Today’s conversation is one I’ve been really looking forward to sharing. I’m talking with Kat Vellos about UX, building (and maintaining) community and connection.
Kat is a UX (user experience) designer, the founder of the Bay Are Black Designers, Connection Club, a facilitator, coach, and someone who is obsessed with community and connection.
She’s also the author of two books – “We Should Get Together – The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships” and “Connected From Afar – A Guide For Staying Close When You’re Far Away.”
In our conversation we talk about User Experience – what makes good UX and how do you apply that to your app, business or city. We talk about building and maintaining healthy, resilient communities – and probably most important, we talk about connection.
We talk about “platonic longing” which probably encapsulates a feeling that many adults are feeling in this time of isolation, and the idea of ‘familiar strangers’ who gave our daily lives dynamism and rhythm.