Episode 17: Interview with Amelia Abreu

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This week Amelia Abreu (@ameliaabreu) and I chat all about the ethics of care, including how the tech industry as a whole sidelines care work even though doing so is bad for business as well as morale. As Amelia says, “Understanding unmet needs is a competitive advantage.” We also talk about Amelia’s latest project, UX Night School. Enjoy!

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