We’ve had several people from Facebook on Revision Path before, but this week’s conversation with Dr. Quaneisha Penha is a special one. As a user experience researcher, her work spans many of the industries and disciplines that make up the Facebook experience.

Quaneisha walked me through her regular routine, which involves interviews, usability testing, and a lot of other methods. She also spoke about her time at Stanford, attending North Carolina A&T for her Masters and Ph.D., and we discussed inclusive design, autonomous vehicles, and juggling her workload with her duties as a new mom. I’m glad to know that researchers like Quaneisha are out there talking to people, analyzing the data, and helping others at Facebook make informed decisions!


Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. 


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It’s a rare occurrence when I get the chance to talk with someone at a crossroads in their career, so this conversation with Isaak Hayes is especially interesting. Isaak has worked in a variety of roles in both large tech business and startups, most notably perhaps as a former product designer at Facebook. We spoke just days before he and his family embarked on their latest adventure — moving to China!

Isaak and I talked about how he first fell in love with design, and he discussed his early career as a UX designer, his work at Salesforce and RealCrowd, and how that prepared him for this current stage in his career. Isaak says that this time in life feels like a rebirth to him — from Seattle to Shenzhen, he is definitely making moves!

Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Maurice Cherry and edited by Brittani Brown. 


Melvin Hale may say he’s “a regular guy who beat the odds,” but with twenty years of design experience and a decade of design leadership under his belt, he’s so much more than regular.

We started off talking about Melvin’s current work at Facebook, and quickly went on to a look back at his time growing up in Vallejo, going to college in the South, and his journey as a designer through the ad agency world before ending up in Silicon Valley. Melvin also shared tips on how he builds creative teams, spoke on some of his career influences, and even talked about whether or not his kids want to follow in his footsteps. Give this week’s episode a listen and learn more about Melvin!

Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Deanna Testa and edited by Keisha “TK” Dutes. 


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We’re closing out the month out with a conversation with Facebook product designer Jacklyn Laryea. Jacklyn’s relatively new at Facebook, but her background includes work at PBS, The Atlantic, and AOL.

Although we started off talking about what Jacklyn does at Facebook, we ended up discussing a lot of different topics, including how Jacklyn’s Ghanaian roots influence her work, what she wants to see from the design community, and her advice for up and coming designers. But the interview’s not all serious — we end up having a few laughs too!


I am forever grateful to Facebook for inviting me out to their headquarters in Menlo Park for these interviews! Thanks to Kristy Tillman, Tory Hargro, Jon Lax, Caroline Rana, Cindy Doan, Michelle Morrison, and everyone who helped make this all possible!


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