.
The relationship between business and design with Erika Hall | Mule Design Studio
EPISODE 12 | 16 June 2022 | 33 min
Erika Hall, Design consultant & Co-founder of Mule Design Studio, talks to Maze about the complicated relationship between design and business, the importance of asking questions, and how research plays a critical role in influencing decision-making.
Designing for communication interfaces with Renato Valdés Olmos | Pitch
EPISODE 11 | 02 June 2022 | 32 min
Renato Valdés Olmos, VP of Product and Design at Pitch & former Head of Design at Grammarly, talks to Maze about building Pitch, designing for communication interfaces, and how to create successful teams and products.
The why and how of accessible design with Samuel Proulx | Fable
Episode 10 | 18 May 2022 | 31 min
Samuel Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist at Fable, talks to Maze about the importance of accessible design and how to incorporate accessibility into the development process to create better digital experiences.
Building ethical research practices with Melanie Buset | Spotify
Episode 09 | 05 May 2022 | 40 min
Melanie Buset, Senior UX Researcher at Spotify, talks to Maze about the principles behind ethical research and how to scale them across the organization to guide research and decision-making.
A framework for decision-driven research with Roberta Dombrowski | User Interviews
Episode 08 | 21 April 2022 | 30 min
Roberta Dombrowski, VP of User Research at User Interviews, talks to Maze about her framework for decision-driven research and how to enable the organization to make confident, informed decisions.
Meet the host
Ash Oliver is a UX Designer and the first Design Advocate at Maze. Ash assists product teams in uncovering the power of design and continuous research. His business background blends design thinking to solve problems with and for product users. Ash shares a deep love for lifelong learning, books, plants, and house music.