We Are Not Hero Designers – On Design Research and Ethical Values
In this episode of UX Conversations, Shruti Ramiah (Head of Design at Zalando) reveals how design research can inform both our daily actions and thinking about the future, as well as sharing her views on what makes a clear moral compass for designers.
With a background in design consulting, teaching, and mentoring designers, Shruti talks about what makes a community and culture that create a healthy workspace; how to build shared understanding through design research to drive business decisions – and why we don't live in a world of hero designers.
Shruti Ramiah leads the design operations, customer research and strategic design teams as Head of Design at Zalando. A researcher at heart, Shruti leverages her empathy to build healthy teams and foster nurturing work environments. She is dedicated to sharing her expertise and regularly teaches design students and mid-career professionals. Shruti was born and raised in India, but Germany has been her home for the past 10+ years. Shruti Ramiah is also a member of the jury for the UX Design Awards – Autumn 2023
Shruti is also a member of the jury for the UX Design Awards – Autumn 2023.
About the Format:
UX Conversations presents professional insights and personal stories by leading design personalities and the awards’ jury members. The one-on-one talks offer inspirations and valuable takeaways from diverse disciplines and professional fields, supporting designers in their own work and career.
Presented by Ake Rudolf, Head of Strategy / Award Director, International Design Center Berlin (IDZ)
Head of Design, Zalando